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Technical Officer (GOARN) - India
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WHO Health Emergencies, GOARN, Technical Officer New Delhi, India

The Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security, established in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is seeking a Technical Officer – Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) in the World Health Organization's Health Emergencies Programme. The Advisers will provide strategic support to the GOARN and will be based at the WHO South East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) in New Delhi, India.

The mission of the World Health Organization's Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.

The Technical Officer (GOARN) will promote WHO's leadership in communicable disease outbreak response, and public health emergencies, through Australia’s Health Security Initiative, and other relevant regional initiatives and specific projects. The Technical Officer (GOARN) will work with all WHO/WHE departments and programmes and with regional and global partners on the development the network as an integral component to Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases and Public Health Emergencies (APSED III) to advance International Health Regulations (2005) core capacities.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Experience leading and coordinating responses to health emergencies and disease outbreaks
  • Advanced understanding of field epidemiology and using data to make decisions in the control and management of disease outbreaks.

This position will be contracted through the Specialist Health Service. The successful candidate will be based in the WHO offices in Delhi and will work directly with the WHO team, liaising with DFAT’s team within the Indo-Pacific Centre for Health Security. The Specialist Health Service (SHS) provides strategic input on health to the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The SHS allows DFAT to source high-quality technical advice to support health policy, strategic planning and health programming across the aid management cycle.


Further Information & Application

Applications should be submitted online via the Careers page of Abt Associates’ website and must include a CV and covering letter addressing the key selection criteria listed in the Terms of Reference.

Applications close: 22 May 2019

We welcome and thank all applicants however; only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Job Ref: AU0001AA000421
Country / Region: Other
Occupational Area: Health Promotion and Education
Job Type: Long Term Advisor
Submitted: 08-05-2019
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