Technical Officer (Water Sanitation & Environmental Health)

World Health Organization (WHO)
Various
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)

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Grade: P3

Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 months ( Subject to avaliablity of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need of position)

Job Posting

: Jul 1, 2020, 8:17:52 AM

Closing Date

: Jul 18, 2020, 5:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: Multiple locations

Organization

: EM_YEM WHO Representative's Office, Yemen

Schedule

: Full-time  

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The mission of the WHO Country Office is to support the Government and health authorities in strengthening health systems in Aden, addressing emergency and public health programmes and supporting and promoting research for health.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

1. Conduct rapid assessment for WASH (water, hygiene, sanitation, waste management),vector control and infection control inventory and needs in the health facilities and for the health activities required in response to the emergency incident.2. Follow up and report country progress on WASH activities within the health facilities and for health activities. Identify gaps and propose remedial actions.3. Provide technical expertise, and when required, onsite support to the health partners on WASH, coordinating and proactively participate in the design and implementation of plans to build up or rehabilitate emergency health facilities.4. Provide onsite support to ensure applicability and appropriate implementation of the recommended infection control activities in the health facilities and for the health activities supported by the WHO, specifically for medical waste management, safe and dignified burial of infectious bodies, health staff and patients protection.5. Ensure that WASH, vector control and infection control set up in the health facilities and for health activities are conducted and set according to Sphere and WHO Standards.6. Secure water, hygiene, sanitation and infection control for health activities within the WASH cluster, providing implementation guidance.7. Conduct required training for MOH staff and WHO partners to build up local competences and facilitate the compliance with the WASH standards for all health activities.8. Draft required evaluation or situation reports to ensure appropriated communication with OSL lead and all related technical experts.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: First university degree in engineering, health of humanitarian logistics or other related field with specialization in water and sanitation.
Desirable: Masters level or above in public health water, sanitation and hygiene.Degree or training in computer applications in water and sanitation project design and related database systems.

Experience

Essential: At least five years of related experience, at the national and international levels, in the design and implementation of water and sanitation assessment and/or the design and management of related projects in emergency situations. Experience in developing and promoting collaborative actions with national authorities.
Desirable: Some experience or a sound knowledge of WHO mandate and goals or in UN organizations/agencies, international institutions, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or NGOs.

Skills

- Demonstrated knowledge of emergency response situations in the field of water and sanitation with proven ability to identify and solve technical problems in difficult circumstances.- Excellent analytical and organizational skills, with proven ability to elaborate and implement projects.- • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to promote cohesive actions and convince officials with tact and diplomacy.- Ability to write in a clear and concise manner, and to present factual information.• - Knowledge of WHO, the UN System or NGO work in the field of response relief and/or of their practices and procedures as related to the work.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable:

 

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REMUNERATION

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 60,962 (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 1351 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • 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: http://www.whed.net/. 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.
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  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.