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World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Health Cluster Advisor in Caracas, Venezuela.
The duration of this post is 5 months.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Health Cluster Advisor will perform the following functions :
Ensure full compliance with national and international humanitarian norms and standards ensure that cross-cutting issues are mainstreamed in the Health Cluster response and implementation plans, taking into account the need for local adaptation.
Facilitate health partner coordination and involvement in health and other related sector assessments (e.g. nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene (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.
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.
Support national (health system) capacity building in emergency preparedness and response in accordance with the Inter-agency Standing Committee (IASC) Emergency Response Preparedness (ERP) Approach and other related guidance.
Applicants must have :
Bachelor’s Degree in a health-related discipline and a Master’s Degree in public health, epidemiology, or in a field related to the functions of the post, from a recognized institution.
Formal training in humanitarian assistance would be an asset.
9 year’s combined national and international experience in humanitarian assistance, public health, International Health or related areas of work.
Proven experience in emergency management, international aid, humanitarian principles, health systems recovery, and health cluster coordination would be an asset.
Ability to identify priorities and develop strategies and activities to bring together all stakeholders to promote disaster response and preparedness.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.
Knowledge and skills in project planning, management and evaluation, including resource mobilization and grant management.
Demonstrate ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook.
Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs such as Visio and Project would be an asset.
Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with working knowledge of the other language.
Knowledge of French and / or Portuguese would be an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
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