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Field Offices Coordinator needed at World Health Organization (WHO)

Field Offices Coordinator needed at World Health Organization (WHO), April 20 2022

Organization: Field Offices Coordinator at World Health Organization (WHO)
Position: Field Offices Coordinator

Job Time: Full-Time

Job Type: Contract

Place of Work: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Salary: USD 75,602

Application Deadline: May, 19/2022 




Job Description



The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.


1. Manage operational planning and implementation of WHO’s incident management system at the district level, coordinate the technical, normative, and operational inputs, in cooperation with district team members, ensuring fulfilment of WHO’s critical functions.

2. Inform, and monitor strategic decision making, planning and implementation through the health sector/cluster response in support of national and local health authorities’ identified priorities.

3. Support the systematic and regular identification and monitoring of health risks and needs and the planning and implementation of the most effective prevention, control and response measures. This includes the dissemination of risk communication messages, the strengthening of early warning and surveillance systems, the delivery of quality health services and the undertaking of operational and scientific research to improve interventions as needed in response to affected populations, at the district level.

4. Co-develop and co-implement relevant monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning processes. Guide the WHO’s field support team on a continued self-assessment and reflection on planning, budgeting, and operational service delivery.

5. Make recommendations on WHO response staffing needs; liaise with WHO country office to ensure timely mobilization of the required human resources.

6. Provide the Security Officer, on daily basis, with an updated list of staff, consultants, partners and dependents present at the respective field locations.

7. Provide the WHO country office with briefings, situation reports and event management information; to enable the overall continuous monitoring and planning process would feed into WHO’s communication and advocacy products, situation reports, etc. Bring issues and concerns to the attention of the Incident Manager with a recommended course of action.

8. Contribute to building the national capacity through need identification, development, operationalization and implementation of a capacity-building and training plan.

9. Conduct regular and frequent coordination meetings with all district health and other sectors’ partners, convene internal meetings to monitor and evaluate programme implementation, district work plans, facilitation of resource mobilization, prioritization, accountability of all stakeholders and effective decision-making.

10. Engage with other relevant local authorities and civil society to facilitate and ensure the smooth implementation of the agreed strategy.

Required Qualifications



Essential: An advanced university degree (Master’s level or above) in public health, the management or public administration or a related field from an accredited/recognized institute.

Desirable: Medical degree. Specialized training in emergency incident management; specific training in humanitarian response.


Essential: At least seven (7) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating emergency incident management and response programmes. Considerable experience in managing teams, budgets and resources including developing and promoting collaborative actions with national authorities.

Desirable: Prior humanitarian working experience at the field level with WHO, other UN agencies, health cluster partners or international nongovernmental or recognized humanitarian organizations with expertise in disaster and outbreak response. Demonstrated experience working with subnational health authorities (province, region, and/or district) at the country level.


  • Sound knowledge in planning, management, monitoring and evaluation of health programmes, including budgeting and resource management.
  • Proven skills in working with partners and strengthening their technical, management and operational capacity within the incident management system.
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic planning, organization and guiding actors and groups towards agreed goals.
  • Ability to take the perspective of a national partner to support their needs and challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce results, while respecting WHO’s professional, ethical and legal framework.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 75,602 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3459 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.


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