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Field Coordinator (Multiple Duty Stations) – World Health Organization (WHO)

Field Coordinator (Multiple Duty Stations) – World Health Organization (WHO), January 17 2023
Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)
Position: Field Coordinator (Multiple Duty Stations)
Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 months ( extension subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the position)
Job Schedule: Full Time
Date of Announcement: January 17, 2023, 11:02:21 AM

Deadline: February 1, 2023, 1:59:00 AM





Job description

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“This requisition will be used to serve the recruitment of Field Coordinator for several duty stations in Ethiopia.”


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


During deployment, the duty station may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.During the complete operational period:

1.Coordinate WHO’s incident management system at the Sub national level, assess and reassess the emergency, determine strategies, set objectives appropriate to the level of the required response; prioritizing filling health service delivery gaps, develop an operational planning cycle to reach health sector performance standards and approve the incident action plan (IAP) ensuring fulfilment of WHO’s critical functions.

2.Hold regular coordination meetings with operational partners working at the Sub-National level, building when possible on existing coordination fora in collaboration with the subnational Health Cluster coordinator

3.Ensure the implementation of the IMS, ensuring synergies and smooth functioning between the operational and technical components, oversee the monitoring and evaluation of the operations, take corrective actions as necessary.

4. Manage and supervise all WHO staff under his/her jurisdiction

5.Participate in joint risk assessments, needs analysis and ensure that humanitarian response needs (human resources, logistics, financial, security etc) are identified by planning and jointly coordinating with partners rapid assessments.

6.Identify and make contact with local partners involved in the response and existing Sub-National coordination mechanisms, including Sub-National health authorities, international organizations and civil society – to advocate for operational gap filling

7.Provide guidance to the respective sub national level’s capacities with respect to emergency preparedness, response and recovery; ensure the participation of the country office in the joint risk assessment process of any suspected or actual emergency event.

8.Build external relations, represent WHO and its positions in negotiations in relevant inter-agency and international fora involved with the incident management system at the country level.Immediate actions:

9.Lead and Manage the Health Emergency Operations at subnational level, and provide technical advice to other agencies, with emphasis on the coordination and consolidation of health agencies and health cluster activities. Coordinate overall incident health related activities to ensure the concerted approach of WHO in all required functional areas as per incident management structure.

10.Support national and local health authorities and partner with UN agencies, international, governmental and nongovernmental organizations/institutions, in respect of the mobilization and coordination of resources, identify needs and funding gaps; encourage donors to fund the overall health sector response to affected populations.

11.In cooperation with other levels of response authorize the release of related information, communications, advocacy products and statements to internal and external partners as well as to the public. Provide information to/briefing of senior and elected officials as required, manage sensitive issues arising from the incident.

12.Determines WHO response team staffing needs, ensures deployment arrangements and the mobilization of the required human resources. Provide leadership, motivation, guidance, and performance management of staff and experts, build dynamic and efficient teams to bolster WHO’s incident management operations, take concrete measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all WHO responders.

13.Collect information from all WHO technical experts, Regional Health bureau, other UN agencies and operational partners at Sub-National partners on Who, Where, since and until When, doing What, and regularly report to the National coordinator for feeding into the database managed by WHO. Provide consolidated feedback to all partners

14.Assess and monitor the response activities related to humanitarian crisis in line with the Sub-National operational plan including increasing access to basic lifesaving services, outbreak preparedness and response, Disease outbreak surveillance , social mobilization and community engagement, case management ; IPC, laboratory, communication and information management.

15.Establish daily contact mechanisms with each affected area (hotspot) to monitor the situation and facilitate implementation of required actions. Summarize and provide daily Sub-National updates to the Incident Manager using a standard reporting template and ensure follow of agreed actions.

16. Promote adherence of standards and best practices by all response personnel taking into account the need for local adaptation. Promote use of the available response guidelines to ensure the application of common approaches, tools and standards.

17.Perform all other related duties as assigned.


18. Oversee demobilization of the Operations Centre and restocking of supplies, as appropriate.

19.Ensure that after-action activities are coordinated and completed including:

•collection of all event documentation

•conduct of staff debriefings to identify accomplishments, response and improvement issues

•identify needed revisions to the event management procedures, job action sheets, operational procedures, records, and/or other related items

•writing the after action report and improvement plan.




Essential: An advanced university degree in health-related field, management, emergency, humanitarian, disaster management or related field from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desirable: Specialized training in emergency management; specific training in humanitarian response. Medical degree.



Essential: At least 7 years of related experience in emergency management and operations, with proven experience in emergency response. Substantial experience at both national and international levels in leadership positions, capacity-building and their implementation. Experience in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships and/or experience in developing countries. Substantial experience in efficient human and financial resource management.
Desirable: Relevant work experience in outbreaks and/health emergency management and related strategy development with WHO and/or UN agencies, health cluster partners; experience working in relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations.




•Demonstrated knowledge of the rapid response operations and their implementation in emergencies as related to public health, complemented by demonstrated ability to identifyand manage difficult situations, to lead and direct multidisciplinary and multinational staff.

•Excellent skills in the assessment, monitoring, analysis and evaluation of emergency situations, with the ability to conceptualize and implement innovative strategies and advocate their implementation.

• Authoritative and comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles, methods and techniques in international emergency incident management system.

• Strong strategic thinking, with the ability to quickly comprehend strategic and tactical objectives and to formulate comprehensive plans to address challenges/risks.


WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
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 3503 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.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
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  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.


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