WHO Special Service Agreement – Disaster Preparedness and Response Job in Nairobi Kenya

The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
 
Vacancy Notice No: KEN/VN/2012/04
 
Title: Special Service Agreement – Disaster Preparedness and Response
 
Grade: NOC
 
Duration of contract: One year
 
Date: 15 Oct 2012
 
Application Deadline: 3 Nov 2012
 
Duty Station: Nairobi
 
Applications are hereby invited from suitable Kenya nationals to fill the above post.
 
Terms of Reference:
 
Under the supervision of the WHO Country Representative – Kenya and in liaison with WHO Country Disaster Preparedness and Response Focal point the incumbent will provide technical assistance through the following functions.
  • Support Provincial Health teams and /DMOHS to coordinate health sector partner forums at the province and districts within the existing Government structures:
  • Supporting platforms for joint planning and coordinated health actions between national and international actors and also analyzing and mapping out all partners in the health sector.
  • Produce real time emergency / disaster health information, situational reports and bulletins and dissemination
  • Support MOH and partners for rapid health and nutrition assessments in collaboration as and when required;
  • Supporting Ministries of Health in establishing and running the technical task forces needed to identify and fill the life-threatening gaps in emergency health care delivery
  • Support capacity building of MOH and Partners through ensuring standards and guidelines dissemination.
  • Support monitoring of health sector emergency / disaster interventions activities in targeted districts in collaboration with respective National focal points
  • Provide continuous technical support to the UNHSTF project in Turkana
  • Perform any other duties assigned by supervisor and WHO Country Representative
Subject to agreement of both parties, these terms of reference may be modified from time to time, as required in the interest of WHO activities.
 
Qualification/Knowledge: First University degree in medicine or other health sciences disaster risk reduction and management profession.
 
Essential: Post graduate qualifications in Public Health/ Epidemiology or disaster management.
 
Language: Excellent written and spoken English and working knowledge of French Good command of Kiswahili would be an asset.
 
Experience:  
Essential: Minimum 4 years of relevant working experience in Health Sector in public health and epidemic/disaster preparedness and response activities and At least 3 years working experience at National provincial level or with an NGO.
 
Desirable: Experience in working with United Nations, multilateral or other non-profit international organization in health development.

Quoting the vacancy notice number, Application letter and latest Curriculum Vitae should be sent to:
 

WHO Representative
P.O. Box 45335, 00100
Nairobi
 
Attention: Operations Officer
 
Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for interview.


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