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NPO (HIV/Hepatitis Prevention and Surveillance)

New Delhi | India

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

WHO India Country Office collaborates with the Government of India and relevant stakeholders within the framework of the collaborative Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS), to actively support the development and implementation of national health policies, strategies, plans in the area of HIV/AIDS, STI and viral hepatitis, and effective services to promote Universal Health Coverage.The WCO-India programme of work supports the GoI in\:1. Enhancing universal access to HIV/AIDS, STI and viral hepatitis prevention, treatment and care services along with cost-effective service delivery mechanisms to deal with HIV/AIDS related co-morbidities;2. Supporting the adoption and nationwide rollout of the latest WHO prevention, diagnosis and treatment guidelines for HIV and viral hepatitis towards achieving SDG 3.3.1 and 3.3.4;3. Strengthening strategic information areas for evidence based planning, implementation, monitoring and assessment of results of the National response to HIV and viral hepatitis;4. Enunciating options for and supporting the integration of health related HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis services with the general health services/ national health mission.Underlying Values and Core Functions of WHOAll the Member States of WHO in the South East Asia Region (SEAR) share the common value of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right. All of WHO actions are based on this and rooted in the underlying values of equity, solidarity and participation.The seven point global health agenda contained in WHO's Eleventh General Programme of Work (2006-2015) includes\: (i) investing in health to reduce poverty; (ii) building individual and global health security; (iii) promoting universal coverage, gender equality and health related human rights; (iv) tackling determinants of health; (v) strengthening health systems and equitable access; (vi) harnessing knowledge, science and technology; and (vii) strengthening governance, leadership and accountability.WHO's mandate revolves around six core functions\: (i) providing leadership on global health matters; (ii) shaping the health research agenda; (iii) setting norms and standards; (iv) articulating evidence-based policy options; (v) providing technical support to countries; and (vi) monitoring and assessing health trends.The South- East Asia Region of WHO is made up of 11 countries, with over 1.8 billion people, with India's population of 1.2 billion. The diversity of people and health situations requires, on the demand side, a solid understanding of the emerging socio-economic, epidemiologic and demographic patterns and trends at both aggregate as well as national and sub-national levels, with due sensitivity to disadvantaged populations and vulnerable segments of the society. On the supply side, it is equally crucial to have a solid understanding of the commonalities and divergences of the health systems, the circumstances and political economy under which they have evolved and operate.Mission of the WHO Country Office for IndiaWithin the framework of WHO's Country Cooperation Strategy the mission of the WHO Country Office is to support India in\: (i) developing and sustaining its own health policies, health systems and public healthprogrammes; (ii) working to prevent and overcome threats to health; (iii) anticipating future challenges; and (iv) advocating public health.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative to India and the direct supervision of Team Leader (Communicable Diseases) and Coordinator, Health Programmes, with a view to achieve the expected results set out in the relevant WCO-India biennial work plans in accordance with WHO's Country Cooperation Strategy with India (2012-2017), as part of the WCO-India team working on communicable diseases, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities to\:

 

1.  Provide strategic and technical support to National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in strengthening the prevention of HIV among key populations and integrating viral hepatitis B and C prevention interventions into existing HIV prevention programmes in particular for people who inject drugs.

 

2.  Provide strategic and technical support to National AIDS Control Organization in strengthening the HIV surveillance systems including designing/updating guidelines and training materials for HIV surveillance (HSS ), HIV case reporting and patient tracking, and integrating viral hepatitis surveillance into HIV surveillance for key population groups.

 

3.  Provide strategic guidance to NCDC and to the Viral Hepatitis Program, MoHFW to establish a robust surveillance and M&E system for viral hepatitis.

 

4.  Provide technical assistance to build capacity to make better use of surveillance and program data for program planning and quality improvement at national and subnational (state and district) level, including the development of guidance and training materials on monitoring and evaluation, data triangulation and HIV prevention and care cascade monitoring.

 

5.  Follow-up, monitor, evaluate and report on the progress of work in the area of HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis prevention and programme impact.

 

6.  Collaborate with national and subnational authorities, non-governmental organizations and international organizations, other stakeholders and partners to plan for relevant activities and facilitate implementation.

 

7.  Work in collaboration with other members of the communicable disease, health systems and other programmes in WHO Country Office, Regional Offices and Headquarter.

 

8.  Undertake any other tasks and responsibilities assigned by the supervisors.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential\: University Degree in Medicine or Life Science or Social Science
Desirable\: Postgraduate degree in public health and/or epidemiology or related fields.

Experience

Essential\: At least 2 years of professional experience in HIV/AIDS programme, preferably in Prevention, Surveillance and Monitoring & Evaluation.
Desirable\: At least 5 years of professional experience in the field of Public Health and HIV/AIDS and experience of work in UN and/or other international organization in health programme.

Skills

The incumbent should identify with the core values of the World Health Organization.Thorough knowledge of the situation in India with regard to HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis with good understanding of issues, policies and strategies, main stakeholders and actors.Very good knowledge of WHO policies, programmes and activities in the related areas and good understanding of Health Systems functioning.

 

1. Ability to consolidate information from multiple sources.

 

2. Demonstrated skill in the formulation, design, development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation frameworks.

 

3. Ability to evaluate, analyze, and interpret HIV/AIDS and hepatitis data and use them for public health.

 

4. Other skills (IT)\:  Excellent knowledge of MS Office applications, especially Excel computer skills for data analysis.  Ability to work with basic presentation software, e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint, for technical presentations.

WHO Competencies

1.  Teamwork
2.  Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
3.  Communication
4.  Producing results
5.  Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential\: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Hindi.


REMUNERATION

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at INR 1,902,148 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • 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 will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: New Delhi | India
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • HIV and AIDS
  • Closing Date: 2017-10-10

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