Technical Officer, Non – Communicable Diseases (NCD), (NPO)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Sanaa (Yemen)
  • Grade: NO-C, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2021-12-01
To ensure that effective WHO Country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State’s health development agendas and emergency/resilience programmes, and harmonized with the United Nations country teams.
1. Oversee the smooth country implementation of WHO global and regional commitments on public health and NCDs prevention and control, mental health, psychosocial support, and substance abuse according to WHO guidelines and tools.
2. Identify gaps and make recommendations for policy development, in particular those supporting the implementation of the provisions of the UN Political Declaration for NCDs and the regional NCDs framework resolution.
3. Provide technical advice to the MOH to create an effective multi-sectoral coordination mechanism of public health approaches for the prevention and control of NCDs.
4. Participate effectively in drafting an NCD inter-sectoral strategy, national guidelines, tools, and action plans in line with WHO global and regional framework and UN documents.
5. Provide input on uptake of road safety interventions; violence and injuries prevention and control; as well as disability and rehabilitation activities.
6. Disseminate appropriate and relevant scientific, technical, and policy information, sharing experiences of successful practices from other countries in integrated prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.
7. Liaise with the UN NCD coordination team and participate in related task forces, thematic groups, with a focus on representing WHO-relevant public health programme(s).
8. Identify needs for external technical support in coordination with Regional Office and ensure proper and timely handling and monitoring of consultants' briefing, agenda, facilitation of the missions, evaluation, and follow-up on recommendations.
9. Proactively participate in resource mobilization activities by developing project proposals reflecting health priorities in the country, ensure the needed follow up in terms of fundraising, effort, timely implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and donor reporting
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:
University degree in medicine, public health, or health management-related field.
Master's degree in public health or health management and postgraduate qualification (s) in the areas of NCD prevention and control, mental health and substance abuse and violence and injuries prevention, ageing, nutrition, gender, and social determinants of health.
Experience Essential:
At least five years' experience in the fields of Noncommunicable diseases control and prevention, mental health, and substance abuse.
Experience in project management, capacity building programmes, planning, monitoring, and evaluation, developing and promoting collaborative partnerships.
  • Excellent presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical advice to all relevant stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated skills to assess and analyze data to support national programmes and policies; projects and activities, including budget programming and control;
  • Demonstrated skills in planning and donor and technical report writing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure; complemented by demonstrated ability to identify and manage difficult situations.
  • Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of public health, NCD related programmes and policies.
  • Knowledge of WHO and UN programmes.
WHO Competencies Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model:
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Use of Language Skills Excellent knowledge of English and the local language. Other Skills (e.g. IT) Proficiency in MS Office
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 52,100 (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: 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.
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  • 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.
  • Applications from females are particularly encouraged.
  • 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.
  • Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line. For assessment of your application, please ensure that:
Your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated; All required details regarding your qualifications, education and training are provided All experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time Kindly note that CV/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessible.

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