Appel à candidature : OMS recrute un(e) Consultant(e) en intelligence de la santé publique, Egypte.







Purpose of consultancy

 The purpose of the consultancy is to provide technical input to enhance the capacity of WHO-EMRO to detect acute public health events through innovative tools for detection and event management. The consultant will liaise between the HQ-Public Health Intelligence (PHI) team on the development and use of the SAFE platform and EMS2 (event management site) suite. In this regard, he is responsible for providing orientation to the other PHI colleagues.


 The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is mandated to enhance WHO’s capacity for the rapid detection, assessment, and follow-up of all public health risks. This provides the opportunity to establish a framework that facilitates the implementation of a common approach to public health intelligence and public health event management across all levels of the organization.

The Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment (HIM) Unit is responsible for identifying new public health events, assessing risks to public health, conducting epidemiological surveillance and field investigations, monitoring public health interventions, and communicating public health information to technical partners.

Under the HIM Unit is the Public Health Intelligence (PHI) Team, which is at the forefront of rapidly identifying emerging public health threats, assessing the risks and communicating them. This enables timely response and strategies to address critical needs and avoid further morbidity and mortality. The key to deliver this crucial task is to identify signals within 24 hours, verify, risk assess and communicate and manage these acute public health events. The team systematically uses the Epidemic Intelligence from Open Source (EIOS) and social media platforms in collecting relevant information that may have potential to international public health. The team works 24/7 and produces results with a very tight deadline.

Qualifications, experience, skills and languages

Educational Qualifications:

Essential: university degree in Public Health, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy or other related field.

Desirable: Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or related Field.


At least one-year of progressive professional experience in public health, epidemiology or information management either in public or private sector

Experience in conducting EI, risk assessment, or surveillance

Familiarity with the WHO tools in signal and event management

Desirable: International experience or work experience in the UN on health information management

Skills/Technical skills and knowledge:

1) Good knowledge of public health, emergency response, communicable disease control, and risk assessment.

2) Good knowledge in health information management.

3) in capacity building in information management for health.

4) Good knowledge of WHO mandate and goals and UN programmes.

5) Proven ability to communicate effectively. Excellent communication and writing skills.

6) Ability to work effectively in a cross-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.

7) Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure.

8) Tact, discretion, and diplomacy

Languages and level required:

Essential: Excellent Knowledge of English and Arabic Language.

Close on 20 Feb 2023

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