Duty Station : Addias Ababa
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
WHO Ethiopia supports Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH)/Ethiopian Public Health Institute (EPHI) efforts to strengthen the capacity to establish the minimum IHR core capacities. In this regard, the capacity of public health emergency management system of EPHI and Regional Health Bureaus (RHBs) will be built for early detection, confirmation and response to Public Health and Nutrition Emergencies and events of national or international concern. WHO is planning to recruitment and develop roster list of surge teams to be trained before deployment. The deployment will be demand based supporting the national or regional Rapid Response Teams (RRTs).
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
In the context of the WHO Health Emergencies incident management system, the incumbent will systematically track the evolution of the incident, as well as the response, within the defined strategy. This involves defining the indicators and source(s) of information, gathering and interpretation of related data to ensure that the response is on track, analyse implementation gaps and recommend solutions, advocate the application of the results chain and promotion of best practices.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Supervised by the Regional Coordinator and under the overall guidance of the Incident Manager and Head of the WHO Country Office and working closely with regional counterparts, the incumbent will act as a Nutrition Officer at the region level. S/he will manage the Nutrition component of the incident management system, assessment, support the revision and update of the Nutrition measures and practices, and provide technical guidance to RHB and partners. S/he will establish and maintain good collaboration with partners, and synergize with the WHO staff, liaise with other units/teams within the regional office, across the organization and partners for facilitating the development of a detailed work plan and budget for WHO operations.
The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the approved activities and to ensure alignment of purpose between national and the regional office on matters related to Nutrition. S/he will also be responsible for reporting, performance assessment and evaluation of the planned activities, for monitoring the availability and flow of financial resources and ensure proper communication with partners and as appropriate.
Under the direct supervision of the Field Hub Coordinator and the overall guidance of the WR, the
During deployment, the duty station may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.
A first-level university degree in information management, information systems, data science, statistics, GIS, Public health, or related field. in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the first level university degree.
Specialized training in either Information management, Computer Science / analytical software application packages, planning or Monitoring and Evaluation
Ability to work harmoniously as a member of WHE team, experience in the areas of emergency health and nutrition investigation/assessment and response
Computer skills including statistical packages used for data management and analysis
Functional Knowledge and Skills
Excellent communication and training (spoken and written) skills including the ability to convey complex information management concepts and recommendations to staff at all levels, both orally and in writing, in a clear, concise style that can be readily understood by non-information management practitioners.
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with the final group decision.
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; designs solutions and bases recommendations on the principles of usability; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients’ informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.
Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates and peers provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English, and local language of the specific region.
Desirable: other UN language.
Other Skills (e.g. IT Skills)
• Ability to propose innovative approaches and solutions to challenging situations.
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and automated planning tools.
· Remuneration – this is a Special Service Agreement at NO-B Level for three months (3) with a monthly remuneration of $ 2,359.17
· Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
· A written test may be used as a form of screening.
· If your candidature is retained for 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.
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