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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/13/TASR17
Title: Technical Assistant
Grade: G7
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  Initially 6 months
Date: 22 March 2013
Application Deadline: 12 April 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Manila, Philippines
Organization unit: WP/DHP Director, Building Healthy Communities & Populations (WP/DHP) /
WP/NHP Noncommunicable Diseases and Health Promotion (WP/NHP)
The Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) Programme strategic objective is to prevent and reduce disease, disability and premature death from chronic noncommunicable conditions. The work focuses on policy development, programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation, strengthening of health and rehabilitation systems and services, capacity building in the area of chronic noncommunicable conditions (including cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases, diabetes, oral health, hearing and visual impairment including blindness, and genetic disorders). The programme develops and provides evidence-based guidance on the appropriate organization and effective operation of strategies for the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases and health promotion for the entire population and at all levels of the health care delivery system; strategies that involve communities and health-related sectors in responsible and coordinated ways. The programme provides technical support to countries in advocacy, policy and planning, surveillance, community interventions, clinical preventive services, evaluation and cost-effectiveness analysis across all of major preventable chronic conditions.
Description of duties:
Under the guidance and supervision of Medical Officer (NCD) and the Team Leader (Noncommunicable Diseases and Health Promotion), the incumbent will perform the following duties:

1. To provide support in the administration of surveys and tools (NCD risk factor surveys, school health surveys, etc.) and assist in data analysis and reporting;

2. To collate NCD surveillance data from Member States and develop and maintain databases;

3. To assist in the preparation of materials for NCD regional action plan development;

4. To provide support to meetings and consultations and development of meeting reports and other outcomes;

5. To collate information and update the NHP websites; and

6. To perform other related duties as required or instructed.

Main achievements include: technical assistance and contribute to the development and implementation of NCD regional action plan; NCD information database supported.
Completed secondary education. University degree in public health, social sciences, statistics or a related field is preferred.
1. Knowledge of the epidemiology of chronic diseases and their risk factors.

2. Good analytical skills in data collection, analysis and reporting related to NCD and risk factors.

3. Ability to work harmoniously as a member of the team, adapt to diverse cultural and educational backgrounds while maintaining a high standard of personal conduct;

4. Ability to develop plans and proposals.

5. Excellent communication skills.
Over six years' work experience, including training, in the areas of public health, epidemiology and/or programme management/programme implementation/data management. Work experience with an international organization in the field of public health is an advantage.
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.
Additional Information:
Post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the office. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
653 457 at single rate

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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