Vacancy announcements at the WHO European Office for Prevention and Control of NCDs

–        Programme Manager, Alcohol and Illicit Drugs (P5):

https://tl-int.vcdp.who.int/careersection/in/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700778&tz=GMT%2B02%3A00

 Programme Manager, Alcohol and Illicit Drugs - (1700778)  

Grade: P5

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-Term Appointment

Contract duration: 2 years

Job Posting

: Apr 6, 2017, 12:24:47 PM

Closing Date

: May 7, 2017, 12:59:00 AM

Primary Location

: Russian Federation-Moscow

Organization

: EU/DNP NCDs and Promoting Health through the Life-Course

Schedule

: Full-time  

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The NCD Office in Moscow is an integral part of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, supporting the European regional programme for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The objectives and deliverables of the Project will mirror the demands for support from Member States. The work of the Project will be driven by the strategic objectives of reducing burden of disease, increasing equity, and increasing participatory governance of health, as defined by Health 2020, the European Health Policy as well as the SDGs attainment. The deliverables of the NCD Office will be guided by the Global Action Plan on the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020 and its successors as well as the respective European policy frameworks. As such, under the guidance of the Director of Noncommunicable Diseases and Life-Course, this office will also collaborate in projects of a Regional or Global nature that are consistent with its technical profile.Under the guidance of, and in collaboration with, the Regional Office, the goals of the NCD Office will be to provide technical assistance to:1. The development and evaluation of national action plans on the prevention and control of NCDs. Indicative actions include the conduct of situation analyses and country assessments to a framework developed in the Regional Office; contribution to training and consultation workshops, courses, and other forms of capacity-building; the evaluation of action and progress under national plans and the production of documentation and case studies;2. Intersectoral action for the prevention and control of NCDs. Indicative actions include the conduct of research to document the social determinants of NCDs and the causes of inequity in the distribution of risk and burden across social gradients; the facilitation of intersectoral action in defined areas of priority action (such as fiscal interventions, marketing controls, and NCD-related interventions with agriculture, education, among others) and the documentation of specific lessons and models of intersectoral action for dissemination in the Region;3. The development of specific NCD-related sources of data in countries, feeding in to the regional and global monitoring frameworks. Indicative actions include the development and strengthening of specific data sources in countries (national risk factor and capacity surveys, the development of special registers with emphasis on cancer, stroke, and screening registers) and the production of national and regional reports on NCDs as a feed into the global and regional monitoring systems.4. The implementation of evidence-based interventions for primary and secondary prevention of NCDs within primary health care systems. Indicative actions include the collation of evidence-based guidelines and serving as a resource centre on the evidence base for prevention and care; the participation in joint missions with health systems experts in the assessment of the organisation and delivery of primary and secondary interventions in the area of NCD; the conduct of training workshops in the implementation of evidence based tool sets and guidelines; the design and adaptation of services and packages for the clinical prevention of priority NCDs and technical support for adapting and strengthening health systems to chronic care models and to long-term, rehabilitative, and palliative care and the design and adaptation of screening and early detection guidelines to the national situation.WHO's mandate revolves around six core functions: (i) providing leadership on global health matters; (ii) shaping the health research agenda; (iii) setting norms and standards; (iv) articulating evidence-based policy options; (v) providing technical support to countries; and (vi) monitoring and assessing health trends.The European Region (EURO) of WHO is made up of 53 countries, with over 880 million people. The diversity of people and health situations requires, on the demand side, a solid understanding of the emerging socio-economic, epidemiologic and demographic patterns and trends at both aggregate as well as national and sub-national levels, with due sensitivity to disadvantaged populations and vulnerable segments of the society. On the supply side, it is equally crucial to have a solid understanding of the commonalities and divergences of the health systems, the circumstances and political economy under which they have evolved and operate and, more specifically, how these bear upon the way the health system stewardship function of health ministries is carried out.