Country Preparedness & IHR (CPI) Officer
World Health Organization
Islamabad, Pakistan
5d ago

Country Preparedness & IHR (CPI) Officer-(2105776)Grade : P3Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointmentContract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 1 Year (Duration subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the position)

Position Title : Country Preparedness & IHR (CPI) Officer

Position Number : 422011


The mission of the WHO 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.


1- Provide substantive support to - and thereby facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of country strategies and workplans pertaining to the Country Health Emergency Preparedness & International Health Regulations national programme, ensuring compliance with WHO's organization -wide CPI strategies.

2- Track the status of technical and financial support to country core capacities, the development of national action plans and the costing to prepare for, detect and mount a rapid and effective response to public health emergencies.

3- In close collaboration with the Country Office, support the provision of data and information required for any IHR-related documents to be presented to WHO Governing bodies, IHR Emergency Committee or an IHR Review Committee or an IHR technical consultation.

4- Provide guidance and training to national authorities to develop critical core capacities. Support the implementation of policies, norms, standards and guidelines to support the development of critical core capacities for global health security.

5- Liaise on multi-disciplinary and cross-cutting approaches and activities with key partners, at the country level, to ensure the successful implementation, monitoring and evaluation of capacities in line with IHR (2005) requirements, as well as the identification of financing for country plans.

6- As and when required, support the assessment of the performance of national transport, tourism and mass gatherings capacity, the dissemination of practical guidelines, facilitate the effective implementation of national surveillance systems in accordance with IHR (2005) requirements.

7- Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.



Essential : First level university degree in a health related field or a Medical degree from an accredited / recognized institute.

Desirable : Advanced level university degree (Masters level or above) in a health related field. Specialized training in epidemiology.

Specialized training in emergency / humanitarian response. Post-graduate degree in public health or public health-related discipline from an accredited / recognized institute.


Essential : At least 5 years of relevant experience in planning, developing and implementing health security, emergency, surveillance, disease control, and / or public health programmes.

Relevant experience with the inter-agency mechanisms used to coordinate international preparedness for and response to health emergencies, including those most relevant to coordination of health policy and action in health emergencies.

Relevant experience in the implementation of International Health Regulations (2005).

Desirable : Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies; experience working in relevant non-governmental or humanitarian organizations.

Experiencein developing countries.


  • Knowledge of International Health Regulations (2005), the epidemiology of infectious diseases and other global health security threats, and of issues and practices for disease prevention and control.
  • Proven ability to manage projects, build partnerships with multiple partners in the context of health emergencies.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and produce results under pressure.
  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment
  • Enhanced WHO global Competencies model at http : / / / employment / WHO competencies EN.pdf?ua 1


    Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

    Producing results

    Use of Language Skills

    Essential : Expert knowledge of English.

    Desirable : REMUNERATION


    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 62,120 (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 1864 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.

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