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Technical Coordinator (Illicit Trade Protocol Implementation)

New Delhi

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: New Delhi
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Criminology, Extremism, Police Affairs and Anti-Corruption
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-05-25

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Overview of the programme

WHO India Country Office collaborates with the Government of India and relevant stakeholders within the framework of the collaborative Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS), to actively support the development and implementation of national health policies, strategies and plans aiming at promoting access to and utilization of affordable and quality health services and improving financial protection against health-related risks.

WHO Country Office for India is supporting the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to strengthen the implementation of National Tobacco Control Programme and strategies outlined in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

Underlying Values and Core Functions of WHO

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.

Mission of the WHO Country Office for India

The mission of WHO India is to improve quality of life people in India by supporting the government to ensure better health and wellbeing of the population through strengthening the prevention and control

of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), improving health systems for achieving UHC targets, providing assistance for the promotion of health and the prevention of premature death and disability by addressing key health-related social, environmental, and behavioral risk factors including tobacco use.

Description of Duties:

The purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical support to MOHFW for implementation of the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products negotiated under Article 15 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and related tasks.

The incumbent will work in close co-ordination with National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) Division in MOHFW/ Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) for overall co-ordination for successful implementation of the illicit Trade Protocol negotiated under WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). S/he will have the following responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work.

The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of Team Leader (NCD) and in close consultation with the National Professional Officer (Tobacco Control) at WHO India. S/he will have the following responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work:

  • To provide assistance for the development of tracking and tracing systems of illicit trade;
  • To develop and follow road map, timelines and steps to conduct evidence-based research;
  • Support in policy research including data collection, data management, evaluation, analysis and in monitoring current research in the area of tobacco control policies and Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products;
  • Coordination with International & National organizations, Ministry of Finance and other concerned Ministries & Departments for implementation of the Illicit Trade Protocol;
  • Provide technical inputs on implementation of the programs by drafting technical documents related to Illicit Trade Protocol and other international obligation for tobacco control;
  • Assist the MOHFW/DGHS in developing the country strategy for participation in Meeting of the Parties (MOP) to WHO FCTC; and
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor(s).

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Education:

Essential: University Degree in Medical Science (MBBS)Dentistry/ Social Sciences or equivalent in related field from a recognized institution/university.

Desirable: Post-Graduate in Public Health or Social Sciences or other allied fields.

Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving Forward in Changing Environment
  • Knowing and Managing yourself

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and working knowledge of local language will be an asset. Proficiency in computer applications and ability to draft reports.

Experience:

Essential: At least one year of experience in tobacco control issues and/ or experience in monitoring & evaluation of large-scale programmes would be given preference.

Desirable: Thorough understanding of the related international/ national policies, conventions, and related literature.

REMUNERATION

Monthly remuneration is INR 141,402 taxable as per Indian laws and the appointment will be through Special Services Agreement (SSA) extendable subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the function. S/he will be posted at New Delhi. The position may require travel to the states and districts.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This Vacancy Notice may be used to fill similar positions at the same level.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test and interviews will be used as a form of screening
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
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