Overview of actors

World Health Organisation

Dedicated to the well-being of all people and guided by science, the WHO leads and champions global efforts to give everyone, everywhere an equal chance to live a healthy life.

WHO’s main tasks:
- provides leadership on matters critical to health and engages in partnerships
- shapes the research agenda and stimulates the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge
- sets norms and standards and promotes and monitors their implementation
- articulates ethical and evidence-based policy options
- provides technical support, catalyses change, and builds sustainable institutional capacity
- monitors the health situation and assesses health trends

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

Good Health and Well-being

How we work

WHO’s team of 8000+ professionals includes world-leading public health experts comprising doctors, epidemiologists, scientists and managers. WHO coordinates the world’s response to health emergencies, promotes well-being, prevents disease, and expands access to health care. By connecting nations, people and partners to scientific evidence they can rely on, WHO strives to give everyone an equal chance at a safe and healthy life.

... and why

WHO has a vision of a world in which all people attain the highest possible level of health. Their mission is to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable with measurable impact for people on a country level.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Banking and Finance
Health and Nutrition
Human Resources Management
Information and Communication Technology
Media and Communication
Monitoring and Evaluation

WHO offers a dynamic work environment, opportunities for professional development and a competitive pay and benefits package. We are committed to achieving a diverse, multicultural and gender-balanced workforce with broad representation from our Member States.

Opportunities offered

Internships for students yes
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates yes
Positions/programs for young professionals yes
Staff positions for professionals yes
Senior or management positions yes
Consultancy opportunities yes
See current vacancies on cinfoPoste

Type of organisation

UN organisation

Field(s) of activity

Development Cooperation
Humanitarian Aid


Geneva, Switzerland

Region(s) of operation

Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and Northern Africa
North America
South/East Asia and Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa
Western and Central Europe

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
More than 1000

Outside Switzerland:
More than 1000

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