【国际组织】世界卫生组织 Technical Officer

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Technical Officer - (1806495)  

Grade: P2

Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract duration: 12 months: 

Job Posting:

 Dec 31, 2018, 7:39:03 PM

Closing Date: 

Jan 22, 2019, 6:59:00 AM

Primary Location:



EU/PCR Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being



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All Member States of WHO in the European Region share the common value of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right.

All of WHO actions are based on this and rooted in the underlying value of equity as described in the General Programme of Work.

The 13th General Programme of Work defines the mission of WHO as one to promote health, to keep the world safe, and to protect the vulnerable.

The GPW calls for heightened accountability, prioritizing impact and outcome at country level, and to improve the lives of three billion people, through universal health coverage, through addressing health emergencies, and promoting healthier populations.

WHO's mandate revolves around six core functions:

(i) providing leadership on global health matters;

(ii) shaping the health research agenda;

(iii) setting norms and standards;

(iv) articulating evidence-based policy options;

(v) providing technical support to countries; and

(vi) monitoring and assessing health trends.

The European Region (EURO) of WHO is made up of 53 countries, with over 880 million people. The diversity of people and health situations requires, on the demand side, a solid understanding of the emerging socio-economic, epidemiologic and demographic patterns and trends at both aggregate as well as national and sub-national levels, with due sensitivity to disadvantaged populations and vulnerable segments of the society. On the supply side, it is equally crucial to have a solid understanding of the commonalities and divergences of the health systems, the circumstances and political economy under which they have evolved and operate and, more specifically, how these bear upon the way the health system stewardship function of health ministries is carried out.

The Division of Policy and Governance for Health and Well-being (PCR) leads the implementation of the Health 2020 - the European policy framework supporting action across government and society for health and well-being. It supports national and sub-national health policy development in countries and provides strategic and technical leadership on governance for health and health equity, in particular on the social determinants of health, gender, human rights and vulnerabilities. The PCR Division is responsible for the coordination of the implementation of Goal 3 on health and health targets in other Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The coordination of the Healthy Cities as well as other Healthy Settings networks (Small Countries Initiative, Regions for Health Network) also falls under the responsibilities of the division. The Division leads and coordinates the work of the European Interagency Platform for Working Together for Better Health and Well-being for All, established in December 2016 in Paris. Other important programmatic and technical areas include Migration and health, Environment and health process, Living and Working Environment, Water and Climate, Environment and Health Impact Assessment. The PCR Division has staff located in Copenhagen, Venice and Bonn and staff in several country offices.

The mission of the PCR Division is

a) to lead and coordinate the implementation of the European Policy and Strategy for Health and Well-being - Health 2020 and the findings of the major studies that informed the development of Health 2020 (European Social Determinants and Health Divide Review; Governance for Health; Economics of Health Promotion, and Environment and Health )

and b) to provide strategic and technical leadership in a number of programmatic areas that also have a strong relevance (cross-cutting) to the work of all technical divisions. The PCR Division has lead coordination role to mainstream health equity through social and environmental determinants, gender and human rights approaches. The goal of the Governance for health programme (GOV) is to develop strategies, tools and capacities in relation to governance for health and wellbeing, provide technical assistance to Member States in developing and implementing mechanisms, processes and institutional arrangements supporting governance approaches for health and wellbeing, and coordinate the implementation of Regional priorities through Regional platforms (the ‘Regional Platform for Working Together for Better Health and Wellbeing for All; and the WHO European Healthy Cities Network).

The programme also works to ensure coherence and coordination of the WHO European Office work across Divisions on governance.


To contribute to the implementation of the technical activities related to the Governance for health programme (GOV) by supporting the development of strategies, tools and capacities in relation to governance for health and wellbeing, in particular, supporting technical assistance, processes and institutional arrangements directed at improving health and well-being in countries of the WHO European Region, at multi-country, national and local levels.Under the supervision and guidance from Programme Manager, Governance for health, the incumbent will assume the following responsibilities and achieve the following objectives:

1. Conduct research work for follow-up and analysis of governance approaches in the WHO European Region; compile inputs on governance for health and wellbeing at all levels, in order to inform policy discussion with health and non-health stakeholders;

2. Produce draft technical documents, information products and reports and provide technical assistance in the organisation of various activities, such as workshops, meetings and technical assistance missions, in support of policy development in countries of the WHO European Region;

3. Provide country tailored technical assistance within the operational range of the Governance for Health area of work including the formulation, implementation and monitoring of WHO programme activities carried out in Member States. Draft progress reports and other technical communications (e.g. donor reports, annual reports, briefing notes);

4. Support the Governance for health team in organizing and implementing the Healthy Cities activities including political events, online training and annual meetings to improve the skills of local level professionals;

5. Facilitate and participate in multi sectoral partnership dialogue with health and non-health institutional and non-institutional players in the WHO European Region in the area of governance for health, organise meetings, produce relevant documentation and reports and supply content for e-based information sharing platforms as required.

6. Contribute to the design of innovative tools for strengthening country and city capacity to improve governance for health and wellbeing, and organizing stakeholder meetings during countries' governance assessments.



Essential: University degree in law, economics, political or social sciences degree.
Desirable: Advanced university degree in political science, international relations, global health or public health


Essential: At least 2 years' experience in research and research methods, analysis of health information and data, drafting of technical documents, communications or advocacy. Experience in policy analysis and governance for health approaches at city, national or international levels.
Desirable: Experience within the UN system and/or experience of country missions at the international level within this technical area. Experience of working with networks at the international level.


Demonstrable knowledge of the scientific and policy aspects of governance for health and wellbeing approaches and Member States/local level implementation measures these approaches. Experience of working in a complex international environment.Good understanding of public health and governance for health at multi-country, national and local levels.Familiarity with the WHO work and policies in the area health policy development, health and development or health equity. Alignment with the core values of the World Health Organization.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of French,German or Russian.
Desirable: Basic knowledge of another European language.


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 46,472 (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 2006 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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

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WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.

Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

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