World Health Organisation WHO Jobs – Technical Officer

Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/13/TASR37 
Organisation: World Health Organisation (WHO)
Salary Grade: P3
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Organization Unit: AFRO Africa
Regional Office (AF/RGO) / AF/HPR – Health Promotion (AF/HPR
Annual Salary: (Net of
US$ 56,091 at single rate
US$ 60,091 with primary dependants
Objectives of the Programme:
To provide technical support in strengthening and implementing effective
tobacco control interventions and comprehensive implementation of the WHO
Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Offer technical support workshops on
    various areas of economics of tobacco and taxation to government
    officials, academia, civil society and WHO country office staff in
    selected countries (Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritania, Uganda and Zambia)
    in the Region.
  • Provide technical assistance on tobacco
    economics and taxations issues to government officials including Ministry
    of Finance technocrats and Ministry of Health (MoH) officials from
    selected countries in the Region, regional and sub-regional
    intergovernmental organisations including the East African Community and
    the Economic Community of West African States (UEMOA). 
  • Support the strengthening of
    South-to-South cooperation in the area of tobacco taxation including
    health and economic cost studies. This will include working with the
    Center for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA). 
  • Assist the Regional Advisor for Tobacco
    Control in AFRO, and the Senior Project Officer in the process of
    engagement with Ministries of Finance.
  • Provide regular progress reports on the
    tobacco tax related technical issues and activities
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The applicants should hold a University
    Degree in economics or public finance.
    A Masters or equivalent university degree in economics of public finance
    will be desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with
    ability to work effectively in a team
  • Ability to motivate, guide and develop other
    capacities at national level 
  • Ability to carry out advocacy and
    communicate tobacco control messages. 
  • Five or more years of experience teaching
    or working in the area of economics of tobacco. Knowledge and experience
    in tobacco taxes, their administration and application; and working on
    indirect tax policies in government or academia.
  • Experience in working in countries in
    Africa is an asset.
  • Experience in teaching or working in the
    area of tobacco taxation or indirect taxes.
  • Excellent knowledge of English
How to Apply:
All those interested should send their online applications by enabling
their profiles on WHO permanent database. Please visit WHO’s e-Recruitment
website at:  The system provides instructions for online
application procedures. Please Visit Web Link Below for Details.
Deadline: 10 September
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