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Incident Manager Mozambique (+1 other)

World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization (WHO) Mozambique (+1 other) Mozambique

2 weeks ago


The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme is to help countries coordinate action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.The incident manager will manage the operational and technical components of the cholera outbreak with WHO Regional office, establish clear lines of communications, ensure proper documentation of the Mozambique cholera outbreak, including the provision of situation reports and action plans.


During the operational period and under the supervision of the WR, the incumbent shall:Coordinate WHO’s incident management system at the country level for the Cholera outbreak ensure the concerted approach of WHO in all required functional areas as per incident management structureAssess and reassess the emergency situation,determine strategies, set objectives appropriate to the level of the requiredresponse; develop a response operational plan to meet emergency... response performancestandards and approve the incident action plan (IAP) — ensuring fulfilment ofWHO’s critical functions.Ensure the implementation of the IMS, ensuringsynergies and smooth functioning between the operational and technical components, oversee the monitoring and evaluation of the operations, take corrective actions as necessary.Provide guidance to the country’s capacitieswith respect to emergency preparedness and response to Cholera outbreak; ensure the participation of the country office in the joint risk assessment process ofthe outbreak.Build external relations, represent WHO and its positions in negotiations in relevant inter-agency and international for a involved with the incident management system at the country level.Manage the Cholera Emergency Operations, and provide technical advice to other agencies, with emphasis on the coordination and consolidation of health agencies and health cluster activities.Support national and local health authorities and partner with UN agencies, international, governmental and nongovernmental organizations/institutions, in respect of the mobilization and coordination of resources, identify needs and funding gaps; encourage donors to fund the overall cholera health sector response to affected populations. In cooperation with other levels of response authorize the release of related information, communications, advocacy products and statements to internal and external partners as well as to the public. Provide information to/briefing of senior and elected officials as required, manage sensitive issues arising from the incident.Determines WHO cholera response team staffing needs in collaboration with the WR, ensures deployment arrangements and the mobilization of the required human resources. Provide leadership, motivation, guidance, and performance management of staff and experts, build dynamic and efficient teams to bolster WHO’s incident management operations, take concrete measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all WHO responders. Ensures event documentation, conduct staff debriefings to identify accomplishments, response and improvement issues, identify needed revisions to the event management procedures, job action sheets, operational procedures, records, and/or other related items and improvement plans.Supervises (or oversees) and coordinates the development of guidelines, policies and strategies; ensures WHOs strategic objectives are always well reflected.



Essential: An advanced university degree in health-related field, management, emergency, humanitarian, disaster management or related field from an accredited/recognized institution.
Desirable: A medical degree and or specialized training in emergency management; Specific training in humanitarian response.


Essential: At least 7 years of related experience in emergency management and operations, with proven experience in emergency response. Substantial experience at both national and international levels in leadership positions, capacity-building and their implementation. Experience in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships and/or experience in developing countries.Substantial experience in efficient human and financial resource management.
Desirable: Relevant work experience in outbreaks and/health emergency management and related strategy development with WHO and/or UN agencies, health cluster partners; Experience working in relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations.


Demonstrated knowledge of the rapid response operations and their implementation in emergencies as related to public health;Ability to identify and manage difficult situations, to lead and direct multidisciplinary and multinational staff. Excellent skills in the assessment, monitoring, analysis and evaluation of emergency situations, with the ability to conceptualize and implement innovative strategies and advocate their implementation. Authoritative and comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles, methods and techniques in international emergency incident management system.Strong strategic thinking, with the ability to quickly comprehend strategic and tactical objectives and to formulate comprehensive plans to address challenges/risks.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Portuguese.


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 77,326 (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 2275 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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