NPO Health Promotion & Social Determinants of Health

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This is a NO-C contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be more than 2,276 USD.

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1.Strengthen institutional capacity to develop health promotion policy and implementappropriate interventions;2.Develop required human resources to respond to country needs and challenges;3.Strengthen health promotion operational research, documentation, and sharing ofexperiences in best practice;4.Undertake advocacy for implementation of health promotion interventions in health andrelated sectors as well as the reinforcement of partnerships, networks andalliances;5.Mobilize resources for development of health promotion at national and lower levels;6.Ensure incorporation of the health promotion componentinto WHO programmes/activities.


1.Provide guidance on review/development of national policies, programs and structuresfor health promotion;2.Coordinate actions aimed at addressing the broad determinants of health that influencehealth and well-being;3.Support priority health programs to increase individual, community and societalparticipation in health action especially through empowerment;4.Provide technical support on application of methods such as behaviour changecommunication, health education, social mobilization and advocacy in healthprograms;5.Coordinate the public health communication component of the WCO, including where necessaryprocess documentation, mediarelations and materials development.Achievement activities include: 1.Organizing training,orientation and evaluation for national health promotion policies, programs andactivities.2.Participating in the design and review of actions aimed at tackling the broad (underling) determinants of health.3.Coordinating interventions aimed at empowering individuals, communities and society forhealth action.4.Advising on use of behaviour change communication, health education, social mobilization and advocacy in support of specific programs.5.Coordinating the development and implementation of public health communication interventions forthe program of collaboration and for specific programs.6.Documenting best practice, facilitating inter-country exchange of information and relating withthe media. 7.Performing any otheractivities assigned by the WR.



Essential: Masters degree level in health promotion OR a basic degree in a health related field with post graduate qualifications in a health development subject area such as health education, health communication, medical sociology/anthropology,education, population studies or public health field, with good knowledge of health promotion theory and practice. Desirable: Knowledge of or qualificationin health or health-related discipline, ability to write well, implementation of multi-sectoral interventions, policy development skills.


Essential: Several years' experience working with national/international agencies that deal with health promotion, public health, or development. Desirable: Experience working with United Nations or International Non governmental Organizations.


  • Technical expertise in public health. Abilityto work effectively with colleagues at national and international level;- Skills in design of studies, analysis of data and writing reports.

WHO Competencies

Communication Moving forward in a changing environment Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond Producing results Driving the Organization's Position in Health Leadership

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Beginners knowledge of French.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at ERN 409,725 (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 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.

  • 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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