- Organization: WHO
- Location: Mozambique
- Job Title: Incident Manager
- Job Type: Temporary
- Close on: 24 Mar 2023
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. It was founded on April 7, 1948, with the goal of promoting health, preventing diseases, and improving healthcare systems worldwide.
WHO’s primary functions include setting global health standards, promoting research and information sharing, providing technical assistance to countries, coordinating international responses to disease outbreaks and emergencies, and providing leadership and advocacy on critical public health issues.
WHO is composed of 194 member states and is governed by the World Health Assembly, which meets annually to set policies and approve budgets. The organization is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and has six regional offices around the world.
WHO has played a critical role in global health initiatives, including the eradication of smallpox and the control of polio, malaria, and HIV/AIDS. It has also been instrumental in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, providing guidance on prevention and treatment, coordinating research efforts, and supporting vaccine distribution.
About UN Jobs-Incident Manager
The goal of the WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme is to assist nations in coordinating action in order to avoid, prepare for, detect, and quickly respond to epidemics and emergencies, as well as to help them recover thereafter. The incident manager will coordinate with the WHO Regional Office to manage the operational and technical aspects of the cholera outbreak, establish clear lines of communication, and ensure that the Mozambique cholera outbreak is properly documented, including by delivering situation reports and action plans.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
During the operational period and under the supervision of the WR, the incumbent shall:Coordinate WHO’s incident management system at the country level for the Cholera outbreak ensure the concerted approach of WHO in all required functional areas as per incident management structureAssess and reassess the emergency situation,determine strategies, set objectives appropriate to the level of the requiredresponse; develop a response operational plan to meet emergency response performancestandards and approve the incident action plan (IAP) — ensuring fulfilment ofWHO’s critical functions.Ensure the implementation of the IMS, ensuringsynergies and smooth functioning between the operational and technical components, oversee the monitoring and evaluation of the operations, take corrective actions as necessary.Provide guidance to the country’s capacitieswith respect to emergency preparedness and response to Cholera outbreak; ensure the participation of the country office in the joint risk assessment process ofthe outbreak.Build external relations, represent WHO and its positions in negotiations in relevant inter-agency and international for a involved with the incident management system at the country level.Manage the Cholera Emergency Operations, and provide technical advice to other agencies, with emphasis on the coordination and consolidation of health agencies and health cluster activities.Support national and local health authorities and partner with UN agencies, international, governmental and nongovernmental organizations/institutions, in respect of the mobilization and coordination of resources, identify needs and funding gaps; encourage donors to fund the overall cholera health sector response to affected populations. In cooperation with other levels of response authorize the release of related information, communications, advocacy products and statements to internal and external partners as well as to the public. Provide information to/briefing of senior and elected officials as required, manage sensitive issues arising from the incident.Determines WHO cholera response team staffing needs in collaboration with the WR, ensures deployment arrangements and the mobilization of the required human resources. Provide leadership, motivation, guidance, and performance management of staff and experts, build dynamic and efficient teams to bolster WHO’s incident management operations, take concrete measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all WHO responders. Ensures event documentation, conduct staff debriefings to identify accomplishments, response and improvement issues, identify needed revisions to the event management procedures, job action sheets, operational procedures, records, and/or other related items and improvement plans.Supervises (or oversees) and coordinates the development of guidelines, policies and strategies; ensures WHOs strategic objectives are always well reflected.
UN Jobs-Incident Manager Requirments
- a graduate degree from an acknowledged or recognized university in an area relating to health, management, emergencies, humanitarianism, disaster management, or a related field.
- a minimum of seven years of relevant experience in emergency operations and management, with expertise in emergency response. substantial leadership, capacity-building, and implementation expertise at both the national and international levels. experience working in underdeveloped nations or developing country partnership development experience. extensive knowledge of effective administration of financial and human resources.
- Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Portuguese.