WHO Fellowship vacancy- (2309267)
Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Fellowship
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 months
: Nov 18, 2023, 12:59:00 AM
: EM/UHS UHC/Health Systems
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
WHO is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations system. WHO has 194 Member States and more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at headquarter in Geneva. This programme offers WHO fellowships in the offices of the Eastern Mediterranean Region. The Fellows@EMR programme has the following objectives:
- To provide framework for assigning young professionals from diverse academic backgrounds to WHO programmes where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical assignments.
- To provide young professionals a direct exposure to the work of WHO, an opportunity to acquire practical experience in WHO, by working under the direct supervision of experienced WHO staff.
DESCRIPTION OF WHO FELLOWSHIP DUTIES
Under the supervision of a technical expert in the respective area, WHO fellows are assigned a project based on agreed terms of references and in line with their skills set. These terms of references typically include some or all of the following responsibilities:
- review literature and conduct literature surveys
- undertake web research and data collection and analysis on specific subject area
- organize data and documents
- participate in the development of tools and guidance documents
- assist in drafting, formatting and editing policy briefs, tool kits, guides/manuals, hand-outs, brochures and reports
- assist in organizing workshops, meetings, conferences, events
- participate in on-going departmental projects
WHO FELLOWSHIP REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Post graduate studies or degree in public health, health or social field related to the technical work of WHO.
WHO global Competencies model at http://www.who.int/employment/WHO_competencies_EN.pdf?ua=1
All WHO fellows should be able to demonstrate the following skills in line with the WHO core competencies:
- Producing and delivering quality results
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Communicating effectively orally and in writing
- Moving forward in a changing environment
Depending on the area of interest, 2 years of the below experience is required:
- Experience in research and/or in drafting reports
- Experience in the subject area through academic work or research
- Field and/or developing country experience
- Experience with data analysis, statistical packages and interest in the design of graphical display and analysis of health information in an international comparative perspective, such as for health system performance assessment
- More specific experience such as specialized computer programmes
- In addition, fellows need to be familiar with commonly used computer programmes, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Knowledge of specialized computer programmes, for example, statistical software such as XLStat may be an advantage.
- Fluency in English (reading, writing and speaking).
- Knowledge of French or Arabic is an asset
WHO FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
- 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.
- For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
- WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
- WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
- Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
- WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
- WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
WHO FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME ELIGIBILITY
- Candidates below 35 years old are eligible for the WHO Fellowship programme.
- Please note that the programme is competitive and only a small number of applicants will be accepted every year. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
- Entitlements include monthly WHO fellowship stipend and official travel to duty station.
- WHO Fellows are not eligible for appointment to any position in WHO for a period of three months following the end of the fellowship.
- ONLY APPLICATIONS FROM NATIONALS OF THE Eastern Mediterranean Region WILL BE CONSIDERED
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