Public Health Specialist (Health Promotion and Determinants) - CPCP

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This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 90,970 USD and 164,202 USD.

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PN 458425


The incumbent will oversee the provision of technical and managerial expertise to develop, strengthen and implement policies and programmes of activities designed to strengthen national, public-health capacity in Universal Health Coverage/Health Promo􀆟on and Determinants.

This includes those designed to promote health and reduce the burden of preventable disease and injuries driven by environmental, social, and economic determinants of health, including the reduction of risk factors, through interventions in one or more of the following Health Determinants: Environment, Climate Change and Health (ECH), Health Promotion, Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity (HPD), Nutrition and Food Safety (NUT); Tobacco and Reduction of Other Non- Communicable Disease Risk Factors (TNR), Violence, Injuries, or Health and Migration (PHM); and Demographic Change and Ageing.

The endeavors target all populations, including refugees and migrants, through a coordinated, intersectoral approach in accordance with the country cooperation strategy that aligns with WHO global and regional commitments.


The incumbent will perform all or part of the following, and other related responsibilities as required by the needs of the office.

  • Lead the process of, and provide technical advice on, the development, review and promotion of national policies, programmes, and structures for health promotion including for healthy cities, other settings, healthy eating, and physical activity.
  • Provide leadership to coordinate multi-stakeholder dialogue and action to promote health and wellbeing across population groups.
  • Serve as country focal point for matters related to health promotion and provide leadership to country teams, supporting research, plan development, implementation, and monitoring of policies and strategies for health promotion.
  • Provide technical advice and support to the government to strengthen its health promotion capacity, in line with the guidance of the WHO country office senior management, including:

i) creating strategies and interventions (including community-based) for supportive environments for health toward the reduction of risk factors and underlying social and commercial determinants for non-communicable and communicable diseases. Guide and support their implementation.

ii) conducting capacity assessment and evidence reviews on health promotion theory, practice and health inequities/disparities across populations and public health conditions using both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

  • Create and enhance partnerships and networks to strengthen multidisciplinary and multisectoral collaboration to combat communicable and noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors in the country.
  • Lead the process of documenting lessons learned and best practices in addressing social determinants of health, equity and sustainable development goals at country level.
  • Provide technical guidance to the country team to ensure systems and capacities for risk communication and community engagement (RCCE) in emergencies and public health events.



An advanced university degree (master’s level) in a relevant field (such as health promotion, health education or in public health with a focus on health promotion or health policy).


Essential A minimum of seven years of work experience relevant to the position (in coordinating, managing, implementation and evaluation in health promotion and social determinants of health), including 3 years in a leadership capacity, with some of it obtained in an international work environment.

Desirable Experience in working with government, United Nations counterparts or development partners at the country or regional levels.


  • Policies, strategies and guidelines in the field of public health, particularly in health promotion and the determinants of health
  • Multi sectoral engagement at national level on planning and providing technical assistance.
  • Human behaviour theories and applications in complex settings including diverse cultures and social conditions.
  • The sociopolitical, economic, and public-health policy environment of the country.
  • Risk communication and community engagement expertise.
  • Practical skills in management, coordination and implementation of technical programmes.
  • Excellent analytical skills including the design of research studies and u se to initiate evidence-based health promotion interventions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Organizing and delivering training programs for public health workers.
  • Ability to establish and maintain partnerships with national authorities and other stakeholders in relevant sectors and achieve strategic results from the engagements.
  • Ability to write technical and scientific reports.
  • Ability to engage in and lead policy dialogue, advocacy, communication with partners on health promotion, noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors.

WHO Competencies

WHO global Competencies model at

1) Teamwork 2) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences 3) Communication 4) Producing results. 5) Driving WHO to a successful future

6) Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English and Arabic.


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 77,326 (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. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


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