Earn over 70,000 US Dollars as the UN’s Project Officer (Tobacco Economics) – World Health Organisation (WHO)

Title:         Project Officer (Tobacco Economics)  (UN
Organisation: World
Health Organisation (WHO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Grade: P4
Monthly Salary: USD 71,332
About WHO:
The World Health
Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health
within the United Nations (UN) system. It is responsible for providing
leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda,
setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options,
providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health
About Bill & Melinda Gates Grant:
The World Health
Organisation (WHO) is the recipient of a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
grant to implement sustainable tobacco control capacity building, and to work
with Member States in the Region to promote tobacco-control oriented policy
Job Summary: The
Project Officer will provide technical support in strengthening and
implementing effective tobacco control interventions and comprehensive
implementation of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on
Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC).
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
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
Offer 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
high level engagement 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
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)
tools for monitoring of progress in the implementation of tax policies in the
regions and for monitoring of illicit trade in tobacco products
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. This
will include working with the Tobacco Control Economics team at the WHO HQ in
technical expertise in the process of engagement with Ministries of Finance.
regular progress reports on the tobacco tax related technical issues and
any other related duties, as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
ideal candidates for the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO Project
Officer (Tobacco Economics) job should hold an advanced University Degree in
economics or public finance.
in tobacco control would be an asset.
Seven years
of experience teaching or working in the area of economics of tobacco.
experience in tobacco taxes, their administration and application; and working
on tax policies in government or academia
Prior experience
in advocacy for tax change and sustainable financing for tobacco control and
Experience in working in countries in Africa is an asset
experience in teaching or working in the area of health economics and tobacco
interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively in a team;
to motivate, guide and develop capacities at national level
to carry out advocacy and communicate tobacco control messages
to engage with high level government bureaucrats and secure high level
commitments for tobacco control.
to interact and engage at high political and policy level at global, regional
and national level
  Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable:
Intermediate knowledge of French.

WHO Competencies:
  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and
    cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Promoting innovation and organizational
How to Apply:
All candidates who
so desire to join the United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) by sending
their online applications to enable WHO to store their personal profiles in a
permanent database. Visit WHO’s e-recruitment website below and follow the instructions
for online application procedures.
NB: 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
Deadline: 12th June 2018
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