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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/13/FT430
Title: Team Leader (Tobacco Free Initiative)
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 11 October 2013
Application Deadline: 1 November 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Manila, Philippines
Organization unit:
To support full implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in order to reduce tobacco use and protect people from second hand smoke exposure and thereby prevent and mitigate tobacco-related diseases and premature deaths.
Description of duties:
To serve as Team Leader in Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI), with the following specific responsibilities:

(1) to oversee and coordinate further development, implementation and evaluation of the Regional Action Plan for Tobacco Free Initiative in the Western Pacific Region (2010-2014);

(2) to coordinate/collaborate with WHO programmes having tobacco control-related interests (e.g. noncommunicable diseases (NCD), child health, health promotion and environmental health), Member States and other partners in the development and implementation of tobacco control related-initiatives and national action plans for tobacco control;

(3) to provide technical support and coordinate with other partners in the development and implementation of comprehensive, evidence-based research and related tools supporting measures to reduce tobacco use and exposure to the harmful effects of tobacco use;

(4) to develop, in cooperation with others, media and advocacy campaigns and tools to promote tobacco control, in general, and support for the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, in particular;

(5) to provide guidance on technical work, mobilize resources, develop partnerships and facilitate and coordinate technical collaboration in the team;

(6) to manage the team's financial, material and human resources and ensure continuity and synergy of the team in relation to the three levels of the organization (e.g. HQ, RO and COs); and

(7) To undertake related duties as required.
Advanced degree in medicine, public health or social science (e.g. law, economics, political science) from a recognized college or university is essential. Public health or related training is desirable.
(1) Broad knowledge and technical ability in dealing with issues related to tobacco control, particularly in relation to researching and analysing issues.

(2) Developing and evaluating proposals

(3) Managing projects

(4) Promoting development of national capabilities

Other Skills: Proficient in standard MS Office software applications. Presentation skills.


1. Fostering integration and teamwork
2. Setting an example
3. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
4. Promoting innovation and organizational learning
5. Driving WHO to a successful future
Minimum ten years practical experience in medicine, public health, law, economics, or political science is essential. At least two years' experience in tobacco control related work at international level is required. Working experience in both developing and developed countries, including experience in public health or related fields is desirable.
Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.
Additional Information:
This vacancy notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD80 734 at single rate
USD86 904 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 59.1 % 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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WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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