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WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Fellowship Program 2019


Deadline:

August 07, 2019


Opportunity Cover Image - WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean Fellowship Program 2019
INTRODUCTION

This vacancy announcement will be used to create a roster (Fellows@EMR) which the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (WHO/EMRO) will be advertising twice a year. In completing your profile, you will be able to choose up to 3 different work areas of interest.
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations system. WHO has 194 Member States and more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at headquarter in Geneva. This programme offers fellowships in the offices of the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
The Fellows@EMR programme has three objectives: (a) to provide a framework for assigning students from diverse academic backgrounds to EMR programmes, where educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments; (b) to expose fellows to the work of WHO and (c) to provide WHO/EMRO  programmes with the assistance of fellows specializing in various fields. Most fellows are placed in health-related programmes, although placements in other area of work like for example communication, external relations, finance or human resources are also possible.
 
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
 
Under the supervision of a technical expert in the respective area, fellows are assigned a project based on agreed terms of references and in line with their skills set. These terms of references typically include some or all of the following responsibilities:
  • review literature and conduct literature surveys 
  • undertake web research and data collection on specific subject area
  • organize data and documents
  • participate in the development of tools and guidelines
  • assist in drafting, formatting and editing policy briefs, tool kits, guides/manuals, hand-outs, brochures and reports 
  • assist in organizing workshops, meetings, conferences, events
  • participate in on-going departmental projects
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
 
Education
Postgraduate studies or degree in public health, health or social field related to the technical work of WHO postgraduate studies or degree will be an asset.
 
Skills
Core competencies
  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Moving forward in a changing environment
All fellows should be able to demonstrate the following skills in line with the WHO core competencies:
  • Communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • Showing willingness to learn from mistakes
  • Producing and delivering quality results
  • Working collaboratively with team members
In addition, fellows need to be familiar with commonly used computer programmes, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Knowledge of specialized computer programmes, for example, statistical software such as XLStat may be an advantage.

Experience

Depending on the area of interest, 2 years of the below experience is required and/or would be an advantage.
  • Experience in research and/or in drafting reports
  • Experience in the subject area through academic work or research 
  • Field and/or developing country experience 
  • Experience with data analysis, statistical packages and interest in the design of graphical display and analysis of health information in an international comparative perspective, such as for health system performance assessment 
  • More specific experience such as specialized computer programmes 
Languages
  • Fluency in English (reading, writing and speaking).
  • Knowledge of Arabic  or knowledge of the local language in some duty stations can be an asset
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Candidates below 35 years old are eligible for the programme.
  • Please note that the programme is competitive and only a small number of applicants will be accepted every year. Only successful candidates will be contacted.
  • Entitlements include monthly fellowship stipend and official travel depending on the placement.
  • Fellows are not eligible for appointment to any position in WHO for a period of three months following the end of the fellowship.
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Opportunities
Publish Date
August 05, 2019




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