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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.

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

  • Strengthen institutional capacity to develop Health Promotion policies and implement appropriate programmes
  • Develop the required Human Resources to respond to the Country’s needs to promote health and address challenges effectively to prevent risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
  • Strengthen Health Promotion operational research quantitatively and qualitatively, documentation of experiences and best practices, and dissemination of results
  • Undertake advocacy for implementation of health promotion interventions in health and related sectors, as well as working across sectors to address underlying factors impacting the population’s health e.g., applying Health in all policies, intersectoral action strategy, health literacy interventions, etc.
  • Strengthen partnerships between health and development partners, and other sectors to promote healthy settings and particularly healthy cities, healthy schools, healthy communities etc. Engage with multisectoral partners to support development of or implementation of the country strategic actions for health promotion, prevention of diseases and respond to emergencies and public health issues.
  • Promote partnerships and national networks for innovative actions for health promotion embracing stakeholders and non-state actors to reduce/control NCD risk factors.
  • To increase the capacity of Member States to use Health Promotion (HP) strategies to address the broad determinants of health and assist communities gain control over and improve their health through integrated action.

The incumbent shall work as a team member in planning executing their responsibilities.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under the supervision of the WHO representative, the staff in charge of health promotion is part of the country office team, within the Senior Management Office (SMO) office.

  1. Provide guidance on review/development of national policies, programs, and structures for health promotion.
  2. Coordinate actions aimed at addressing the broad determinants of health that influence health and well-being, including water and sanitation as well as environmental health considering sustainable development.
  3. Support priority health programs to strengthen community engagement, social mobilization, communication for behavioral change and promote multi sectoral actions to address health inequities.
  4. Provide technical support on application of methods such as health literacy, behavior change communication, health education, social mobilization, and advocacy in health programs.
  5. Increase individual, community and societal participation in health action through empowerment.
  6. Provide technical support for the development of guidelines to promote use of community-based approaches, affordable strategies, and technologies for the delivery of quality care services particularly primary and secondary prevention, integrating health promotion in chronic illness management.
  7. Provide technical support on application of methods such as behavior change communication, health education, social mobilization, and advocacy in health programs.
  8. Perform other activities assigned by the WHO representative.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: First degree in Health Promotion or health development related field e.g., health education, health communication, medical sociology/anthropology, education, population studies or public health with good knowledge of health promotion theory and practice or epidemiology training.

Desirable: Post graduate degree in public health or a health development subject area; Knowledge of or qualification in health or health related discipline, implementation of multi sectorial interventions, policy development skills.

Experience:

Essential: At least 5 years of experience in health promotion, public health, or health development.

Desirable: Experience working with national /international organizations that deal with health promotion, public health, or development: Experience in planning, implementing, monitoring/evaluation of main control programs disease and experience working with the United Nations or International Non-Governmental Organizations.

Skills

  • Effective communication and ability to use/initiate evidence-based Health Promotion interventions.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills, collaboration, innovative, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent understanding of participatory learning and development, strategic data, and information, including design of research studies.
  • Technical expertise in public health; Ability to work effectively with colleagues at sub national, national, and international level.
  • Statistical, monitoring and evaluation skills.

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Produce results.
  • Ensure the efficient use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Excellent knowledge of the English.

Desirable: Working knowledge of French or another WHO official language would be an asset.

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.

  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.

  • For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
  • WHO has a 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 pf 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. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
  • Strengthen institutional capacity to develop Health Promotion policies and implement appropriate programmes
  • Develop the required Human Resources to respond to the Country’s needs to promote health and address challenges effectively to prevent risk factors for non-communicable diseases (NCDs)
  • Strengthen Health Promotion operational research quantitatively and qualitatively, documentation of experiences and best practices, and dissemination of results
  • Undertake advocacy for implementation of health promotion interventions in health and related sectors, as well as working across sectors to address underlying factors impacting the population’s health e.g., applying Health in all policies, intersectoral action strategy, health literacy interventions, etc.
  • Strengthen partnerships between health and development partners, and other sectors to promote healthy settings and particularly healthy cities, healthy schools, healthy communities etc. Engage with multisectoral partners to support development of or implementation of the country strategic actions for health promotion, prevention of diseases and respond to emergencies and public health issues.
  • Promote partnerships and national networks for innovative actions for health promotion embracing stakeholders and non-state actors to reduce/control NCD risk factors.
  • To increase the capacity of Member States to use Health Promotion (HP) strategies to address the broad determinants of health and assist communities gain control over and improve their health through integrated action.
  • The incumbent shall work as a team member in planning executing their responsibilities.

    DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

    Under the supervision of the WHO representative, the staff in charge of health promotion is part of the country office team, within the Senior Management Office (SMO) office.

    Summary of assignments (describe what the person should do to achieve the main objectives; include the main expected accomplishments):

  • Provide guidance on review/development of national policies, programs, and structures for health promotion.
  • Coordinate actions aimed at addressing the broad determinants of health that influence health and well-being, including water and sanitation as well as environmental health considering sustainable development.
  • Support priority health programs to strengthen community engagement, social mobilization, communication for behavioral change and promote multi sectoral actions to address health inequities.
  • Provide technical support on application of methods such as health literacy, behavior change communication, health education, social mobilization, and advocacy in health programs.
  • Increase individual, community and societal participation in health action through empowerment.
  • Provide technical support for the development of guidelines to promote use of community-based approaches, affordable strategies, and technologies for the delivery of quality care services particularly primary and secondary prevention, integrating health promotion in chronic illness management.
  • Provide technical support on application of methods such as behavior change communication, health education, social mobilization, and advocacy in health programs.
  • Perform other activities assigned by the WHO representative.
  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Education

    Essential: First degree in Health Promotion or health development related field e.g., health education, health communication, medical sociology/anthropology, education, population studies or public health with good knowledge of health promotion theory and practice or epidemiology training.

    Desirable: Post graduate degree in public health or a health development subject area; Knowledge of or qualification in health or health related discipline, implementation of multi sectorial interventions, policy development skills.

    Experience:

    Essential: At least 5 years of experience in health promotion, public health, or health development.

    Desirable: Experience working with national /international organizations that deal with health promotion, public health, or development: Experience in planning, implementing, monitoring/evaluation of main control programs disease and experience working with the United Nations or International Non-Governmental Organizations.

    Skills

  • Effective communication and ability to use/initiate evidence-based Health Promotion interventions.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills, collaboration, innovative, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent understanding of participatory learning and development, strategic data, and information, including design of research studies.
  • Technical expertise in public health; Ability to work effectively with colleagues at sub national, national, and international level.
  • Statistical, monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • WHO Competencies:
  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Produce results.
  • Ensure the efficient use of resources
  • Use of Language Skills

    Essential: Excellent knowledge of the English.

    Desirable: Working knowledge of French or another WHO official language would be an asset.

    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.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
  • WHO has a 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 pf 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.
Added 10 months ago - Updated 10 months ago - Source: who.int