PAHO/WHO's Health Emergencies Department is looking for a Communication Assistant responsible for managing the flow of information to, and the update and maintenance of the Organization's COVID-19 web pages. This position requires a combination general knowledge of web publishing (HTML, CSS, image editing) and aesthetics (understanding element arrangements on the screen, the color and font choices, and so on). The best candidates should have a strong understanding of web publishing and communication. Experience with web publishing preferred. In addition, an understanding of the entire web development process, including design, development and deployment is desirable. Requires fluency in English and Spanish; working knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be a plus.

Please review the terms of reference before submitting an application. The deadline to receive applications is 30 April 2020.

pdf Terms of Reference - Web Designer and Communications Assistant (265 KB)

International Day for Disaster ReductionThe International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR), held on 13 October every year, promotes a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. As this day celebrates how people around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters, the Health Emergencies Department of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) invites you to reflect on the regional perspective and progress towards the strengthening of national response capacities to public health emergencies and disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and the key role of political will to achieve such progress.

For the last 40 years, countries of the LAC region have been seeking to improve their capacities to manage emergency risks and enhance the preparedness and response capabilities of their health sector. In response to this call, PAHO created its Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Relief Program in 1976 to better assist its Member States in increasing disaster risk awareness and knowledge and improving disaster management programs at national level.

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PAHO/WHO's Heath Emergencies Department (PHE) is currently looking for candidates for a consultancy on Health Emergencies for the Caribbean Subregion. Duties will include technical support of national disaster prevention and preparedness programs, especifically in Jamaica, Cayman Islands, and Bermuda; support with data related to outbreaks; provide technical support for the rapid assessment of health-related needs in the Caribbean; among others.

Please review the terms of reference below before submitting an application, before 17 August 2018.

pdf Terms of Reference - Consultant, Health Emergencies in the Caribbean (197 KB)

PAHO/WHO's Heath Emergencies Department (PHE) is currently looking for candidates for a consultancy to support the Emergency Operations Center in Washington, D.C. The incumbent has a key role in supporting the work being carried out by HIM/EMO in the information system of the current Natural Events in the Caribbean Region. Candidates must be local. 

Please review the terms of reference below before submitting an application, before 27 August 2018.

pdf Terms of Reference - Consultant, Emergency Support Officer (131 KB)

PAHO/WHO's Heath Emergencies Department (PHE) is currently looking for candidates for a consultancy to compile, process, and revise the hospital network information of each country based on the minimum-basic information fields of hospital characteristics, and perform a bibliographical review in order to identify and operationalize indicators for the development of emergency scenarios based on specific natural and man-made hazards, the potential exposed population and the impact on health.

Please review the terms of reference below before submitting an application, before 10 August 2018.

pdf Terms of Reference - Consultant, Technical Investigator (161 KB)