World Health Organization (WHO)

Technical Officer (Global Tuberculosis Programme)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Job Description

  The Global TB Programme (GTB) leads and guides the global effort to end the TB epidemic through universal access to people-centred prevention and care, multisectoral action and innovation. GTB specifically:provides global leadership to end TB through strategy development, political and multisectoral engagement, strengthening review and accountability, advocacy, and partnerships, including with civil society; shapes the TB research and innovation agenda and stimulates the generation, translation and dissemination of knowledge; develops policy options, norms and standards for TB prevention and care and facilitates their implementation; provides specialized Technical Support for Member States and partners, working with WHO regional and country offices to catalyse change and build sustainable capacity; and monitors, evaluates and reports on the status of the TB epidemic and progress in financing and implementation of the End TB Strategy at global, regional and country levels.


Support knowledge dissemination of key WHO policies and promote the outcomes of the UN High Level Meeting on TB, the UN Secretary General Progress Report and the WHO DG Flagship Initiative - Find.Treat.All. End TB. Provide specialized technical assistance to Regional and Country offices and Member States to support them in implementing public-private mix approaches to reach all people with TB and reach End TB targets as outlined in the DG flagship initiative Find.Treat.All. Coordinate the development of materials for strengthening youth mobilization and Capacity Building to promote WHO's 1 1 initiative to end TB. Contribute to supporting partner engagement and in maintaining GTB partner networks through the interactive web platform: WHO End TB Forum. Perform other duties as needed and requested by the supervisor.



Essential: A first level university degree in a health-technical field or other related field relevant to the position.



Essential: At least two years experience in health or development-related promotion and outreach. Good writing and interpersonal communications skills, including development of visual assets. Overall project planning, contracting and meeting Coordination. Experience in developing and disseminating newsflashes via MailChimp. Experience in website management. Proven ability to work independently and in a team.

Desirable: Previous experience of working in developing countries on TB. At least 2 years of experience in working in WHO or another international organization in the field of health at different levels. Skills/Technical skills and knowledge: Experience working in a multicultural environment.


Knowledge of Public Health and infectious Disease Control policies and Health Systems in low-income settings. Demonstrated integrity, diplomatic skills and discretion, and high level of ability as a team player in international, multi-agency collaborative environment. Proven ability to write clear strategic and technical health-related documents, and excellent writing skills in English. Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities. Skills in strategic planning, policy development, management of projects, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation; research; training and network development.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Producing results Driving the Organization's Position in Health Leadership

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable: 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 48,805 (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 3347 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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