World Health Organisation Vacancies 2018

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23 May, 2018

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Technical Recruitment in Ghana

The World Health Organization  is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948 headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations.

Job Description

Job Title: Technical Officer – Public Health Security


The main purpose of this Special Service Agreement is to recruit a technical officer to support the country to improve the capacity to prevent, detect and respond to public health events


In close collaboration with technical counterparts in WHO and in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service/Ministry of Health, The Veterinary Services Department of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Wildlife Division of the forestry department, food and agriculture organisation of the United Nations (FAO), CDC and relevant partners in the country, the technical officer will assist in the following areas:

IHR, IDSR and Laboratory Strengthening

• Support capacity building and the implementation of the International Health regulations (IHR, 2005) in Ghana
• Provide support to the MOH/GHS in prevention, control, implementation, monitoring of disease surveillance including IDSR training
• Contribute to the analysis and reporting of national health data and other public health knowledge in order to give evidence-based advice to the national Ghanaian authorities
• Assist with methodological expertise in epidemiology, statistics and public health and data reporting
• Support with the organisation and facilitation of workshops/Simulation exercises in Ghana

One Health

• Foster collaboration and capacity building in the One Health concept

Chemical Events

• Support the Ghana Health Service’s Poison Control Centre to build capacity chemical event preparedness in Ghana

Laboratory strengthening


• Provide support for activities to improve the public specimen referral and transportation system

Duration: 12 Months


• Producing results
• Communicating in a credible and effective way
• Fostering integration and teamwork
• Knowledge and managing yourself

Functional Skills and knowledge

• Project management skills, including knowledge and experience from project development and managerial skills
• Experience with research activities in desirable
• Language skills, fluent in English written and spoken
• A good working relationship/experience with the MOH, GHS will be an advantage

Qualification Required & Experience

• Essential: University Degree in Medicine or Public Health or Epidemiology or other related field
• Desirable: Postgraduate training of Master’s Degree in Public Health / Community Health / Epidemiology / Statistics


• Have at least 7 years experience in the field of health preparedness and response activities
• Experience analysing epidemiological data, statistics and methodology

Location: Accra

How to Apply

All suitable candidates should submit their application letters with detailed CV to: The WHO Representative World Health Organisation No.29 Volta Street Airport Residential AreaP.O.Box MB 142 Accra Closing Date: 08 June, 2018


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