Earn 70000 USD as Project Officer at UN World Health Organisation (WHO)

Job Title:        Project
 (UN Jobs) 
Organisation: World Health
Organisation (WHO)
Vacancy Notice No: /16/FT810
Duty Station: Kampala,
Grade: P4
Monthly Salary: USD 70,647
About WHO:
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating
authority for health within the United Nations (UN) system. It is responsible
for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research
agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy
options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing
health trends.
About Bill & Melinda Gates
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the recipient of a Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation grant to implement sustainable tobacco control
capacity building, and to work with Member States in the Region to promote
tobacco-control oriented policy change.
Job Summary: The Project
Officer will provide technical support in strengthening and implementing
effective tobacco control interventions and comprehensive implementation of the
World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO
Key Duties and
  • Build capacity on various areas of
    economics of tobacco and taxation to government officials, academia, civil
    society and WHO country office staff in selected countries (Cote d’Ivoire,
    Gabon, Gambia, Kenya, Rwanda and Togo) in the Region.
  • Offer technical guidance on tobacco
    economics and taxation issues to government officials including Ministry
    of Finance technocrats and Ministry of Health officials from selected
    countries in the Region, regional and sub-regional intergovernmental
    organizations including the EAC and the UEMOA.
  • The Project Officer will also advocate and
    promote partnership to strengthen South-to-South cooperation in the area
    of tobacco taxation including health and economic cost studies. This will
    include working with the Tobacco Control Economics team at the WHO HQ in
  • Provide technical expertise in the process
    of engagement with Ministries of Finance.
  • Prepare and submit regular progress
    reports on the tobacco tax related technical issues and activities.
  • Perform any other related duties, as
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidates for the United
    Nations World Health Organization (WHO) Project Officer job should hold an
    advanced University Degree in economics or public finance.
  • Additional training in tobacco control
    would be an asset
  • A minimum of seven years of experience
    teaching or working in the area of economics of tobacco.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in
    tobacco taxes, their administration and application; and working on tax
    policies in government or academia.
  • Previous experience in working in countries
    in Africa is an asset
  • Experience in teaching or working in the
    area of health economics and tobacco control
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with
    ability to work effectively in a team
  • Ability to motivate, guide and develop
    capacities at national level
  • Ability to carry out advocacy and
    communicate tobacco control messages.
  • Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate
    knowledge of French. The language requirements are interchangeable

WHO Competencies:
  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Promoting innovation and organizational
How to Apply:
All candidates who so desire to join the United Nations World Health
Organisation (WHO) by sending their online applications to enable WHO to store
their personal profiles in a permanent database. Visit WHO’s e-recruitment
website below and follow the instructions for online application procedures.
NB: All applicants are
encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been
posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
Deadline: 13th September 2017
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