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NPO (Non-Communicable Diseases & Mental Health)

Tehrān (Iran)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Tehrān (Iran)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-23

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NPO (Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health), temporary position no 419069


The objective of WHO Country Office Iran programme is to reduce mortality and morbidity through increasing access to quality health care services. The main focus of the programme will be on strengthening the health system in Iran and supporting the health sector recovery and transition.


The incumbent will perform the following duties:
1- Provide technical advice to NMH related national health staff with regards to ensure that NMH activities are implemented in accordance with WHO policy and internationally recognized standards.
2- Coordinate workshops, seminars and meetings for all NMH related program at the national level.
3- Coordinate with the local NMH managers from the zone to ensure the quality of training programs at local and zonal level to maximise the health staff skills.
4- Manage the logistics and storage of the supplies needed in the delivery of NCDs prevention and control and mental health services in collaboration with medical storekeeper and logistic staff.
5- Provide quarterly situation reports on progress, achievements and constraints.
6- Identify opportunities for potential partnerships at local level for NMH program support with UN agencies, international and national NGOs.
7- Constantly monitor NMH needs in the zone and propose appropriate action in collaboration with UN agencies, International and National NGOs in order to achieve NMH objectives.



Essential: University degree in medicine or public health
Desirable: Masters' degree in public health


Essential: At least 2 year of relevant experience in NCDs prevention and management and mental health.
• Experience in working with local community and National authorities.

Desirable: Work experience with UN system or international non-governmental organizations. Experience in developing countries.


- Thorough knowledge of principles and programs of NMH and its management - Sound skills in working with local community in particular rural level in setting priorities and development of action plans.
- Proven skills in setting up of health priority programs in complex emergency situations and difficult circumstances primarily focusing on NCDs and mental health.
- Ability to prioritize, organize, manage and adapt management style according to needs.
- Ability to work under pressure

WHO Competencies

Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model:

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Local language.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 38,376 (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.
  • Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line through Stellis. For assessment of your application, please ensure that: 1 -Your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated; 2- All required details regarding your qualifications, education, training and experience are provided; 3- Your experience records are entered in detail 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: 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.
  • 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.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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