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NPO (Family Health, Gender & Life Course)

Kathmandu (Nepal)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-18

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The objective of the WHO Nepal Country Office is to implement the Country Cooperation Strategy by supporting the Nepal Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans and developing and managing WHO's technical cooperation programmes at the country level. WHO provides guidance and technical support in organizing the humanitarian health response following emergencies and in revitalizing the capacity of the health sector to rebuild and recover from emergencies in appropriate and sustainable ways. The Country Office collaborates with the Government of Nepal and relevant stakeholders in support of their efforts of achieving national health goals; of ensuring the attainment of universal health coverage and of contributing to global and regional public health action by providing need-based technical assistance in national level policy formulation, setting norms and standards, improving knowledge dissemination and management, monitoring country health situation and building sustainable institutional capacity, to play a greater leadership role in different national level policy and technical forums.Within this framework, this specific position will contribute to overall Maternal Child Health including Adolescent health, Gender, Human right and management of WHO collaborative work in relation to Maternal Neonatal Child, geriatric, adolescent health and gender


Under the overall guidance of WHO Representative to Nepal and close supervision of Medical Officer-Public Health Administrator, the incumbent will work as National Professional Officer in which capacity he/she will perform the following duties\:

1. Oversee smooth implementation of the planned activities in WHO collaborative work plan in relevant field that is Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child, Adolescent Health (RMNCAH), Gender Human Right (GER) in Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

2. Provide technical and managerial support in the area of health through the life course, Gender Equity Human Rights (GER) and Midwifery, facilitate the development of collaborative plan and implementation of relevant work plan under WHO-Government of Nepal collaborative program, support monitoring and evaluation of related activities and documenting successful interventions, synthesizing lessons learnt for wider dissemination.

3. Provide technical, managerial assistance to relevant department of MoHP. Foster partnership among the stakeholders in RMNCAH area especially in Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR), safe motherhood, Emergency Obstetric Care, Cervical cancer, Safe Abortion services, Family Planning, Birth Defect Surveillance and other related areas.

4. Facilitate various capacity building activities of government and coordinate with Family Welfare Division, National Health Training Center, Nursing and Social Security Division and National Health Information Education, Communication Center to incorporate evidence-based practices in all national level RMNCAH trainings and programmes.

5. Provide technical assistance and support for the development and adaptation to the country context WHO's normative work in the area of RMNCAH, Midwifery Education, GER including the production and or adaptation of reports, guidelines and SOPs.

6. Coordinate and build partnership with donors, bilateral partners, UN Agencies and civil society to harmonize on the policies and strategies related to RMNCAH, GER, midwifery and healthy ageing within the context of NHSP2, UNDAF, WHA & RC of Health Ministers resolution.

7. Collaborate with HQ, WHO collaborating centers, National Health Research Council and academic institutions for research and action including under taking gap analysis, support capacity building in the area of RMNCAH, GER.

8. Built a linkage between WHO CO, SEARO & HQ and coordinate activities in RMNCAH, GER, midwifery and healthy aging.

9. Any other duties as assigned by WR.



Essential\: University Degree in Medicine.

Desirable\: Advanced university degree in Medicine or Public Health


Essential\: At least two (2) years working experience in the field of public health.

Desirable\: At least one (1) year of professional experience in Maternal and Child Health Programme


1. Broad based knowledge of the country's needs and priorities in maternal child health, adolescent and geriatric health and functioning of related departments/agencies.2. Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.3. Demonstrated ability to work with all types of personalities, especially in difficult situations.4. Effective internal and external networking;5. Proven ability to work under pressure and multitask;6. Excellent interpersonal skills, tact, discretion and diplomacy;7. Technical expertise; Overall attitude at work are also required mandatory competencies.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Producing results

Use of Language Skills

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

Desirable\: Beginners knowledge of Other UN language.
The above language requirements are interchangeable.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NPR 2,870,937 (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.
  • 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.
  • Application from qualified female candidates and candidates particularly from disadvantaged and socially excluded groups are strongly encouraged.
  • 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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