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Core responsibilities in assisting Member States in relation to alcohol policies as part of country efforts to improve health and well-being and strengthening health systems include: (i) dialogue with and advice to policy makers on national plans and policies to ensure that policies do not perpetuate social injustices and inequities, nor increase inequalities in access to health and health services as well as in health outcomes; and that redefined responsibilities in health are shared in a coordinated and pluralistic manner across all stakeholders with clear lines of accountability and transparency; (ii) developing and implementing innovative approaches adapted to regional/country needs;(i) technical assistance with the development of mechanisms, instruments and tools (such as national health strategies and policies, monitoring and evaluation, performance assessment and performance management and approaches to enhance effectiveness of stakeholder involvement) as well as the estimation of the required resources (human, financial, infrastructure and technological) and knowledge (i.e. through research, evaluation, performance measurement and knowledge management) to build understanding and capacity for improving and assessing alcohol related health policies and services (i.e. leading policy development and coordination, transforming information into intelligence and applying this to the development and assessment of health policies and strategies; mobilizing its legal and regulatory powers to attain health related goals; recommending that the health and social policy landscape is designed to adapt to changing needs; and exerting influence across other sectors than health and advocating for better health); (ii) advocacy, knowledge transmission and advice for the enhancement of the capacities and skills of health ministries in carrying out their alcohol, illicit drugs and prisons health related functions.B. Core responsibilities in providing intellectual and technical leadership and guidance in directing the development of alcohol policies and activities include:(i) acting as the WHO EURO content expert and focal point for alcohol, illicit drugs and prisons health;(ii) ensuring technical quality and competence in the alcohol and illicit drugs programme and to be responsible for the overall timeliness and quality of all programme deliverables of both country and intercountry workplans;(iii) developing regional plans to implement global and regional strategies in the alcohol field and harnessing European and other experience and knowledge (e.g. including influencing other sectors to incorporate health concerns in their policies and enhance effectiveness of donor and other stakeholder involvement), documenting gaps therein for the definition of the research agenda on the subject matter;(iv) ensuring consistency and cohesiveness with the WHO guidelines, approaches, and messages, contributing to the WHO normative function;(v) coordinating international activities with relevant organizations and partners in the alcohol, illicit drugs and prisons health fields;(vi) managing and synthesizing related knowledge to build the evidence base for dissemination to Member States as required;(vii) producing authoritative and relevant policy papers and briefs on the subject matter; anddocumenting and rendering explicit the pros and cons of various policy options applicable to alcohol in terms of their implications and their impact on the level and distribution of health, inequalities, responsiveness, and financial protection based on country experiences. Core responsibilities as a Programme Manager:(i) providing leadership and managerial oversight to the work of all programme/project staff;(ii) mobilizing resources to efficiently deliver services/products within country and intercountry workplans;(iii) being responsible for the allocation of resources within country and intercountry workplans in coordination with the Strategic Objective Facilitator (ensure availability of funds and monitoring of dates and budget constraints);(iv) performing the general management of the programme's professional and general service staff, as first level supervisor (to include monitoring of workload, funds availability, performance management, and establishing mechanisms which ensure proper coordination within the team regarding travel, holidays), including, in liaison with the Head of Country Office, technical programme staff based outside Copenhagen;(v) regularly monitoring and assessing the performance of the technical programme through evaluation and reporting.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: Advanced university (Master`s) degree in Medicine or Public Health.
Desirable: Doctorate in Public Health or other related field.

Experience

Essential: ten years hands on working experience in the alcohol field at national and international levels, attaining senior managerial rank, including three to five years of practical experience in implementing or advising on key domains of alcohol related problems. Experience of advising on alcohol in lower and middle income countries.
Desirable: Experience working with or in other multi and bilateral International agencies active in the health sector.

