Technical Officer (Climate Change and Health)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The overall goal of the programme is to reduce the burden of disease related to water, sanitation and hygiene and developing capacity of health sector and communities and reduce health impacts from climate change related events. This is envisioned to be achieved by supporting Member States in developing sound policies and guidelines, implementing research and integrated disease surveillance, capacity for implementing the policies and guidelines, generating political commitment and synergising multi-sectoral partnership.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the overall guidance of Director, Non-communicable Diseases and Environmental Health and the supervision of the Regional Adviser, WSH, the incumbent will assist in the following:
1. Support WSH to ensure that the DFID funded project “Delivering climate resilient water and sanitation in Africa and Asia” is effectively implemented in Bangladesh and Nepal in accordance with the agreed project proposal;
2. Assist in the preparation of progress reports and other relevant documents for submission to HQ and for final submission to DFID;
3. Provide technical backstopping in implementing the project in the six Member States and with substantial support to Myanmar and Timor-Leste which are new countries under the project and have less capacity;
4. Assist in strengthening country capacity by organizing regional training programmes on integrated surveillance for WASH related diseases, climate resilient water safety plans (WSP) and sanitation safety plans (SSP);
5. Support development of guidelines and tools integrated surveillance for WASH related diseases;
6. Assist countries in incorporating climate change risks in their WSPs and SSPs manuals;
7. Support WSH in preparing progress report of GEF funded project “Building resilience of health systems in Asian LDCs to climate change” which will be implemented in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal and Timor-Leste;
8. Support WSH in implementing the regional component of the GEF funded project;
9. Perform other related duties, as required.
10. Submit an end of assignment report at the end of the assignment (mandatory).
Essential: University degree in Public Health or Environmental Science from a recognized University
-Training in water and sanitation or climate change and health.
-A Postgraduate degree in public health.
Essential: At least five years of relevant experience including some years of international experience, in the field of public health and climate change.
Desirable: Experience in implementing climate change and health programmes such as climate resilient health systems, integrated disease surveillance, research on climate change and health.
Broad knowledge of principles, practices, methods and technologies in climate change and health especially in areas of his/her responsibility. Ability to have close collaboration with nationals and staff members.
Other Skills (e.g. IT): Proficient in MS Office Software applications.
2- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
4- Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
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 59,151 (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 1563 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.
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