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Posted on 14 Nov, 2021
Closing on 01 Dec, 2021
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Subnational Health Cluster Coordinator (SSA) - (2105621)

Grade: NOB
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Up to 6 months initially, to be extended based on the availability of funds, need for the position and performance.
Posting Date: Nov 12, 2021, 2:00:00 AM
Closing Date: Dec 1, 2021, 1:59:00 AM
Primary Location: Yemen
Organization: EM_YEM WHO Representative's Office, Yemen
Schedule: Full-time

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To ensure that effective WHO Country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State's health development agendas and emergency/resilience programmes and harmonized with the United Nations country teams.


1. Secure information from a broad range of health sector entities, analyze data and make recommendations on needed action.
2. Update health sector indicators collect relevant data and monitor health cluster and humanitarian strategic and operational indicators.
3. Prepare periodical reports on the assigned projects and develop lessons learned reports for future use.
4. Monitor the health situation in the duty station to identify critical issues for cluster and multi -sectoral interventions.
5. Conduct needs assessment of medical centers in the designated duty station with regards to medical equipment and essential drugs.
6. Ensure that health needs and gaps are identified through joint planning and coordination, and rapid assessment procedures.
7. Organize inter-cluster meetings and facilitate communications and exchange of technical information for efficient and smooth implementation of health activities.
8. Maintain close relations with national authorities and other counterparts to ensure optimum impact as well as participation and ownership by national authorities.
9. Provide regular updates on the progress of work as well as technical reports requested by donors for the implementation of activities.
10. Provide technical input in the preparation of training materials and conduct technical briefings when needed for the health workforce.



  • Essential: University degree in medicine or public health or social sciences or equivalent.
  • Desirable: An advanced degree in public health.


  • Essential: At least 2 years of experience at the national level in health systems coordination.
  • Desirable: Experience working in the UN system.


  • Good knowledge of the health system and policy process.
  • Knowledge of WHO mandate and goals and procedures and policies.
  • Knowledge of WHO policies and programs and ability to interpret and adapt these in relation to country needs.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of local language.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 41,349 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
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  • WHO has zero-tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment, and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment, and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a back ground verification of final candidates.
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  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

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