Technical Officer (NCD Policy)

World Health Organization, New Delhi, India

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
22nd July, 2020

Job Description


To strengthen multisectoral response to prevent avoidable morbidity and mortality from non-communicable diseases. Member States will be supported to operationalize multisectoral response through evidence-based technical support on appropriate governance and accountability structures as well as on developing optimal policy response. The program works with Member States to advocate and to strengthen their capacity to develop policies that may include legislations and regulatory measures, information and education campaigns and health system responses based on primary health care approaches to prevent as well as care for people with existing risk factors and NCDs.


Under the general guidance from DPM and direct supervision from HPN, to:

  • Provide guidance and support to countries on implementation of national commitments in the high-level UN Political Declarations
  • Develop guidelines, strategies and facilitate implementation and evaluation of non-communicable disease-related multisectoral policies and plans in SEAR countries;
  • Support SEAR Member States to strengthen NCD governance and accountability system, including multisectoral coordination mechanisms;
  • Regularly review the implementation status of different policies across the Region and compile & disseminate the best practices on policy content as well as implementation practices with the Member States;
  • Facilitate implementation of “One WHO Workplan on NCDs” especially participate and support activities of global and regional co-ordination mechanisms, including UN Interagency task force on NCD;
  • Advocate for inclusion of NCD prevention and control into the national socio-economic development and investment plans and policies; and overall health system development strategy/policy/plan;
  • Participate in and report, as necessary, on various NCD resolutions and progress reports to SEAR governing bodies;
  • Coordinate with various technical units to monitor and report on regional flagship deliverables and indicators;
  • Undertake any other duties assigned by supervisors.



  • Essential: Master's degree in health from recognized university(s); training in the areas of medicine, public health, health system management.
  • Desirable: A postgraduate or doctoral degree in public health, health system.


Essential: At least seven years of relevant experience, including considerable experience obtained in an international context, in the field of public health, health policy, health system management.

Desirable: Vast experience in health policy and planning, health system management and health policy and system research, preferably related to NCD and risk factors.


  • Broad knowledge of principles, practices, methods and technologies in public health management, especially in areas of his/her responsibility. Ability to have close collaboration with nationals and staff members.

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Proficient in MS Office Software applications, data analysis and technical presentations.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources

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 73,516 (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 2016 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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