Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two years
Job Posting: Aug 7, 2020, 5:16:17 AM
Closing Date: Aug 27, 2020, 4:59:00 PM
Primary Location: India-New Delhi
Organization: SE_IND WR Office, India
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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
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 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. The mission of WHO India is to improve quality of life of the 1.3 billion people in India by supporting the government in eliminating vaccine preventable and other communicable diseases, reducing maternal and neonatal mortalities, promoting healthy lifestyles, addressing determinants of health, preparing and responding to health emergencies and strengthening health systems for universal health coverage.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the overall guidance of WR and Deputy Head of WHO Country Office for India, and under the leadership, strategic and managerial oversight and within the scope of directions set by his/her First Level Supervisor (Team Leader-NCDs), the incumbent will perform the following tasks:
1. Provide technical and managerial support to the WHO CO NCD Team, facilitating the development and the implementation of the relevant work plans under the WHO-GOI collaborative programme and supporting the monitoring and evaluation of related activities.
2. Provide technical assistance and support for the development and adaptation to the country context of the WHO's normative work for the prevention and control of NCDs (including the production and/or adaptation of reports, guidelines, SOPs.).
3. Liaise and coordinate with concerned technical units/ departments of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India (MOHFW), WHO/SEARO and WHO/HQ and with donor and development partners (UN and bilateral) to harmonise recommendations on policies and strategies related to NCDs.
4. Promote the generation of evidence on NCDs and contribute to informed policy level decisions by government and provide cutting edge policy advice.
5. Advise in advocacy on universal health coverage for NCDs to stakeholders and foster development of models on integrated service delivery for CDs, MCH and NCDs at ground level.
6. Support the scale-up and effective implementation of IHCI in 100 districts across all states in India.
7. Strengthen capacity for surveillance of NCD risk factors, as well as burden of disease estimation.
8. Enhance convergence and integration of programs and service delivery across NCDs, Communicable Diseases and Maternal and Child Health (MCH) services.
9. Contribute to the training and capacity building in NCD prevention and service delivery during emergencies.
10. Support MOHFW in scaling-up mobile based interventions for Diabetes and other NCDs.
11. Develop and process the awarding and effective implementation of technical contracts with relevant implementing partners.
12. Technically review contractual proposals, make recommendations to the supervisor regarding WHO's support.
13. Support information brokering/exchange function of WCO India through contributions to the health information repository at the WCO India by collation, analysis and sharing of relevant health information and statistics.
14. Prepare administrative and technical reports and undertake any other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisors.
Essential: University degree in Medicine or Public Health or any relevant field from a recognized Institute.
Desirable: Postgraduate degree in public health/community medicine or Public Health administration combined with training on non-communicable diseases or related field
Essential: At least 5 years of professional experience in managing health programmes at national level
Desirable: Experience in managing non-communicable disease programme
Broad based knowledge of the country's needs and priorities in various areas of NCDs, good administrative knowledge of functioning of ministries and other related departments/ agencies; demonstrated ability to work in harmony with national/ international staff and maintaining poise even in difficult leadership situations; demonstrated leadership qualities and ability to work in team. Ability to make oral and written presentations on technical issues. Knowledge of computer applications.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of Hindi.
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at INR 3,174,179 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
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.
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This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.