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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/NMH/FT329
Title: Medical Officer
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 15 August 2013
Application Deadline: 30 September 2013 Vacancy declared unsuccessful
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit:
HQ/CPM - Chronic Diseases Prevention & Management
The objectives of the MND Programme are to take forward the agenda related to the equitable management of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) by: (i) providing strategic leadership, engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed; (ii) shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge; (iii) setting norms and standards and promoting and monitoring their implementation; (iv) articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options; (v) providing technical support, catalysing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity; and (vi) monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends.

The programme also supports the global agenda to improve eye health. The purpose of the programme is to support delivery of the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs and the Comprehensive Global Monitoring Framework, and the Voluntary Global Targets for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases. The programme also delivers the Global Action Plan for Prevention of Avoidable Blindness. The programme should have the principle of health equity at its heart and have a focus on strong and effective health systems to deliver universal coverage.
Description of duties:
1. Plan and coordinate with other HQ technical experts, as well as representatives from the regions and NCD advisers the development and evaluation of prevention and control strategies for cardiovascular diseases.
2. Coordinate activities with international public health experts.
3. Develop and promote the agenda and related activities as well as provide secretarial services for WHO networks and partnerships related to cardiovascular diseases.
4. Provide critical technical input into scientific reports, papers and journals related to cardiovascular diseases.
5. Provide technical advice and assistance to health authorities and WHO regional and country offices relating to the development, implementation and monitoring of cardiovascular disease initiatives and programmes.
6. Collaborate with other WHO chronic disease specialists and other partners in the development of integrated approaches and related policies, guidelines and tools for focusing on risk factors for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases as well as primary and secondary care, capacity building, and guidelines relating to diagnosis and treatment.
7. Develop new partnerships with other clusters and departments to facilitate complimentary policy development.
8. Foster improved partnerships with WHO Collaborating Centers, National Public Health Institutes, NGOs, and others external partners and/or donors.
9. Collaborate in the development and implementation of resource mobilization strategies to support prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases.
10. Perform other duties as required.
University degree in Medicine and post-graduate medical qualification in cardiovascular diseases or internal medicine.

Doctoral degree in public health aspects of cardiovascular diseases.
Broad based knowledge of public health, in particular on prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases.
Comprehensive knowledge of prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases and related programmes in developed and developing countries.
Skills in development, implementation and evaluation of national programmes on prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases.
Standard computer skills, including familiarity with office programmes (e.g. the Microsoft Office suite).

WHO Competencies:
1. Producing results
2. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
3. Communicating in a credible and effective way
4. Moving forward in a changing environment
5. Fostering integration and teamwork.
Considerable experience (at least 10 years) in planning and organizing public health programmes for prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, of which 5 years at the international level.

Experience in low- and middle-income countries.
Expert knowledge of English.

Intermediate knowledge of another WHO official language.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this Vacancy Notice. This vacancy is published in English only.

The following priority order will be observed in the screening of candidates: 1. WHO staff members (Continuing, Fixed-term and Temporary appointments) and 2. External candidates.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 80734 at single rate
USD 86904 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 103.3 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

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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Vacancy declared unsuccessful

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