Job opportunity in World Health Organization (WHO) as National Professional Officer

WHO is the United Nations’ specialized agency for Health. It is an inter-governmental organization and works in collaboration with its member states usually through the Ministries of Health. WHO’s objective is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health. WHO's Secretariat is staffed by health professionals, other experts and support staff working at headquarters in Geneva, six regional offices and country offices.

Post: National Professional Officer

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
(i) investing in health to reduce poverty;
(ii) building individual and global health security;
(iii) promoting universal coverage, gender equality and health related human rights;
(iv) tackling determinants of health;
(v) strengthening health systems and equitable access;
(vi) harnessing knowledge, science and technology; and
(vii) strengthening governance, leadership and accountability.WHO's mandate revolves around six core functions:
(i) providing leadership on global health matters;
(ii) shaping the health research agenda;

(iii) setting norms and standards;
(iv) articulating evidence-based policy options;
(v) providing technical support to countries; and
(vi) monitoring and assessing health trends.

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES 
Under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative to India and the direct supervision of Team Leader (Communicable Diseases) and Coordinator, Health Programmes, with a view to achieve the expected results set out in the relevant WCO-India biennial work plans in accordance with WHO's Country Cooperation Strategy with India (2012-2017), as part of the WCO-India team working on communicable diseases, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities to:   
1.  Provide strategic and technical support to National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in strengthening the prevention of HIV among key populations and integrating viral hepatitis B and C prevention interventions into existing HIV prevention programmes in particular for people who inject drugs.    
2.  Provide strategic and technical support to National AIDS Control Organization in strengthening the HIV surveillance systems including designing/updating guidelines and training materials for HIV surveillance (HSS+), HIV case reporting and patient tracking, and integrating viral hepatitis surveillance into HIV surveillance for key population groups.    
3.  Provide strategic guidance to NCDC and to the Viral Hepatitis Program, MoHFW to establish a robust surveillance and M&E system for viral hepatitis.    
4.  Provide technical assistance to build capacity to make better use of surveillance and program data for program planning and quality improvement at national and subnational (state and district) level, including the development of guidance and training materials on monitoring and evaluation, data triangulation and HIV prevention and care cascade monitoring.    
5.  Follow-up, monitor, evaluate and report on the progress of work in the area of HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis prevention and programme impact.    
6.  Collaborate with national and subnational authorities, non-governmental organizations and international organizations, other stakeholders and partners to plan for relevant activities and facilitate implementation.  
7.  Work in collaboration with other members of the communicable disease, health systems and other programmes in WHO Country Office, Regional Offices and Headquarter.    
8.  Undertake any other tasks and responsibilities assigned by the supervisors.

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