Technical Officer, Cairo, Egypt

Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)

Country: Egypt

City: Cairo, Egypt

Office: WHO EMRO Cairo

Grade: P-4

Closing date: Thursday, 15 July 2021

Technical Officer

( 2102775 )

Grade : P4

Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointment

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 2 years (extension is subject to the need of the function, availability of funding and satisfactory performance of the incumbent))

Job Posting: Jun 24, 2021, 5:29:54 PM

To contribute to saving lives and improving health by developing regional guidance and collaborating with countries to:

Ensure affordable and equitable access to medical devices that are safe, of assured quality and effective at all levels of the health system, and at a cost that the government, community and the individuals can afford.

Strengthen national regulatory systems to safeguard the safety, quality and efficacy of medical device.

Advocate for and build national capacities in health technology assessment and management as related to medical devices.

Promote the rational use of medical devices including by developing priority medical devices list.


The incumbent will perform the following duties:

Advise and support Member States in formulating, updating, implementing and monitoring comprehensive national medical devices policies as an integral part of national health policies and strategies in order to contribute towards the goal of Universal Health Coverage.

Provide technical expertise to Strengthen the capacity of national regulatory authorities for medical devices of Member States by level of socio-economic development by assessing regulatory systems, promoting harmonization of regulations enhancing vigilance of medical devices and proposing appropriate training and technical support activities to meet identified gaps.

Manage and coordinate intersectoral collaboration and initiatives between national regulatory authorities, medical devices industry, and professional and academic institutions, including WHO Collaborating Centres.

Provide technical advice to Member States on WHO prequalification of medical devices procedures and guidelines for manufacturers, and on quality management systems for public procurement.

Develop technical capacities of countries in the areas of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Health Technology Management (HTM) to enable them to properly select, procure, use, manage, and dispose medical devices.

Provide technical support to Member States on issues related to access of quality-assured medical devises while working in close collaboration with WHO Headquarters and Country Offices.

Establish mechanisms for regional, inter-regional and global cooperation with Member States to attain the overall AMT unit objectives.

Coordinate and contribute to publish documents and guidelines on best practices related to medical devices profiles and research undertaken in the EM Region.



Essential : Master’s Degree in Pharmacy, biomedical engineering or related field.

Desirable: PhD or equivalent degree in biomedical engineering.


Essential : At least 7 years of combined national and international experience in the area of management and regulation of medical devices.

Desirable: Broad experience in biomedical engineering procurement and production.


Excellent technical knowledge in the field of medical devices assessment, procurement and management.

Excellent understanding of medical devices regulation practices and of WHO’s policies and strategies in this area.

Proven skills to coordinate and solicit consorted actions among various stakeholders.

Tags biomedical engineering health technology medical devices pharmacy procurement quality management technology assessment universal health coverage

Ability to function effectively in a team setting.

High level of tact and diplomacy.

WHO Competencies

The Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model can be found at: who global competency model_february 2015.pdf


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.


Producing results.

Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond.

Use of Language Skills

Essential : Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of Arabic and/or French.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 74,913 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2141 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line through Stellis. For assessment of your application, please ensure that: 1 -Your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated; 2- All required details regarding your qualifications, education, training and experience are provided; 3- Your experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

A written test may be used as a form of screening.

In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

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