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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 137,911 USD and 177,807 USD.

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Supports Member States in addressing the double burden of malnutrition and diet related NCDs through a multisectoral approach that includes policies and strategic actions to ensure nutrition services universally accessible, promoting sustainable healthy diets, and creating healthy food environments with aims to achieve optimal nutrition status.


  1. Develop and propose innovative technical health policies and strategies for implementation through collaboration with Regional and Country Offices and provides advice in developing further the Nutrition for strengthening and improving technical capacity of target clienteles.2. Manage the nutrition subunit in delivering its objectives through efficient managing a small team of technical staff, to optimize the programme's deliverables in line with the mandate of the Organization.3. Develop and monitors work plans and budgets for the team's activities and follow up on the implementation of planned activities.4. Analyze data and information on best practices in implementing sustainable public health programmes and disseminates information.5. Manage research activities and the implementation of the subunit's activities and dissemination of information for capacity building in the respective area of work.6. Conduct monitoring and evaluation of malnutrition in the region and conducts timely reporting for decision makers.7. Provide technical guidance and works closely with counterparts in technical departments across the Organization and liaises with counterparts in partner UN Agencies, Donors and other stakeholders to harmonize recommendations on policies and strategies related to Nutrition and the facilitation of successful implementation of national and/or global health programmes.8. Upon delegation represent WHO at various meetings.Specific duties:• Guided by global and regional frameworks, secure and evaluate information in support of the development of regional and national plans of action and monitors subsequent progress supporting cross-sectoral work. • Supervise the overall project coordination and deployment of resources and monitor and analyze indicators and surveillance data. • Conduct analytical studies, such as research, and introduce new ideas and evidence in the respective field of nutrition, that are aligned to regional and country strategies.



Essential: Master's degree in nutrition, public health nutrition or other nutrition-related fields Desirable: A PhD in one of the above-mentioned fields.


Essential: A minimum of 7 years of professional experience, with proven international exposure, in the management of nutrition programmes, including experience in the development of nutrition and related health policies and strategies. Demonstrated experience managing human and financial resources. Desirable:


• Sounds skills in the management of nutrition programmes • Strong skills in the area of developing and establishing polices and strategies• Excellent skills and ability in managing diverse teams and financial resources.• Good skills in mobilizing resources.• Ability to engage effectively and diplomatically with external partners including Ministries of Health, Donor institutions, Civil Society, and other stakeholders. Commitment to collaborate effectively with other key partners in the Nutrition and related Health Subject area.• Knowledge of the specific or technical area of nutrition.• Ability to contribute to the development of norms and standards, as well as training materials in nutrition related technical areas.• Capacity to plan and conduct operational activities with political and technical elements.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Producing results Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond Creating an empowering and motivating environment### Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable:


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, and currently amounts to USD 3325 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.


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