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This is a P-3 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 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 101,523 USD and 132,936 USD.

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The international rate of 74,649 USD, with an additional 36% at this the location, applies.

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Implementing the UN Political Declaration (UNPD) on NCDs is one the strategic area of work of the WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO), directly delivering on the Sustainable Development Agenda and the WHO 13th General Programme of Work (GPW13). The work of the programme has been, since 2012. guided by the Regional Framework of Action (RFA) to implement the UNPD on NCDs, providing Member States with strategic interventions in the areas of governance; prevention and reduction of risk factors; surveillance, monitoring and evaluation; and healthcare. Addressing NCD, specifically the four priority groups of cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases and their risk factors, requires multisectoral whole-of-government and whole-of-society preventive action, as well as reorientation and strengthening of health systems to deal more effectively with early detection, effective and prompt treatment, management of complications, and palliative care for people with advanced manifestations of NCDs in both stable and emergency settings.The objectives of the NCD prevention programme are:--> Raising the priority accorded to NCDs in development work at regional and national levels, and integrating prevention and control of such diseases into policies across all government departments. --> Strengthening national policies and plans for the prevention and control of NCDs --> Promoting partnerships for the prevention and control of NCDs.--> Promoting interventions to reduce the main, shared modifiable risk factors for NCDs.


The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:Provide technical advice to Member States on cancer prevention and control in the national implementation of the RFA for a comprehensive national response to childhood cancer and other common cancers of the region.Draft, revise and further develop national cancer control programmes and plans embedded in the larger context of national NCD prevention and control plan, based on national health strategies. Assess the current regional situation of childhood cancer control infrastructure, policies and plans in the selected EMR countries, based on the collection of data through desk reviews and exchanges with experts and Member States, in order to enhance regional collaboration, policy development and strategic direction.Set up and coordinate networks of information-exchange, promoting adaptation and dissemination of WHO normative guidance and tools for childhood cancer control.Organize regional workshops and webinars that aim to build the capacity of EMR countries, promote exchange of country experiences, and disseminate the tools and guidance produced by the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer. Organize regional consultations and facilitate engagement of strategic partners to develop a regional governance structure for the Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer. Mentor and supervise, as needed, consultants providing support to the regional implementation of the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancers and the Global Initiative on Cervical Cancer Elimination. Assist in any other technical tasks related to NCDs and cancer prevention and control as part of NCD prevention unit's workplan



Essential: University degree in Medicine, public health or related areas directly relevant to cancer control. Desirable: Advanced university degree in a health-related field will be an asset.


Essential: At least five years of combined relevant experience at the national and international level in medicine and public health practice, including experience in the field of cancer control in lower and middle income countries. Desirable: Relevant experience in WHO, UN system or in international organizations active in the health sector, especially in countries in the EMR.


--> Demonstrated knowledge of political, social and health systems of countries in the EMR--> Technical and programmatic knowledge of relevant areas of NCD prevention and NCD management --> Working knowledge of WHO role, mandates and relevant strategies and action plans

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Moving forward in a changing environment Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

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


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 62,692 (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 1881 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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