WHO Laboratory Diagnostics Technical Officer Jobs 2023 – South Africa NGO Jobs

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WHO Laboratory Diagnostics Technical Officer Jobs 2023 – South Africa NGO Jobs. WHO South Africa looking for “Laboratory Diagnostics Technical Officer“. Applicants with a Master’s degree may apply on or before 28th May 2023.

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health”.

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The WHO has published a job vacancy announcement on 06th May 2023 for qualified South Africa’s to fill in the vacant post of Laboratory Diagnostics Technical Officer to be based in Pretoria, South Africa.

WHO Job Vacancy 2023

Purpose of the Position: The Laboratory Diagnostics Technical Officer supports laboratory activities for pathogens of epidemic potential in Member States of the WHO African region.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Essential: Master’s degree in laboratory biological sciences, virology, microbiology or other related science-based discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Desirable: Postgraduate qualifications in public health, or epidemiology is an added advantage


  • Essential: At least seven years’ experience in laboratory management or planning, Experience in supervising and training in laboratory testing for emerging respiratory disease.
  • Desirable: Experience in WHO and/or the UN System in the areas of outbreak preparedness and response; field experience in public health programmes or emergency response programmes in developing countries.


  • An understanding of the role of the public health laboratory sector in the overall health system (essential);
  • An awareness of emergency planning in relation to the health sector (essential);
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (essential)
  • Sound strategic and tactical thinking with ability to formulate clear comprehensive policies, strategies and plans;
  • Superior organizational skills with ability to multi-task and produce results under pressure;
  • Excellent interpersonal with proven ability to communicate in a clear and effective way, with tact, diplomacy and courtesy;
  • Authoritative and comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles, methods and techniques in international emergency risk management and humanitarian response, with a broad-based understanding of its growing complexity including knowledge of the workings of relevant international policy-setting bodies.

Other Details

  • Grade: P4
  • Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
  • Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 Years
  • Job Schedule: Full time
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply WHO Laboratory Diagnostics Technical Officer Jobs 2023

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://careers.who.int/careersection………

The Closing Date: 28th May 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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