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    Apply: WHO Country Preparedness and IHR Officer

    Deadline: 26 June, 2020

    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    World Health Organisation (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Country Preparedness and International Health Regulations (IHR) Officer (CPI).

    The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.


    • Advise on the development, implementation and evaluation of country strategies and work plan pertaining to the Country Health Emergency Preparedness and International Health Regulations national programme, ensuring compliance with WHO’s organisation-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 headquarters 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


    • Medical degree and advanced university degree (master’s level or above) in a health field
    • Specialised training in epidemiology
    • Specialised training in emergency/humanitarian response
    • Postgraduate degree in Public Health or public health-related discipline from an accredited/recognised institute
    • Seven years, minimum, of international and national professional experience in planning, developing and implementing health security, emergency, surveillance, disease control, and/or public health programmes
    • Relevant experience with the inter-agency mechanisms used to coordinate international preparedness for and response to health emergencies, including those most relevant to coordination of health policy and action in health emergencies
    • Relevant experience in the implementation of International Health Regulations (2005)
    • Excellent knowledge of English
    • Intermediate knowledge of French or Portuguese would be an asset

    To apply and for more information, click here.

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