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2 Year

Short Information:

  • Organization: WHO
  • Location: India/Dehli
  • Type: Full Time
  • Job Title: International Consultant-Tobacco Free Initiative
  • Close on: 22 Mar 2023

About Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) that is responsible for promoting health, preventing illness, and providing assistance and guidance to countries on health-related matters. It was established on April 7, 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

WHO has a global mandate to provide leadership on public health issues, including the development of health policies, guidelines, and standards; the monitoring and assessment of health trends; and the coordination of international health responses. It also works to promote health equity and to address health inequities, including those related to social and economic factors.

WHO has six regional offices worldwide, including the Regional Office for Africa (AFRO), the Regional Office for the Americas (AMRO), the Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO), the Regional Office for Europe (EURO), the Regional Office for Eastern Mediterranean (EMRO), and the Regional Office for Western Pacific (WPRO). WHO collaborates with other UN agencies, governments, non-governmental organizations, and other partners to achieve its goals.

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WHO has played a crucial role in providing guidance and technical support to countries, coordinating the global response, and promoting research and development of vaccines and treatments.

About UN Jobs in India-International consultant – Tobacco Free Initiative

With a focus on accelerating the implementation of the WHO FCTC, WHO MPOWER package to reduce the demand and supply of tobacco, and best buys for reducing overall tobacco use among adults and youth, the TFI unit under the Department of Healthier Populations & Noncommunicable Diseases oversees the advocacy, technical, and strategic support for overall tobacco control in all SEAR countries. Support is given to WHO country offices, as well as through coordination and collaboration with HQ and pertinent stakeholders and partners, to help Member States of the Region implement evidence-based policies for efficient tobacco control. The introduction of new tobacco and nicotine products, tobacco industry intervention, and difficulties with the implementation of tobacco control regulations all present dynamic and increasing challenges that require guidance and help to address.

  • To support coordination with HQ and the Member States to complete all the technical processes related to the development of the ninth edition of the Global Tobacco Control Report (GTCR 2023)
  • To support development and adaptation of advocacy material for the World No Tobacco Day 2023 campaign
  • To support tobacco surveillance and monitoring among youth and adults across the Region
  • To support promotion and effective health marketing of ‘WHO Quit Tobacco App’.
  • Technical data compiled in prescribed format collected from Member States on Global Tobacco Control Report questionnaires.
  • Advocacy material readily available for smooth conduct of WNTD 2023 event in the Region.
  • Supported TFI in implementation of third round of GATS India and GYTS in Bangladesh and Nepal.

UN Jobs in India-International consultant – Tobacco Free Initiative Requirments


  • degree from an accredited university in social sciences, public health, or medicine.


  • Two to five years of relevant work experience in tobacco control and surveillance, demography, statistical analysis and research.


  • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English

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