Thursday, April 3, 2014

Director (NCD) - WHO (Apply by: 22 April 2014)

Vacancy Notice No: SEAR/RO/14/FT04

Title: Director - Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD)

Grade: D1

Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment

Duration of contract:  Two years 

Date: 2 April 2014 

Original published date: 2 April 2014

Application Deadline: 22 April 2014 

(20 day(s) until closing deadline) 

Republished (Currently accepting applications)

Duty Station:  New Delhi, India
Organization unit: 

SE/NCD - Non Communicable Diseases (SE/NCD), Regional Office for the South-East Asia (SEARO)


To support and collaborate with the Member States for further development and implementation of national policies and strategies which ensure equitable and universal access to quality health care in the area of non-communicable diseases, social determinants of health and sustainable development and healthy environment. Non-communicable Diseases and Social Determinants of Health emphasizes on support to Member State efforts to effectively implement chronic diseases and lifestyle related health programmes as well as on activities on health promotion and disease prevention to reduce health risks and advocate the role of social determinants of health. Sustainable Development and Healthy Environment emphasizes the interactions between health and development, poverty, environmental degradation including water and air pollution, sanitation and natural and human induced disasters.

Description of duties:

Under the overall supervision and policy guidance of the Regional Director (RD) and under the direct supervision of the Director, Programme Management (DPM), the incumbent is responsible for:
* Directing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating collaborative programmes with the Member States in the Region under the domain of Non-communicable Diseases, Sustainable Development and Healthy Environments including Social Determinants of Health, taking into account the WHO core functions, priorities and country health needs.
* Harmonizing the work of WHO technical units in SEARO, WHO Country Offices(WCOs), HQ, national authorities, other UN agencies, various donors, private sector and civil societies in the core areas of prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.
* Promoting and assuring intra- and inter-departmental teamwork including the WHO Collaborating Centres and National Centres of Excellence.
* Ensuring effective management of human and financial resources for programmes under his/her direct supervision.
* Supporting the DPM and the RD as part of technical secretariat for the WHO Governing 
Bodies, World Health Assembly (WHA) / Executive Board (EB) / Regional Commitee (RC) and other important high level meetings.

* Acting as RD or DPM or other Department Directors during their absence when so designated by the RD.
* Performing any other duties as deemed necessary.



Degree in medicine with Post graduate degree in public health or other health related areas or disciplines


* Thorough knowledge of WHO values, goals, policies, rules and regulations.
* In-depth knowledge of public health issues and health systems in the area of non-communicable diseases and social determinants of health.
* High level of technical and managerial competence with knowledge of planning, directing, monitoring and evaluating health and health related programmes pertaining to the areas of work.
* Ability to exercise sound professional judgement
* Leadership and supervision ability to foster team spirit and team work.
* Capability in programme planning, development, implementation, logistics, and/or monitoring and evaluation.
* Good computer literacy.


* Communicating in a credible and effective way
* Ensuring effective use of resources
* Creating an empowering and motivating environment
* Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
* Promoting WHO's position in health leadership


Essential :

At least 15 years of experience at progressively responsible levels, of which minimum five years must be in an international setting, in planning and management of public health programmes and/or public health cooperation activities.


Previous work experience in a multicultural environment or a UN/multilateral organization will be 
an advantage.



Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.


Previous work experience in a multicultural environment or a UN/multilateral organization will be an advantage.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 95, 575 at single rate
USD 103,400 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.

Republished (Currently accepting applications)

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