Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The WHO Country Office for India collaborates with the Government of India and relevant stakeholders within the framework of the collaborative Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS), to actively support the development, implementation and evaluation of interventions aiming at reducing the burden of NCDs and co-morbidities through strengthening public policies and health systems. The Country office contributes to
Underlying Values and Core Functions of WHOAll the Member States of WHO in the South East Asia Region share the common value of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right. All of WHO actions are based on this and rooted in the underlying values of equity, solidarity and participation.WHO's mandate revolves around six
leadership priorities specifying
The South - East Asia Region of WHO is made up of 11 countries, with over 1.8 billion people, with India's population of 1.3 billion. The diversity of people and health situations requires, on the demand side, a solid understanding of the emerging socio-economic, epidemiologic and demographic patterns and trends at both aggregate as well as national and sub-national levels, with due sensitivity to disadvantaged populations andvulnerable segments of society. On the supply side, it is equally crucial to have a solid understanding of the commonalities and divergences of the health systems as well as of the circumstances and political economy under which they have evolved and operate.Mission of the WHO Country Office for India In the context of the General Programme of Work and within the framework of the WHO Country Cooperation Strategy, the mission of the WHO Country Office is to support India in:
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the overall guidance of WR/India, the Deputy WR/India and the direct supervision of the Health System Strengthening Team Lead, the health system financing expert will support WCO/India as follows:
Skills: Thorough knowledge of administrative, financial and management principles and practices. Excellent organizational and analytical skills, complemented by sound interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multicultural environment. Demonstrated ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment. Ability to work closely in harmony with government and international officials at all levels.
Other Skills (eg. IT): Proficient in MS Office Software applications, data analysis and technical presentations.
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
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 87,108 (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 2192 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.