Skills

Proven skills in leadership and motivation in moving alcohol and health agenda forward in a European context. In depth knowledge of political, social, economic and health systems of countries in the European Region. Ability and willingness to work in a team with other health professionals and motivate people of different nationalities and cultures. Knowledge of the WHO and UN system would be an asset.

WHO Competencies

Producing results
Communication
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Ensuring the effective use of resources
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of WHO/EURO.

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 82,586 (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 3159 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.

Please note that the compensation package for Professional and higher category staff in the UN common system is currently undergoing changes in accordance with UN General Assembly resolution 70/244 of 23 December 2015. The remuneration amounts indicated above are, therefore, subject to change. The changes will be implemented, retroactively to 1 January 2017, through the WHO payroll. General information can be obtained from the ICSC web site under http://icsc.un.org/ that provides a link to "Your new Compensation Package".

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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • 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.

 

–        Technical Officer (NCD) (P4):

https://tl-int.vcdp.who.int/careersection/in/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700703&tz=GMT%2B01%3A00

 

Technical Officer (NCD) - (1700703)  

Grade: P4

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-Term Appointment

Contract duration: 2 years

Job Posting

: Apr 4, 2017, 1:00:00 AM

Closing Date

: May 4, 2017, 12:59:00 AM

Primary Location

: Russian Federation-Moscow

Organization

: EU/DNP NCDs and Promoting Health through the Life-Course

Schedule

: Full-time  

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The WHO European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in Moscow (NCD Office) is an integral part of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, to support the European regional programme for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The objectives and deliverables of the Project will mirror the demands for support from Member States. The work of the Project will be driven by the strategic objectives of reducing burden, increasing equity, and increasing participatory governance of health, as defined by Health 2020, the European Health Policy as well as the SDGs attainment. The deliverables of the Office will be guided by the Global Action Plan on the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020 and its successors as well as the respective European policy frameworks. This Office will also collaborate in projects of a regional or global nature that are consistent with its technical profile. Under the guidance of, and in collaboration with the Regional Office, the goals of the NCD Office will be to provide technical assistance to:1. The development and evaluation of national action plans on the prevention and control of NCDs. Indicative actions will include the conduct of situation analyses and country assessments to a framework developed in the Regional Office; contribution to training and consultation workshops, courses, and other forms of capacity-building; the evaluation of action and progress under national plans and the production of documentation and case studies;2. Intersectoral action for the prevention and control of NCDs. Indicative actions include the conduct of research to document the social determinants of NCDs and the causes of inequity in the distribution of risk and burden across social gradients; the facilitation of intersectoral action in defined areas of priority action (such as fiscal interventions, marketing controls, and NCD-related interventions with agriculture, education, among others) and the documentation of specific lessons and models of intersectoral action for dissemination in the Region;3. The development of specific NCD-related sources of data in countries, feeding in to the regional and global monitoring frameworks. Indicative actions include the development and strengthening of specific data sources in countries (national risk factor and capacity surveys, the development of special registers with emphasis on cancer, stroke, and screening registers) and the production of national and regional reports on NCDs as a feed into the global and regional monitoring systems.4. The implementation of evidence-based interventions for primary and secondary prevention of NCDs within primary health care systems. Indicative actions include the collation of evidence-based guidelines and serving as a resource centre on the evidence base for prevention and care; the participation in joint missions with health systems experts in the assessment of the organisation and delivery of primary and secondary interventions in the area of NCD; the conduct of training workshops in the implementation of evidence based tool sets and guidelines; the design and adaptation of services and packages for the clinical prevention of priority NCDs and technical support for adapting and strengthening health systems to chronic care models and to long-term, rehabilitative, and palliative care and the design and adaptation of screening and early detection guidelines to the national situation.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

