VACANCY NOTICE: WCO/2020/SSA/HSS/01
DATE OF ISSUE: 21 January 2020
The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
TITLE : National Professional Officer (MPDSR and Birth Defect Surveillance)
CONTRACT TYPE : Special Service Agreement (SSA)
APPPLICATION DEADLINE : 04 February 2020
DURATION OF CONTRACT : 12 months with possibility of extension
UNIT/OFFICE : Health System Strengthening Unit (HSS)
DUTY STATION : Kathmandu
Salary : Lump sum package of NPR 196,102.00 per month (Taxable)
The World Health Organization (WHO), Nepal invites applications from qualified and experienced candidates to fulfil the position of National Professional Officer (MPDSR and Birth Defect Surveillance).
Purpose of the Position:
The objective of the WHO Nepal Country Office is to implement the Country Cooperation Strategy by supporting the Nepal Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans and developing and managing WHO's technical cooperation programs at the country level. WHO provides guidance and technical support in organizing the humanitarian health response following emergencies and in revitalizing the capacity of the health sector to rebuild and recover from emergencies in appropriate and sustainable ways. The Country Office collaborates with the Government of Nepal and relevant stakeholders in support of their efforts of achieving national health goals; of ensuring the attainment of universal health coverage and of contributing to global and regional public health action by providing needbased technical assistance in national level policy formulation, setting norms and standards, improving knowledge dissemination and management, monitoring country health situation and building sustainable institutional capacity, to play a greater leadership role in different national level policy and technical forums. Within this framework, the specific position will contribute to overall WHO collaborative work related to MPDSR and Birth Defect Surveillance.
Summary of assigned duties:
Under the supervision of National Professional Officer- Family, Gender and Life Course (HSS) and overall guidance of the Public Health Administrator and WHO Representative to Nepal, following duties will be performed:
Functional Knowledge and Skills
Interested candidates meeting above requirements should apply to the WHO Representative to Nepal, Attn: Administrative Officer, Pulchowk, Kathmandu, NOT LATER THAN 04 February 2020. Please send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Application for the Position of National Professional Officer (MPDSR and Birth Defect Surveillance) -WCO/2020/SSA/HSS/01”. Please submit an application along with the WHO Personal History Form (PHF). The PHF can be downloaded from website: https://www.who.int/nepal/careers
No telephone enquires please.
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
"WHO is committed to workforce diversity"
“Application from qualified female candidates particularly from disadvantaged and
socially excluded groups are strongly encouraged”
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any form of tobacco.