Technical Officer

World Health Organization

Manila, Philippines

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin


The Prevention and Response to Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PRSEAH) Program at the Western Pacific Region (WPR) aims to help the Regional Office and the Country Offices in the Region, to undertake and coordinate action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, and rapidly respond to any SEAH and to advocate, draft and put in place strategies to ensure a zero tolerance to SEAH in the region.


Under the supervision of the PRSEAH Management Officer in WPR, the PRSEAH Technical Officer will:

  • Lead/contribute to Country Office focal points’ learning and development, and work towards identifying and mapping country and regional-level support and referrel services for SEAH survivours/victims, and identifying and addressing gaps in service provision. 
  • Together with the regional and country office focal points, he/she will develop, implement, monitor and report on progress of implementation of the WHO SEA and SH action plans. 
  • He/she will lead/contribute to SEAH risk assessment. He /she will contribute to advocacy and resource mobilization, including through developing communication tools, maintaining a central database on PRSEAH, and the organization of internal and external events. 



  • Essential: First university degree in law, political science, humanities, management, communications, international relations or related field.
  • Desirable: Master's degree in law, political science, humanities, communications, management, international relations or related field.


  • Essential: Five years of experience in working on issues related to human rights, humanitarian law, gender, victim-centric or protection-centered work; Experience organizing regional or medium-scale events; Experience in developing materials for trainings and conducting trainings
  • Desirable: Experience in developing communication materials, maintaining databases, undertaking risk assessments; Experience in cooperating with government authorities and other UN agencies.


Technical expertise in at least one of the following areas: 

  • Protection from Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (PSEAH)
  • Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) 
  • Protection 
  • Human rights or humanitarian law 
  • Gender-based violence/Victim assistance 
  • Staff misconduct and discipline 
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL)
  • Risk communication, community engagement
  • Training and capacity building 
  • Program management
  • Communications

Skills and behavioral requirements 

  • Proven integrity, objectivity, and professional competence
  • Strong communication, facilitation, and inter-personal skills
  • Effective time-management skills
  • Strong capacity to embrace cultural diversity and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and ensure constant data protection
  • Ability to interact in a sensitive manner with survivors
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Fluency in English 
  • Desirable: Knowledge of a language in one of the countries within WHO in WPR