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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/CHP/FT334
Title: Medical Officer
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year
Date: 8 August 2013
Application Deadline: 3 October 2013 Vacancy declared unsuccessful
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit:
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:
Under the overall supervision of the Director MND, the incumbent will contribute to the overall objectives of the Department of Management of Noncommunicable Diseases to accelerate the translation of knowledge on prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases into public health action through various collaborative efforts involving all stakeholders.

Summary of assigned 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 chronic respiratory 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 chronic respiratory diseases including the Global Alliance on Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD);
4. Provide critical technical input into scientific reports, papers and journals related to chronic respiratory diseases;
5. Provide technical advice and assistance to health authorities and WHO regional and country offices relating to the development, implementation and monitoring of chronic respiratory 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 chronic respiratory 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 chronic respiratory diseases;
10. Performs other duties as required.
Main achievements include preparation of annual work plans on prevention and control of respiratory disease and provision of technical and scientific leadership for planning, project development, implementation and evaluation for prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases.
University degree in medicine and post graduate medical qualification in chronic respiratory disease or internal medicine.

Doctoral degree in public health aspects of chronic respiratory diseases.
Broad based knowledge of public health, in particular on prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases.
Comprehensive knowledge of prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases and related programmes in developed and developing countries.
Experience and skills in development, implementation and evaluation of national programmes on prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases.

WHO competencies:
Producing results
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Communicating in a credible and effective way
Moving forward in a changing environment
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 required. Intermediate knowledge of another WHO Language an asset.
Additional Information:
The following priority order will be observed in the screening of candidates: 1. WHO staff members (Continuing, Fixed-term and Temporary appointments), 2. External candidates.
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
A written test may form part of the screening process.
This Vacancy Notice is published in English only.
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.

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Vacancy declared unsuccessful

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