National Professional Officer Entry Level

Salary: Negotiable
710 Views 2016-06-13 00:00:00
  • Nos. of Opening : 1
  • Working Position : Entry Level
  • Qualification Degree : University degree from a recognized university, in public health / health administration/ social sciences or related fields
  • Salary : Negotiable
  • Job Category : NGO / INGO / Social work
Job Description

National Professional Officer (ERM)

Under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative and the direct supervision of the Technical Officer and close collaboration with teams within and outside WHO Country Office, the NPO-ERM will perform the following:

I. To assisting in Programme, Planning, Development and Implementation

  • Assist in planning, managing and implementing training/capacity building programs including technical support on the development of training packages;
  • Advocate for the role of health sector Disaster Risk Reduction in all programmatic fields and promote mainstreaming of Disaster Risk Reduction programming;
  • Liaising with the MoH and other health partners to implement ERM activities;
  • Ensuring that Humanitarian Health Assistance is in line with international standards and local priorities and does not compromise future health development; and
  • Assisting in the preparation of project proposals and writing reports.

II. Coordination and liaison with MoH and other partners

  • Coordinate and liaise on the WHO programme activities with the MoH, Hospitals (public/private), Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) health sector partners and other clusters;
  • Coordinate, organize and participate in the IASC coordination meetings, documenting important information and follow up on action points; and
  • Monitoring and evaluation of ERM programme activities such as meetings, visits and operations research studies.

III. Information and Logistics Management

  • Collating, classifying and packaging relevant information for various needs and audiences; and
  • Supporting all aspects of logistics management, including procurement of emergency drugs and supplies, transportation, storing, distribution, and monitoring and tracking.

IV. Supporting any emergency response activities

  • Representing WHO on supporting any emergency response activities as needed including needs assessment, response coordination and capacity mapping.
  • Undertake other tasks and assigned duties as required.

General Requirements:

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of WHO policies guidelines, result based management approach.
  • Knowledge Programmatic goals, visions, positions, policies and strategies and guideline and of related program area of government.
  • Knowledge in ERM.

Technical expertise; Overall attitude at work are also required mandatory competencies.

1. Teamwork 2. Knowing and managing yourself 3. Communication 4.Ensuring effective use of resources 5. Producing results

Education (Qualification):

Essential: University degree from a recognized university, in public health / health administration/ social sciences or related fields

Desirable: Specialization in health sector emergency risk management and preparedness planning and health systems strengthening. Post graduate studies in public health/health administration/ social sciences or related fields.


Essential: At least two/three years’ experience in ERM service delivery and/or planning/public health.

Desirable: Experience in WHO or an international organization or institution, preferably in UN System, management and leadership experience are assets.


Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English. Knowledge of other UN language is desirable.

Other Skills: Good computer skills including office software applications. Knowledge of WHO corporate information systems and communications network an asset.