Closing date: Monday, 2 October 2023

Roster for the Technical Officer (Emergency Operations Centre), (P-3), Fixed-Term (F.S. Micronesia)

( 2308207 )

Grade : P3

Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointment

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 2 years

Job Posting: Sep 11, 2023, 7:28:24 AM

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.


During deployment, the duty station may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.

  •  Manage the day-to-day operations of the EOC, ensure that all of the EOC’s functionality, systems, hardware, software and staff support tools are well maintained and operational throughout the full cycle of the incident.
  •  Support the development and implementation of operational procedures and structures for managing response to health emergencies, this involves liaising with the incident management team, WCOs, other regions, headquarters and Member States EOC structures as needed.
  •  Ensure information-sharing and provide technical support to the information management, telecommunications, geospatial information systems and security management.
  •  Receive all WHO staff and responders upon arrival to the incident site, provide the required briefing and guidance, ensure full integration within their respective teams and facilitate their mission.
  •  Participate in the operational support responses to health emergencies. Act as a surge capacity when required.
  •  During the recovery phase, take appropriate actions for the demobilization of the Operations Centre, this includes:
  •  Return of borrowed equipment to appropriate locations.
  •  Replacement of broken or lost items.
  •  Restock of supplies and equipment.
  •  Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor.



Essential : A first university degree in management, public or business administration, health, information management, computer sciences or related field from an accredited/recognized institute.

Desirable : Professional training in emergency management, events management and/or public health and Post-graduate degree or studies in one of the above fields.


Essential : At least five years’ relevant experience, combined at the national and international levels in supporting emergency operations involving applying public health emergency planning and management systems.

Desirable : Experience in developing countries. Prior humanitarian working experience at field level, with WHO, other UN agency, health cluster partners or with an international nongovernmental



Demonstrated knowledge and experience in operational support responses to outbreaks and health emergencies and events management.

Sound analytical, planning and organizational skills.

Ability to work under pressure, obtain results while and adhering to tight deadlines.

Tact, diplomacy and courtesy when working in multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.

WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Producing results

Effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential : Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable : Intermediate knowledge of French.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 64,121 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


  •  This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  •  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.
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  •  WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  •  WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  •  This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.


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