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Company Name : World Health Organization
Location : New Delhi, Delhi
Job Description : Grade: No grade
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): one year
Job Posting: Feb 24, 2022, 9:30:19 PM
Closing Date: Mar 17, 2022, 5:59:00 PM
Primary Location: India-New Delhi
Organization: SE_IND WR Office, India
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Overview of the programme
WHO India Country Office collaborates with the Government of India and relevant stakeholders within the framework of the collaborative Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS), to actively support the development and implementation of national health policies, strategies and plans aiming at promoting access to and utilization of affordable and quality health services and improving financial protection against health-related risks.
WHO Country Office for India is supporting the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to strengthen the existing health systems to cater to the growing needs of mental health and substance abuse.
Underlying Values and Core Functions of WHO
WHO’s mandate revolves around six (6) leadership priorities specifying (i) advancing universal health coverage (ii) health related sustainable development goals (iii) addressing the challenge of non-communicable diseases and mental health, violence and injuries and disabilities (iv) implementing the provisions of the International Health Regulations (2005) (v) increasing access to quality, safe, efficacious and affordable medical products (vi) addressing the social, economic and environmental determinants of health.
The South – East Asia Region (SEAR) of WHO is made up of 11 countries, with over 1.8 billion people, with India’s population of 1.3 billion. All the Member States of WHO/SEAR (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste), share the common value of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right. All of WHO actions are based on this and rooted in the underlying values of equity, solidarity and participation.
Mission of the WHO Country Office for India
The mission of WHO India is to improve quality of life people in India by supporting the government to ensure better health and wellbeing of the population through strengthening the prevention and control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), improving health systems for achieving UHC targets, providing assistance for the promotion of health and the prevention of premature death and disability by addressing key health-related social, environmental, and behavioural risk factors and determinants of relevance to NCDs and the life-course.
Description of Duties:
The purpose of this position is to provide strategic technical support at the State level. The proposed HR support in State of Meghalaya and Odisha, aims to strengthen continuum of care for common NCDs across primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of health care. It focuses on the mandate for prevention and management of diabetes and hypertension, cancer of the cervix, comorbidities, and complications of uncontrolled disease, as well as palliative care and rehabilitation.
The Medical Officer – NCD at State level will further support in building partnerships across government levels, private sector, and UN agencies to mobilize pooled procurement and availability of common NCD medicines and technologies.
The Medical Officer (MO) – NCD will be placed at State Health Departments (Meghalaya and Odisha) to liaise between the WHO India, State Health Department, District NCD Cell, to coordinate and facilitate implementation of the strengthening “Continuum of NCD Care” and the IHCI projects. The MO-NCD will also liaise across academic institutions and other technical partners operating in the respective State.
The incumbent will work under the overall guidance Team Leader (NCD) and in direct supervision of NPO (NCD). S/he will have the following responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work:
Function as a focal person for strengthening “Continuum of NCD Care” and IHCI projects at State level;
Coordinate implementation of selected interventions for Management of Hypertension and strengthening “Continuum of NCD Care”;
Monitor and supervise implementation at the district level and report progress of implementation to WHO-India Office and to State Health Department;
Organize and facilitate meetings with concerned authorities and partners at the state and district level in consultation with WHO India;
Facilitate coordination meetings of implementing stakeholders at state and district level and ensure project activities are on track;
Consolidate reports from health facilities, and district NCD Cell and other implementation sites and submit both physical and financial progress to WHO-India Office;
Build synergies with the Sub-regional Office of WHO, technical experts operating at State level, as well as the State Health Department and District Health Offices;
Monitor book of accounts for the projects at State and District levels; and
Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor(s) or as required by WHO India office.
Essential: University degree in Medical Science (MBBS) or equivalent in related field from a recognized institution/university.
Desirable: Post graduation in Public Health or other allied fields.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Moving Forward in Changing Environment
Functional Skills and Knowledge:
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and working knowledge of local language will be an asset. Proficiency in computer applications and ability to draft reports.
Essential: At least two years of professional experience in health service delivery at grassroots level, and experiences in project management
Desirable: Working experience with intergovernmental agencies at the national and state level will be an advantage.
Monthly remuneration is INR 196,550 taxable as per Indian laws and the appointment will be through Special Services Agreement (SSA) extendable subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the function. S/he will be posted at Meghalaya and Odisha. The position may require extensive travel (can be upto 15 days in a month) to the districts.
This Vacancy Notice may be used to fill similar positions at the same level.
Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
A written test and interviews will be used as a form of screening
WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
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.
For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
WHO has 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 of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
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