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Fully Funded WHO/ICFJ Fellowship 2019

WHO Paid Internship in Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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WHO Paid Internship in Switzerland is for the post of the technical officer with the contract duration of 2 years. The country focus policy was developed to enhance WHO’s contribution to national health outcomes, and ultimately people’s health and development within countries, and to enable the countries to participate in and contribute to the global and regional public health action. Four priorities have been set in the policy: policy orientation towards meeting country needs, supporting regions and countries for performance improvement, building partnerships and mobilizing resources, and assessing WHO’s contribution to the health outcomes at the country level.


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 46,472 (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, and currently amounts to USD 2746 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


  • Develop department work plan, based on inputs from Country support and UN collaboration teams.
  • Track progress and prepare quarterly reports on the technical and financial status of implementation of the WPs.
  • Contribute to the production of policy papers, analytical briefs, internal reports on the country presence and intelligence for submission to senior management.
  • Develop plans and assist in coordinating the implementation of major meetings of the Department namely Global Meeting of Heads of WHO Offices, Global Induction of newly appointed HWOs.
  • Prepare the credentials for the new HWOs and update the database on HWOs in all regions.
  • Provide technical support to G-level staff in the procurement of technical services such as consultants; preparation of activity proposals for funding and approvals from internal mechanisms.
  • Prepare the HR plans, monitor budget allocation and expenditure for the positions in Department and propose corrective measures when needed, while ensuring that staff PMDs and dully completed and recruitments of staff and interns and followed according to WHO rules and regulations.
  • Coordinate Country support unit network activities and events as per network plan.
  • Maintain and periodically update WHO Country presence portal as an organizational intelligence and information platform.
  • Collect, synthesize and develop good practices and successes emerging from country offices and reflect in relevant organizational reports for governing bodies and public dissemination.
  • Provide project management support to the Department for critical activities as and when required.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline22 August,2018
Open toAll
OrganizerWorld Health Organization (WHO)
Contact the organizer+41-22-7912111



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