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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/14/FT441
Title: Technical Officer (NCD)
Grade: P3
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 13 August 2014
Application Deadline: 10 September 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Manila, Philippines
Organization unit: WP Western Pacific (WP) /
WPRO Regional Office for the Western Pacific (WP/RGO)
WP/DNH Division of NCD and Health through the Life-Course; WP/NCD Noncommunicable Diseases and Health Promotion
To help countries to prevent and control noncommunicable conditions - such as cardiovascular, chronic respiratory, cancer, diabetes, and their risk factors through comprehensive and multisectoral policies, plans, and programmes including population based and individual approaches, monitoring and reporting.
Description of duties:
1. Support the development and implementation of the Regional Action Plan for Prevention and Control of NCD;
2. Within the context of implementing the Regional Action Plan for NCD prevention and control :
a. provide technical inputs in national programme development;
b. assist in communicating and coordinating implementation of activities with WHO Country Offices;
c. monitor progress of programme and activity implementation within stipulated time frame; and
d. collate country case studies for programme advocacy purposes;
3. Assist WHO Country Offices and national counterparts in the further implementation and utilization of WHO best buys and Package of Essential NCD interventions (PEN);
4. Assist in the preparation of progress reports and the development of guidance documents, publications, communication and advocacy materials for NCD prevention and control and health promotion;
5. Provide technical inputs and support to the Team Leader and other staff in planning and developing relevant communications and advocacy products for community and resource mobilization activities; and
6. Support programmes and activities on subnational initiatives and healthy settings, including technical support to meetings and workshops.
University degree in medicine or in any health-related field from a recognized university is essential. Postgraduate degree in Public Health from a recognized university an advantage.
- Broad knowledge of concepts and strategies related to NCD prevention and control.
- Ability to synthesize knowledge and effectively express ideas in writing.
- Ability to coordinate with external partners as well as work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural background and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
- Ability to demonstrate gender equity and cultural appropriateness in the delivery of services to Member States.
- Proficient in standard MS Office software applications.

1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Knowing and managing yourself
4. Moving forward in a changing environment
5. Fostering integration and teamwork
Minimum of five years' work experience in public health, NCD prevention and control, health systems or a related field is essential. Work experience in an international organization highly 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. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56 198 at single rate
USD 60 205 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: % 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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