Appel à candidature : OMS recrute un(e) Agent technique en Suisse.







The Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health and Ageing supports a world where by 2030, every woman, newborn, child, adolescent and aging person in every setting realizes their rights to physical and mental health and well-being. This will be achieved by supporting WHO’s General Programme of Work and universal health coverage for all. The department provides support to countries with a focus on high burden countries to ensure evidence-based policies and strategies are in place to achieve universal access to high quality health services for maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and ageing (MNCAH&A), and increase coverage and quality of effective MNCAH&A interventions among pregnant women, newborns, children, adolescents, young adults and older people, and to create mechanisms to measure the impact of those strategies.


  • Leads development of tools to facilitate knowledge transfer and skills building of relevant cadres who provide midwifery services.
  • Provides specialized technical support to Member States through the Regional Offices, to strengthen policy formulation, strategy development, and programming capacities at national level for improved maternal and newborn health services.
  • Supports countries that wish to transition to a midwifery model of care with evidence-based policy, programmatic and monitoring guidance and support.
  • Leads development of approaches to streamline midwifery workforce planning, particularly related to midwifery services, for maternal and newborn health into national strategy and planning processes, in close collaboration with other relevant WHO departments and with partners.
  • Contributes to developing the evidence-base for midwifery, and other, effective interventions to improve maternal and newborn health, as well as sexual and reproductive health of adolescents, including continuity of maternal and newborn care and networks of care.
  • Contributes to development of midwifery research priorities Provides technical support to Member States for the implementation of programmes to ensure universal access and coverage of quality midwifery care during pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, childbirth and in the postnatal period (women and newborns), ensuring a continuum of care and integrated delivery of services.
  • Provides technical support to Member States in the implementation of programs for adolescent sexual and reproductive health including prevention of early pregnancies.
  • Provides oversight and technical support to build global expertise and recognition of midwifery as a distinct profession.
  • Builds new, and expands existing, partnerships in midwifery, promoting WHO and the Regional Offices as a leading source of innovation and excellence in programme delivery; acts as the WHO DTO for the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) and strengthens collaboration with related professional bodies.
  • Collaborates closely with other programmes within WHO, international organizations and partners in providing backstopping support to countries.
  • Collects and systematically analyses country experiences and monitor progress in implementing MNH programmes with special attention to midwifery.
  • As part of resource mobilization initiatives, develops proposals to enlist donors’ support under the guidance of the supervisor.

Main achievements include:

  • Supports Member States in the policy development related to midwifery services and transitioning to midwifery models of care, continuous review and updating of technical interventions;
  • Integrates programmatic guidelines for implementation of MNH interventions;
  • Ensures that the highest technical standards are consistently reflected in WHO’s work on support of better MNH outcomes.




  • Degree in midwifery or nurse midwifery.
  • Advanced degree (Master-level or Ph.D.) in public health-related science or another health technical field directly relevant to the profile of this position.


  • Postgraduate training in health systems development or international health or health research.



  • A minimum of ten years’ experience in maternal and newborn health services, including the practice of midwifery including clinical services, managing, supervision and teaching of midwives with demonstrated experience at both the global and in low- and middle-income country settings.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning and managing midwifery programmes/projects at country level in low- or middle-income settings.
  • At least 10 peer-reviewed publications in the areas of midwifery and/or maternal and newborn health programmes or other relevant subject areas.

Deadline for applications: February 24th , 2023

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