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International Consultant at WHO – India


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5 Year
Male, Female, Both
Bachelor Degree


  • Organization: WHO – World Health Organization
  • Location: New Delhi
  • Grade: Consultancy – International Consultant – Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: 2023-06-07


The World Health Organization (WHO) is a technical agency of the United Nations accountable for international public health. It was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in GenevaSwitzerland, with six regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.WHO’s mission is to encourage health, maintain the world safe, and serve the vulnerable, guided by science and committed to the well-being of all people. The organization works with governments, civil society, international organizations, foundations, advocates, researchers, and health employees to advance the health and security of al.WHO’s areas of involvement include public health, AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, dengue, and more. The agency is led by a director-general appointed by the WHO Secretariat, which carries out routine operations and helps implement strategies.


The duties for International Consultant at WHO – India  are :

This consultancy will focus on young child diets and food environments, child obesity, settings based actions to foster healthy diets, and nutrition of older adults. Arising areas of connectivity such as climate change and related nutrition will also form a component of the work profile for this consultancy.

  •  Aid the NHD unit in reviewing the data analysis on nutrition of older adults and the report on nutrition status of older adults in WHO South-East Asia Region.
  •  Help the NHD Unit to collate nutrition data to update the current country profiles on nutrition in the NHD website.
  •  Develop policy briefs and an info slide deck on marketing to children based on the report of the multi-country assessment of marketing and arrange a webinar for the dissemination of information.
  •  Develop a policy brief on climate change and nutrition based on a background report on climate change approaches and nutrition, in coordination with the Water Sanitation and Health Unit, HPN Department and arrange for its dissemination.
  •  Help the NHD unit in planning a pilot study on actions recommended in the case study based framework to promote healthier diets in the out of home food sector.
  •  Develop materials for World Breastfeeding Week and review info of a scoping of policies on Infant and Young Child Feeding.

APPLY ALSO: Consultant at UNDP ; INDIA


The requirements for International Consultant at WHO – India  are :

  • First university degree in medicine or nutrition sciences
  • Alluring: Post Graduate degree in nutrition or public health with a focus on maternal, child or adolescent health and nutrition
  • Important : At least 5 years’ background in nutrition programmes at national level with 2 years at international level. Specifically, the candidate would be desired to have experience in the application of nutrition interventions and procedures related to young child diets, interventions to improve the food environment through regulatory measures, child obesity, data analysis and implementation research related to healthy diet promotion. International background in any of the above areas should be clearly mentioned in the application.
  •  International background in two or more countries outside the country of residence.
  • Outstanding knowledge of public health nutrition with updated knowledge of current regional priorities in nutrition for WHO;
  • Skills in report writing and data analysis.
  • Understanding and technical expertise in evidence-based public health approaches to reduce the diet related risk factors for NCDs;
  • Expertise in young child diets and childhood obesity actions;
  • Illustrated ability to adopt to diverse educational socio-political and cultural backgrounds and to maintain a high standard of personal conduct;
  • Illustrated ability to develop innovative approaches and solutions to nutrition issues;
  • Communication skills, with illustrated ability to coordinate across countries and partners;
  • Advanced knowledge of English both in writing and speaking.


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