Deadline: 25 May 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Regional Adviser 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 Job Responsibilities
The Regional Adviser will perform the following functions:
- Coordinate the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and strategies for the prevention of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Member States, and to develop and implement innovative approaches, adapted to regional/country as needed for the prevention, control and management of AMR.
- Provide expert guidance and the technical support to Member States to establish, strengthen and implement robust AMR programmes and plans in place and help them implement these programmes, ensuring the full integration of such programmes into the overall health systems of countries and to help build resilience in systems to be able to adapt to changing needs.
- Technical expert for the generation and transmission of knowledge on AMR and related matters, develop appropriate tools and technical guidance to enhance capacities and skills of health ministries in carrying out their AMR function.
- Lead in the development and implementation of regional policies and plans to implement global and regional strategies for AMR, documenting gaps for the definition of the research agenda, ensuring coherence of WHO guidelines, approaches, and messages at all levels.
- Lead for coordinating partnership in AMR across international organizations, UN institutions, civil society partners, donors and institutions of excellence.
- Expert in AMR, collect, collate, analyze and synthesize knowledge to build the evidence for policy and appropriate AMR programme adaptations as required.
- Produce policy papers, briefs and other publications on the prevention, control and management of AMR.
Applicants must have:
- Degree in medicine from a recognized University.
- Post Graduate Degree in public health and/or infectious disease epidemiology and/or other Degrees in relevant health fields from recognised University.
- Degree in epidemiology will be an advantage.
- At least 10 year’s relevant working experience with progressively increased responsibilities in public health programmes, and/or infectious disease surveillance and control, including considerable experience obtained in an international organization.
- Work experience in low resource countries and with the UN system, and past experience of working with networks and/or of multiple partners.
- Experience in developing technical reports and documents including in the field of AMR.
- Extensive experience in management of public health programmes.
- Thorough knowledge of the principle and practices of a wide range of public health issues.
- Demonstrate knowledge, competency and professional skills on the public health aspects of AMR capacity building, management skills and field experience in working through partnerships and skill in advocacy and in negotiation with donors.
- Ability to plan and carry out programme-oriented operational research on AMR would be an advantage.
- Demonstrable written and verbal communication skills.
- Expert knowledge of English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.