• To promote and facilitate collaboration between health authorities and other sectors of government, academic institutions, civil society and other stakeholders to strengthen national and sub-regional capabilities to design, implement and evaluate actions to prevent noncommunicable diseases;• To contribute to WHO European Region Action Networks of Member States around alcohol, tobacco, diet and physical activity and to contribute good practices, policy related, and epidemiological data to the Regional Office Portal.• Provide technical cooperation expertise in the strengthening of institutions and organizations involved in the prevention of noncommunicable diseases.• To collaborate in the development and execution of specific modes of data collection on nutrition, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol, including but not limited to training, supervision, implementation, and reporting.• To lead the preparation of country profiles, country fact sheets and policy briefs that describe policy developments and particularly success stories in obesity, diet, physical activity, alcohol and tobacco. • To assist countries in developing policies for alcohol, tobacco, food and nutrition and physical activity and contribute to the overall efforts in developing integrated strategies to reduce noncommunicable diseases and to promote health; to advise on the adoption, implementation and evaluation of national and international policies, strategies and actions;• To plan, guide, coordinate, execute and evaluate national and regional programmes in the area of primary prevention of noncommunicable diseases through addressing risk factors and secondary prevention ensuring the connection with clinical preventive and early identification programmes (e.g. linking cardiovascular risk assessment and management programmes in an integrated fashion);• To design, support and contribute to the implementation of regional and national policies to promote physical activity and healthy diets while reducing tobacco and alcohol consumption to prevent diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases; to assess and produce periodically comparative analysis of the policy situation within and between Member States; • To facilitate strong relationships with WHO Collaborating Centres, collaborate with related universities and research institutes, especially those dealing with the prevention of noncommunicable diseases and its main risk factor: alcohol, tobacco, unhealthy diets and physical inactivity and those more focused on noncommunicable conditions;• To facilitate partnership and promote cooperation to strengthen relationships with other international governmental and non-governmental organizations and contribute in mobilization of resources for the implementation of activities at national and regional levels;• To work in an integrated way in the context of inter-country and country work with technical programmes on noncommunicable diseases risk factors and noncommunicable conditions;• To perform other duties as requested by the supervisors.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: Advanced university degree (Master's level) in health, public health or social sciences.
Desirable: PhD or equivalent in Public Health or NCD risk factors.

Experience

Essential: Seven years relevant working experience in NCD risk factors at national and international level.
Desirable: Experience in surveillance and/or NCD risk factors in lower and middle income countries.

Skills

In-depth knowledge of prevention and surveillance of NCDs with a focus on the four main risk factors. Knowledge of stakeholder engagement, program design and evaluation and health systems of countries in the European Region would be an asset. Knowledge of WHO and the UN system would be an asset.

WHO Competencies

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

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of WHO/EURO.

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 69,032 (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 3590 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.

Please note that the compensation package for Professional and higher category staff in the UN common system is currently undergoing changes in accordance with UN General Assembly resolution 70/244 of 23 December 2015. The remuneration amounts indicated above are, therefore, subject to change. The changes will be implemented, retroactively to 1 January 2017, through the WHO payroll. General information can be obtained from the ICSC web site under http://icsc.un.org/ that provides a link to "Your new Compensation Package".

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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • 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.

 

–        Technical Officer, NCD, RUS (P3) two positions:

https://tl-int.vcdp.who.int/careersection/in/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700704&tz=GMT%2B02%3A00

 Technical Officer (NCD) - 2 positions - (1700704)  

