Cycle 5 – Item 83
29 (Sat) March 2014
Mul Naeng Myeon
at Samwon Garden
-Sinsa, Gangnam, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with the Family,
4th Home Visit (Day 1)
- Day 1 (5.083 Mul Naeng Myeon)
- Day 2 (5.084 Hanjeongsik)
- Day 3 (5.085 Spicy Chicken & Mushrooms with Steamed Rice)
The World Health Organization has seen fit to offer me a full time job. I’ve accepted. At the end of April, after wrapping up my current consultancy contract, I’ll be staying on in Manila. Technically, the post is for a Temporary Appointment Professional (TAP) on a 5.5-month contract. 5.5 because, well, certain employee benefits begin to accrue at 6.0 (I wonder if ILO offers the same kind of deal). The short term also allows both parties to gauge whether they’re mutually satisfied by and want to maintain the relationship for a longer term. So, in mid-October, if all goes well, the contract may be renewed to a fixed-term post of 2 years.
More specifically, I’ll be Technical Officer of Health Legislation, the focal point for providing technical support to countries throughout the Region in assessing/developing/implementing/surveilling their domestic legal frameworks on health matters. The first position of its kind in WHO. Holy crap, that’s quite a daunting task. I hope that I’m up to it. We’ll see in 5.5 months.
(See also MUL NAENG MYEON)
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)