Public Health Officer – WHO


Job Description

Public Health Officer – (2004693) – World Health Organization

Contractual Arrangement:Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days):12 months
Job Posting:Nov 22, 2020, 3:32:15 PM
Closing Date:Dec 14, 2020, 1:59:00 AM
Primary Location:Sudan
Organization:EM_SUD WHO Representative’s Office, Sudan

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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.


*Summary of Assigned Duties1. Provide specialist technical support to the work program in the area of Public health in Sudan and assist Member States through the provision of technically sound advice to facilitate the successful implementation of national health systems.2. Contribute to the development of national strategies and policies through technical and policy advice and recommendations on plans of actions for strengthening health systems and improvements in the planning and management of existing Public health systems.3. Develop and monitor work plans and budgets including resource mobilization for the work programme and follow up on the implementation of planned activities.4. Critically review data and provide high-level data analyses and information on best practices and partners’ experiences in implementing sustainable Public health systems and disseminate information. Submit proposals for the extension of health-care networks and the development of mechanisms of social health protection.5. Develop and conduct capacity building in the area of Public health systems and the management and financing of the systems.6. Serve as a technical resource to the public concerning sustainable health systems that contribute to health equity, social justice and elimination of exclusion and respond to inquiries and provide detailed and technical information concerning related principles, practices, issues, measures, techniques and procedures.7. Conceive, coordinate and conduct a variety of community outreach activities concerning the extension of health-care networks.8. Advance liaison with and coordinate national counterparts, technical departments at HQ, and with donor and development partners (UN and bilateral) to harmonize recommendations on policies and strategies related to Public health systems and resolve issues or concerns.9. Seek funding for new projects and work programmes.10. Represent WHO at various meetings.



Essential: Master’s degree in medicine or public health.


Essential: At least seven years of experience at the national and international levels in promoting public health programmes, developing public health capacity and policies/strategies that promote health and preventative measures, investigation, surveillance, preparedness and control of various diseases.
Desirable: First hand working experience in a developing nation.


– Sound knowledge of country level situations with regard to public health systems development and management with good understanding of relevant country’s needs, priorities and policies, along with WHO’s policies, practices, guidelines and procedures in the related areas and ability to apply them in the country office setting.- Excellent knowledge of Health care systems and safety regulations.- Ability to conduct research and analyze results, identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations for strengthening health care systems.- Ability to review and revise policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.- Excellent drafting and communication skills. Public speaking techniques- Ability to lead and manage a team effectively and to develop innovative approaches and solutions.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Promoting innovation and organizational learning

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Arabic.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 73,516 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 4111 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an 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: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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