Health Operations Manager UN Jobs – World Health Organisation (WHO)

Job Title:       Health Operations Manager
Organisation: World Health Organisation (WHO)
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/16/ROST29
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Grade: P4
Reports to: WHO Incident Manager
About WHO:
World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for
health within the United Nations (UN) 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.
Job Summary: The Health Operations Manager will manage the
team, guide, and ensure implementation of the response plan. Set standards and
norms, develop and disseminate technical guidance and validate training,
resource mobilization and communication materials. The incumbent will also manage
the coverage of all health operations in support to the MOH, work with partners
and facilitate the implementation of the WHO’s most effective prevention,
control and response measures.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Communicable Diseases:
  • Ensure the planning and implementation of
    communicable diseases programmes addressing the risk of outbreak and/or
    health emergency, co-develop action plans for interventions in high-risks
    groups and recommend measures for special attention.
  • In charge of monitoring the early prevention,
    detection, verification, assessment and investigation of any risks of
    outbreaks and the dissemination of data related to the occurrence of
  • Manage the rapid response teams responsible
    for the rapid investigation of alerts, field risk assessments and early
  • Support the information systems on
    Communicable Diseases and the monitoring of progress towards Universal
    Health Coverage (UHC) facilitating integration with the national health
    information systems.
  • Carry out periodic reporting and treatment of
    communicable diseases activities.
  • Ensure that the messages are technically
    sound and socio-culturally appropriate to induce, engage and empower
    stakeholders in the prevention, mitigation and control of risks
Health Service Delivery:
  • Support national authorities and partners on
    equipping the health facilities with the necessary infrastructure,
    equipment, drugs, public health laboratories and blood safety, and medical
    supplies to address the existing and foreseen risks and to prevent the
    dissemination of infectious diseases within the facilities.
  • Regularly monitor that health facilities
    provide quality preventive and curative health care to the affected
    population and continue to deliver routine essential health service in
    addition to responding to the cause of the crisis. Make appropriate
    recommendations where necessary.
  • Support capacity building and training of local
    staff on best preventive, diagnostic, control and curative knowledge,
    practices and standards.
Prevention and Control
  • Make recommendations and give guidance on
    relevant courses of actions to be taken in affected as well as non-
    affected areas /countries in order to prevent and/or control cause of
    excess morbidity and mortality.
  • Provide technical assistance on vaccination,
    enhanced surveillance, vector control, infection control (including
    personal protection), enhanced sanitation and hygiene, increased provision
    of water and/or nutrients, prepositioning of drugs and medical supplies,
Sciences and Research:
  • Carry out research in etiology,
    physiopathology, transmission, reliable and rapid diagnostic, effective
    prevention and treatment of any of the causes of excess morbidity and
    mortality of the affected population and recommend remedial actions.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidates for the World Health
    Organization (WHO) Health Operations Manager career opportunity should
    hold an Advanced University degree (Master’s level or above) in Medicine,
    Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Systems/Services Administration or
    related field. First university degree in Medicine or Public Health from
    an accredited/recognized institute.
  • Specialized training in emergency management;
    specific training in humanitarian response.
  • A minimum of seven years of related
    experience, at the national and international level, in health operations,
    with proven experience in managing outbreaks and health emergencies.
    Related experience in managing human and financial resources.
  • Prior work experience in outbreaks and/or
    health emergency management is desired
  • Related development and implementation of strategies
    and action plans within WHO and/or UN agencies.
  • Previous experience working in relevant
    non-governmental or humanitarian organizations.
  • Proven skills in and 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.
  • Demonstrated skills will manage
    multidisciplinary and multinational staff.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the theory,
    principles, methods and techniques of public health, communicable diseases
    and health service delivery.
  • Languages: Excellent knowledge of English or
    French (depending on the country of assignment). Working knowledge of
    another WHO official language would be an asset.
Personal Competencies:
  • Building
    and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Communication
  • Respecting
    and promoting cultural differences.
  • Creating
    an empowering and motivating environment
  • Promoting
    WHO’s position in health leadership
  • Teamwork.
  • Good
    computer skills i.e. Knowledge of office software applications..
How to Apply:
candidates who so desire to join the United Nations World Health Organisation
(WHO) by sending their online applications to enable WHO to store their
personal profiles in a permanent database. Visit WHO’s e-recruitment website
below and follow the instructions for online application procedures.
NB: All applicants are encouraged to apply online as
soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline
stated in the vacancy announcement.
Deadline: 12th August 2016

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