The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) with its Headquarters in Washington, D.C, U.S.A, is an international public health agency with over 100 years of experience in working to improve the health and living standards of the countries of the Americas. PAHO is searching for:
Advisor, Disabilities & Rehabilitation
The advisor is a member of the Unit of Mental Health and Substance Use. The incumbent will coordinate regional and sub-regional activities and provide technical cooperation related to disability and rehabilitation. The Advisor also plans, organizes and implements technical cooperation activities devoted to the design and implementation of national and regional policies on disability and rehabilitation, as well as supports peer communities that pursue creative engagement with PAHO, stimulating innovation on policy formulation, while ensuring alignment with overall Organization goals and international treaties and agreements.
The successful candidate will have:
- A university degree in a health-related profession and a master’s degree in public health, or a related field, from a recognized university.
- Nine years of combined national and international experience in conducting public health care programs with emphasis on disabilities and rehabilitation, including the development of policies and programs for the implementation of services.
- Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with a working knowledge of the other language.
Salary: US$ 102,932.68, net of income taxes. PAHO/WHO’s compensation package includes dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance scheme, and 30 days annual leave. Benefits for internationally recruited staff may include travel and removal expenses on appointment and separation, assignment grant, rental subsidy, and home leave. Qualified candidates are invited to complete a personal history form on line at www.paho.org (Welcome/Employment/International Recruitment-Professional Category), Vacancy Number PAHO/17/FT6 by 1 February 2017.