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World Health Organization (WHO)



  • Organization TypeFunding Agencies
  • Staff5001-10,000
  • HeadquartersSwitzerland
  • Founded1948
WHO (World Health Organisation) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. WHO was founded in 1948. 193 countries and two associate members are WHO’s membership. They meet every year at the World Health Assembly in Geneva to set policy for the Organization, approve the Organization’s budget. Over 8000 public health experts including doctors, epidemiologists, scientists, managers, administrators and other professionals from all over the world work for WHO in 147 country offices, six regional offices and at the headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.   The WHO agenda WHO operates in an increasingly complex and rapidly changing landscape. The boundaries of public health action have become blurred, extending into other sectors that influence health opportunities and outcomes. WHO responds to these challenges using a six-point agenda. The six points address two health objectives, two strategic needs, and two operational approaches. The overall performance of WHO will be measured by the impact of its work on women's health and health in Africa. 1. Promoting development 2. Fostering health security 3. Strengthening health systems 4. Harnessing research, information and evidence 5. Enhancing partnerships 6. Improving performance   The role of WHO in public health WHO fulfils its objectives through its core functions: providing leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed; shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge; setting norms and standards and promoting and monitoring their implementation; articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options; providing technical support, catalysing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity; and monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends  

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63Current jobs
2,584Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Technical Officer (Secretariat)
  • Resource Mobilization Manager
  • Manager, Communications
  • Ethics Review Specialist, PAHOERC
    United States

Staff at World Health Organization (WHO) have experience in


  • reproductive health
  • infectious disease
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • administration
  • tertiary education


  • united states agency for international development
  • canadian international development agency
  • department for international development
  • department of health and human services
  • national institutes of health


  • uganda
  • ethiopia
  • italy
  • afghanistan
  • viet nam


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

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Company Offices
  • Switzerland (headquarters)
  • Avenue Appia 20


Contract Awards

Support Health Emergencies Best Respond to People at Risk, or Affected by Health Emergencies14 September 2016

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - B&MGF
14 Sep 2016

Develop Human Rights Indicators for Quality of Care in Sexual and Reproductive Health19 August 2016

Ford Foundation - Ford Foundation
19 Aug 2016

Polio Eradication Through Routine Polio Immunization4 July 2016

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (Canada) - DFATD-Canada
4 Jul 2016

Zika Virus - Emergency Health Intervention - World Health Organization 20164 July 2016

Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (Canada) - DFATD-Canada
4 Jul 2016
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