Grade: P3

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-Term Appointment

Contract duration: 2 years

Job Posting

: Apr 4, 2017, 1:00:00 AM

Closing Date

: May 4, 2017, 12:59:00 AM

Primary Location

: Russian Federation-Moscow

Organization

: EU/DNP NCDs and Promoting Health through the Life-Course

Schedule

: Full-time  

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD Office) in Moscow is an integral part of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, supporting the European regional programme for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). Its objectives and deliverables will mirror the demands for support from Member States. Work will be driven by the strategic objectives of reducing burden, increasing equity, and increasing participatory governance of health, as defined by Health 2020, the European Health Policy as well as the SDGs attainment. The deliverables of the Office will be guided by the Global Action Plan on the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020 and its successors as well as the respective European policy frameworks. This Office will also collaborate in projects of a regional or global nature that are consistent with its technical profile.Under the guidance of, and in collaboration with, the Regional Office, the goals of the NCD Office will be to provide technical assistance to:1. The development and evaluation of national action plans on the prevention and control of NCDs. Indicative actions will include the conduct of situation analyses and country assessments to a framework developed in the Regional Office; contribution to training and consultation workshops, courses, and other forms of capacity-building; the evaluation of action and progress under national plans; and the production of documentation and case studies;2. Intersectoral action for the prevention and control of NCDs. Indicative actions include the conduct of research to document the social determinants of NCDs and the causes of inequity in the distribution of risk and burden across social gradients; the facilitation of intersectoral action in defined areas of priority action (such as fiscal interventions, marketing controls, and NCD-related interventions with agriculture, education, among others); the documentation of specific lessons and models of intersectoral action for dissemination in the Region;3. The development of specific NCD-related sources of data in countries, feeding in to the regional and global monitoring frameworks. Indicative actions include the development and strengthening of specific data sources in countries (national risk factor and capacity surveys, the development of special registers with emphasis on cancer, stroke, and screening registers); the production of national and regional reports on NCDs as a feed into the global and regional monitoring systems.4. The implementation of evidence-based interventions for primary and secondary prevention of NCDs within primary health care systems. Indicative actions include the collation of evidence-based guidelines and serving as a resource centre on the evidence base for prevention and care; the participation in joint missions with health systems experts in the assessment of the organisation and delivery of primary and secondary interventions in the area of NCD; the conduct of training workshops in the implementation of evidence based tool sets and guidelines; the design and adaptation of services and packages for the clinical prevention of priority NCDs and technical support for adapting and strengthening health systems to chronic care models and to long-term, rehabilitative, and palliative care; the design and adaptation of screening and early detection guidelines to the national situation.Objectives of the Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Life CourseThe Division of Noncommunicable Diseases and Life Course (DNP) aims to improve health during all stages of life by addressing the social, environmental, behavioural and biological determinants of chronic diseases. The Division achieves this aim by applying the principles and practice of health promotion as well as integrating the prevention, control and management of disease in order to:(a) assist countries in the Region to design, establish and run effective health and intersectoral programmes that are able to tackle the burden of chronic diseases and conditions, particularly focusing on: (i) noncommunicable diseases (cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and chronic respiratory diseases) as well as related conditions and risk factors (harmful use of alcohol and illicit drugs, tobacco use, overweight and obesity, unhealthy diets and physical inactivity); (ii) mental health and neuro-degenerative disorders; (iii) violence and injuries.(b) assist countries to promote health across the life course, particularly focusing on:(i) child and adolescent health; (ii) sexual and reproductive health, including making pregnancy safer, women's health and rights; (iii) healthy ageing; (c) maintain regional integrated surveillance systems and assisting countries in developing disease and risk factor surveillance systems, to determine and monitor burden of disease, risks factors and health determinants, and to propose relevant applied research projects, health interventions and partnerships to tackle the acute and long-term health impact of those diseases and risk factors.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under the guidance and supervision of the Coordinator NCD Surveillance and the Head of the European Office for Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases, the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties and responsibilities and achieve the following objectives:• To collaborate in the provision of assistance to Member States that wish to develop/update NCD related Action Plans/strategies;• To provide technical assistance in developing innovative tools to support country implementation of effective policy options and control programmes for combating NCD;• To collaborate in the design, organization and delivery of training courses/workshops across the WHO European Region in different areas of NCD prevention and control;• To collaborate in the preparation of illustrative initiatives of the work towards the achievement of the SDGs and the GMF targets within member states of the European Region including the dimensions of life-course and inequalities;• To support the preparation of reports and/or scientific publications that incorporate the results of the work of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, capturing in particular the strategic, innovative and efficiency dimensions in tackling NCD prevention and control;• To contribute to the preparation of country profiles, country fact sheets and policy briefs describing policy developments and particularly success stories in prevention and control of NCD; • To interact with WHO Collaborating Centres in the area of NCD and to collaborate with related universities and research institutes, especially those dealing with the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases;• To contribute in the preparation of proposals for mobilization of resources for the implementation of activities at national and regional levels in the areas of prevention and control of NCD;• To prepare and continuously update a series a presentations based on available data for the Head of the Office and the Divisional Director focused on the epidemiological situation, good practices and policy developments around NCD prevention and control in Europe;To perform other duties as requested by the supervisors.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: University degree in health, social sciences, public health or similar areas.
Desirable: Master or equivalent in Public Health or NCD related areas.

