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National Consultant– NCD

Bangladesh (Bangladesh)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Bangladesh (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-29

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National Consultant– NCD

Objective of the programme

The objective of the programme is to prevent and manage Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) in Bangladesh.

Description of duties:

Under the guidance and supervision of NPO PP-NCD and overall supervision of MO -NCD, in close collaboration with the Non-Communicable Disease Control (NCDC) Programme of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), the incumbent will provide technical assistance for the following:

  1. Strengthening the capacity of the health care delivery system at Saturia, through training of managers and health care providers, to implement the WHO Package of Essential Noncommunicable Disease Interventions and HEARTS technical package (PEN- HEARTS);
  2. Setting up coordination mechanism and referral pathway with relevant secondary health care facilities and other stakeholders in Manikganj;
  3. Assessing challenges and strengthening digital platform for screening, referral, management and follow-up of people with NCDs or its risk factors;
  4. Facilitating filling up any gaps in logistics required to strengthen NCD service delivery;
  5. Setting up supportive supervision, monitoring & evaluation mechanism;
  6. Preparing progress and completion reports related to the project;
  7. Any other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisors to support the objectives of the programme.

Required Qualifications:



  • Four years bachelor’s degree in medicine or dentistry.
  • Postgraduate/ Master’s degree in public health or related subject.



  • Five years of experience of working in public health projects or clinical service.


  • Experience of working in primary health care delivery settings.
  • Experience of working in public health initiative.
  • Experience of working with UN organizations/ International Development Partners, especially in the area of NCD service delivery.

Additional Functional Knowledge and Skills:

  • Good understanding of prevention and management of noncommunicable diseases, WHO Package of Essential Noncommunicable Disease Intervention at Primary Health Care settings and HEARTS Technical Package, knowledge of the NCD situation in Bangladesh.
  • Ability to work with government counterpart and other stakeholders in diverse environment.
  • Good communicator, organizer and problem solver.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.


  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Producing results


  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills, both in English and Bangla.

Computer Literacy:

  • Proficient in using computer software applications, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Duty Station:

  • Saturia Upazila of Manikganj district.

Salary & others benefits:

WHO offers locally competitive packages such as:

  • Monthly salary: BDT 144,044.00 (SSA – 8, Step I)
  • Health Insurance; Accident and illness insurance;
  • Annual Leave (18 days per year); Sick leave (12 days per year)
  • Applicable holidays as per WHO rules

Additional Information:

• 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 or a presentation using computer followed by an interview will be held only for qualifying candidates.

• 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 availability of fund and performance.
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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.
• This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
• This vacancy is open to Bangladeshi Nationals (all genders) only.

• Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

• Any attempt to unduly influence on WHO’s selection process will lead to automatic disqualification of the applicant.

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