Public Health Pre-Deployment Course (PHPD)
How to apply
Participants who successfully completed the Course will be included in the WHO Emergency Health Roster. Consultants in the Roster commit themselves to be deployed within 24-48 hours to an emergency or crisis situation for a duration of up to three months. Parties who are unable to fulfill the requirements are not encouraged to apply.
For an application to be processed, interested parties are requested to submit the following:
- A written (200 words max) presentation justifying why they should be selected for this course and stating their acceptance and commitment to be rapidly deployed by WHO to an emergency or crisis situation at short notice
- A written agreement "in principle" from their employer confirming willingness to release them within 24-48 hours for a duration of up to three months. Deployments beyond three months may also be possible.
- An updated CV (or UNP11), or preferably the WHO Personal History Form (PHF) which can be duly completed on-line and automatically registered, can be downloaded from the following WHO e-recruitment internet site: http://www.who.int/employment/en/index.html The selection will follow the WHO practices of recruitment, as participants who pass the course assessments may be eligible for recruitment should the need for their profile arise in an emergency situation.
- Copy of national passport, including validity date
Please make sure that you fit in one of the required profiles and the conditions before submitting your application to the Course.
Interested parties who have applied in the past are expected to submit a complete set of documents in order to be considered.
Pre-course requirements, assignments
Once selected for the training, applicants will be requested to submit the following documentation:
- Medical clearance certificate - form will be provided
- Certificate of the basic and advanced security in the field (BSITF and ASITF) online training - a link and password to the online training will be provided
- Certificate for completing a recognized first aid course dating back less than 2 years (could also be obtained later but is compulsory for inclusion in the WHO rosters of emergency experts).
The Course will cover a wide range of relevant public health and emergency management areas in a short time, therefore it is vital that participants come to the Course already familiar with most of the topics. For this reason:
- Technical papers and reference materials which participants are expected to study will be made available on-line.
- Participants who wish to refresh their knowledge on epidemiology will be provided access to WHO's basic epidemiology on-line course.
Professionals who fit the profile and requirements are encouraged to express interest and submit their documents to: email@example.com. Please refer to PHPD5 and state your full name in the subject line of the e-mail. Please also indicate in your message which of the professional profile(s) (see Participants section) you believe your competencies fit best.
Selected candidates will be contacted in due course. Regrets will be sent to non-selected candidates.