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National Consultant at WHO Namibia


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5 Year
Male, Female, Both
Master Degree


  • Organization: WHO – World Health Organization
  • Location: Windhoek
  • Grade: Consultancy – National Consultant – Locally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Infrastructure and Urban-Rural development
  • Closing Date: 2023-06-01


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 National Consultant at WHO Namibia  are :

  •  Determinate at least 4 town councils including the City of Windhoek where the implementation of the Healthy Cities Initiative would be introduced and strengthened
  • Examine the strengths, weaknesses, and limitations of the healthy cities’ initiatives in these towns
  •  Attendant and initiate the drafting of the Health Profile in the selected cities
  •  Work with the Local Authority Association and Ministry of Urban and Rural Development for an Introductory training on healthy cities (comprehensive approach to healthy settings) following the drafting of Health Profiles in at least 4 designated cities.
  •  Check any existing urban or city’s development plan aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
  •  Map any existing initiatives such as child-friendly cities, age-friendly cities, smoke-free cities or similar initiatives and to build on these.
  •  Review crisis preparedness and response plans of the 4 selected cities and help align to the National Health Security Plan.

APPLY ALSO: Programme Associate at WFP Namibia


The requirements for National Consultant at WHO Namibia  are :

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in public health or connected health programme
  •  Proven expertise in developing health profiles or health data analysis or urban health matrix
  •  Minimum 5 years background in, and understanding of Healthy Cities Initiative and determinants of health
  •  Background working with Government Ministries and local authorities, ideally in health promotion will be an advantage.
  •  Background in conducting stakeholder consultations and engagements.
  • Good understanding and experience of the Namibian Health System
  • Languages and levels demanded
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Very fine presentation and report writing skills.


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