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Title Country Preparedness Officer (WHO)
Role manage the development of national plans and critical core capacities for all-hazard health emergencies;
Category Health Care
Location National
Company cameroonjobs, Vacancies [ - - ] ( Posted on 04/06/2018, 04:04:06 PM)
Experience 5 to 7 Years
Educational Qualification Master's Degree
Skills Experience
Salary - -
Career Level Mid Career (2+ years of experience)
Job Type Permanent
Job Status Full Time
In the context of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme, the incumbent will manage the development of national plans and critical core capacities for all-hazard health emergencies; support the monitoring, evaluation and objective assessment of country core capacities, ensuring the implementation of the International Health Regulations. The incumbent will be deployed to emergency operations when required.

Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate Strategic Objective

The mission of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.
Organizational context (Describe the individual role of incumbent within the team, focusing on work environment within and outside the organization)

Reporting to the WHO Health Emergencies (WHE) Lead and under the leadership of the Head of WHO Country Office, the incumbent acts as an advisor to the WHO emergency team on Country Health Emergency Preparedness IHR activities, enabling the development, implementation, and monitoring strategies that maximize the individual and collective impact of WHO throughout the full cycle of the emergency, in the country of deployment. The incumbent is expected to exercise full judgment in adapting or modifying relevant WHO guidelines and to facilitate the development of new guidelines to meet particular requirements or changing circumstances in close coordination with the respective Regional Office and HQ. S/he will engage with the local authorities, UN partners and non-health actors to establish strategic partnerships in respect of multi-dimensional CPI activities.

The present position under WHE (which is a single programme across the Organization) may be relocated to another duty station, including at Regional or Country level, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.

Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected):

Advise on the development, implementation and evaluation of country strategies and workplans pertaining to the Country Health Emergency Preparedness International Health Regulations national programme, ensuring compliance with WHO's organization-wide CPI strategies.

Collect, assess and track the status of technical and financial support to country core capacities, the development of national action plans and the costing to prepare for, detect and mount a rapid and effective response to public health emergencies, address gaps in close collaboration with HQ and the respective Regional Office.

Ensure the documentation of progress, outcomes and effectiveness, monitoring and evaluation of country capacity and of national action plans related to the implementation of IHR (2005).
Manage the IHR work related to the required national procedures, skills, information sharing and coordination mechanisms are established and functioning, particularly through an effective National IHR Focal Point.

Where relevant and in close collaboration with the Country Office, support the provision of data and information required for any IHR-related documents to be presented to WHO Governing bodies, for the work and deliberation of an IHR Emergency Committee or an IHR Review Committee or an IHR technical consultation.

Implement policies, norms, standards and guidelines to support the development of critical core capacities for global health security, provide training and support to national authorities to develop critical core capacities.

Promote multi-disciplinary and cross-cutting approaches and activities with key partners, at the country level, such as OIE, FAO, ICAO, UNWTO , to ensure the successful implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacities in line with IHR (2005) requirements, as well as the identification of financing for country plans.

As and when required, support the assessment of the performance of national transport, tourism and mass gatherings capacity, the dissemination of practical guidelines and tools to support the enhancement of the national capacities, oversee the effective implementation of national surveillance systems and the implementation of best practices in accordance with IHR (2005) requirements.

Represent the Country Office at official meetings as needed.
Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Interested candidates should apply via the website,

Closing date, 24 April 2018
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