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Regional Adviser (Vector-Borne and Neglected Diseases Control) - WHO (Apply by: 11 April 2014)



12 March 2014

The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.

Vacancy Notice No:SEAR/RO/14/FT03

Title: Regional Adviser - Vector-Borne and Neglected Diseases Control

Grade: P5

Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment

Duration of contract: Two years

Date: 12 March 2014

Original published date: 12 March 2014

Application Deadline: 11 April 2014

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Duty Station: New Delhi, India

Organization unit: SEARO Regional Office for the South East Asia (SE/RGO), SE/CDS Department of Communicable Diseases (CDS) (SE/CDS)
SE/VBN Vector-Borne and Neglected Diseases Control


In collaboration with Member countries, international and bilateral organizations and NGOs to reduce major vector borne diseases through strengthening the capacity of the Member States.
To reduce burden of major vector borne diseases including Dengue/Dengue Haemorrahagic Fever, Lymphatic Filariasis, Leishmaniasis, Japanese Encephalitis.
To prevent and control disease vectors, intermediate hosts and animal reservoirs responsible for the transmission of major vector borne diseases.

Description of duties:

Under the overall supervision of the Director of the Department of Communicable Diseases:
Plan and develop methodologies and evaluate the activities of the regional programme on the basis of the Regional Director's priorities and policies and ensure close cooperation with other related areas.
Ensure coordination and exchange of information with headquarters, other regional offices, health ministries, other organizations, etc.
Participate with national authorities, non-government organizations and international organizations to formulate the regional and country health programmes and to develop plans and activities to implement programme activities of the Department; advise the Regional Director on the identification of priorities and action plans to meet objectives of the Department's programmes.
Administer support to regional and country activities by providing advice and guidance to consultants and colleagues and by making recommendations on the selection of supplies and equipment.
Mobilize extra-budgetary resources to meet the programme needs which enhance the programme implementation.
Promote and coordinate the activities of international, bilateral and voluntary agencies in the delivery of the programme, advise and assist national authorities in identifying training needs and in organizing national and regional educational activities.
Promote the development of research programmes by encouraging the application of appropriate research methods, ensuring collection and distribution of research information, formulating protocols and scrutinizing research proposals for funding, advising on relevance and technical aspects of their design.
Exercise delegated authority to approve exceptions to the established methodology, e.g. interpret the Organization's policies with respect to difficult and complex cases.
  Perform any other related work as required and as may be assigned by the Supervisors.



Graduate in medical or health-related fields from a recognized University with postgraduate degree in public health.


Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of a wide range of public health issues.
Sound knowledge of the principles and practice of vector borne diseases and their control.
Computer literacy, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software


Producing Results
Communicating in a Credible and effective way
Ensuring effective use of resources
Building and promoting partnerships across organization and beyond
Promoting WHO's position in health leadership


At least ten years of experience including five (5) years of international experience in major vector borne disease control programme.


Excellent knowledge of English

Annual salary:

(Net of tax)
USD,80734 at single rate
USD,86904 with primary dependants

Post Adjustment:

39.60 % 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.
A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening
Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database
Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: . The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
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.

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