Sunday, April 10, 2016

NPO (Public Health and Environment) - World Health Organization (Apply by: April 29, 2016)

Vacancy Notice No: SE/CO/NPO/2016/FT8

Title: NPO (Public Health and Environment)

Grade: NO-C

Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment

Duration of contract:  Two Years
Date: 8 April 2016

Application Deadline: 29 April 2016
19 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications

Duty Station:  New Delhi, India

Organization unit: SEARO Countries (SE_ACO) /
SE_IND WR Office, India (SE_IND)

 To collaborate with national authorities to improve health and quality of life through promotion of environmental health especially in the areas of water supply and sanitation, chemical safety, food safety, occupational health, air pollution, climate change, building healthy cities, health risk assessments and management.
To collaborate and support related areas of work such as prevention and control of water and sanitation linked diseases, burden of disease attributable to environmental factors, climate change, preparedness and response to chemical and radio-nuclear events and sustainable development.

To liaise with other related teams such as communicable and non-communicable diseases, health through the life-course, food safety and health system development for coordination of various health related activities.
Description of duties:
Under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative, and the direct supervision of Coordinator Health Programmes, and in collaboration with relevant technical units in the Country Office, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
1. Provide technical support to the country in planning, monitoring and evaluating environmental health interventions with a focus on the provision of safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and hygiene, improving air quality, healty workplaces, health care waste management, and the sound management of chemicals and pesticides throughout their life-cycle
2. Collaborate with other partners to develop national strategies and institutional capacities for the implementation of primary prevention interventions, particularly those related to the safety of drinking water, appropriate sanitation, waste management, occupational injury and disease and to mitigate the health impact of air pollution and climate change.
3. Provide support to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MOHFW) and other related Minsitries, Government of India (GoI) for development of Strategies on Environmental Health, Water and Sanitation, air pollution, and climate change based on national context..
4. Formulate, evaluate and oversee the technical support to national and state environmental health programmes in the areas of community water supply and sanitation, chemical and pesticide safety, occupational health, healthy settings, environmental health risk assessment and management; and prepare work plans, programme budget; coordinate, monitor the progress of work plans and evaluation documentation in close coordination with the national authorities, SDE units in SEARO and HQ.
5. Provide technical support - advising/ coordinating/ guiding - on issues concerning climate change and its impact on health, environmental epidemiology, air pollution and health occupational injury and disease, water, sanitation and hygiene, waste management and environmental health in the context of sustainable development. The activities include preparation of work plans, programme budget, coordination, and monitoring the progress of work.
6. Provide technical advice and support to the MOHFW on water sanitation and hygiene, assisting and proactively participating in the design and implementation of water and air quality monitoring, surveillance and research as appropriate.
7. Support capacity-building of national program managers to promote safe water, sanitation, hygiene and sound waste management in the community, in health-care facilities and in the work place, and to support capacity-building in other priority areas of environmental health.
8. Liaise with concerned National counterparts of the technical units/departments , WHO/SEARO and WHO/HQs, collaborate with other clusters in areas i.e. communicable and non-communicable diseases, family, gender and life-course, health systems development for coordination of various health related activities ;and with donors and development partners (bilateral and UN) to harmonise recommendations on policies and strategies relating to SDE cluster suitably adopted to the Indian context;
9. Promote development of studies and research on the environmental health areas, including water and air quality monitoring, in close coordination and collaboration national authorities, WHO collaborating centres and national R & D institutions, dissemination of research information to institutions including strengthening the network of WHO Collaborating Centres and Institute of Excellence.
10. Coordinate and participate in inter-agency working group meetings/workshops and strengthen Inter-agency collaboration and liaise with external supporting/donor partner agencies to seek support for SDE programme activities.
11. Support information brokering/exchange function of WCO India through contributions to the health repository at the WCO India by collation, analysis and sharing of relevant information and statistics.
12. Prepare technical reports, as necessary and perform any other duties as may be assigned by WR-India and PHA.
Essential: University Degree in environmental sciences such as water and sanitation and environmental engineering from a recognized University.

Desirable: Postgraduate degree or training in Public Health or related field.

WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution. The list can be accessed through this link:
Functional Skills and Knowledge:
The incumbent should identify with the core values of the World Health Organization. Thorough knowledge of the situation in India with regard to adolescent health and development with good understanding of country's needs and priorities. Very good knowledge of WHO policies, programmes and guidelines in the related areas.

Sound technical and policy advisory skills, based on evidence. Leadership skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and colleagues in a team setting at national and international levels, to share information and data and make oral and written presentations on technical issues. Very good ability to build and maintain relations and network with national authorities and other stakeholders across relevant sectors. Understanding of the potential motivating factors within national context and ability to adjust to new approaches in an increasingly complex environment.
Modern management skills (planning and evaluation, etc.). Capacity to prepare terms of reference and to prepare and monitor and manage the implementation of contractual agreements. Capacity to convey information and options in a structured and credible way; ability to speak and write clearly. Proficiency in computer applications and ability to draft reports.

Knowledge of WHO /UN agencies programmes and practices will be an advantage.

1. Team Work
2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
3. Communication
4. Producing results
5. Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Excellent knowledge of computer applications; ability to make oral and written presentations on technical issues; and ability to write detailed, coherent, and concise briefing documents.
Essential: At least five (5) years of experience in Public Health/Environmental Engineering/Environmental Management programme at national level.

Desirable: Experience of work in WHO or other UN Agencies; field level experience to handle emergency programme at national level.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and local language (Hindi).
Additional Information:
This position is subject to local recruitment .
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
INR 2,489,962/- at single rate

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