National Professional Officer (Mental Health)

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PN 420836


To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement the 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 mental health, psychological support according to WHO guidelines and tools.

2- Provide technical advice to the assessment of mental health and psychological support (MHPSS) needs, resources and capacities within the country.

3- Contribute to the development of national strategies and policies through policy advice and recommendation on plan of action for improvements in the existing health systems for prevention, Management and care for Mental neurological and substance use disorders.

4- Participate in the development of mental health service organization plans, with initial focus on providing mental health and psychological programming in the country.

5- Promote a system-based approach to integrate MHPSS in health and related social sectors, and support the development of community-based mental health services in coordination with relevant agencies and entities.

6- Liaise with counterparts in the Ministry of Health and other national entities/institutions to improve capacity in the MHPSS response at national level.

7- Develop and support the implementation of a research agenda on MHPSS including promoting operational research on cost effectiveness of community-based interventions.

8- Analyze data and information on best practices and partners' experiences in implementing MHPSS strategies and prepare and disseminate information.

9- Monitor the integration of mental health in primary health care service of the country.

10- 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 of recommendation.

11- Proactively participate in resource mobilization activities by developing project proposals reflecting MHPSS priorities in the country, ensure the needed follow up in terms of fund raising effort, timely implementation, monitoring, evaluation and donor reporting.

12- Review relevance of contractual engagements with partners and institutions and suggest implementations regarding WHO's support.

13- Represent WHO at various meeting.

14- Prepare brief notes, meeting reports, information products and content on mental health topics.



Essential: University Degree in Medicine, Psychology or Public Health ( With emphasis in Mental health) Desirable: Master's degree in Psychiatry, clinical psychology, social work or related field. Specialized training or certification in:1- Public Health2- Clinical Psychology or Psychiatry, and /or3- MHPSS in emergency and humanitarian crisis.


Essential: At least five years of relevant experience providing mental health and psychological support ( MHPSS) Desirable: Experience in working in the area of humanitarian and/or emergency response. Emergency in WHO, other UN agencies, relevant non-governmental, health cluster partners or recognized humanitarian organizations.


1- Strong Technical skills in providing mental, neurological, substance use disorders and other mental health related areas.

2- Demonstrated skills in capacity-building activities in MHPSS.

3- Demonstrated skills and knowledge in emergency and humanitarian response activities and how it relates to MHPSS.

4- Demonstrated ability to provide technical advice to all relevant stakeholders.

5- Demonstrated skills to assess and analyze data to support national programmes and policies, projects and activities, including budget programming and control.

6- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure, complemented by demonstrated ability to identify and manage difficult situations.

7- Knowledge of WHO and UN programmes.

WHO Competencies

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Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Knowing and managing yourself Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Arabic. Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 42,910 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


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  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

  • Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line. For assessment of your application, please ensure that your profile on Stellis is updated; all experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time. Kindly note that CV/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessible.

  • 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.

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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.

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