Sub-National Health Cluster Coordinator, World Health Organization (WHO) Vacancy Announcement


Sub-National Health Cluster Coordinator, World Health Organization (WHO) Vacancy Announcement; September 14 2023



Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)

Position: Sub-National Health Cluster Coordinator

Location: Semera , Bahir Dar, Jijiga, Hawassa, Addis Ababa

Employment: Full Time, Contractual

Salary: $ 2,359.17

Date of Announcement: September 13, 2023

Deadline: October 14, 2023






Job Description


Grade: No grade

Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 3 months (extension subject to performance and availability of funds)

Job Posting: Sep 13, 2023, 3:54:40 PM

Closing Date: Oct 14, 2023, 12:59:00 AM
Primary Location: Ethiopia

Organization: AF_ETH Ethiopia

Schedule: Full-time


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Duty Station : Semera (Afar), Bahir Dar (Amhara), Jijiga (Somali), Hawassa (SNNP/Sidama/SW), Addis Ababa



Purpose of the Position: To lead the Sub-National Health Cluster in fostering strong emergency-related partnerships, preparing relevant Health Cluster documents, monitoring of partners’ activities in close collaboration with the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG).


Objectives of the Program: The Health Cluster collectively prepares for and responds to humanitarian and public health emergencies to improve the health outcomes of affected populations through timely, predictable, appropriate, and effective coordinated health action.

Organizational Context: Under the direct supervision of the National Health Cluster Coordinator, and in close collaboration with the WHO Hub or Suboffice Coordinator, the Sub-National Health Cluster Coordinator will engage with relevant stakeholders to strengthen recovery of the health system as well as to build health system resilience, ensuring equitable access to essential life-saving quality health services to vulnerable  populations, with strong emphasis on intersectoral collaboration with relevant clusters such as WASH, Nutrition, Food, and Protection.



In the context of the WHO Health Emergencies Incident Management System (IMS), at the country level, the incumbent will support the procurement and delivery of supplies and services essentially needed for the efficient and speedy implementation of the WHO’s outbreaks and health emergencies programme at the country level., in full compliance with WHO rules, the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and within delegation of authority.



Under the direct supervision of the National Health Cluster Coordinator, the incumbent shall:

Summary of Assigned Duties:

  1. Establish and maintain constructive relationships with health cluster partners through regular meetings, including Regional, Zonal and Woreda MOH.
  2. Collect, analyse, and broadly share information from all health partners on Who’s doing What, Where, and When (4Ws).
  3. Identify gaps in quality health service delivery and ways to address these through regular joint health and multisector assessments and monitoring of partners’ activities.
  4. Monitor health partners’ interventions in line with existing guidance, and last-mile delivery of kits provided through the 3 core pipeline suppliers (UNFPA, UNICEF and WHO), and propose corrective actions where necessary.
  5. Actively contribute to the health component of the Humanitarian Program Cycle, including proposals for e.g., the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).
  6. Represent the health cluster in intercluster coordination mechanisms and actively advocate for priorities in the health sector
  7. Perform any other cluster related duties.

During deployment, the duty station may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.



Required Qualifications




University degree in Medicine or related Public Health field



Health Cluster Training Certificate, Master’s degree in Public Health



At least 5 years of experience in planning, implementation and monitoring of public health emergency programs and health sector coordination. Experience in capacity building.


Working experience in UN Organizations or NGOs is considered an asset. Project management/Results-based Management (RBM) is desirable.


Functional Knowledge and Skills

–       Proven skills in capacity building

–       Demonstrated knowledge of health sector activities in the context of emergency response

–       Broad knowledge of Emergency programs, policies and interventions

–       Ability to work under pressure

–       Knowledge of WHO mandate and goals

–       Excellent presentation skills


WHO Competencies

  1. Teamwork
  2. Respecting & promoting individual and cultural differences
  3. Communication
  4. Moving forward in a changing environment
  5. Ensure effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills


Essential: Expert knowledge of English, and local language of the specific region.

Desirable:  other UN language.


Other Skills (e.g. IT Skills)

Excellent knowledge of English and local language.

Other Skills (e.g., IT)

Proficiency in Microsoft office applications.



·         Remuneration – this is a Special Service Agreement at NO-B Level for three months (3) with a monthly remuneration of $ $2,595.50.

·         Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

·         A written test may be used as a form of screening.

·         If your candidature is retained for 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.

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·         WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

·         WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

·         Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

·         WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.

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 background verification of final candidates.



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