Deadline: 5 December 2019
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Project Officer in Kampala, Uganda. The duration of this post is 1 year.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Project Officer will perform the following functions-
- Build capacity on various areas of economics of tobacco and taxation to government officials, academia, civil society and WHO country office staff in selected countries (especially in Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Kenya, Rwanda and Togo) in the Region.
- Provide technical assistance on tobacco economics and taxation issues to government officials including Ministry of Finance technocrats and Ministry of Health officials from selected countries in the Region, regional and sub-regional intergovernmental organizations including the ECOWAS, UEMOA, EAC and the CRES.
- Engage with Ministers of Finance, Senior Finance and Tax experts at country level to secure support and adoption of tax policy proposals and proposals for sustainable funding for tobacco control and non-communicable diseases.
- Organize and facilitate multi-country meetings and workshops for experience sharing on issues of tobacco taxation and sustainable funding for tobacco control and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).
- Provide technical expertise in the prevention of illicit trade in tobacco products Advocate and promote partnership to strengthen South-to-South cooperation in the area of tobacco taxation including health and economic cost studies.
- Provide technical expertise in the process of engagement with Ministries of Finance.
- Develop tools for monitoring of progress in the implementation of tax policies in the regions and for monitoring of illicit trade in tobacco products.
- Provide regular progress reports on the tobacco tax related technical issues and activities.
- Perform any other related duties, as required.
Applicants must have:
- First University Degree in economics or public finance.
- At least 5 years of experience teaching or working in economics.
- Experience in working on tax policies in government or academia at a management level.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively in a team.
- Ability to motivate, guide and develop capacities at national level.
- Ability to carry out advocacy and communicate tobacco control messages.
- Ability to engage with high level government bureaucrats and secure high-level commitments for tobacco control.
- Ability to interact and engage at high political and policy level at global, regional and national level
- Expert knowledge of English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WHO.