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Regional Adviser (Medical Officer - NCD)

New Delhi (India)


To prevent and control non-communicable diseases on the basis of Primary Health Care approaches, such as, cancer and palliative care, cardiovascular diseases, chronic pulmonary diseases, diabetes and other genetic diseases.


Under the general supervision and guidance of Director, Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Environmental Health (NDE), to\:


1. To provide guidance and support to countries on implementation of national commitments in the UN Political Declaration.


2. To develop guidelines, strategies and facilitate implementation of non-communicable disease-related multisectoral policies and plans in SEAR countries


3. To advocate for inclusion of NCDs into the national development plans and policies


4. To facilitate implementation of “One WHO Workplan on NCDs” including establishment of global co-ordination mechanisms and UN Interagency task force missions to countries


5. To co-ordinate with various technical units to monitor and report on regional flagship deliverables and indicators


6.To forge regional cooperation for catalyzing integration of NCDs into the development agenda including through regional bodies such as ASEAN


7.To participate in and report, as necessary, on various NCD resolutions and progress reports to SEAR governing bodies


8.To co-ordinate among various technical units and with WCOs to prepare the biennial regional status report on NCDs


9.To monitor fund utilization across programme areas 2.1 and prepare necessary technical and financial reports


10.To undertake any other duties assigned by supervisor.



Essential\: Advanced university degree and a medical degree from a recognized medical school/university; training in public health, preferably in one or more subjects of non-communicable diseases, with responsibilities for planning, management and research.

Desirable\: A PG degree in public health or NCD prevention and control.


Essential\: At least ten years' of relevant experience, including considerable experience obtained in an international context, in the field of public health, preferably in one or more subjects of non-communicable diseases, with responsibilities for planning, management and research.

Desirable\: Experience in health research, teaching/training of health personnel / providers


Broad knowledge of principles, practices, methods and technologies in public health management, especially in areas of his/her responsibility. Ability to have close collaboration with nationals and staff members.


Other skills (e.g. IT)\: Proficient in standard MS Office software applications.

WHO Competencies

- Teamwork
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Communication
- Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
- Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential\: Expert knowledge of written and spoken English.



WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 85,543 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2431 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • Please note applications should be submitted through WHO's online recruitment portal. Please visit to complete an online profile and to apply to this vacancy.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • The written test for shortlisted candidates will tentatively be held between the week of 4 June 2018 to15 June 2018. Candidates are advised to make themselves available during that period.

  • 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\:// 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.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link\: http\:// Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
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: P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Medical Practitioners
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2018-05-04

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