World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Health Cluster Coordinator
Ref Id: 2100804
Primary Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 12 months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Objectives of the Programme
- The objectives of WHO’ s OHE Programme are: to help Member States build their capacity to manage health emergency risks and, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to minimize the impact on the health of affected populations as well as the impact on the health system.
- WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme directs all of the Organization’s work in health emergency risk management, with an all-hazards approach comprising risk reduction, preparedness, readiness, response and early recovery activities.
Description of Duties
- Needs assessment and gap analysis: Manage, coordinate and be the overall lead within the Health Cluster or at Inter-Cluster level for rapid health needs assessments, as well as participatory assessments (Multi Cluster/Sector Initial Rapid Assessments and Humanitarian Needs Overviews, post-event risk assessment Post Disaster/Post Conflict Needs Assessment); be familiar with and ready to choose from existing tools to confirm that the Health Cluster covers all identified humanitarian health needs of the affected population,
- Collect information from all health partners on Who’s Where, since and until When, doing What (4Ws), and regularly feed the database managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA). Provide consolidated feedback to all partners and the other clusters.
- Strategic Planning: Lead the development, in cooperation with the Health Cluster Members, of the health sector components of the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) as well as contingency planning for potential new events and other interagency planning, ensure proper linkages with the incident management system, disaster risk reduction, relief and recovery to complement national health sector preparedness/response plans.
- Ensure full compliance with national and international Norms and Standards, oversee that Cross-Cutting issues are mainstreamed in the Health Cluster Response and implementation plans, taking into account the need for local adaptation.
- Oversee the development of a functional Information Management strategy and mechanism for the Health Cluster to facilitate information sharing as well as monitoring and reporting; ensure that the Health Cluster produces and disseminates to partners, donors, government and other stakeholders regular updates, technical reports, bulletins and briefings on the health status of the affected people, response activities, resources mobilization, achievements, challenges and the remedial actions when necessary.
- Support national (health system) capacity building in emergency preparedness and response in accordance with the IASC Emergency Response Preparedness (ERP) Approach and other related guidance.
- Coordination of the Health Cluster: Facilitate health partner coordination and involvement in health and other related sector assessments (e.g. nutrition, WASH), planning, information, interventions, monitoring and quality assurance, and regularly report on health services delivered to the affected population.
- Identify urgent technical gaps and training needs in relation to technical standards and protocols for the delivery of key health services to ensure their adoption and uniform application by all Health Cluster partners; identify opportunities for capacity building in collaboration with partners.
- Ensure appropriate links among humanitarian actions and longer-term health sector plans, incorporating the concept of ‘building back better’ and specific risk reduction measures.
- Convene and facilitate consultative and results-oriented meetings in line with the principles of partnership. Organize and conduct joint support missions to field operations
- Essential: An advanced university degree (Master’s level or above) in Public Health, Medicine or International Health or related field.
- Desirable: Specialized training in emergency management, international aid, humanitarian principles, health system recovery, and health cluster coordination.
- Essential: At least 10 years of relevant experience -at national and international level, in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships in emergency and humanitarian relief operations, including experience in managing and coordinating health programs in chronic and acute, sudden-onset emergencies..
- Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies, relevant non-governmental or humanitarian organizations.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the rapid response operations and their implementation in emergencies as related to public health, complemented by demonstrated ability to identify and manage difficult situations, to lead and direct multidisciplinary and multinational staff.
- In-depth knowledge of emergency relief policies and practices within the UN, other UN Specialized Agencies, donor agencies, national and international NGOs.
- Sound knowledge and experience about disaster prevention and preparedness programs and the incident management system. Excellent negotiation skills and ability to convene stakeholders and facilitate a policy process among UN, NGOs, national health authorities and donors.
Use of Language Skills:
- Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
- Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.
- Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
- Creating an empowering and motivating environment
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- 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 89,837 (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 3114 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.
How to Apply
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Additional Information and Notice
- This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
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Application Deadline 11:59:00 PM; 2nd March, 2021.