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National Professional Officer

Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS)

Santé, Industrie pharmaceutique, Action sociale
National Professional Officer - (1805499)
Grade: NO-B
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract duration: 1 year (subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the position)
Job Posting: Dec 5, 2018, 12:34:33 PM
Closing Date: Dec 26, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Tunisia-Tunis
Organization: EM_TUN WHO Representative's Office, Tunisia
Schedule: Full-time
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National Professional Officer (Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health), Position no 398441

The objective of WHO Non Communicable Diseases programme is to reduce mortality and morbidity through increasing access to quality health care services. The main focus of the programme will be on strengthening the health system in the country and supporting the health sector recovery and transition.

1.Provide technical advice to NMH related national health staff with regards to ensure that NMH activities are implemented in accordance with WHO policy and internationally recognized standards.

2.Coordinate with other departments to facilitate implementation of activities and programs in relation with NCD risks and prevention.

3.Coordinate with the local NMH managers to ensure the quality of training programs at local and zonal level to maximise the health staff skills.

4.Provide quarterly situation reports on progress, achievements and constraints.

5.Identify opportunities for potential partnerships at local level for NMH program support with UN agencies, international and national NGOs.

6.Constantly monitor NMH needs in the country and propose appropriate action in collaboration with UN agencies, International and National NGOs in order to achieve NMH objectives.


Essential: University Degree in medicine or public health or health related areas
Desirable: Masters degree in public health

Essential: • At least 2 year work experience in NCD prevention and management and mental health.• Experience in working with National authorities.
Desirable: Work experience with UN system or international non-governmental organizations. Experience in developing countries.Experience working with local community

-Thorough knowledge of principles and programs of NMH and its management.
-Sound skills in working with local community in particular rural level in setting priorities and development of action plans.
-Proven skills in setting up of health priority programs in complex emergency situations and difficult circumstances primarily focusing on NCDs and mental health.
-Ability to prioritize, organize, manage and adapt management style according to needs- Ability to work under pressure

WHO Competencies
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results

Use of Language Skills
Excellent knowledge of English, French and local language.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at TND 40,891 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

-This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
-Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
-A written test may be used as a form of screening.
-In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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-WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
-This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

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