October 19, 2012

Job Posting: Pan American Health Organization

The UN-affiliated international public health agency is hiring a part-time (75% FTE) Ombudsperson to be stationed in Washington, DC. The position will provide managers and employees both in Headquarters and Country Offices with an independent, informal, voluntary and confidential process to hear and facilitate the resolution of complaints or conflicts in the workplace.

Applicants must have a master's degree in a social science, human resources, psychology, or a related discipline and at least 13 years of relevant work experience.  Formal certified training in conflict resolution, arbitration, mediation and/or counseling is desired.  Applicants must have very good knowledge of English or Spanish with working knowledge of the other language; Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.  The initial appointment is for two years, renewable to five. Applications are due by November 16, 2012.  (WHO eRecruitment, Vacancy Notice No: PAHO/12/FT410.)

Wallace Meissner has served as the PAHO Ombuds since April 2006.

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