Surveillance Officer

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Surveillance Officer


Support UN emergency teams, where relevant and in close collaboration with the Regional Office, support the provision of data and information required for any WHE-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 a technical consultation.Assist and contribute to promoting partnerships in the country with relevant health stakeholders, to ensure the successful implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacities in line with IHR (2005) requirements, as well as the identification of financing for WHE country plans.Link with institutions, associations and non-governmental agencies and scientific bodies, for exchange of information, coordination of activities and implementation of sector wide approaches.Assist in preparations of missions to the country and support consultants in country.Assist the Head of WHO Country Office in all managerial, administrative and liaison activities with the Regional Office and support the effective implementation of all WHO activities in the country as elaborated in the BCA, CCS or other WHO action plans.Perform other related responsibilities, including replacing and/or backstopping. Support other WHE programme areas, as needed.


Essential: University degree in medicine, a health-related field or public health-related discipline.

Desirable: Master or post graduate training in Public Health or other relevant areas. Specialized training in emergency/disaster preparedness and response.


Essential: Minimum five years of national professional experience in planning,developing and implementing programmes/projects in the area of health security,including emergency preparedness

Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies; experience workingin relevant non-governmental or humanitarian organizations. Relevant experiencein the implementation of International Health Regulations (2005).


Knowledge of International HealthRegulations (2005), the epidemiology of infectious diseases and other global health security threats, and of issues and practices for disease prevention andcontrol.Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and produce results under pressure.Knowledge of the UNand humanitarian systems for emergency response and preparedness.