Earn 176m as Technical Officer (NCD) at United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO)

Technical Officer (NCD)

Organisation: World Health Organisation (WHO)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Salary: UGX 176,233,000 /=

About US:

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.

Job Summary:  The Technical Officer (NCD) will;

Provide support and promote prevention and
control of NCDs and other related conditions using cost-effective and
community-based approaches

Promote primary, secondary and tertiary
prevention of NCDs;

Develop guidelines and support the use of
affordable strategies and technologies for delivery of quality care services;

Support, document and disseminate experience in
implementing the comprehensive multi-sectoral plan of action for prevention and
control of NCDs.

Support strengthening of surveillance for NCDs
and their risk factors, and implementation of the adapted global monitoring

Mobilize resources to support implementation of
the comprehensive multi-sectoral plan for prevention and control of NCDs

Foster operational research on NCDs and their
risk factors.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

Coordination, representation and policy development

Establish and maintain credible and productive
relationship with national health authorities, other relevant sectors, national
and international Centres of Excellence relevant to Noncommunicable diseases,
Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Violence and Injuries, Disability and
Rehabilitation control, National and International NGOs, and UN agencies;

Support multi-sectoral coordination mechanisms
for the prevention and control of Non-communicable diseases including full
operationalization of the Multi-Sectoral Task Force on NCDs.

Work closely with the NCD/MH/VI/DR Programmes of
the MOH, UN Agencies and other partners and facilitate the development of
relevant policies, strategies, plans and guidelines for prevention and control
of Noncommunicable diseases, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Violence and
Injuries, Disability and Rehabilitation; including adaptation of Global and
Regional policies, Action Plans, Strategies, and guidelines.

Ensure adequate collaboration with the WCO
programmes and utilize available capacities and synergies during planning,
implementation and evaluation to facilitate timely technical support for NCD/MH/VI/DR
prevention and control activities.

Represent WHO and participate in meetings and
other fora on health/NCD/MH/VI/DR related matters at national level as
delegated by the WR;

Support capacity development for National and
District Health Management Teams for NCD

Prevention and Control

Support assessment of training needs and
establishment of appropriate training courses for national human resources
required for the prevention and control of Noncommunicable diseases, Mental
Health and Substance Abuse, Violence and Injuries, Disability and

Ensure that adequate capacity is built to ensure
continuity and stability of Noncommunicable diseases, Mental Health and
Substance Abuse, Violence and Injuries, Disability and Rehabilitation programs
and services.

Work with MOH to develop management capacity for
district health teams and primary care workers for provision of comprehensive
NCD/MH/VI/DR care services.

Participate in dissemination of national
guidelines and other available information to districts and lower levels.

Work with and support the different national
committees on NCD/MH/VI/DR

NCD/MH/VI/DR Prevention

Support advocacy at national and sub-national
level for NCD prevention through risk factor reduction; and support
implementation of the NCD communication strategy.

Provide technical support and participate in
activities for accelerating NCD/MH/VI/DR prevention;

Support and coordinate the UN Wellness program
and activities in collaboration with other UN agencies

Represent WHO on the National NCD/MH/VI/DR
Prevention Committees and activities.

NCD/MH/VI/DR Surveillance

Support establishment and/or strengthening
surveillance for Noncommunicable diseases/MH/VI/DR and use of the data to
inform planning and decision making to inform NCD prevention and control

Play a catalytic role and support MOH to produce
quarterly and annual NCD/MH/VI/DR Surveillance reports;

Participate in national NCD/MH/VI/DR and related

Work with national authorities and partners to
ensure availability of up-to-date data on the status of the NCD/MH/VI/DR.

Monitoring and evaluation of NCD/MH/VI/DR prevention and control

Work with MOH and other stakeholders to ensure
effective monitoring and evaluation of NCD/MH/VI/DR activities by catalyzing
appropriate actions;

Participate in development and formulation of
appropriate national, district and global level indicators for tracking
progress in the implementation of planned activities; including appropriate
adaptation and use of the Global monitoring framework;

Undertake or catalyze prompt investigation, supportive supervision and
mentoring visits as the case may be to improve outputs and overall programme

Work with the relevant national structures to
facilitate development and distribution of job aides to ensure quality of care
and effective delivery of NCD/MH/VI/DR services;

Represent WHO on the NCD/MH/VI/DR Technical
Working Group of the MOH.

Operations research

Catalyze development of appropriate operations
research to inform NCD/MH/VH/DR prevention and control;

Supervise and technically guide relevant
operations research

Participate in and facilitate documentation,
publication, and dissemination of best practices, including utilization of such
practices to inform policy and programming

Supporting implementation of grants

Participate in planning and development of
funding proposals, and work with partners to ensure effective implementation,
monitoring and evaluation of successful grants.

Participate in writing grants implementation
progress reports

Ensure that WHO support is in line with the country’s
needs and priorities

Support alignment of national needs with
available resources in WHO

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidates for the United Nations
World Health Organization (WHO) Technical Officer (NCD) job should hold a Degree
in Medicine from a recognized university. Master’s degree in public health,
epidemiology, or related health science.

Desirable: Monitoring and evaluation skills;
Training in Noncommunicable diseases prevention and control


Essential: At least 5 of experience in Public
Health and disease control including policy formulation, implementation and
monitoring; experience in Noncommunicable diseases prevention and control;
experience in disease surveillance and survey methods, coordination with
partners at international, national and sub-national levels; capacity building
at national and sub-national levels, advocacy and resource mobilization for
public health interventions. Experience with international organisation or
previous programme work with a UN agency is an added advantage.

At least 3 years of work in the area of
Noncommunicable diseases prevention and control.

Very good communication and inter-personal

Good monitoring, evaluation and analytical

Intervention design and implementation, including
operational research

Resource mobilization skills

WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural


Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

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


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: 9th March 2020

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