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Technical Lead, Violence and Injury Prevention

Manila (Philippines)


Division Mandate\:

To support Member States in promoting health as well as preventing morbidity, premature death and disability by addressing behavioural, environmental, social, cultural and health systems-related determinants of health. The programme will guide development of responses and interventions at the population level cognizant of specific health and developmental needs at different stages throughout the life-course. Programme components include surveillance, strategic and innovative communication, advocacy for policy, development and enforcement of legislation and regulations, engagement with multisectoral stakeholders, special interventions for marginalized and displaced populations due to extreme climactic conditions, support for whole-of-government approaches and empowerment of communities and families to create health as a resource for living in the settings where people live, work, learn and play.


Unit Mandates\: Violence and Injuries (VIP)

To assist Member States with policies and multisectoral action to prevent and reduce death, morbidity, trauma and disability resulting from violence and injuries, particularly those related to road traffic crashes, drowning and interpersonal violence against women, children and youth.


Under the supervision of the Director of NCD and Health through the Life-Course (DNH) and guidance of the Director of Programme Management, the incumbent will perform the following duties\:


1. Assess country situation and initiate interventions that would raise awareness on violence and injury prevention, and to establish joint efforts with Member States, international partners, other United Nations agencies, and nongovernmental organizations in promoting and strengthening the violence and injury prevention particularly road traffic injury prevention an drowning prevention;


2. Monitor, supervise and coordinate the implementation of comprehensive projects, programmes and plans in line with the Regional Action Plan for Violence and Injury Prevention (2016-2020), which would resolve priority issues pertaining to violence and injury prevention by carrying out activities in collaboration with local stakeholders to facilitate the exchange of experience among groups and localities with similar concerns;


3. Liaise with intersectoral counterparts within Member States (i.e. police, transport, social welfare) and, where appropriate, nongovernmental organizations, international partner agencies and other organizations in the programmes of violence and injury prevention in needs assessment and situation analysis; formulation of national plans of action or strategies; implementation of training programmes; and development of promotional materials;


4. Assist in resource mobilization efforts to support the development and implementation of the regional programme on violence and injury prevention; and


5. Perform other duties, as required.



Essential\: Postgraduate degree in medicine, public health, social sciences or related areas 


Essential\: At least seven years' experience in policy development, implementation and evaluation, establishing intersectoral networks and mobilizing resources in violence and prevention programme. At least two years of relevant experience at international level.

Desirable\: Experience in developing countries or experience of working with WHO or other United Nations agencies.


--> Good knowledge of public health perspective of violence and injury prevention particularly road safety;

--> Good knowledge and skills of development and implementation of violence and injury prevention policies, plans and programmes; and

--> Familiarity with WHO violence and injury prevention programme.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Producing results
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

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 71,332 (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 2312 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.
  • 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\:// Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Manila (Philippines)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Gender-based violence
    • Managerial positions
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
  • Closing Date: 2018-09-17

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