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Technical Officer (NCDs)

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2019-10-17

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The objectives of the Departmental Programme are to take forward the prevention of NCD agenda by\:

(i) providing strategic leadership, engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed;

(ii) shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge;

(iii) setting norms and standards and promoting and monitoring their implementation;

(iv) articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options, including providing vision for scaling up proven interventions;

(v) providing technical support, catalysing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity;

and (vi) monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends.

The purpose of the programme is to support delivery of the WHO Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs and the Comprehensive Global Monitoring Framework, and the Voluntary Global Targets for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, and to support Member States in the technical implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.


General duties\:

1. Provides input to the project officer in managing and implementing projects associated with the Bloomberg Ambassador programme.

2. Monitors the financial resources for the projects and prepares and monitors implementation of the workplan to ensure objectives and priorities are met and are on track.

3. Participates with the administrative and technical programme support activities and work planning.

4. Documents and identifies project and programmatic challenges in implementing the ambassador programme and make appropriate recommendations to the responsible officer.

5. Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Specific duties\:

1. Development of reports and thought pieces linked to fiscal strategies and business plan.

2. Support activities linked to the fiscal strategies and business plan.

3. Contribute to economic analysis to generate evidence for advancing policies and programmes in NCDs.



Essential\: First university degree in International Development, Public Health, Business, Health Economics, Social Science or field related to the position.

Desirable\: Advanced University degree in Health Economics or a related field.


Essential\: Minimum of 5 years experience working in NCDs, health economics, and project management. Experience working in International Organizations. Demonstrated experience at the international level.



- Concrete skills in project management, health economics, policy analysis.

- Ability to identify key issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.

- Interpersonal skills\: tact and diplomacy, partnership and collaboration skills, public speaking, team spirit.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Moving forward in a changing environment
Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential\: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable\: Intermediate knowledge of Other UN Language.


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 60,233 (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 4016 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.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • 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.
  • For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.
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