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Posted on 13 May, 2024
Closing on 27 May, 2024

Job Description

Technical Officer, Non-communicable Diseases (NCD)  - (2403795)  

  • Grade: NO-C
  • Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
  • Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Up to one year ( Extension is subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need of position)
  • Posting Date: May 13, 2024, 9:44:29 AM
  • Closing Date: May 28, 2024, 12:59:00 AM
  • Primary Location: Yemen-Sana'a
  • Organization: EM_YEM WHO Representative's Office, Yemen
  • Schedule: Full-time  

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To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State’s health development agendas (in a UHC/PHC approach assuring the continuum of care)and emergency/resilience programmes, and harmonized with the United Nations country teams


1.    Oversee the smooth country implementation of WHO global and regional commitments on public health and NCDs prevention and control, and oversee the implementation of mental health, psychosocial support and substance abuse according to WHO guidelines and tools.
2.    Identify gaps and make recommendations for policy, development, in particular those supporting the implementation of the provisions of the UN Political Declaration for NCDs and the regional NCDs framework resolution.
3.    Provide technical advice to the MOH to create an effective multi-sectoral coordination mechanism of public health approaches for prevention and control of NCDs.
4.    Participate effectively in drafting a NCD inter-sectoral strategy, national guidelines, tools and action plans in line with WHO global and regional framework and UN documents. 
5.    Provide input on uptake of road safety interventions; violence and injuries prevention and control; as well as disability and rehabilitation activities.
6.    Disseminate appropriate and relevant scientific, technical, and policy information, sharing experiences of successful practices from other countries in integrated prevention and control of non-communicable diseases.
7.    Liaise with the UN NCD coordination team and participate or chair on behalf of WHO related task forces, thematic groups, with a focus on representing WHO relevant public health programme(s).
8.    Identify needs for external technical support in coordination with Regional Office and ensure proper and timely handling and monitoring of consultants' briefing, agenda, facilitation of the missions, evaluation and follow up on recommendations.
9.    Proactively participate in resource mobilization activities by developing project proposals reflecting health priorities in the country, ensure the needed follow up in terms of fund raising, effort, timely implementation, monitoring, evaluation and donor reporting.


  • Essential: University degree in medicine, public health or health management related field.
  • Desirable: Master's degree in public health or health management  and postgraduate qualification (s) in the areas of NCD prevention and control, mental health and substance abuse and violence and injuries prevention, ageing, nutrition, gender and social determinants of health.


  • Essential: At least five years' experience in the fields of Noncommunicable diseases control and prevention, mental health and substance abuse  .
  • Desirable: Experience in project management, capacity building programmes, planning, monitoring and evaluation, developing and promoting collaborative partnerships.

Skills :

  • Excellent presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical advice to all relevant stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated skills to assess and analyze data to support national programmes and policies; projects and activities, including budget programming and control;
  • Demonstrated skills in planning and donor and technical report writing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure; complemented by demonstrated ability to identify and manage difficult situations.


  • Strong theoretical and practical knowledge of public health, NCD related programmes and policies.
  • Knowledge of WHO and UN programmes. 

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

  • Excellent knowledge of English and the local language. 

Other Skills (e.g. IT)

  • Proficiency in MS Office 


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 52,100 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test and/or an asynchronous video assessment may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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The WHO is committed to achieving gender parity and geographical diversity in its workforce . Women, persons with disabilities, and nationals of unrepresented and underrepresented Member States ( are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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