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Coordinator, NCDs

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2020-04-07

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PN 418529


To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State's health priorities, sustainable development agendas and harmonized with the United Nations country teams and partners to improve health outcomes and progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage.


Plan, coordinate, and provide technical advice to all programmatic work areas, pertaining to Non-communicable diseases, mental health and substance abuse, as per WHO collaborative actions with the MoH and in line with the Global and Regional NCD action plans and guidelines. This entails the following\:1. Raise the priority accorded to NCDs in national health, humanitarian and development work, and integrate the prevention and control of such diseases into policies across all government departments through engaging in and facilitating multi-sectoral dialogue with the various UN agencies and national stakeholders.2. 2. Participate in the development of national policies and plans for the prevention and control of NCDs, mental health and substance abuse translating the commitments in line with WHO global and regional frameworks.3. 3. Provide technical advice to the national program for tobacco control at the Ministry of Health and other governmental bodies involved to strengthen actions related to the provision of the WHO Framework Convention of Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) international treaty.4. 4. Monitor NCDs and their determinants, and evaluating national progress in terms of their prevention and control, under the four commitment areas of the regional framework (governance, prevention and reduction of risk factors, surveillance and health care) in order to identify strengths, gaps and constraints. 5. 5. Ensure timely implementation of the collaborative Country Support Plans (CSP) under noncommunicable disease, mental health and substance abuse and maintain regular meetings with the national counterparts and UN stakeholders for planning, conducting and reprogramming of the collaborative actions.6. 6. Undertake midterm review, monitor CSP requests, evaluate and identify programmatic gaps and needs within the indicated areas to identify further actions.Other specific duties would involve\:Conduct capacity building in the area of NCDs.Undertake research agenda, on NCD public health topics, including promoting operational research on cost effectiveness of best buys and/or community-based interventions, to facilitate the development and implementation of NCDs health programmes and activities.Conduct an evidence-based assessment/situation analysis of NCDs and its risk factors country prevention and control strategies, analyse data of best practices, with emphasis on tobacco control policies, legislations and programmes.Exchange information with counterparts in technical departments at Regional Office, HQ, donors, humanitarian and development partners (UN and bilateral) on implementation of policies and strategies related to NCD activities.Review and ensure quality assurance and relevance of contractual engagements with partners and institutions and make recommendations regarding WHO's support.



Essential\: A first university degree in medicine sciences, public health or a health related field
Desirable\: Advanced university degree in medicine sciences, public health or a health related field


Essential\: At least five years of combined relevant experience, at the national and international level, in medicine and public health practice, including experience n in non-communicable diseases prevention and control.
Desirable\: Relevant experience in WHO, UN Agencies or with a Non-Governmental Organizations active in the health sector.


Knowledge of country situation with regard to Non-Communicable Diseases withgood understanding of relevant country's needs, priorities and policies, along with WHO's policies, practices, guidelines and procedures in the related areas and ability to apply them in the country office setting.Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.Ability to review and revise policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.Excellent knowledge of Health and safety regulations.Proven knowledge of technical aspects in the field of specialty.Public speaking techniques.Excellent drafting and communication skills.Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equalparticipation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.Team spirit and time management skills.

WHO Competencies

WHO global Competencies model at


(a) Teamwork
(b) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
(c) Communication
(d) Ensuring the effective use of resources
(e) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

Essential\: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable\: Intermediate knowledge of WHO 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 60,962 (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 2261 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
  • Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line through Stellis. For assessment of your application, please ensure that\: (I) Your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated;(ii) All required details regarding your qualifications, education and training are provided; (iii) Your experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time. Kindly note that CVs/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessible.
  • 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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