Technical Officer - Tenders Global

Technical Officer

World Health Organization




WHO at country level delivers this through practical, actionable and country focused solutions to health challenges, keeping in perspective that achieving health and well-being is a whole-of-society endeavour; This is done through facilitating the implementation of the Biennial Collaborative Agreement with the country and its corresponding workplan. The WHO Country Office maintains good working relations and ensures information exchange between the country and WHO, policy and strategic guidance on Health issues to all national and international partners in the country, provision of direct technical expertise when needed and aims at more community engagement and participation, and to promote health equity. 

Within the framework of the USAID-funded Azerbaijan Pandemic Response Activity Project, and under the overall guidance of the APR Project Manager the purpose of the position will be to support, coordinate and monitor the implementation of education and training activities aimed at strengthening the emergency care system (ECS), building a sustainable, evidence-based infection prevention and control (IPC) program, protocols, and procedures, support the Azerbaijan Government’s effort to strengthen the public health institutions and upskill the ECS, IPC and public health competencies of the health workforce. 

Key duties:
Within the framework of the USAID-funded Azerbaijan Pandemic Response Activity Project, and under the overall guidance of the APR Project Manager, the incumbent will:

  • Manage the health professionals education related components of the APR project at national and subnational level.
  • Provide expert advice to health professionals schools in Azerbaijan for curriculum strengthening at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and in-service training programs.
  • Provide support with the development of new training modules to address the national priorities, needs and existing gaps.
  • Propose appropriate mechanisms and tools to maximize the institutionalization and sustainability of activities.
  • Plan, coordinate, conduct, evaluate and report on the capacity-building activities. 
  • Liaise with the national authorities to develop and disseminate relevant reports.
  • Plan and implement faculty development programs in schools of health professionals; supervise/mentor training fellows and their research project activities.
  • Maintain regular contact with the WHO Country Office in Azerbaijan and WHO Regional for Europe to ensure that the project implementation is consistent with administrative and financial organizational rules, regulations, reporting requirements and Regional strategies.
  • Perform other education-related tasks for the successful implementation of the Project.
Required Qualifications:
  • Essential: University degree (Bachelor’s level) in health-education or related field.
  • Desirable: Additional University degree (Master’s level) or training in curriculum development and instruction, public health, health education or related field.
  • Essential: At least five years of relevant work experience on health professional education project or programmes. Demonstrated experience in curriculum development; In-service training, and academic supervision and mentoring for health professionals; and evaluation of educational programmes.
  • Desirable: Relevant work experience with(in) WHO and/or UN agencies, academic institutions, and international educational accreditation agencies. Relevant experience working in nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations.
  • Authoritative and comprehensive knowledge of the theory, principles, methods and techniques in curriculum development, instructional methods, and health science education.
  • Demonstrated skills in the assessment, monitoring, analysis and evaluation of educational programs with the ability to conceptualize and implement innovative strategies and advocate their implementation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be comfortable operating within a multicultural team and the ability to function in a rapidly changing and sometimes high-pressure environment.
  • A practical, hands-on and results-oriented approach.
  • Excellent writing skills to enable the translation of educational concepts into understandable and usable documents at the field level.
  • Emotional intelligence: Ability to identify and manage one’s own emotions, as well as helping others to do the same




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