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World Health Organization (WHO)

OBJECTIVE OF THE OFFICE/DEPARTMENT

This is a requisition for employment at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO)

Contractual Agreement: Non-Staff – International PAHO Consultant

Job Posting: October 25, 2022

Closing Date: November 9, 2022, 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Primary Location: Off Site

Organization: CPI Country Health Emergency Preparedness and IHR

Schedule: Full time

PURPOSE OF CONSULTANCY

Objetivos del Departamento El Objetivo del departamento de Emergencias (PHE) de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud (OPS/OMS) es aumentar la resiliencia frente a emergencias y desastres. PHE asiste a los Estados Miembros en fortalecer las capacidades del sector de la salud en prevención, reducción de riesgos, preparación, vigilancia, respuesta y recuperación temprana para emergencias y desastres relacionados con cualquier amenaza (natural, causada por el hombre, biológica, química, radiológica y otras). Además, cuando las capacidades nacionales están desbordadas, para dirigir y coordinar la respuesta sanitaria internacional y contener los desastres, incluidos los brotes epidémicos, y brindar socorro y recuperación eficaces a las poblaciones afectadas. PHE es responsable de asegurar la implementación y actualización de la política de respuesta institucional para emergencias y desastre de la OPS/OMS.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Contexto Organizacional (Opcional)

El titular de este puesto es un miembro de la Unidad de CPI y del equipo regional de respuesta que está apoyando la recuperación posterior al terremoto del 14 de agosto del 2021en Haiti y la actual respuesta al brote de Cólera.

Su misión consistirá en facilitar apoyo técnico al Secretariado Regional de Equipos Médicos de Emergencias (EMT) de la OPS/OMS para la implementación de actividades de la iniciativa EMT durante la respuesta y recuperación en Haití, en particular el apoyo al gobierno para el desarrollo y despliegue de equipos nacionales.

Educación (Calificaciones/Diplomas)

Esencial: título universitario en ciencias de la salud

Deseable: Se valorará conocimientos de herramientas y metodologías de la iniciativa de Equipos Médicos de Emergencia

Experiencia Laboral

Esencial: Experiencia laboral al menos de 7 años combinada trabajando con la gestión, coordinación y despliegue de equipos médicos de emergencia

Idiomas:

Conocimiento práctico del francés y se valorara el conocimiento de español e ingles.

Ubicación:

Se espera que el titular de este res y responsabilidades de este puesto de forma remota.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.
  • Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently may be selected for consultancy assignments falling in this area of work or for similar requirements/tasks/deliverables. Inclusion in the Roster does not guarantee selection to a consultant contract. There is no commitment on either side.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • All applicants are required to complete an on-line profile to be considered for this consultancy. For assessment of your application, please ensure that your profile in 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 no accessible.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. PAHO/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: (link) PAHO will also use the databases of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (link) and College Navigator, found on the website of the National Centre for Educational Statistics, (link) to support the validation process. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to PAHO/WHO Regulations, and e-Manual.

  • For information on PAHO please visit: (link)
  • PAHO/WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • PAHO is an ethical organization that maintains high standards of integrity and accountability. People joining PAHO are required to maintain these standards both in their professional work and personal activities.
  • PAHO also promotes a work environment that is free from harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, and other types of abusive behavior. PAHO conducts background checks and will not hire anyone who has a substantiated history of abusive conduct.
  • PAHO personnel interact frequently with people in the communities we serve. To protect these people, PAHO has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse. People who commit serious wrongdoing will be terminated and may also face criminal prosecution.
  • PAHO/WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority. The execution of the work under a consultant contract does not create an employer/employee relationship between PAHO and the Consultant.
  • PAHO/WHO shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any taxes, duties, social security contributions or other contributions payable by the Consultant. The Consultant shall be solely responsible for withholding and paying any taxes, duties, social security contributions and any other contributions which are applicable to the Consultant in each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by PAHO/WHO.