- Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in health, human or social sciences (epidemiology, public health, psychology, medicine, social work,) or related studies in combination with qualifying experience.
- Essential: Experience in epidemiology or public health. Minimum of 5 years of professional work.
- Desirable: Work in the field of drug epidemiology, drug monitoring systems, and health system data collection treatment or drug demand reduction policy, HIV/AIDS prevention and care, , programme management experience (with UN or other international organizations) will be an asset. Previous work experience or collaboration with UN environment would be an asset. Experience and knowledge of the West African context and of the Senegalese context would be an advantage.
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English (and preferable French) both oral and written is required;
- Knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset.
United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicant's bank accounts.
The UN is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.