5.083 Mul Naeng Myeon

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)

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.

I’m playing it cool on the inside …

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.

… but jumping for joy within.




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