WHO Infectious Hazard Management Officer Jobs 2024 – Zimbabwe NGO Jobs

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WHO Infectious Hazard Management Officer Jobs 2024 – Zimbabwe NGO Jobs.

WHO Zimbabwe looking for “Infectious Hazard Management Officer”.

Applicants with a University Degree may apply on or before March 16, 2024.

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 March 01, 2024 for qualified Zimbabwe’s to fill in the vacant post of Infectious Hazard Management Officer to be based in Harare, Zimbabwe.

WHO Job Vacancy 2024

Description Of Duties

  • Advise on the development, implementation and evaluation of the national strategies and work-plans pertaining to the prevention and control of high threat diseases of pandemic & epidemic potential or infectious risks and the implementation of evidence-based strategies to manage infectious hazards, interventions in high-risks groups and recommend measures for special attention, ensuring compliance with organization-wide IHM strategies.
  • In close collaboration with the risk assessment, health information management and other teams in HQ and the respective Regional Office, monitor the early prevention, detection, verification, assessment and investigation of any risks of outbreaks and the dissemination of data related to the occurrence of outbreaks. Adapt IHM global policies, concepts, tools and strategies and manage their implementation at the country level, for the prevention and, where feasible, elimination of diseases/epidemic risks.
  • Work with partners, to improve approaches and methods of controlling epidemics indifferent epidemiological situations.
  • Conduct the periodic reporting of infectious hazards activities, support the information systems and the monitoring facilitating integration with the national health information systems, as required.
  • Contribute to the surveillance and risk analysis of infectious diseases;

Position in Organization:

  • Grade: NO-C
  • Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
  • Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 YEARS
  • Job Posting: Feb 29, 2024, 3:35:53 PM
  • Closing Date: Mar 16, 2024, 4:29:00 AM
  • Primary Location: Zimbabwe-Harare
  • Organization: AF_ZWE Zimbabwe
  • Schedule: Full-time


  • Essential: First University degree in medicine, public health or health related field from an accredited/recognized institute.
  • Desirable: A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Disaster Preparedness and Response, Environmental Health or other equivalent post graduate qualification. Specialized training in epidemiology. Specialized training in infectious diseases.


  • Essential: At least 2 years professional experience in planning, developing and implementing the control and prevention of infectious diseases programme including outbreak prevention and control, infectious hazard management and/or dangerous pathogens. Relevant experience with the inter-agency mechanisms used to coordinate international preparedness for and response to health emergencies.
  • Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies; experience working in relevant non-governmental or humanitarian organizations. Experience in developing countries.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of infectious diseases, particularly in those areas critical for promoting a public health perspective and approach, such as infectious disease epidemiology, prevention or control, clinical management and significant practical application of this knowledge in an international context. Proven ability to coordinate and manage projects, build partnerships with multiple partners in the context of health emergencies. Sound tactical thinking with ability to formulate clear comprehensive strategies and plans. Demonstrated organizational skills with ability to multi-task and produce results under pressure.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.

How to Apply WHO Infectious Hazard Management Officer Jobs 2024

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/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2401920

The Closing Date: March 16, 2024.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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