Programme Manager at WHO, Kabul, Afghanistan


Deadline: 10 June 2019

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Manager in Kabul, Afghanistan. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Programme Manager will perform the following functions:

  • TB responsibilities:
    • Co-develop a comprehensive national plan of action for sustaining and scaling up TB care and control, with focus on reaching vulnerable populations, guide national counterparts in innovating and updating related policies and strategies.
    • Advise on the appropriate implementation of DOTS activities with a special emphasis on Community Based DOTS and design of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Other Communicable Diseases:
    • Adopt area specific approach according to the epidemiological trends to scale up the malaria confirm parasitological diagnosis at all health faculties in Northern, Northeastern and Western region provinces through community based malaria management (CBMM), and undertake regular field visits to the regions/provinces.
    • Update the National HIV/AIDS Strategic Framework with a focus on community based interventions for/with vulnerable population {including intravenous drug users, MSM, FSWs) focus on prevention, harm reduction, treatment (ART) and care.
  • Non-Communicable Disease:
    • Develop strategic approach to strengthen the health system response to NCD with a focus on integration of NCDs in PHC and management of NCD in complex emergencies.
    • Provide advice to Member State in translating recommendations of the United Nations Political Declaration and the regional framework for action in the area of health care into practice, by developing action plans, related policies and procedures.
  • Managerial responsibilities:
    • Responsible for the overall timeliness and quality of all program deliverables, oversee the finalization of operational and financial transactions in accordance with the biennial plan for communicable diseases, assure strict compliance with WHO rules and regulations, mobile and allocate resources and efficiently deliver services/products within the country.
    • Co-develop proposals for Global Fund grants and other donor projects and ensure effectiand timely implementation as well as accurate donor reporting of approved grants/projects.

Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must have:

  • Master’s Degree in public health and/or epidemiology.
  • At least 7 year’s experience combined at the national and international levels in Communicable disease control.
  • Advance skills in training and capacity building.
  • Demonstrated ability to cooperate and negotiate with government and other stakeholders involved in TB control.
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate innovative solutions based on field challenges.
  • Expert knowledge of English.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.

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