Health Systems Officer – WHO



The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinator international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.

Job Description

Organization:World Health Organization
Job Title:Health Systems Officer – (2005092)
Contractual Arrangement:Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days):11 months(Subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the position)
Job Posting:Dec 10, 2020, 3:42:08 PM
Closing Date:Jan 4, 2021, 1:59:00 AM
Primary Location:Sudan-Khartoum
Organization:EM_SUD WHO Representative’s Office, Sudan

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The incumbent shall perform the following duties:

1.Review monitoring and evaluation plans for new programmes and budget revisions to ensure that plans are risk-based and focus on measuring results.

2.Identify tools, and indicators for monitoring the implementation of projects and operations; and evaluate the health emergency preparedness response and recovery action plans and programmes at the regional level.

3.Ensure the standards and systems used to deliver quality and accountable services and monitoring reports include information on levels of compliance achieved against standards and indicators.

4.Conduct needs assessment; define training needs and brief local capacities on monitoring and evaluation of national health programmes as required.

5.Review the impact and effectiveness of responding to health emergencies at the regional and provincial levels and identify gaps.

6.Recommend capacities required to improve effectiveness and predictability in the preparedness and response within WHO and the health cluster partners.

7.Prepare background documents, concept papers, situation analysis, and monthly technical reports for assessment of the implementation of related programmes.

8.Identify and formulate monitoring and evaluation findings, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into management efforts, disseminated in learning events and channeled into decision-making processes.

9.Report related health emergencies activities; verify results-oriented formulations and brief technical leads on proper submissions that culminate in approved operational work plans, and their subsequent programmatic monitoring, evaluation and reporting.



Essential: University degree in Information Management, Public Health ,Epidemiology, Health economics, international development, life sciences, publicor business administration.
Desirable: Advanced university degree (Masterslevel or above) in information management, public health, epidemiology, economics, international development, public or business administration from an accredited/recognized institute. Certified training in monitoring and evaluation.


Essential: At least two years of related experience in monitoring and evaluation projects, methodologies and tools, including experience in emergency operations or humanitarian context.
Desirable: Prior emergency disaster and health outbreak response or humanitarian working experience at field level, with WHO/UN, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or with an international nongovernmental organization.


Demonstrated knowledge of principles, disciplines and techniques to implement monitoring and evaluation strategies. Good research and documentation skills especially for ‘best practices’ in organizational change. Proven ability to make recommendations related to work-processing approaches and procedures which would lead to more efficient systems design. Advanced ability to gather, analyse and disseminate information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Promoting innovation and organizational learning
  • Moving forward in a changing environment


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 41,710 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • 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.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
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  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
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