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Fully Funded WHO/ICFJ Fellowship 2019

WHO Paid Internship in Manila, Philippines

Country: Philippines
City: Manila
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The mission of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is to build the capacity of WHO Member States to manage health emergency risks, 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.

WHE brings together and enhances WHO’s operational, technical and normative capacities in outbreaks, emergencies and risk analysis to address all health hazards across the risk management cycle in a predictable, capable, dependable, adaptable and accountable manner. WHE is designed to operate within the broader humanitarian and emergency management architecture in support of people at risk of,or affected by, outbreaks and emergencies, consistent with ways that strengthen local and national capabilities.

The objectives of the programme area, Country Health Emergency Preparedness & IHR (CPI) are:

  •  to monitor and evaluate country preparedness for health and humanitarian emergencies,
  • to develop country capacity-building plan for countries with critical capacities and to act as the Secretariat of IHR (2005). The CPI prioritizes support to the most vulnerable and low-capacity countries.


  • Education :  Essential – Masters level university degree in medicine, public health or other health-related sciences from a recognized university. Desirable – Field Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP) graduate, or doctorate degree in public health, epidemiology, or equivalent.
  • Experience : Essential – Minimum seven years of working experience in public health, epidemiology or health-related research either in programme or academic setting, including international experiences. Desirable: Experience of working in public health surveillance and response activities in developing countries. Teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Skills :-Broad knowledge of the principles of the IHR (2005) and public health emergency management.-Significant knowledge and skills in the development and implementation of measures to improve emerging disease surveillance and response.-Excellent editing and writing skills.

    -Very good interpersonal skills.

    -Planning, management and analytical skills.

    -Organizational skills to keep workflow on schedule.

    -Knowledge of WHO mandate, policies and processes.

    -Ability to work independently as well as harmoniously as a member of a team.

    -Ability to adapt to diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.

  • WHO CompetenciesTeamwork
    Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
    Producing results
    Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Use of Language Skills
    Essential: Expert knowledge of written and spoken English.
    Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of other UN Language.



Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline15 August,2018
Open toAll
OrganizerWorld Health Organization (WHO)
Contact the organizer+41-22-7912111



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