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Technical Officer (NCD)

New Delhi (India)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: New Delhi (India)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-25

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The Department ofHealthier Population and Noncommunicable Diseases (HPN) regionally leads astrategic, evidence-based, country-centred, coordinated action to improve NCD servicesto achieve SDG target 3.4.1 and contribute to SDG 3.8. The departmentcontributes to provision of guidance and support for strengthened demand forand improving access to quality and affordable essential package of NCD servicesat primary health and all levels of care as part of integrated people-centredNCD services. Key elements include planning and advocacy, leveraging finance, improving access, quality and use of NCD medicines & products and building NCD workforce capacity to deliver the services. This will be undertaken throughsupporting focussed-countries to implement evidence-based guidelines, tools and technical packages in the South-East Asia Region.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under the overall supervision and guidance of Director, Department of Healthier Population and Noncommunicable (HPN) and the supervisor of Technical Officer-NCD, the incumbent is expected to:

  • Provide technical support to Member States implementing specific NCD projects (E.g; Norway, Denmark and any other NCD projects) through WHO country offices in planning and implementing evidence-based and people-centred integrated NCD services.
  • Plan and manage regular coordination meetings between the project implementing teams and provide continuous feedback to the country teams and update the HPN department and WHO country offices on the matters relating to projects in countries.
  • Closely monitor the progress of the project and liaise with country offices and ensure regular compilation of the implementation reports and share with WHO HQ and the donor.
  • Analyze information on NCD service performance measures and other relevant activities to assist the department in monitoring and ensuring coordination of different projects in focus countries.
  • Develop protocols to evaluate the project data and compile implementation reports, write case studies on progress of the Norway Government supported projects and submit to the department and relevant stakeholders on a regular basis and as needed.
  • Share the lessons of projects within the units and collaborate to integrate multi prong approaches to NCD capacity building and delivery of people-centred NCD services at the primary health care level.
  • Undertake other duties as required by the Supervisor, and the Director.
  • Submission of end of assignment report (mandatory).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: Medical degree from a recognized university
Desirable: A Master's degree in Public Health and/orother similar post graduate degree, training in project management and training in non-communicable diseases.

Experience

Essential: At least five years of experiencein the field of public health, preferably in the area of non-communicablediseases, with responsibilities for planning, management; and use of advance skillson data analysis and research. Demonstrated experience at international level.
Desirable: Experience in project management, research and evaluation in health systems specially in low- and middle-income settings

Skills

Broad knowledge of principles, practices, methods and technologies in public health management, especially in areas of his/her responsibility. Ability to have close collaboration with nationals and staff members.-Excellent drafting skills to produce reports, policies, documents on subject matter(s)and deliver verbal presentations.

WHO Competencies

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

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable:

REMUNERATION

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 62,120 (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 1910 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.

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 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.
  • 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 prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • 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: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.
  • For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.
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