Experience

Essential: At least five years of relevant experience in prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases at national and international level.
Desirable: Experience in project management, scientific/academic writing and public presentations.

Skills

In-depth knowledge of prevention and control of NCD. Knowledge of stakeholder engagement, program design and evaluation and health systems of countries in the European Region would be an asset. Knowledge of WHO and UN system would be an asset.

WHO Competencies

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

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of WHO/EURO.

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 57,379 (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 2161 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.

Please note that the compensation package for Professional and higher category staff in the UN common system is currently undergoing changes in accordance with UN General Assembly resolution 70/244 of 23 December 2015. The remuneration amounts indicated above are, therefore, subject to change. The changes will be implemented, retroactively to 1 January 2017, through the WHO payroll. General information can be obtained from the ICSC web site under http://icsc.un.org/ that provides a link to "Your new Compensation Package".

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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • 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./ul>

 

–        Communication Officer - NCD Scientific Writing (P3):

https://tl-int.vcdp.who.int/careersection/in/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700727&tz=GMT%2B02%3A00

Communication Officer - NCD Scientific Writing - (1700727)  

Grade: P3

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-Term Appointment

Contract duration: 2 years

Job Posting

: Apr 4, 2017, 4:56:41 PM

Closing Date

: May 8, 2017, 12:59:00 AM

Primary Location

: Russian Federation-Moscow

Organization

: EU/DNP NCDs and Promoting Health through the Life-Course

Schedule

: Full-time  

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The NCD Office is an integral part of the WHO Regional Office for Europe, to support the European regional programme for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The objectives and deliverables of the Office will mirror the demands for support from Member States. Work will be driven by the strategic objectives of reducing burden, increasing equity, and increasing participatory governance of health, as defined by Health 2020, the European Health Policy as well as the SDGs attainment. The deliverables of the Office will be guided by the Global Action Plan on the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020 and its successors as well as the respective European policy frameworks. This office will also collaborate in projects of a Regional or Global nature that are consistent with its technical profile.Under the guidance of, and in collaboration with, the Regional Office, the goals of the office will be to provide technical assistance to:1. The development and evaluation of national action plans on the prevention and control of NCDs. Indicative actions will include the conduct of situation analyses and country assessments to a framework developed in the Regional Office; contribution to training and consultation workshops, courses, and other forms of capacity-building; the evaluation of action and progress under national plans; and the production of documentation and case studies;2. Intersectoral action for the prevention and control of NCDs. Indicative actions include the conduct of research to document the social determinants of NCDs and the causes of inequity in the distribution of risk and burden across social gradients; the facilitation of intersectoral action in defined areas of priority action (such as fiscal interventions, marketing controls, and NCD-related interventions with agriculture, education, among others); the documentation of specific lessons and models of intersectoral action for dissemination in the Region;3. The development of specific NCD-related sources of data in countries, feeding in to the regional and global monitoring frameworks. Indicative actions include the development and strengthening of specific data sources in countries (national risk factor and capacity surveys, the development of special registers with emphasis on cancer, stroke, and screening registers); the production of national and regional reports on NCDs as a feed into the global and regional monitoring systems;4. The implementation of evidence-based interventions for primary and secondary prevention of NCDs within primary health care systems: indicative actions include the collation of evidence-based guidelines and serving as a resource centre on the evidence base for prevention and care; the participation in joint missions with health systems experts in the assessment of the organisation and delivery of primary and secondary interventions in the area of NCD; the conduct of training workshops in the implementation of evidence based tool sets and guidelines; the design and adaptation of services and packages for the clinical prevention of priority NCDs and technical support for adapting and strengthening health systems to chronic care models and to long-term, rehabilitative, and palliative care; the design and adaptation of screening and early detection guidelines to the national situation.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

