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8+ Year
Master Degree

Short Information

  • Organization: WHO
  • Location: France
  • Type: Full Time
  • Job TitleUnit Head
  • Close on: 17 Feb 2023

About Organization

The United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized institution in charge of global public health. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland, where it was established in 1948. WHO has a broad responsibility to advance health, ensure global security, and assist the weak.

About UN Jobs-Unit Head/France/2023

The goal of the WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to increase Member States’ capacity to manage health emergency risks and, in the event that national resources are exhausted, to organize and direct the global response to outbreak containment as well as provide effective relief and recovery to impacted populations. In order to prevent outbreaks and emergencies, get ready for them, spot them early, quickly respond to them, and recover from them, the Programme assists nations and organizes worldwide action. The objectives of the Country Readiness Strengthening Department include the development and strengthening of core national capacities necessary to mitigate and respond to emerging risks and vulnerabilities. The Department prioritizes support to the most vulnerable and low-capacity countries

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The Public Health Laboratory Strengthening (PHL) Unit creates global strategies, mechanisms, guidelines, manuals, and learning programs with the goal of enhancing public health laboratory policies, governance, and regulations, infrastructure, workforce, networking, quality, safety, and diagnostic capability for diseases that are prone to epidemics. In order to ensure that public health laboratory systems are ready to operate in a safe, secure, timely, and reliable way for the detection of and response to disease outbreaks and other crises, the unit provides leadership and coordination among partners and regional offices.

Required Qualifications of UN Jobs-Unit Head/France/2023


an advanced degree from an academic institution (Master’s level or higher) in a field of study with a focus on the health laboratory sciences


A minimum of 15 years of experience managing public health laboratory-related programs and/or the laboratory components of disease-specific control programs in the field of infectious diseases, including experience giving senior-level advice and guidance to senior management and decision-makers, managing human and financial resources, and developing and establishing policies and strategies. foreign experience that has been proven, including working both locally and remotely with low- and middle-income nations


Expert knowledge of English.


WHO pays its employees in the Professional category in US dollars. The compensation for the aforementioned position consists of a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a specific duty station and currently equals USD 3576 per month for the duty station mentioned above, and an annual base salary starting at USD 103,660 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable). 30 days of annual leave, compensation for dependent family members, home leave, and a scholarship for dependent children are additional advantages.


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