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New Delhi (India)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: New Delhi (India)
  • Grade: D-1, Director - Internationally recruited position - Senior Executive level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-30

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To support and collaborate with the Member States for further development and implementation of national policies and strategies which ensure equitable and universal access to quality health care in the area of non-communicable diseases, social determinants of health and sustainable development and healthy environment. Non-communicable Diseases and Social Determinants of Health emphasizes on support to Member State efforts to effectively implement chronic diseases and lifestyle related health programmes as well as on activities on health promotion and disease prevention to reduce health risks and advocate the role of social determinants of health. Sustainable Development and Healthy Environment emphasizes the interactions between health and development, poverty, environmental degradation including water and air pollution, sanitation and natural and human induced disasters.


Under the overall supervision and policy guidance of the Regional Director (RD) and under the direct supervision of the Director, Programme Management (DPM), the incumbent is responsible for:-

  • Directing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating collaborative programmes with the Member States in the Region under the domain of Non-communicable Diseases, Sustainable Development and Healthy Environments including Social Determinants of Health, taking into account the WHO core functions, priorities and country health needs

  • Harmonizing the work of WHO technical units in Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO), WHO Country Offices (WCOs), HQ, national authorities, other UN agencies, various donors, private sector and civil societies in the core areas of prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.

  • Promoting and assuring intra- and inter-departmental teamwork including the WHO Collaborating Centres and National Centres of Excellence.

  • Ensuring effective management of human and financial resources for programmes under his/her direct supervision.

  • Supporting the DPM and the RD as part of technical secretariat for the WHO Governing Bodies (World Health Assembly (WHA)/Executive Board (EB)/Regional Committee(RC)) and other important high level meetings.

  • Acting as RD or DPM or other Department Directors during their absence when so designated by the RD.

  • Performing any other duties as deemed necessary.



Essential: Degree in medicine with Post graduate degree in public health or other health related areas or disciplines
Desirable: -


Essential: At least 15 years of experience at progressively responsible levels, of which minimum five years must be in an international setting, in planning and management of public health programmes and/or public health cooperation activities.
Desirable: Previous work experience in a multicultural environment or a UN/multilateral organization will be an advantage.


Thorough knowledge of WHO values, goals, policies, rules and regulations.- In-depth knowledge of public health issues and health systems in the area of non-communicable diseases and social determinants of health.- High level of technical and managerial competence with knowledge of planning, directing, monitoring and evaluating health and health related programmes pertaining to the areas of work.- Ability to exercise sound professional judgement.- Leadership and supervision ability to foster team spirit and team work.- Capability in programme planning, development, implementation, logistics, and/or monitoring and evaluation.- Good computer literacy.

WHO Competencies

  • Communication
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources

  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

  • Driving the Organization's Position in Health Leadership

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


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 100,800 (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 2764 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.
  • Please note applications should be submitted through WHO's online recruitment portal. Please visit to complete an online profile and to apply to this vacancy.
  • The written test for shortlisted candidates will be tentatively be held in week starting 19 October 2020 . Candidates are advised to make themselves available during that period.
  • 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.
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  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
  • 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: 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.

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