NPO (TB Public Private Partnerships)
New Delhi (India)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
WHO's mandate revolves around six (6) leadership priorities specifying (i) advancing universal health coverage; (ii) health related sustainable development goals; (iii) addressing the challenge of non-communicable diseases and mental health, violence and injuries and disabilities; (iv) implementing the provisions of the International Health Regulations (2005); (v) increasing access to quality, safe, efficacious and affordable medical products; (vi) addressing the social, economic and environmental determinants of health.
The South-East Asia Region (SEAR) of WHO is made up of 11 countries, with over 1.8 billion people, with India's population of 1.3 billion. All the Member States of WHO/SEAR (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor Leste), share the common value of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right. All of WHO actions are based on this and rooted in the underlying values of equity, solidarity and participation.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Head of WHO Country Office and the direct supervision of Team Leader (Communicable Disease), the incumbent will have the following responsibilities with a view to achieve the expected results set out in the relevant WCO-India biennial workplan:
EducationEssential: Degree in medicine (MBBS) or equivalent
Desirable: Masters degree in medicine, public health, social & preventive medicine, Health Management, Health Economics, Healthcare Financing, public health administration or related field
ExperienceEssential: At least two (2) years of experience in managing National Health Programme/s
Identify with the core values of the World Health Organization. Thorough knowledge of the situation in India with regard to the health system, national policies and strategies. Good understanding of global and national commitments towards Sustainable Development Goals. Very good knowledge of WHO policies, programmes and guidelines in the related areas. Good knowledge of the administrative functioning of government institutions and related departments/agencies and of the other partners in India. Sound technical and policy advisory skills, based on evidence. Public health leadership skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and private sector in a team setting at national and international levels. Share information and data and make oral and written presentations on technical issues. Very good ability to build and maintain relations and network with national authorities and other stakeholders across relevant sectors. Understanding of the potential motivating factors within national context and the ability to move forward and adjust to new approaches in an increasingly complex and changing environment. Modern management skills (planning and evaluation, etc.). Capacity to prepare terms of reference and to prepare and monitor and manage the implementation of contractual agreements. Capacity to convey information and options in a structured and credible way, ability to speak and write clearly. Proficiency in computer applications and ability to draft reports. Knowledge of WHO /UN agencies programmes and practices will be an advantage.
WHO Competencies1. Teamwork
2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
4. Producing results
5. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English
REMUNERATIONRemuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at INR 2,275,397 (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://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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- 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.