Technical Officer (Hospital Services)
World Health Organization (WHO)
EM_PSE WHO Representative's Office, Palestine
Close on 20 Aug 2020
Location: Gaza (Palestinian Territory)
Grade: NO-B, Entry Professional
Occupations: Healthcare
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Job Description

PN: 418501


The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.


The incumbent will perform the following duties:
1. Assist in the overall implementation of the activities of the trauma and emergency care subcomponents.
2. Assist in developing and updating project implementation plans and the subsequent implementation of project activities across the different subcomponents of the project, with an emphasis on subcomponent 1.2 (support to hospitals).
3. Act as focal point for the subcomponents of the project (hospitals, prehospital, emergency medical services) and work to ensure support to the prehospital and hospitals is provided in timely manner such as clinical coaching and training
4. During acute emergencies, provide analysis of the public health risks, needs and capacities and advise on priority interventions for the trauma and emergency care programme; challenges and operational course correctors, as applicable.
5. Track implementation of the project and expediting implementation of project activities.
6. Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the project, results framework, following up on the indicators relevant to the project, baseline assessment tool, and coordination with third party monitoring.
7. Assist in developing and updating project budget and subsequent disbursement across the different subcomponent of the project.
8. Assess the impact and effectiveness of responding of the progamme at the sub-national level, evaluate the relationship between emergency programmes and operational structures in WCO; identify gaps, recommend capacities required to improve effectiveness; suggest remedial actions to allow greater predictability, accountability, and partnerships. 
9. Secure information related to emergency and trauma care by supporting the development of information systems at the health facilities. Routinely consolidate health data in trends and trends assessment.
10. Provide input to communications and information products (Sitreps, health cluster bulletins etc.) as required.



Essential: First level university degree in medicine, public health, health systems/services administration or related field.
Desirable: Advanced University degree in emergency medicine, trauma care or other related discipline.


Essential: At least 2 years' experience in public health, hospitals, health information management in developing countries.
Desirable: Related experience in development and implementation of strategies and action plans on supporting health sector.Experience with design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects


Demonstrated skills in and knowledge of the health hospital activities and needs and/or in the context of Emergency response.
Proven skills in coordination of activities and information between the different Programs.
Knowledge of public health, medicine and health services.
Good time and stress management in pressing situations and conflicting priorities.
Knowledge of WHO rules, manuals, practices and procedures is an asset.
Strong presentation skills.
Demonstrated ability to analyse data and statistics.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

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Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of arabic.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at ILS 201,346 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line.   For assessment of your application, please ensure that your profile on Stellis is updated; all experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.  Kindly note that CV/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessible. 

  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

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