1017 - WHO Limb Reconstruction Technical Officer - Gaza, occupied Palestinian territory

Application Type : External Vacancy
Job ID/Title : 1017 - WHO Limb Reconstruction Technical Officer
Category : Other
Brand : WHO
Post Level : NOB
Application Deadline : 23-May-19
Duty Station : Gaza, occupied Palestinian territory
Type of Contract :
Post Number :
(for 100 Series Contracts)
Languages Required :
Arabic, English,
Starting Date :
(date when the selected canditate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : 12 months with possibility of extension.
Expected Duration of Assignment :

1. Background and Justification
* Purpose of the Position
In the context of the WHO Health Emergencies Incident Management System (IMS), at the country level the incumbent will be responsible for supporting the WHO ‘Trauma and Emergency Care’ Programme by following the development of a dedicated limb reconstruction unit, in close coordination with the key stakeholders. This includes key elements, such as information, coordination of training, planning, adaptation of guidelines and reporting.  The mission of the incumbent is to establish and ensure the smooth running of a dedicated limb reconstruction unit in Gaza, in line with WHO global standards.
2. Job Description
* Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate Strategic Objective


Description of Responsibilities:

The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme is to help countries, and to coordinate, prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies. The specific mission of the Trauma and Emergency Care Programme is to reduce avoidable mortality and morbidity.

Organizational context (Describe the individual role of incumbent within the team, focusing on work environment within and outside the organization)
Technically reporting to the Trauma and Emergency Care Manager and under the administrative supervision of the head of the Gaza sub-office the role is to support the ‘operational’ implementation of the limb reconstruction unit within the ‘trauma and emergency care’ programme. The incumbent will be expected to perform the following duties:
• Coordinate the activities of WHO and partner agencies dedicated to work at the new limb reconstruction unit.
• Liaise closely with partners that will indirectly contribute to the health service delivery of the limb reconstruction unit.
• Ensure that all partners and the local authority and the MoH are clear on the level of commitment from WHO, and expectations from each active agency.
• Develop a roster of international limb reconstruction specialists to be deployed to the limb reconstruction unit throughout a 12-month period.
• Work with the MoH to ensure that I-emergency medical teams are appropriately deployed the unit.
Monitoring and Planning
• In consultation with partners and the MoH, develop a Gantt chart listing clear activities and contributions within a set timeframe.
• Agree the milestones and communicate effectively to the Trauma & Emergency Care Manager.
• Support and monitor all procurement and logistics related to the limb reconstruction unit, identify bottlenecks and take corrective measures.
• Record lessons learnt from the establishment of the unit, and feedback into the programme cycle.
• Conduct routine monitoring visits once the unit is established. Develop a basic monitoring assessment tool.
• Conduct all secretariat duties for the limb reconstruction steering committee.
• Develop an inventory to monitor the use of the consumables and routinely report to WHO and the partners. 
Policy, guidelines and quality assurance
• Ensure that the practices of the unit are in line with WHO global standards and take corrective actions if the unit falls short.
• Identify list of policy and guidelines, including clinical practice. Identify and recruit expertise in the development of these. 
• Oversee the training for the policies, guidelines and clinical practice.
• Identify referral pathways and work with the MoH to establish a clear line of referral.
• Liaise with international limb reconstruction specialists and the MoH to identify key training components.
• Design activities to meet the training needs.

Competencies :
Recruitment Profile Competencies: Generic
Describe the core, management or leadership competencies required 
1. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
2. Communication
3. Respecting and promoting cultural differences.
4. Ensuring the effective use of resources
5. Creating an empowering and motivating environment
6. Promoting WHO's position in health leadership
7. Teamwork.

Functional Knowledge and Skills
* Describe the essential knowledge and the skills specific to the position
• Demonstrated experience of working in a limb reconstruction unit
• Strong background knowledge of the multidisciplinary approach
• Ability to work with international emergency medical teams
• Excellent skills in the assessment, monitoring, analysis and evaluation
• Comprehensive knowledge of limb reconstruction
• Strong strategic thinking, with the ability to quickly comprehend strategic and tactical objectives and to formulate comprehensive plans to address challenges/risks.
Qualifications :
Education Qualifications
* Essential
An advanced university degree in health-related field, management, emergency, humanitarian, disaster management or related field from an accredited/recognized institute.
* Essential
At least 2-3 years of related experience in emergency management particularly focussing on I-EMTs and/or limb reconstruction, with proven experience in emergency and trauma-health systems building in emergencies. Solid experience in management positions, capacity building and implementation of multi-donor programmes.
Experience of working in international organizations
working experience with national and international partners and government department
Experience working on limb reconstruction
Previous experience of managing a hospital or hospital department.
4. Skills
Strong programme management skills
Excellent organizational and analytical skills with the ability to coordinate activities and multitask
To work and make decisions under pressure, to elaborate strategies and organize priorities through strong analytical skills and good judgment
Excellent interpersonal skills, tact, discretion and diplomacy
Ability to effectively coordinate with development partners/donors and collaborating agencies.
5. Use of Language Skills
Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of another WHO official language would be an asset.
Other Skills (e.g. IT)
Knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications.
Type and duration of contract:
.LICA/ UNOPS contract for 12 months with possibility of extension.
Please submit your CV with covering letter (both in English) to http://jobs.undp.ps/ by May 23rd ,2019 . Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Only Nationals are eligible to apply.