Sunday, December 13, 2015

Director (Family Health, Gender and Life Course) - World Health Organization (Apply by: December 28, 2015)

The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: SE/RO/P/2015/FT45

Title: Director, Family Health, Gender and Life Course

Grade: D1

Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment

Duration of contract:  Two Years
Date: 7 December 2015

Application Deadline: 28 December 2015
15 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications

Duty Station:  New Delhi, India

Organization unit: SE South East Asia (SE) /
SEARO Regional Office for the South East Asia (SE/RGO)
Department of Family Health, Gender and Life Course

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:

- To improve health of mothers and newborn, children, adolescents, reproductive age and old age;
- To prevent diseases through immunization;
- To promote Gender, Equity and the Rights approach across all programme areas.
Description of duties:
Under the overall supervision and policy guidance of the Regional Director (RD) and under the direct supervision of 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 FGL-SEAR taking into account the WHO core functions, priorities and country health needs.
- Harmonizing the work of WHO technical units in SEARO, WCOs, HQ, national authorities, other UN Agencies, various donors, private sector and civil societies.

- Promoting and assuring intra and inter-departmental teamwork including the WHO Collaborating Centres and Centres of Excellence

- Ensure effective management of human and financial resources for programmes under his/her direct supervision

- Supporting RD and DPM as part of technical secretariat for the WHO Governing Bodies (WHA/EB/RC) and other important high level meetings

- Acting as RD and DPM or other Department Directors during their absence when so designated by the RD.

- Performing any other duties as deemed necessary.
Essential: Degree in medicine or health related areas with postgraduate degree in public health/health related discipline.

Desirable: Doctoral degree in a health-related field will be an asset.

WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution. The list can be accessed through this link:
Functional Skills and Knowledge
- Thorough knowledge of WHO values, goals, policies, rules and regulations.
- In-depth knowledge of public health issues and health systems based on Primary Health Care.
- High level technical and management competence with knowledge of planning, directing, monitoring and evaluation of health and health related programmes pertaining to the areas of work.
- Ability to exercise sound professional judgment.
- 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.

1) Communication
2) Teamwork
3) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
4) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond,
5) Promoting WHO's position in health leadership

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Proven competency in information technology, use of personal computers, spreadsheets and standard Microsoft Office applications. Good writing skills.

At least 15 years of progressive experience in planning and management of public health programmes and/or public health cooperation activities, including considerable experience obtained in an international context.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
Additional Information:
WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO: to learn more about WHO's operations Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by date

Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 96,540 at single rate
USD 104,444 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 39 % 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

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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