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Technical Coordinator (Research, Surveillance, and Monitoring) – WHO jobs in India

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Opportunity Deadline

14/03/2024

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Technical Coordinator (Research, Surveillance, and Monitoring) – WHO jobs in India

  • Location: New Delhi, India
  • Vacancy No: N/A 
  • Salary: N/A
  • Organization: WHO
  • Gender: Both
  • Deadline: 2024-03-14

Overview of the programme

WHO India Country Office collaborates with the Government of India and relevant stakeholders within the framework of the collaborative Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS), to actively support the development and implementation of national health policies, strategies and plans aiming at promoting access to and utilization of affordable and quality health services and improving financial protection against health-related risks.

WHO Country Office for India is supporting the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to strengthen the implementation of National Tobacco Control Programme and strategies outlined in the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

 Underlying Values and Core Functions of WHO

WHO’s mandate revolves around six (6) leadership priorities specifying (i) advancing universal health coverage (ii) health related sustainable development goals (iii) addressing the challenge of non-communicable diseases and mental health, violence and injuries and disabilities (iv) implementing the provisions of the International Health Regulations (2005) (v) increasing access to quality, safe, efficacious and affordable medical products (vi) addressing the social, economic and environmental determinants of health.

The South – East Asia Region (SEAR) of WHO is made up of 11 countries, with over 1.8 billion people, with India’s population of 1.3 billion. All the Member States of WHO/SEAR (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste), share the common value of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right. All of WHO actions are based on this and rooted in the underlying values of equity, solidarity and participation.

 Mission of the WHO Country Office for India

The mission of WHO India is to improve quality of life people in India by supporting the government to ensure better health and wellbeing of the population through strengthening the prevention and control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), improving health systems for achieving UHC targets, providing assistance for the promotion of health and the prevention of premature death and disability by addressing key health-related social, environmental, and behavioural risk factors including tobacco use.

 Description of Duties:

  • The purpose of this position is to provide technical support to MOHFW for Research, Surveillance, and monitoring of tobacco control including but not limited to Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) and Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) and related tasks under the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP).
  • WHO India has been providing technical support to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for implementation of the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) and WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The incumbent is being placed in the MOHFW/ Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to support the NTCP Division.
  • The incumbent will work under the overall guidance of Team Leader (NCD & Comorbidities) and in close consultation with the National Professional Officer (TFI) at WHO India. S/he will have the following responsibilities in her/his assigned area of work:
  • Coordinate surveillance meetings with committee and other stakeholders;
  • Support both substantively and structurally, in varying stages of the surveillance (data collection, data management, evaluation, analysis and in monitoring);
  • Preparation and assistance in the documentation of GATS/GYTS report;
  • Facilitate in finalization of the GATS/GYTS report;
  • Conduct mid-term review and timely reporting to stakeholders;
  • Undertake regular visits to the States and Districts to monitor the program; and
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor(s).

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

 Education:

Essential: A university degree in public health, epidemiology, social science or any significant health-related degree from a recognized university

Desirable: Post-graduate degree/diploma in Public Health, or Public Health Administration or Management; In-depth knowledge about diverse areas of tobacco control at national and sub-national level will be an asset.

Experience:

Essential: At least one year of experience in tobacco control issues and/ or experience in monitoring & evaluation of large-scale programmes would be given preference.

Desirable: Thorough understanding of the related international/ national policies, conventions, and related literature.

 Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving Forward in Changing Environment

 Functional Skills and Knowledge

Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and working knowledge of local language will be an asset. Proficiency in computer applications and ability to draft reports

REMUNERATION

Monthly remuneration is INR 157 449 taxable (NOA, Step 1) as per Indian laws and the appointment will be through Special Services Agreement (SSA) extendable subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the function. S/he will be posted at New Delhi. The position may require travel to the states and districts.

Additional Information

  • This Vacancy Notice may be used to fill similar positions at the same level.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening.
  • If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • The WHO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The WHO recruits workforce regardless of disability status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, race, marital status, religious, cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, or any other personal characteristics.
  • The WHO is committed to achieving gender parity and geographical diversity in its workforce. Women, persons with disabilities, and nationals of unrepresented and underrepresented Member States (https://www.who.int/careers/diversity-equity-and-inclusion) are strongly encouraged to apply for WHO jobs.
  • Persons with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the recruitment process. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent through an email to  reasonableaccommodation@who.int
  • An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter (https://www.who.int/about/who-we-are/our-values) into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of short-listed candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • Please note that WHO’s contracts are conditional on members of the workforce confirming that they are vaccinated as required by WHO before undertaking a WHO assignment, except where a medical condition does not allow such vaccination, as certified by the WHO Staff Health and Wellbeing Services (SHW). The successful candidate will be asked to provide relevant evidence related to this condition. A copy of the updated vaccination card must be shared with WHO medical service in the medical clearance process. Please note that certain countries require proof of specific vaccinations for entry or exit. For example, official proof /certification of yellow fever vaccination is required to enter many countries. Country-specific vaccine recommendations can be found on the WHO international travel and Staff Health and Wellbeing website. For vaccination-related queries please directly contact SHW directly at shws@who.int.
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  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
  • Any extension of appointment would be subject to programmatic requirements, performance of the incumbent and availability of funds.
  • Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
  • Salary will be paid with MMK Converted in local currency at the official prevailing exchange rate at the time

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