Young Professionals Programme at WHO - call for applications. Deadline 6 December

2 December, 2021

Dear colleagues

This WHO programme might be of interest to young scientists in your networks. Please share this widely.

Many thanks



WHO has an exciting job opportunity coming up for young professionals. The Young Professionals Programme [ ] is a new initiative at WHO through which Young Professionals will benefit from career support, networking, mentoring and tailored learning opportunities. The initial contract period is one year at P2 level, with a possibility of extension up to 3 years in total. Detailed information on the position that is being offered in the ‘Evidence to Policy and Impact’ unit can be found here: Job Description - Young Professionals Programme - Technical Officer (Research for Health) (2105378) ( [ ] Application deadline is 6 December.

The list of eligible countries can be accessed here [ ] and more information on frequently asked questions here.[ ]


HIFA profile: Simon Lewin is a health systems researcher at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health ( and the South African Medical Research Council ( He has a keen interest in how research evidence can be used to inform decisions for health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) and at the global level in multilateral organisations such as the WHO. As Joint Co-ordinating Editor of Cochrane Effective Practice and Organisation of Care (EPOC: and lead for the Norwegian EPOC satellite, he has played a key role in strengthening Cochrane’s work in the field of health systems and in developing Cochrane methods for qualitative evidence synthesis. Cochrane is a HIFA supporting organisation and Simon is a member of the HIFA working group on CHWs:

Email: simon.lewin AT