Who We Need
We are looking for talented and passionate people to work for health.
WHO is committed to achieving workforce diversity, aiming to achieve a broad representation of nationals of our member countries. Particular attention is paid to candidates from developing countries and gender balance. Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis. All posts are filled in accordance with WHO’s competency model.
There are two key categories of staff at WHO: professional (P) or directors (D) who are internationally recruited and general (G) or national professional (NPO) staff who are recruited locally for both fixed or short-term positions. We also run internship and opportunities for junior professional officers (JPOs).
What We Offer
We offer a dynamic and international work environment with a multi-cultural workforce, opportunities for professional development and a competitive remuneration package. At WHO we have a mobility policy to give staff the opportunity to gain experience in different parts of the world.
Salary and Benefits
WHO is part of the United Nations Common System and its remuneration and benefit package is governed by the International Civil Service Commission.
Salaries in professional and higher categories are made up of two main elements: a base salary and post adjustment. The post adjustment is an allowance based on the cost-of-living, exchange rate fluctuations and inflation in the different locations of assignment.
The salary scale comprises six professional levels (P-1 to P-6) and two director levels (D1 and D2). The conditions for P6 and D1 positions are identical. The scales are expressed as gross and net base salaries and applied uniformly, worldwide, by all organizations in the United Nations common system.
The salary scale for locally recruited staff is determined by the International Civil Service Commission and varies from country to country.
NOTE: WHO is a unique place to work. This lends itself to several scams implying association with WHO.
- WHO never asks for money for recruitment purposes.
- WHO never charges registration fees for conferences or meetings.
A thorough review of all applications is essential. Our recruitment process takes several months as it involves a number of steps which may include screening, written test, interview, and assessment centre.
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