• New Job Position at World Health Orgamization - WHO

  • Posted on: 3 August, 2015 Deadline: 12 August, 2015
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  • WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

    National Professional Officer/Non-Communicable Diseases

     

    Description of duties:
    Working under the overall leadership of the WR/Nigeria and the direct supervision of the DPC Adviser, the National Professional Officer, Non-Communicable Diseases/Conditions (NCD) will serve as the focal person for NCDs under the Disease Prevention and Control (DPC) Cluster of the WHO Country Office in Nigeria. Specifically, the post holder will:
    1. Support the Ministry of Health to develop and implement comprehensive and integrated policies and strategies for the management of the main chronic non-communicable diseases and their risk factors: cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer, oral health, chronic respiratory diseases and sickle cell diseases;
    2. Provide technical support for the development of guidelines to promote use of community-based approaches, affordable strategies and technologies for the delivery of quality care services including primary, secondary and tertiary prevention;
    3. Provide technical assistance to the country for the prevention and control of NCDs and their risk factors integrated into national health policies and strategies, and, beyond the health sector;
    2. Support the country capacity building and provide technical assistance and advice to the Ministry of Health and its partners to develop, implement and evaluate strategies and action plans for the prevention and control of NCDs in line with the NCDs Global Action Plan 2013-2020;
    3. Forge partnerships and networks to enhance multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral collaboration to address NCDs and their risk factors in the country;
    4. Contribute to resource mobilization for WCO technical support to the country using existing mechanisms at country level;
    5. Support data collection, research and information dissemination and use for policy and programme development, advocacy and awareness-raising on NCDs and their risk factors;
    6. Work closely with the national authorities and other partners, and liaise with WHO technical staff in the Regional Office
    7. Prepare technical and administrative reports and presentations as required;
    8. Perform any other tasks/duties as assigned by supervisors
     
    Education:
    Essential: Medical Degree from a recognized University
    Desirable: Master of Public Health from a recognized University

    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 these will be reviewed individually
    Skills:
    Demonstrated innovative, analytical and problem- solving skills; statistical, monitoring and evaluation skills; ability to lead policy level dialogue, advocacy and partnerships on non-communicable diseases and their risk factors
    Experience:
    Essential: At least 5 years working experience in prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and risk factors.
    Desirable: Working experience in related areas with WHO, other UN agencies or other recognized international organizations
    Languages:
    Proficiency in written and spoken English, working knowledge of French is an added advantage
    Additional Information:
    WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance scheme, and 30 days annual leave.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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