1. Identifying strategic opportunities for writing scientific pieces of public interest, communication and dissemination of key messages and products to policy makers in the work delivered by the NCD Office and at programme and divisional level. This involves actively exploring publication and communication opportunities with national and international partners and agencies and supporting activities at country and regional level while working closely with colleagues in the NCD Office, Programme Managers and other senior staff to ensure understanding of and alignment with GDO and programme delivery;2. Working towards improving the visibility and perception of WHO within the field of noncommunicable diseases and the life-course and in particular the work delivered by the NCD Office, throughmessages and products of high technical quality with timeliness and consistency; 3. Fostering innovative and effective ways to deliver policy messages to policy movers through communication which strategically combines issues and cross-links partnerships;4. Improving and reflecting scientific, communication and advocacy activities through an understanding of key programme deliverables and interaction with national actors when and where requested;5. Collaborating in communication of corporate campaigns, products and conferences related to the NCD Office and the Division. This involves developing strategies, liaising with national and international partners, engaging related programmes in EURO, RO and HQ and taking the lead in creative development within the framework of the corporate communication strategy;6. Ensuring a high profile for the NCD Office and divisional deliverables in Member States through media, web social media platforms and other communication tools and channels including advocacy;7. Building scientific writing and communication capacity of the NCD Office and its networks in particular in the Russian Federation and through Russian channels - specifically capacity building of media in reporting on key health issues notably NCD conditions and its risk factors, as well as familiarizing them with WHO findings, data and policy recommendations.8. Tracking implementation of the advocacy/communications strategy of the NCD Office Moscow, working proactively to ensure that activities are conducted as needed, and providing direct support/implementation where needed;9. Developing a core set of scientific, communications and advocacy messages and materials (fliers, web stories fact sheets, brochures, presentations, talking points, infographics, twitter and Facebook communication pieces, among others) while ensuring dissemination and access for key stakeholders;10. Identifying appropriate additional internal or external support for the production and dissemination of scientific pieces and communication materials, as needed;11. Acting as co-editor of the NCD Office`s website, promoting a cross-divisional approach.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: University degree in journalism, communication, media, marketing or relevant social or health sciences.
Desirable: Post-graduate degree in Public Health or related areas.

Experience

Essential: At least five years' experience in producing communication material for advocacy purposes, including practical experience in project management and at least one year experience working in an international organization.
Desirable: Relevant experience working in the health research or science sector, combined with scientific writing experience and experience in communicating with academia.

Skills

Proactive, creative and committed communications specialist with excellent organizational and diplomatic skills as well as networking skills. Understanding of the risks and challenges of communicating about commercial determinants of health in particular food and alcohol. Understanding of Public Health challenges and Noncommunicable Diseases in Europe would be an asset.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Producing results
Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Russian.

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 57,379 (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 2984 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.

Please note that the compensation package for Professional and higher category staff in the UN common system is currently undergoing changes in accordance with UN General Assembly resolution 70/244 of 23 December 2015. The remuneration amounts indicated above are, therefore, subject to change. The changes will be implemented, retroactively to 1 January 2017, through the WHO payroll. General information can be obtained from the ICSC web site under http://icsc.un.org/ that provides a link to "Your new Compensation Package".

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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • 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./ul>

 

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