World Health Organization (WHO) Recruitment 2024

The World Health Organization is hiring Qualified candidates, giving them the opportunity to land a job at WHO.

Qualified and eligible candidates who enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate program in public health; or own a degree in relation to the medical or social field; or in management, administrative communications, or external relations-related field may also apply.

World Health Organization jobs apply to a variety of fields and industries. While WHO jobs for doctors are a key part of the staff involved in medical care, it is not the only position available for professionals working with the organization.

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About WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) [1] is a specialized agency of the United Nations(UN) responsible for international public health.

[2] The WHO Constitution states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.”

[3] WHO is Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, and it has six regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.

The WHO was established on the 7th of April 1948. The first meeting of the World Health Assembly (WHA), the agency’s governing body, took place on 24th July of that year.

The WHO incorporated the assets, personnel, and duties of the League of Nations’ Health Organization and the Office International d’Hygiène Publique, including the International Classification of Diseases (ICD).

Its work began in earnest in 1951 after a significant infusion of financial and technical resources.

WHO Structure And Membership

WHO member states appoint delegations to the World Health Assembly, and the WHO’s supreme decision-making body.

All UN member states are eligible for WHO membership, and according to the WHO website, “other countries may be admitted as members when their application has been approved by a simple majority vote of the World Health Assembly”.

The World Health Assembly is attended by delegations from all member states and determines the policies of the organization.

The executive board is composed of members who are technically qualified in health and give effect to the decisions and policies of the World Health Assembly.

In addition, the UN observer organizations International Committee of the Red Cross and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies have entered into “official relations” with WHO and are invited as observers.

In the World Health Assembly, they are seated alongside the other NGOs.

Who Jobs

  • WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
  • WHO Guidelines For Drinking Water.
  • WHO Pesticide Evaluation Scheme.
  • Timeline of  Global Health.
  • WHO World Hearing Day.
  • Alliance for Healthy Cities. 
  • Global Mental Health.
  • Health Online Sciences- Virtual Learning Resources.
  • Health Promotion.
  • International Labor Organization.

The WHO Constitution states that its objective is “the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health”. 

The WHO fulfils this objective through its functions as defined in its Constitution:

  • To act as directing and coordinating authority on international health work.
  • Establish and maintain effective collaboration with the United Nations, specialized agencies, governmental health administrations, professional groups and such other organizations as may be deemed appropriate.
  • Assist Governments upon request, to strengthen health services.
  • Furnish appropriate technical assistance, and in emergencies, provide necessary aid upon the request or acceptance of the Government.
  • Ensure the provision or proffer assistance in providing upon the request of the United Nations, health services and facilities to special groups, such as the peoples of trust territories.
  • To establish and maintain such administrative and technical services as may be required, including epidemiological and statistical services.

Visit the World Health Organization’s social media profiles and website for more information.

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