Deadline: 9 March 2020
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer (NCD) in Kampala, Uganda. The duration of this post is 2 years.
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Key Job Responsibilities
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The Technical Officer (NCD) will perform the following functions:
- Establish and maintain credible and productive relationship with national health authorities, other relevant sectors, national and international Centres of Excellence relevant to Noncommunicable diseases, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Violence and Injuries, Disability and Rehabilitation control, National and International NGOs, and UN agencies.
- Support multi-sectoral coordination mechanisms for the prevention and control of Non-communicable diseases including full operationalization of the Multi-Sectoral Task Force on NCDs.
- Work closely with the NCD MH / VI / DR Programmes of the MOH, UN Agencies and other partners and facilitate the development of relevant policies, strategies, plans and guidelines for prevention and control of Noncommunicable diseases, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Violence and Injuries, Disability and Rehabilitation.
- Support assessment of training needs and establishment of appropriate training courses for national human resources required for the prevention and control of Noncommunicable diseases, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Violence and Injuries, Disability and Rehabilitation.
- Work with MOH to develop management capacity for district health teams and primary care workers for provision of comprehensive NCD / MH / VI / DR care services.
- Participate in dissemination of national guidelines and other available information to districts andlower levels.
- Work with and support the different national committees on NCD / MH / VI / DR. NCD / MH / VI / DR Prevention.
- Support advocacy at national and sub-national level for NCD prevention through risk factor reduction and support implementation of the NCD communication strategy.
- Provide technical support and participate in activities for accelerating NCD / MH / VI / DR prevention.
- Support and coordinate the UN Wellness program and activities in collaboration with other UN agencies.
- Support establishment and / or strengthening surveillance for Noncommunicable diseases / MH / VI / DR and use of the data to inform planning and decision making to inform NCD prevention and control efforts.
- Participate in national NCD / MH / VI / DR and related surveys.
- Work with national authorities and partners to ensure availability of up-to-date data on the status of the NCD / MH / VI / DR.
- Monitoring and evaluation of NCD / MH / VI / DR prevention and control interventions.
- Work with MOH and other stakeholders to ensure effective monitoring and evaluation of NCD / MH / VI / DR activities by catalyzing appropriate actions.
- Participate in development and formulation of appropriate national, district and global level indicators for tracking progress in the implementation of planned activities; including appropriate adaptation and use of the Global monitoring framework.
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Applicants must have:
- Degree in Medicine from a recognized university.
- Master’s Degree in public health, epidemiology, or related health science.
- Monitoring and evaluation skills.
- Training in Noncommunicable diseases prevention and control.
- At least 5 year’s of experience in Public Health and disease control including policy formulation, implementation and monitoring.
- Experience in Noncommunicable diseases prevention and control.
- Experience in disease surveillance and survey methods, coordination with partners at international, national and sub-national levels; capacity building at national and sub-national levels, advocacy and resource mobilization for public health interventions.
- Experience with international organisation or previous programme work with a UN agency is an added advantage.
- At least 3 year’s of work in the area of Noncommunicable diseases prevention and control.
- Expert knowledge of English.
How to Apply
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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.
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