Coordinator (Air Quality, Energy and Health), Seoul, Republic of Korea

Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)

Country: Republic of Korea

City: Seoul, Republic of Korea

Office: WHO Seoul, Republic of Korea

Grade: P-5

Closing date: Monday, 6 January 2020

Coordinator (Air Quality, Energy and Health)

( 1904681 )

Grade : P5

Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointment

Contract duration : 2 years

Job Posting: Dec 3, 2019, 7:36:26 AM

As a centre of technical and scientific excellence, the WHO Centre for Environment and Health in the Western Pacific Region (‚the Centre‘) based in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, will contribute to the development of healthier and safer environments and strengthened community resilience to climate and environmental change for health and health equity for all people of the WHO Western Pacific Region. The Centre’s objectives are to (1) strengthen the scientific information and evidence for policy-making on existing and emerging climate and environmental determinants of health, including adapting global norms and standards and monitoring trends in the Region; (2) assist Member States in developing and implementing policies to protect and promote health and well-being by addressing climate and environmental determinants of health across sectors; and (3) support Member States in developing and strengthening technical capacities and programmes, working with partners and stakeholders, including vulnerable populations, contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, the Western Pacific Regional Framework for Action on Health and Environment on a Changing Planet and WHO Global Strategy on Health, Environment and Climate Change.

The Programme on Climate, Environment and Health of the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WPRO) aims to (i) effectively apply the Thirteenth General Programme of Work though development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of WHO’s programme of cooperation with Member States in the Region; (ii) efficiently implement the WHO collaborative programmes by promoting technical cooperation, stimulate interest and coordinate support towards health development, based on global and regional strategies and WHO guidelines; and (iii) provide advice on programme and managerial matters encountered in project execution and administrative support.


Under the supervision of the Head of Centre: (1) Analyse and synthesize scientific information and evidence to inform decision- and policy-making; provide, articulate and advocate policy options; collect data and monitor trends, promote innovation, research and shape research agenda to support Member States in the area of air quality, energy and health, in close collaboration with the Regional Office;