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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Cotonou
  • Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Closing Date: 2019-03-06

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Technical Officer (Maternal %26 Child Health), NPO

Cotonou (Benin)


1- Le developpement et la mise en œuvre des politiques, strategies nationales et plans operationnels en matiere de sante de la mere, du nouveau-ne, de l'enfant et de l'adolescentet promotion Genre;2- Le developpement et la mise en œuvre de directives, normes et standards en matiere de sante de l'enfant et de l'adolescent, avec un accent particulier sur la mise a l'echelle de la PCIME clinique et communautaire; 3- La collaboration avec les partenaires impliques dans les activites de renforcement du systeme de sante et des services de la sante en faveur du couple mere-enfant, de nutrition, de vaccination, de prevention et la prise en charge du VIH/SIDA et du Paludisme.


1- Servir de point focal de l'OMS pour la mise en œuvre des interventions de sante de la reproduction, maternelle, neonatale, infantile, des adolescents et des personnes agees;2- Appuyer le Ministere de la Sante, les autres departements du Gouvernement, les Partenaires et ONG, dans l'elaboration, la mise en œuvre et le suivi/evaluation des politiques, strategies et plans relatifs a la sante maternelle, neonatale, infantile et des adolescents, y compris la nutrition;3 - Appuyer le processus de developpement, la mise en œuvre des normes, standards de qualite des services et outils contribuant a la reduction de la mortalite maternelle, neonatale, infantile et des adolescents, notamment ceux relatifs a la PCIME clinique et communautaire; 4 - Apporter un appui pour la conception et la mise en œuvre de programmes visant l'accroissement de l'acces des jeunes et adolescents aux services de prevention de la maladie et de promotion de la sante a travers les programmes de sante scolaire et universitaire, de sante de l'adolescent et autres initiatives; 5 - Renforcer la collaboration entre les agences du Systeme des nations unies, les partenaires bilateraux et multilateraux et les ONG impliques dans les programmes de sante maternelle, neonatale, infantile et des adolescents, y compris la nutrition; 6 - Appuyer le suivi/evaluation des programmes de maternelle, neonatale, infantile et des adolescents et la mobilisation des ressources ;7 - Apporter un appui a la recherche operationnelle sur les divers aspects de sante de la reproduction, des enfants et des adolescents, et de nutrition, y compris la documentation et la dissemination de bonnes pratiques; 8 - Apporter un appui technique pour une meilleure integration des programmes de sante, notamment ceux relatifs a la sante maternelle et infantile, la nutrition et le VIH/SIDA, et pour le renforcement du systeme de sante en vue de la Couverture Sanitaire Universelle (CSU);9 - Executer toute les activites requises par le Representant de l'OMS.



Essential\: Doctorat en Medecine
Desirable\: Diplome postuniversitaire de sante publique, ou en gynecologie - obstetrique ou en pediatrie.


Essential\: Avoir une experience pratique d'au moins cinq (05) ans en planification, mise en œuvre, monitorage et supervision des activites de sante maternelle et infantile au niveau national.
Desirable\: Avoir une experience professionnelle de collaboration avec les organisations bilaterales ou multilaterales.


Solides connaissances en gestion des programmes de la sante de la mere et de l'enfant ;Connaissances en recherche epidemiologique.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Driving the Organization's Position in Health Leadership

Use of Language Skills

Essential\: Beginners knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of French.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at XOF 21,849,000 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • 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.
  • 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.
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