Humanitarian Health Action

Careers at WHO/HAC/HQ

World Health Organization seeks to strengthen its Emergency Roster

In order to strengthen its readiness for emergencies, the Department of Health Action in Crises (HAC) of the World Health Organization (WHO) is searching for public health professionals who would be available at short notice for short and-or long-term assignments.

Please be aware that at this stage this will not imply any commitment on either side.

WHO's goal is to reduce avoidable loss of life, burden of disease and disability in emergencies and post-crisis transition.

WHO is mandated to establish standards for best practice in international health based on reviews of experience and analyses of available evidence, and to disseminate these to governments and other partners.


The potential candidates should have:

  • Health or social science background with a masters degree in public health or equivalent postgraduate degree
  • At least 5 years of international experience working in emergency situations, with a least 2 years of direct field operations management
  • Excellent English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language is a requirement. Any additional language skills are an asset.

All persons with the above qualifications will be included in the roster and considered for field missions and positions within the WHO Department of Health Action in Crises (HAC). We regret that we will not be able to reply to individual e mails.

Professionals from disaster prone countries, countries who have experienced crises or are in crisis are especially welcomed. Women are encouraged to respond.

Please send your CV or Personal history form with:


Health Action in Crises
World Health Organization
20 Avenue Appia CH-1211 Geneva, 27
Switzerland Fax: +41 22 791 4844
Subject: HAC Emergency Roster CV