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)
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.
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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.
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"Each day I rise to the challenges of my position, shifting between technical areas and different teams of people, all equally driven."
Head of WHO Office - Montenegro
"Though I may not have had a typical start to a public health career, I have been open to gaining experience in a variety of national settings."
Junior Professional Officer
cinfo services – to take you further
cinfo supports Swiss professionals considering a career with the UN or a development bank, and those already in the system: