UN Technical Officer Jobs in Ghana

Background


The International Health regulations (IHR 2005) Joint External Evaluation (JEE) coordinated by WHO that assessed multiple technical fields in Ghana identified areas for support in public health emergency preparedness.

Some of the key recommendations include strengthening mechanisms for responding to infectious and potential zoonotic diseases;

strengthening systems for detecting and responding to chemical events/emergencies; and enhance national public health to include outbreaks of foodborne diseases.

Implementing these recommendations will help to achieve IHR core capacities and advance health security.

The WCO in collaboration with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health funding, is supporting capacity building in Integrated Disease Surveillance and Reporting (IDSR), One-Health, management of chemical events and strengthening laboratory specimen transport.

  • Consequently, more than ever, technical support from the WHO Country Office (WCO) in Ghana and partners is needed to assist the Ministry of Health/Ghana Health Service (MOH/GHS) Veterinary Services Department of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Wildlife Division of the Forestry Department, Ministry of Environment and relevant agencies to strengthen capacity in preparedness, prevention and response activities.
  • Chemical events
  • Producing results;
  • Communicating in a credible and effective way;
  • Fostering integration and teamwork;
  • Knowing and managing yourself
  • A good working relationship/experience with the MOH, GHS will be an advantage.
  • Have at least 7 years’ experience in the field of health preparedness and response activities

    How to apply

  • Interested candidates should apply online by 15th August, 2018

  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Technical Officer Jobs in Ghana

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