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WHO Fellowship at Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office

WHO Fellowship at Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office

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Country: Egypt
City: Cairo
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The WHO announces fellowship for the Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (WHO/EMRO). WHO is the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations system. WHO has 194 Member States and more than 7000 people working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at headquarter in Geneva. This program offers fellowships in the offices of the Eastern Mediterranean Region.

Further, the WHO Fellows@ERM program has three objectives:

  • to provide a framework for assigning students from diverse academic backgrounds to EMR programs, where educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments;
  • Likewise, the fellowship program exposes fellows to the work of WHO.
  • Also, it provides WHO/EMRO programs with the assistance of fellows specializing in various fields.

Most fellowships are available in health-related programs, although it is possible for a candidate to seek fellowship in other areas. This include communication, external relations, finance or human resources are also possible.

Moreover, the fellowship provides a monthly stipend as well as travel allowance depending on the fellow’s location.

What will the WHO ERM Fellows do?

Under the supervision of a technical expert in the respective area, WHO fellows will take assignment on a project which will require the fellows to perform several tasks including:

  • review literature and conduct literature surveys
  • Likewise, undertake web research and data collection on the specific subject area
  • Further, organize data and documents
  • participate in the development of tools and guidelines
  • assist in drafting, formatting and editing policy briefs, tool kits, guides/manuals, hand-outs, brochures and reports
  • assist in organizing workshops, meetings, conferences, events
  • Also, participate in on-going departmental projects

Who is eligible for WHO Fellowship at Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office?

Candidates are eligible for the WHO Fellowship at Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office if their qualifications align with the following terms:

  • Postgraduate studies or degree in public health, health or social field related to the technical work of  WHO Postgraduate studies or degree will be an asset.
  • Candidates below 35 years old are eligible for the program.
  • Depending on the area of interest, 2 years of experience in research and/or in drafting reports; experience in the subject area through academic work or research; field and/or developing country experience; experience with data analysis as well as statistical packages
  • Fluency in English (reading, writing and speaking).
  • Knowledge of Arabic or knowledge of the local language in some duty stations can be an asset

Eligible Countries

Afghanistan, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Somali, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen

How to apply for the WHO Fellowship?

Candidates can apply for the WHO Fellowship program at ERMO via completing and submitting the online application form. While submitting the applications, the candidates will require to submit necessary documentation including a CV; a transcript of academic qualification; letter of interest; as well as reference letters.


The deadline to apply for the Fellowship at Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office is on 7 August 2019. WHO will consider the applications invalid should they arrive after the deadline.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline07 August,2019
Open toSelected Nationalities



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