April 21, 2021

Job Posting: World Health Organization, Egypt

The UN agency for international public health is hiring a Regional Ombudsman to be based in Cairo for a full-time, two-year appointment. It is not clear from the posting whether the position reports to the the WHO Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean or the WHO Ombudsman, José Martínez-Aragón. Among other typical Ombuds duties, the position is expected to "maintain an active understanding of professional developments in their area of work by continuing professional membership of the International Ombudsman Association (IOA) and participating in the annual and regular meetings of the Network of Ombudsmen from the United Nations and Related International Organizations (UNARIO)."

Applicants must have a Master's degree; at least five years experience as a mediator, Ombuds, or conflict resolution manager; and expert knowledge of English. Desirable qualifications include CO-OP accreditation; mediation accreditation; ADR training; previous experience of management in international, intergovernmental organization, government or national public institutions; and intermediate knowledge of French and/or Arabic. The position pays $89,837 per year, plus a variable post adjustment which is currently $2,291 per month, and some very generous benefits. Applications are due by May 10, 2021. (WHO Careers.)

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