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|Title: ||Qualifications and Selection of the Regional Director|
|Authors: ||Regional Committee for Africa, 53|
|Issue Date: ||2003|
|Publisher: ||WHO. Regional Office for Africa|
|Abstract: ||1. One responsibility of the fifty-fourth session of the Regional Committee for Africa, which
will meet in 2004, will be to nominate a candidate for the post of Regional Director. The fortyeighth
session of the Regional Committee in 1998 decided by resolution AFR/RC48/R7 to
establish for the first time a regional search committee to assist the Regional Committee in the
nomination process at its forty-ninth session.
2. Resolution AFR/RC48/R7 adopted qualifications and criteria for selection and appointment
of the Regional Director applicable to that nomination, which included having an understanding
and commitment to the WHO mission; leadership and managerial abilities; professional technical
qualifications; cultural, social and political sensitivity; and medical fitness.
3. The Regional Committee is requested to consider whether or not it wishes to form a search
committee for the upcoming nomination of Regional Director at the fifty-fourth session next year.
If so, it could use the same criteria for selection and appointment, as well as the same terms of
reference, as were adopted in AFR/RC48/R7. The search committee would operate under the
existing Rules of Procedure of the Regional Committee, especially Rule 52. If it decides to
establish a search committee, the Regional Committee is also requested to determine its size and
composition as there are cost implications in this nomination process.|
|Description: ||Regional Committee for Africa Fifty-third Session
Johannesburg, South Africa, 1–5 September 2003, Provisional agenda item 10|
|Subject: ||World Health Organization|
Organization and Administration
Regional Health Planning
|Gov't Doc #: ||AFR-RC53-15|
|Appears in Collections:||Regional Committee for Africa|
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