IHR/PoE Focal Point (Grade/Level NO-C)

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IHR/PoE Focal Point (Grade/Level NO-C)

  • Post Date:October 24, 2022
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  • Career Level Manager
    Experience 5 Years
    Gender Both
  • Industry Health Care
    Qualification Certificate
    Salary As per Organization Salary Scale
  • Number of Opportunities 1
    Vacancy Number WHOAFG-2022-10-94
    Location Kabul
Job Description

About World Health Organization:


The World Health Organization (WHO) is the technical and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership in global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical and implementation support and monitoring and assessing health trends. In Afghanistan, WHO works to improve the












health and well-being of all Afghans by preventing and reducing mortality, morbidity and disability and strengthening health services in close coordination with national and international partners.

Job Summary:

Purpose of the Post:

In the context of WHO Health Emergencies Program and concurrent COVID-19 pandemic, the public health officer will contribute to developing the country prevention, preparedness, detection and response capacities to public health emergencies and potential epidemics/pandemics of high threat pathogens. The incumbent will provide technical guidance to national counterparts including public health and other related authorities in line with WHO technical guidelines


Objectives of the Programme and the immediate Strategic Objective (Overview of the programme):

The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Program is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, when needed, in order to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and other public health emergencies


Organizational context (Describe the individual role of incumbent within the team, focusing on the intricacy and difficulty of working environment):

IHR/PoE Focal Point will work under direct supervision of the Epidemiologist IHP/CPI and overall guidance of WHO Health Emergency Team Leader

Duties & Responsibilities:

Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected):

The incumbent will perform the following duties:












·        Facilitate planning, implementation and updating of National Action Plan for Health Security in coordination with relevant stakeholders·        Adapt global and regional tools for assessments of PoEs and finalize in coordination with national stakeholders·        Provide technical guidance to MoPH on country health emergencies preparedness

Provide technical support to MOPH and other relevant stakeholders to develop One Heath Strategy and facilitate its implementation

·        Support country in enhancing one-health coordination mechanism and capacity development for zoonotic diseases

·        Work closely with national counterparts for legislative update including mandatory reporting of priority diseases, applying public health and social measures during pandemic

·        Support the country to develop capacity on Chemical, Biological and Radionuclear/CBRN events

·        Prepare detailed reports to the donors, WHO EMRO and HQ when needed

·        Prepare Request for proposals/RFP and Request for Quotation/RFQ when required

Job Requirement:

Qualifications Required:


1) Producing results

2) Fostering Integration and Team work

3) Communicating in a credible and effective way

4) Moving forward in a changing environment.

5) Effective use of resources

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

Good technical skills in the design and implementation of Public Health projects

Good report writing skills

Good communication skill



Essential:  First level university degree is required in medicine/MD.

Desirable: Postgraduate degree in public health or epidemiology


Essential:  At least 5 years of experience in public health.

Desirable: Working experience with WHO/ UN or international nongovernmental organization


Languages: Fluent in English and the local languages.


IT Skills:

– Good knowledge of Microsoft applications.

– Knowledge of ERP/Oracle applications is an asset




« Screening of the candidates;

Ø Long List – The candidates shall be longlisted base on the minimum qualifications and relevant experience to the Vacancy Notice (VN).

Ø Short List – Further shortlist shall be done base on years of relevant experience, higher education and required skills.

« Assessment method:











Ø WHO may conduct written/presentation and interview or combination of the mentioned mediums to select the most qualified candidate.Ø WHO is an equal opportunity employer and qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply and equally qualified female candidate will be given preference.

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul

Submission Guideline:

Submission Guideline:

Interested applicants (Afghan National) meeting the above qualifications are requested to submit their applications quoting this Vacancy Announcement Number (WHOAFG-2022-10-94) along with their curriculum vitae, copy of National ID (Tazkira) to below mentioned email: [email protected]

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. ONLY CANDIDATES UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEW AND TEST.


WHO is a smoke free environment.

Submission Email:

  [email protected]