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Director, CDS  (2000955)  
Grade: D1
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract duration: Two years

Job Posting

: Apr 21, 2020, 5:46:55 AM

Closing Date

: May 12, 2020, 10:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: India-New Delhi


: SE/CDS Department of Communicable Diseases (CDS)


: Full-time  

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings. 


To support and collaborate with the
Member States for further development and implementation of national policies
and strategies which ensure equitable and universal access to quality health
care in the areas of Communicable Diseases, which includes TB, Malaria, HIV
Hepatitis STI & other communicable disease, NTD, Research and IVD.


Under the overall supervision and
policy guidance of the Regional Director and under the direct supervision of
Director, Programme Management the incumbent is responsible for:

Directing, coordinating, monitoring
and evaluating collaborative programmes with the Member States in the Region
under the domain of Communicable Diseases taking into account the WHO core
functions, priorities and country health needs.

Harmonizing the work of other
departments/technical units in SEARO, WCOs, HQ, national authorities, other UN
agencies, various donors, private sector and civil societies.

Promoting and assuring intra and
inter-departmental teamwork including the WHO Collaborating Centres and Centres
of ExcellenceEnsure effective management of human and financial resources for
programmes under his/her direct supervision.

Supporting DPM as part of technical
secretariat for the WHO Governing Bodies (WHA/EB/RC) and other important high
level meetings.

Acting as RD, DPM or other
Department Directors during their absence when so designated by the RD.

Performing any other duties as
deemed necessary.


Essential: Degree in medicine or degree in social sciences,
economics, management or research related areas, with post graduate degree in
public health or other related areas


Essential: At least 15 years of experience at progressively
responsible levels, including considerable experience obtained in an
international context, in planning and management of public health programmes
and/or public health cooperation activities

Desirable: Previous work experience in a multicultural environment or
an UN/multilateral organization will be an advantage


-Thorough Knowledge of WHO values,
goals, policies, rules and regulations

-In-depth knowledge of public health
issues and health systems in the area of communicable diseases

-High-level technical and management
competence with knowledge of planning, directing, monitoring and evaluation of
health and health related programmes pertaining to the areas of work

-Ability to exercise sound
professional judgement

-Leadership and supervision ability
to foster team spirit and team work

-Capability in programme planning,
development, implementation, logistics and/or monitoring and evaluation

-Good computer literacy.

Other Skills (e.g. IT): “Proficiency in use of
standard Microsoft Office applications, good writing, presentation skills”

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Driving the Organization’s Position in Health Leadership
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: knowledge of other languages in the SEAR countries will be


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 100,800 (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 2764 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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  • This
    vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same
    grade level
  • Only
    candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A
    written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • The written test for shortlisted candidates will be
    tentatively be held in week starting 25 May 2020– 29 May 2020. Candidates are advised to
    make themselves available during that period
  • 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
  • Any
    appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations,
    Staff Rules and Manual.
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    members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
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  • Applications
    from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States
    are particularly encourage


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