Deadline: 4 September 2020
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Medical Officer, Cancer Control Project Coordination in Harare, Zimbabwe. The duration of this post is 1 years.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Medical Officer, Cancer Control Project Coordination will perform the following functions:
- Guide the production of timely Norms, Standards, Guidelines and Tools to support the implementation of Cervical and childhood cancers’ projects at regional, sub regional and national levels
- Orientation of health systems towards addressing inequities in care for NCDs—particularly cancers.
Facilitated procurement of safe, efficacious, and affordable medicines and technologies for Cancers.
- Coordinate the implementation of projects for cervical and childhood cancers, including setting annual priorities and key performance targets.
- Monitor and evaluate the implementation of work plans, budgets, and team performance at the IST and country levels with regard to cancers, documenting and disseminating best practices and partners’ experiences to scale-up programmes.
- Manage the operational aspects of elated operational research, surveillance, epidemiology, and health surveys.
- Forge/strengthen partnerships and networks to enhance multi-sectoral collaboration to address NCDs and particularly cancers in the context of integrated NCDs prevention and control and contribute to resource mobilization for the Programme’s work.
- Perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.
Applicants must have:
- Medical Degree with Post-Graduate Degree in public health or specialization in oncology, pneumology or pathology from an accredited/recognized institute.
- Medical Degree and a Postgraduate certification in oncology or pathology or public health.
- 5 year’s experience in developing, managing, and providing advisory services in Capacity Building for the
- Prevention and Control of Cancers within Public Health Programmes, at the international and national level 2 year’s inclusive should be at the international level.
- Experience in International Organizations, UN agencies, non-governmental or humanitarian organizations.
- Experience in emergency response programmes especially in African countries.
- Experience in capacity building, developing, and promoting collaborative partnerships.
- Technical, and programmatic knowledge of the Prevention and Control of Cancers.
- Ability to define Norms and Standards, to develop Tools and Guidelines for NCDs prevention and control
- Working knowledge of district hospital care, Universal health coverage, in-service and pre-service training, Essential NCD drugs, PHC delivery systems.
- Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
- Ability to advocate, plan and implement projects and activities.
- Ability to provide clear advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders and partners.
- Knowledge of English and French
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.