Pipeline for National Cancer Control Planning Experts
Field (i.e. outside regular IAEA duty station)
The IAEA is the world's centre of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world's "Atoms for Peace" organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies. The IAEA Secretariat, a team of 2300 multi-disciplinary professional and support staff from more than 100 countries, is headquartered at the Vienna International Centre in Vienna, Austria.
The IAEA, WHO and IARC in collaboration with their partners, support Member States to introduce, expand and improve their cancer control capacity to effectively reduce the cancer burden.
In order to provide qualified candidates to IAEA Departments for multiple positions, the Division of Human Resources keeps a roster of interested National Cancer Control Planning (NCCP) Experts. Qualified NCCP professionals and experts worldwide who are available for short-term and/or temporary assignments are encouraged to register and complete an online application. The NCCP expert will provide lead guidance and tools to the Ministry of Health (MOH) working group throughout the NCCP development stages to ensure quality of process and NCCP product, alignment with the IAEA, WHO and IARC standards and guidelines, and provide gender and health equity specific guidance. The NCCP expert will regularly liaise with designated IAEA, WHO, and IARC Officers, the MOH working group, and other designated stakeholders. The expert will be contracted for work conducted virtually and in-country, latter if feasible, for a period ranging between 2-8 weeks depending on the scope of work.
Registration into the Pipeline does not constitute in any form a commitment on the part of the IAEA for taking a particular application into consideration in the recruitment process for any vacancy. Pipeline registration is only valid for 2 years. Candidates need to re-register again after two years of initial date of registration to be considered as an active pipeline applicant.
Reporting to a Section Head or Director, the NCCP Experts are senior professionals in national cancer control policy formulation or programme development; management of national cancer services and workforce; partnership building and resource mobilization; performance management; and, multi-disciplinary team management.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities/Candidate Eligibility
The successful candidates\:
- Effectively collect, analyse, and present technical data and information to policy and decision makers, government health authorities and technical professionals.
- Analyse and convert scientific evidence-based standards, guidelines and protocols (e.g. by the IAEA, WHO, IARC or other relevant authorities) into SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely) recommendations for low- and middle-income countries.
- Published in international peer-reviewed journals, membership in professional medical societies, etc.
- Are able to provide timely, clear, comprehensive reports (in English).
- Demonstrate tact, diplomacy and communication acumen, preferably in the health sector setting.
- Strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
- Possess advanced computer skills and internet search capabilities.
Education, Experience and Language Skills
- Advanced University degree in area(s) related to global public health, with preferably additional qualifications in cancer or non-communicable diseases control or management.
- International or region-specific experience, preferably in low- and middle-income countries, and covering comprehensive cancer control.
- Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of French or Spanish highly desirable. Knowledge of other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, or Russian) an asset.
Applications from qualified women and candidates from developing countries are encouraged
Applicants should be aware that IAEA staff members are international civil servants and may not accept instructions from any other authority. The IAEA is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. As part of the United Nations common system, the IAEA subscribes to the following core ethical standards (or values)\: Integrity, Professionalism and Respect for diversity. Staff members may be assigned to any location. The IAEA retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade or with a different contract type, or to make an appointment with a modified job description or for shorter duration than indicated above. Testing may be part of the recruitment process.
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