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This is a P-5 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 10 years of experience, depending on education.


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Regional Adviser, Health Promotion & Social Determinants of Health (position no 173416)


The objectives of the Programme are to take forward the promotion of the five priority health areas in the region by: (i) providing strategic leadership,engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed; (ii) shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge; (iii) setting norms and standards and promoting andmonitoring their implementation; (iv) articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options, including providing vision for scaling up proven interventions;(v) providing technical support, catalyzing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity; and (vi) monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends. The purpose of the programme is to support delivery of the WHO priority programmes using an equity lens. The programme advocates for good governance through whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches in promoting health for all and mainstreaming Health in public. Policies and there orientation of health services and systems to promote health.


1- Manages the Unit in the development of integrated plans andapproaches for the delivery of a broad spectrum of health promotion programmes,regional initiatives, and collaborative projects.

2- Acts as Regional focal point for the Health Promotion and providestechnical leadership to all WHO regional programme areas in the incorporationof health promotion best practices in the delivery of their programmes as wellas in the strategic planning process for the Department and units.

3- Promotes increased awareness and support for health promotionpractices in all settings including increased awareness of the determinants of health, refining the messages and developing innovative approaches forpromoting health as well as working with partners in the development ofstrategies relating to prevention, management and recovery in healthemergencies, epidemics, and disasters.

4- Directs the development of a comprehensive approach andrelated strategies to provide technical expertise in the development ofnational plans for increased capacity building and evidence-based health promotionat country levels.

5- Develops and implements a regional resource mobilizationstrategy to support Health Promotion as well as initiate and negotiate fundingagreements with government, non-government, and private organizations.

6- Makes presentations, advocates increased awareness anddissemination of best practices, and represents WHO and Health Promotion atinternational meetings and conferences.

7- Writes and publishes documents as well as directs thepreparation of a variety of plans, reports and strategies.

8- Collaborates with other departments, regional and countryoffices in the area of promotion of evidence-based health promotion andprovides authoritative advice to actors within and beyond the government at theregional and national levels; leads in promoting multisectoral action for health.

9- Manages functional areas in healthpromotion, social determinants of health development, institutional andcommunity capacity building, multisectoral action and partnership, oral healthand physical activity promotion.



Essential: Master's degree in public health with emphasis on Health Promotion Desirable: Doctoral degree in Health Promotion


Essential: At least 10 years'experience, combined at national and international levels, in Health Promotion,focusing on the design, development, implementation and evaluation of health promotion programmes and initiatives Desirable: Experience in the underlying social determinants of health and capacity building forHealth Promotion. Experience in interacting with Health Promotion networks.


1) Knowledge of management and strategic planning processes to provide critical input into the process as the representative of Health Promotion.

2) Knowledge of the latest trends in the development, implementation and monitoring of health promotion strategies and related evidence based practices.

3) Comprehensive knowledge of the theories, principles, and accepted practices and approaches of health promotion in general and emergency settings involving determinants of health to develop and deliver a multi-focused and evidence based programme and related plans, strategies, services, and activities at global, regional and country levels.

4) Leadership skills to build and maintain effective partnerships across the Organization, health/public health field and different sectors at all levels of government and society.

WHO Competencies

Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model:

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of 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 89,837 (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 2291 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.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level

  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

  • Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line through Stellis. For assessment of your application, please ensure that: 1 -Your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated; 2- All required details regarding your qualifications, education, training and experience are provided; 3- Your experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.

  • 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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