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Technical Officer (NCD)  (2104494)  
Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two years

Job Posting

: Nov 9, 2021, 4:09:54 PM

Closing Date

: Nov 30, 2021, 4:29:00 AM

Primary Location

: India-New Delhi


: SE/HPN Healthier Populations & Noncommunicable Diseases


: Full-time  

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


-To assist countries in revitalizing primary health care and community-based care including referral support in relation to NCDs

-To support Member States in the development, strengthening and implementation of policies and strategies for management of chronic NCDs

-To provide technical support for operational research with the collaboration of the concerned technical units and department to generate evidence for effective and efficient interventions in the management of chronic NCDs.


Under the overall supervision of Director, Healthier Populations and Noncommunicable Diseases (HPN) and also under the guidance and support of the Coordinator, the incumbent will carry out the following duties:

1) To coordinate and collaborate with Member States, relevant units and partners in strengthening themanagement of NCDs focusing on primary health care levelusing evidence-based technical packages such as the WHO PEN and HEARTS technical package;

2) To coordinate and collaborate with Member States and partners in strengthening cancer prevention and control in the Region, including cancer registration

3) To provide technical contribution in preparing the Regional Status Report/son Noncommunicable Diseases, including coordinating with Member States in obtaining country-specific inputs in finalizing the Reports;

4) Toliaisewith concerned technical units/departments/WCOs and provide technical contribution in documenting and finalizing theregional best practices in NCD management;

5) To promote operational research to provide evidence for the development of effective, efficient and equitableinterventions for management and delivery of NCD services;

6) To assist the HPN in implementing the GPW 13workplan including organizing regional workshops and preparing meeting reports; and

7) To perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.



Essential: Degree in Medicine with Masters Degree in Public Health or related health sciences from a recognized university.

Desirable: A doctoral degree in public health



Essential: At least 7 (seven) years of relevant experience, some of which should have been obtained in an international context in working in the field of public health in low-and middle-income country settings as well as at managerial level in the prevention and control of NCDs.

Desirable: Experience in primary health care services, public health management, sound knowledge in health research, and teaching/training of health personnel / providers



-Technical and managerial competencies in public health for management of chronic NCDs

-Well-versed in community-based health initiatives

-Leadership skills and ability to establish harmonious relationships with government officials


WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: of English.




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 74,913 (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 2304 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.



  • Please note applications should be submitted through WHO’s online recruitment portal. Please visit to complete an online profile and to apply to this vacancy
  • 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 13 December 2021– 17 December 2021. 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 review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
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  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.



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