MAJ 12/04/18 : modification de la fiche de poste, des dates de prise de fonction et de candidature

Description du poste

  • Fonction : Consultant
  • Temps plein (arrangements possibles)
  • Type de contrat : CDD
  • Date de prise de fonction : du 11/06/2018 au 10/12/2018 (à confirmer)
  • Lieu d’exercice : Lyon (arrangements possibles)

Description de la structure

Unit: Preparedness, Readiness and Core Capacity Building
Department: Country Health Emergency Preparedness and IHR

The International Health Regulations (IHR) are a legally binding agreement revised in 2005 and endorsed by 196 countries (IHR State Parties). Through the IHR, State Parties obliged themselves to develop, strengthen and maintain a set of minimum core capacities for surveillance and response at all levels of the country.

The requesting unit is part of the WHO’s Health emergencies programme. A major part of the programme’s work is to ensure preparedness for the detection of, and rapid response to, outbreaks of infectious diseases that may cause an international public health impact, according to the International Health Regulations requirements. The unit is therefore supporting Member States in achieving the International Health Regulations (2005) core capacities for surveillance and response.

The proposed consultancy contract is aiming at providing direct support to Member States in achieving their IHR core capacities for public health surveillance, and in developing generic guidance and tools in doing so, especially for the prioritization of diseases and conditions of immediate and weekly interest for the surveillance system.


Activity 1: Provide on-site technical assistance to a maximum of four vulnerable and resource-limited countries in IHR core capacities for surveillance, upon request from WHO country or regional office(s). This output may not be delivered if no request is received by the requesting unit during the course of this consultancy contract.

Activity 2: Develop guidance and tools to provide on-site technical assistance to achieve IHR core capacities for surveillance.

Profil recherché

Qualifications required:

  • Advanced degree in public healthand epidemiology.

Experience required:

  • At least 3 years of experience in public health and epidemiological activities, including 1 at international level.
  • Experience in low and/or middle-income countries (as per World Bank classification).

Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:

  • Experience in developing and monitoring work plans.
  • Experience in developing technical reports and guidance documents.
  • Proven capacity in networking sensitively, co-operatively and productively with multiple stakeholders.
  • Proven analytical and data presentation skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge in public health surveillance.

Language requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of French.

Modalités de candidature :
Envoyer un CV à, objet : « Consultant_Surv_Na », avant le 1er mai 2018

Fiche de poste