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Medical officer, NCD Integrated Package Delivery

Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  • Country: Brazzaville, Congo
  • No of vacancies: N/A
  • Salary: USD 77,326
  • Organization: WHO
  • Gender: Both  
  • Deadline: 2023-12-26


The incumbent is expected to lead NCDs integrated case management in the areas of: To provide leadership and promote NCDs and mental disorders prevention and control for across the life course and in emergencies situation at subregional and national levels. To promote cross-cutting end-to-end delivery to achieve impact and strengthen health systems to deliver integrated NCD services at PHC and all levels of care for UHC. To contribute to the development and implementation of Cross-cutting Guidelines, medicines, and technology. Strengthening effective referral services. To build the capacity of Member States and WHO technical staff; at all levels, for provision of essential NCDs and mental health services in all situations and advocate for conducive policies and strategies. To enable countries to develop/adapt and implement WHO technical packages at PHC to address NCD and their risk factors, Mental health and substance abuse through multisectoral action across the life course and continuum of care. To foster research and promote innovations on NCDs integrated service delivery in the region. To strengthen surveillance, monitoring and evaluation for NCDs, their risk factors and mental health including the GPW 13 impacts and outcomes, global and regional health trends, Sustainable Development Goals indicators, health inequalities and disaggregated data. To support the inclusion of NCDs and Mental disorders into the national Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response (IDSR) system in order to strengthen individual disease/condition-based surveillance. To collaborate with, and technically support national officials and country staff to adapt WHO Package of Essential NCDs interventions (WHO PEN), MH GAP and other mental health service delivery models. To provide support to countries in the region to prevent and control NCDs and mental disorders in the context of national health policies and strategies and to promote a system-based approach to integrate NCDs and MH in health and related social sectors, in coordination with relevant agencies and entities. To support Member States to develop, implement, and evaluate NCDs and Mental health policies, strategies, and national plans for strengthening health systems to provide priority health services at PHC facilities. To strengthen partnership, collaboration with all stakeholders and alliances to harmonize and streamline country support for integrated NCDs and mental disorders management at all levels. To contribute to mobilizing domestic and external resources for integrated NCDs and Mental disorders management and psychosocial support, by using innovative resource mobilization techniques. To perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and back stopping for others as required.



Essential: Medical degree with post-graduate degree in public health or specialization in one of the four major NCDs or specialization in Psychology from an accredited/recognized institute
Desirable: Advanced university degree (master’s level or above) in a health-related field


Essential: A minimum of 7 years’ experience in developing, managing, and/or providing medical advisory services for the prevention and management of one or more major NCDs through policy guidance and capacity building in programmes, at the international and national level. At least 3 years’ experience inclusive should be at the international level.
Desirable: Experience in capacity building, developing, and promoting collaborative partnerships. Relevant work experience in International Organizations, UN agencies, non-governmental or humanitarian organizations. Field experience in developing countries.


Extensive, area-specific, technical and programmatic knowledge of programmes and approaches for integrated, capacity-building programmes and interventions including one or more of the following disciplines: clinical public health; Cardiovascular diseases; Diabetes; chronic respiratory diseases; Cancers; Mental Health and substance abuse; working knowledge of district hospital care, Universal health coverage, in-service and pre-service training and capacity building, Essential MH drugs, PHC delivery systems;. Demonstrated ability to provide clear advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders and partners. Willingness to share technical knowledge.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Driving the Organization’s Position in Health Leadership
Producing results
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of French.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Portuguese.
The above language requirements are interchangeable.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 77,326 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3338 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


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