Programme Area Manager

Organisation:  World Health Organization

Apply By:  12 Jul . 2018

Location:  New Delhi(Delhi)

Programme Area Manager
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Objectives Of The Programme

The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme is to build the capacity of Member States in SEA Region 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.

Country Health Emergency Preparedness &International Health Regulations (CPI) objectives include the monitoring and evaluation of countries' preparedness for health and humanitarian emergencies; the planning and Member States capacity building for critical capacities based uponthe existing system and the Secretariat of the International Health Regulations(2005). CPI has an all-hazards approach and involves all three levels of the Organization. CPI prioritizes support to the most vulnerable and low capacity Member States.

The inter-sectoral nature of emergency preparedness entails for CPI a large partnership with other international organizations and the consideration of several global frame works such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to health, emergencies and disasters, the International Health Regulations (IHR 2005), the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction2015-2030, the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness (PIP) framework, the Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS Pathway), the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, regional strategies such as the Asia-Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases(APSED), the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR), the European health policy Health 2020, and the regional strategies for disaster risk management. CPI coordinates its activities with international and national initiatives such as the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) 2030.

Required Qualifications


Essential: Advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in a health field or Medical degree complemented by a post-graduate degree in public health or public health-related discipline.

Desirable: Specialized training in epidemiology. Specialized training in emergency/humanitarian response. Training in leadership or management.



At least 10 years of professional experience, including considerable experience obtained in an international context, in planning, developing and implementing health security, emergency, surveillance, disease control and/or public health programmes, and including at least 5 years of management experience in recognized leadership positions with direct responsibility for managing both human and financial resources. Relevant experience with the inter-agency mechanisms used to coordinate international preparedness for and response to health emergencies, including those most relevant to coordination of health policy and action in health emergencies.

Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO and/or other UN agencies; experience working in relevant non-governmental or humanitarian organizations. Field experience in public health programmes or emergency response programmes in developing countries.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources



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