WHO Public Health and Humanitarian Information Officer Jobs 2023 – South Africa NGO Jobs. WHO South Africa looking for “Public Health and Humanitarian Information Officer“. Applicants with a University degree may apply on or before 30th 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”.
The WHO has published a job vacancy announcement on 08th May 2023 for qualified South Africa’s to fill in the vacant post of Public Health and Humanitarian Information Officer to be based in Pretoria, South Africa.
WHO Job Vacancy 2023
Purpose of the Position: The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations. The outbreak of different pandemic requires a timely and quality production and sharing of information. The Health Information and Risk Assessment team of the WHO, emergencies, preparedness and response cluster has the mandate to collect, analyze data in the region and propose quality products to the public and to various stakeholders in the WHO African region. There is need to maintain and enhance the GIS data collection and analyses process leading to quality products, as well as to enhance the existing products or build new products.
- University degree in one of the following disciplines: Public Health, Epidemiology, Public Health Informatics, or related disciplines.
- In-service training in field epidemiology such as Field Epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programmes (FELTP), the European Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service programme, or equivalent experience.
- At least a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in humanitarian information management, disease surveillance, prevention, and control. Proven experience and knowledge of implementing epidemiological surveillance activities at country level. Experience in statistical data analysis, data management. Practical experience in the use of statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, R, STATA, SAS) for epidemiological analysis during emergencies will be an asset. Experience using DHIS2 or other data management platforms.
- Working experience on emergencies in Africa. Experience in conducting disease surveillance, prevention and control in humanitarian settings. Experience of working with WHO or other UN agencies would be an asset.
- 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.
- Experience in routine analysis and reporting of time-sensitive public health data. Good understanding of the IDSR strategy and its implementation is an asset.
- Field experience in epidemiology, surveillance and/or control of acute public health events experience in resource limited countries; experience of working with event-based surveillance; good understanding in inter-agency collaboration or in WHO, UN, UN Agencies or other international organizations.
- Grade: P3
- Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
- Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two Years
- Job Schedule: Full time
- Selection Process: Interview
- Salary: Negotiable
- Application Process: Online
How to Apply WHO Public Health and Humanitarian Information 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: 30th May 2023
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.