World Health Organization (WHO)

Technical Officer (Capacity Building for Integrated Services for Noncommunicable Diseases)-

World Health Organization (WHO)

Job Description


The Department of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) is responsible for global leadership, Coordination, guidance and Technical Support to reduce premature mortality and morbidity from NCDs, burden of sensory impairments and oral health through prevention and integrated service delivery, treatment, surveillance, rehabilitation, monitoring and research. The Department also lead WHO's work on disability. The department provides overall coordination and brings together the work on NCD prevention, control and rehabilitation from across the departments and from the three levels of the organization. It coordinates reports to the WHO and UN governing bodies and is the main interlocutor on NCDs. The department assist and support regions and countries in their efforts to provide a country-centered, concerted and coordinated action to strengthen Health Systems to respond to NCDs, oral diseases and sensory impairment. The department also ensure linkages between primary and secondary prevention using technical packages and harnessing innovation and use of technology including Be Healthy Be Mobile.


1. Support the preparatory process towards the next UN High level meeting on NCDs, 2025 by supporting the Heads of States and Governance Groups as well as the SIDS meetings and Global meeting on financing for NCDs.

2. Provide technical and programmatic support to Member States through regional and country offices in planning and implementing evidence based and people centered integrated NCD preventive and management programmes and services.

3. Project manage multi-country and multi-donor global programmes for integrated support to countries in close collaborations with regional and country offices as well as all NCDs related programmes and Health Systems.

4. Provide and facilitate learning platforms for advocacy and Capacity Building for policy makers and practitioners delivering on NCD services including conducting competency-based capacity building programmes in support of specific NCD projects and programmes.

5. Coordinate the development of the Strategic Roadmap on NCD Ready Workforce in close collaboration with the health workforce department and the regions and countries.

6. Support the development of capacity building packages for integrated people-centered services in countries, focusing on workforce technical leadership and management competencies.

7. Perform all other related duties as assigned.



University degree in Public Health.

Qualification in related NCD specific areas desirable.


1. At least five years of experience in public health.

2. Experience in global leadership, normative work on implementation of integrated evidence based services and interventions for prevention and management of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD), with at least 2 years of developing normative guidance for workforce.

Experience in project management in multi donor and multi country projects.


1. Strong technical skills in public health, good knowledge on NCD, especially on Health Systems Strengthening approaches to improve NCD service delivery in low and middle-income countries.

2. Knowledge of Global Health governance processes as well as public health advocacy for prevention and control of NCDs including practical management of knowledge sharing, advocacy and stakeholder engagements.

3. Good writing skills, and excellent skills in Computer Applications.

WHO Competencies

1. Teamwork
2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
3. Communication
4. Producing results
5. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

Expert knowledge of English.

Intermediate knowledge of French.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 62,692 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 4300 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


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