National Professional Officer at WHO, New Delhi, India

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Deadline: 31 August 2018

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of National Professional Officer (New Born and Child Health) in New Delhi, India. The duration of this post is 2 years.

The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The National Professional Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Provide evidence-based technical advice to the Government of India on the best approaches for accelerating reduction in newborn and child mortality in their national programmes.
  • Facilitate prioritization, development, introduction, implementation monitoring and evaluation of evidence-based intervention packages, guidelines and tools for high impact approaches and improving the quality of care for reduction of newborn and child mortality.
  • Provide technical input and support to design and perform in-depth situation analyses on health system response and capacity to improve newborn and child health care services.
  • Facilitate development and adaptation to the country context of WHO’s normative work in the area of Newborn and Child Health (including the development and/or adaptation of materials and guidelines).
  • Strengthen partnerships and collaborate with donors and development partners (UN and bilateral), Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society to harmonise recommendations on policies and strategies related to newborn and child health and mobilize resources to improve newborn and child health and development.
  • Facilitate and support generation and application of evidence to contribute to informed policy level decisions by government and provide cutting edge policy advice.
  • Undertake any other tasks as may be assigned by the supervisors.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Degree in medicine or other health related subject from a recognized university.
  • At least 5 years of professional experience at national level in the development and implementation of health interventions in the field of new born and child health.
  • Expert knowledge of English.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Hindi.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.