Deadline: 04 August, 2020

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Unit Head, Monitoring, Forecasting and Inequalities.

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


  • Provide technical leadership and managerial support within the department in the area of monitoring, analysis and forecasting of health outcomes and determinants at global, national and sub-national levels
  • Develop and propose technical health policies and strategies for implementation through collaboration with regional and country offices and provide advice in developing further the monitoring, analysis and forecasting of health outcomes and determinants at global, national and subnational levels for strengthening and improving technical capacity of target clienteles
  • Oversee a unit of technical teams specialised in various domains within their area of expertise, and facilitate the efficient flow of team synergies
  • Manage the programme area in delivering its objectives through efficient management of small team of technical staff
  • Lead and conduct research on best practices in implementing programmes and activities and dissemination of information for capacity building in the respective area of work
  • Manage the monitoring and evaluation and reporting of the subject area of work of key performance indicators, and reporting requirements and mechanisms to optimise performance of programme deliverables.
  • Serve as the technical reference among the peer community, UN agencies and other stakeholders at the technical levels in the respective area of expertise.


  • Advanced university degree (master’s level or above) in Statistics, Epidemiology, Demography, Health Sciences or another field with relevant statistical and data analysis content
  • Ten years, minimum, of professional experience in the management of monitoring, analysis and forecasting of health trends and determinants at global, national and sub-national levels, including experience in the area of health policies and strategies
  • Demonstrated experience managing human and financial resources
  • Demonstrated experience at the international level
  • Five years, minimum, of practical experience in management and leadership of teams working on public health or a related field
  • Familiarity with and productive contacts with academic and national institutions
  • Expert knowledge of English
  • Intermediate knowledge of French

To apply and for more information, click here.

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