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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Required Medical Officer

Medical Officer (Team Leader - GLP), New Delhi

Closing date: Wednesday, 1 July 2015
The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: SEAR/RO/15/FT21
Title: Medical Officer (Team Leader - GLP)
Grade: P6
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract: Two Years
Date: 11 June 2015
Application Deadline: 1 July 2015
Duty Station: New Delhi, India
Organization unit: SE/RDO Regional Director's Office (SE/RDO) /
SE/GLP Global Leprosy Programme (SE/GLP)
The main objective of the Global Leprosy Programme is to ensure that the disease burden continues to decline in all countries.
A target has been set at the global level which is to reduce the rate of new cases with grade-2 disabilities of less than 1 per million population by the end of 2020 and to achieve the target no new child case with grade-2 disability.
Description of duties:
Under the overall supervision of Regional Director/SEARO, as Team Leader of Global Leprosy Programme (GLP), the incumbent has the following responsibilities:
  • To lead and manage the Global Leprosy Programme as related to technical, administrative and financial, including fundraising aspects, by guiding and motivating team members and staff working across WHO HQ, Regional and Country Offices;
  • To provide expertise and authoritative advice to Member States, and external partners on WHO strategies and priorities; to nurture and expand WHO leadership in the field of leprosy towards the elimination of the disease at national level of the remaining countries and at subnational level for countries which have achieved national level target of elimination;
  • To provide expertise and authoritative technical leadership to draw partner institutions into close collaboration; to elaborate new and innovative proposals to meet the challenges of leprosy, in particular to ensure access to leprosy services at all levels holistically and to integrate leprosy strategies into health care systems;
  • To encourage collaboration and coordinate efforts with national and international NGOs, donor agencies and other partners to raise funds for the Global Leprosy Programme and facilitate the implementation of agreed strategies at global, regional and national levels;
  • To identify the needs for, oversee the organization of, and actively provide guidance in technical meetings, workshops and seminars to ensure the proper dissemination of information and research findings in accordance with updated WHO policies and strategies
  • To maintain expertise in leprosy at all levels.
  • In collaboration with Tropical Diseases Research (TDR), through appropriate managerial and technical networks at regional and global levels, to decide on and establish priority setting for leprosy research, ensuring follow-up on the recommendations of TDR Scientific Working Group on Leprosy, and to report on achievements to the relevant organizational segments including Technical Advisory Group on the leprosy situation, and progress made in reducing the burden of the disease in endemic countries.
  • To actively contribute to the WHO's strategies and policies on Neglected Tropical Diseases.
  • To perform other related duties as required
    Essential: Medical degree with advanced post-graduate degree in public health and/or epidemiology.
    Desirable: Post-graduate training in Leprosy
    WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution.
    Functional Skills and Knowledge:
    Technical expertise in public health, epidemiology and disease control with emphasis on leprosy. Proven leadership and managerial capacity, with the ability to direct comprehensive policy development, strategic planning and to initiate, manage and evaluate activities and stimulate interest and funding for the programme. Excellent communication skills with proven ability to develop and maintain good working relations in a multicultural and multi-sectoral environment. Negotiation skills in interacting and maintaining partnerships with the national authorities and with the international partners, international and local NGOs involved in the Global Leprosy Programme.
    1. Teamwork
    2. Respecting and promoting indiviual and cultural differences
    3. Communication
    4. Ensuring the effective use of resources
    5. Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond
    Other Skills (e.g. IT): Competent in use of day-to-day IT software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)
    Essential: At least 15 years' of progressive experience, in leprosy control and research and strong experience in the field of public health programmes, including considerable experience at senior levels obtained in an international context.
    Desirable: Experience in working in the UN organization and/or donor agency. Experience in representing an organization at senior level in international forums.
    Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
    Additional Information:
    WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance .
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    Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
    Annual salary: (Net of tax)
    USD 96,540 at single rate USD 104,444 with primary dependants
    Post Adjustment: 40.9 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.
    This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
    A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening
    Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
    All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
    WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
    Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
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