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Join the WHO Health and Migration Programme as a Junior Professional Officer

Join the WHO Health and Migration Programme as a Junior Professional Officer

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Job Identification: 18561

Posting Date: 05/30/2024, 09:15 AM

Application Deadline: 06/23/2024, 09:59 PM

Job Schedule: Full-time

Agency: World Health Organization

Grade: P2

Vacancy Type: Fixed Term

Contract Duration: 1 Year (with possibility for extension)

Education & Work Experience: Master’s Degree with 2 years of relevant experience

Eligibility: Open to nationals of France only

Required Languages: English

Mobility: No mobility required


At the World Health Organization (WHO), we uphold the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion, ensuring that all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission. We encourage applicants from marginalized and excluded populations to apply, aligning with our commitment to the “leave no one behind” approach.

The Health and Migration Programme (PHM), part of WHO’s Healthier Populations Division, provides global leadership and direction on health and migration. The PHM works towards significant health improvements for refugees and migrants, implementing the Global Action Plan, and aligning with WHO’s Constitution, GPW13, and the SDGs.

Duties and Responsibilities

As a Junior Professional Officer (JPO) with the PHM, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzing Competency Gaps: Reviewing and analyzing the competency gaps, needs, and programmes for health workers in target countries.
  • Developing Competency Programmes: Supporting the development of competency strengthening programmes for health workers, aligned with global standards.
  • Implementing Programmes: Collaborating with stakeholders to conceptualize and implement competency development programmes.
  • Engaging in Policy Dialogues: Assisting in policy dialogues related to refugee and migrant health.
  • Translating Knowledge: Converting programmatic knowledge into learning programmes for WHO platforms.
  • Supporting Projects: Implementing projects on refugee and migrant health in collaboration with other teams.

WHO Competencies Required:

  1. Teamwork
  2. Communication
  3. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  4. Producing results

Required Skills and Experience

  • Education: Advanced university degree in medicine, public health, or social sciences.
  • Experience: At least two years of professional experience in public health, policy, and capacity building.
  • Languages: Expert knowledge of English.

Application Requirements

  • A motivation letter in English explaining why you are the ideal candidate.
  • A copy of your passport.
  • A copy of your Master’s degree.

Note: Once the application is submitted, you cannot upload documents or edit information.

Important Information

  • US Permanent Residents: Acceptance of a position with UNDP may affect your US Permanent Resident status. Consult an immigration lawyer for advice.
  • Non-Discrimination: WHO has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation, harassment, and abuse of authority. All candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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Apply Here: WHO JPO – Health and Migration Programme

Join us in our mission to improve global health outcomes for refugees and migrants.