Earn over 60000 US Dollars as Project Officer at United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO)

Title:         Project Officer   (UN
Organisation: World
Health Organisation (WHO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Grade: P3
Annual Salary: USD 60,233
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
Job Summary:  The Project Officer will provide technical
support in strengthening and implementing effective tobacco control
interventions and comprehensive implementation of the WHO Framework Convention
on TobaccoControl (WHO FCTC). The 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 change.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The incumbent will undertake the following assigned duties: Build
    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.
  • Provide 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.
  • Engage 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
  • Organize 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)
  • Provide 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 Geneva.
  • Provide technical expertise in the process of engagement with
    Ministries of Finance.
  • Develop tools for monitoring of progress in the implementation of
    tax policies in the regions and for monitoring of illicit trade in tobacco
  • Provide regular progress reports on the tobacco tax related
    technical issues and activities.
  • Perform any other related duties, as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidates for the United Nations World Health
    Organization (WHO Project Officer job should hold a First University
    Degree in economics or public finance.
  • Desirable: Training in tobacco control would be an asset.
  • A minimum of five years of experience teaching or working in
  • Previous experience in working on tax policies in government or
    academia at a management level.
  • Experience in working in countries in Africa is an asset.
  • Experience in teaching or working in health economics or tobacco
  • Experience in econometrics and area of tobacco economics would be an
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively in
    a team;
  • Ability to motivate, guide and develop capacities at national level;
  • Ability to carry out advocacy and communicate tobacco control
  • Ability to engage with high level government bureaucrats and secure
    high-level commitments for tobacco control.
  • Ability to interact and engage at high political and policy level at
    global, regional and national level

WHO Competencies
  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Promoting innovation and organizational learning
  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.
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: 4th December 2019
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