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Public Health Officer (NCD) - Turkey

Gaziantep (Turkey) | Ankara

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : The objectives of WHO's emergency programme are to design and implement programmes that prepare the health sector to deal with emergencies and that improve health during and after crises. Within the emergency programme, the objectives of WHO's emergency response team are to support Member States by: (1) promptly assessing health needs of populations affected by crisis, identifying priority causes of ill-health and death; preparing damage estimates and emergency response and rehabilitation plans; providing prompt, credible health information and ensuring the continuity of essential health services; (2) coordinating and monitoring emergency health relief efforts under the Aegis of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Health Cluster, of which WHO is the lead agency; (3) ensuring that critical gaps in the health response are rapidly identified and filled; (4) revitalizing and building the capacity of national health systems to deal with preparedness, mitigation and response. Description of duties: Working under the supervision of the HWO/TUR, the incumbent will:- Support the developing and strengthening of the referral system for mental illness and non-communicable diseases, monitor the completeness of reporting and advise on the use of performance indicators;- Promote coordination between prevention, diagnostic, treatment and care activities;- Develop and apply monitoring and evaluation methods and materials;- Cooperate with national and international partners to plan, train and evaluate activities at national level and establish networks to ensure timely investigation and adequate response; - Collaborate with technical staff within and outside the EURO Regional Office to secure sources of information and recommending action plans for medium- and long-term work plans; successfully influence strategies for strengthening implementation within the context of emergency response for relief efforts;- Contribute to the regular WHO reporting, i.e. Dashboard, Sit Reps, 4 Ws, WoS planning, etc., and prepare and present updates on epidemiological status in the area of non-communicable diseases at different coordination meetings with all relevant partners and local actors/authorities;- Improve capacity of local actors/authorities and health partners to report and interpret data, prepare and respond to mental health and non- communicable diseases, document achievements and obstacles to implementation, to contribute towards better coordination mechanisms and improvements to current and future field operations in the area of work;- Proactively participate in the development of project proposals to mobilize resources. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential: Master's degree in public health and/or health related fields, complemented by a degree or studies in emergency response or disaster management in the context of public health.Desirable: Degree, post graduate studies in mental health and non-communicable diseases.WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution. Skills: - Demonstrated knowledge of health sector activities in developing countries and/or in the context of emergency response relief, or preparedness for NCD and mental health or other emergency health related issues.- Excellent skills in the assessment, surveillance and monitoring of diseases in the context of emergency situations, with the ability to conceptualize and implement innovative strategies and promote their implementation. Other skills: - Computer literacy and knowledge of computer applications related to surveillance and monitoring. - Excellent presentation skills. Competencies required: See WHO Global Competencies model at http://www.who.int/employment/competencies/en/1) Communicating in a credible and effective way: Proven ability to communicate effectively, writing in a clear and concise manner and presenting factual information.2) Producing results: Proven ability of self-management and producing in a timely manner quality outputs, while often working under pressure.3) Fostering integration and teamwork: Excellent interpersonal skills.4) Ensuring the effective use of resources: Proven organizational and analytical skills with the ability to coordinate activities and multitask.5) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: Tact, discretion and ability to promote consensus. Experience: Essential: At least seven years' experience in public health programmes in the areas of administration, planning and, disease control, including at least 2 years´ experience at the international level and in working with developing countries. Experience in capacity building, developing and promoting collaborative partnerships. Desirable: Experience in or knowledge of WHO mandate and goals in Health Action in Crises or experience in UN organizations/agencies. Languages: Essential: Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English. Desirable: Working knowledge of Arabic. Additional Information: (*) Extension of appointment is subject to a) satisfactory performance, b) continued need for the function, and c) availability of funds.Similar positions at the same grade may be filled using this vacancy notice.Long-listed candidates may be contacted to sit a written test or presentation prior to final short-listing. This does not preclude a written test or presentation prior to final interview.In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO:http://www.who.int - to learn more about WHO's operations http://icsc.un.org Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by date Post Adjustment: 32.6 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation. This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level. Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. WHO is committed to workforce diversity. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Currently accepting applications
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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Gaziantep (Turkey) | Ankara
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: 2015-09-21

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