Special Announcement: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/ Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) is searching for: Center Director, Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME)

Due date for application / Fecha límite para la aplicación / data final para a aplicação: 2 September 2015

BIREME’s objective is the promotion of technical cooperation in scientific and technical health information with the countries and among the countries of the Region, aiming to develop the means and the capacities for the provision and the equitable access to the relevant and up-to-date scientific and technical health information, rapidly, efficiently and at adequate costs.

The incumbent will be responsible for technical cooperation in health sciences information, knowledge management and scientific communication in the Region extensible to other regions as part of PAHO/WHO strategies, programmatic functions and work plans, within the Office of the Assistant Director, in close cooperation with other PAHO/WHO Entities and PAHO/WHO Representatives (PWR) as well as with regional and international agencies.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A medical or bachelor´s degree in health sciences and a master´s or doctoral degree with emphasis on knowledge management/transfer, knowledge communication, information systems or related fields from a recognized university.
  • Thirteen years of combined national and international experience in the management, operation and technical cooperation on scientific information, research, knowledge management and evidence-based scientific communication programs, products and services concerned with public health, international cooperation and public health services.
  • Very good knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish with a proficient working knowledge of English.

Vacancy Number: PAHO/15/FT414

Due date: 2 September 2015

Official vacancy post, online application form and further details: click here

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