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HPR/Social Determinants Officer

World Health Organization

This is a Full-time position in Zambia posted 17/04/2022.

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# Job Description

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

Strengthen institutional capacity to develop Health Promotion policies and
implement appropriate programmes; Strengthen Health Promotion operational
research quantitatively and qualitatively, documentation of experiences and
best practices, and dissemination of results ; Advocacy for implementation of
health promotion interventions in health and related sectors, as well as
working across sectors to address underlying factors impacting the
population’s health e.g. applying Health in all policies, intersectoral action
strategy, health literacy interventions; Strengthen partnerships between
health and development partners, and other sectors to promote healthy settings
and particularly healthy cities, healthy schools, healthy communities etc.
Engage with multisectoral partners to support development of or implementation
of the country strategic actions for health promotion, prevention of diseases
and respond to emergencies and public health issues; Promote partnerships and
national networks for innovative actions for health promotion embracing
stakeholders and non-state actors to reduce/control NCD risk factors; To
increase the capacity of Member States to use Health Promotion HP strategies
to address the broad determinants of health and assist communities gain
control over, and improve their health through integrated action; To
contribute to the reduction of mortality and morbidity by strengthening the
national capacity in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of
nutrition interventions to improve the health and nutritional status; Support
the national capacity to integrate and mainstream Gender, Equity and Rights
GER into health to ensure equitable , close coverage gaps, enhance
participation to guarantee no-one is left behind; The incumbent shall work as
a team member in planning executing their responsibilities.

Description Of Duties

Provide guidance on review/development of national policies, programs
and structures for health promotion and nutrition; Coordinate actions aimed at
addressing the broad determinants of health that influence health and well-
being, including water and sanitation as well as environmental health in light
of sustainable development; Support priority health programs to strengthen
community engagement, social mobilization, communication for behavioral change
and support multi sectoral actions to address health inequities; Provide
technical support on application of methods such as health literacy, behavior
change communication, health , social mobilization and advocacy in
health programs; Increase individual, community and societal participation in
health action through empowerment; Provide technical support for the
development of guidelines to promote use of community-based approaches,
affordable strategies and technologies for the delivery of quality care
services particularly primary and secondary prevention, integrating health
promotion in chronic illness ; Provide technical support on
application of methods such as behavior change communication, health
education, social mobilization and advocacy in health programs; Support the
national capacity to integrate and mainstream Gender, Equity and Rights GER
into health to ensure equitable healthcare and close coverage gaps; Perform
other activities assigned by the WHO representative

Required Qualifications

Education

Essential : University degree in Health Promotion or basic degree in
health- related field, a health development subject area such as health
education, health communication, medical sociology/anthropology, education,
population studies or public health field with good knowledge of health
promotion theory and practice or epidemiology training.

Desirable : Knowledge of or qualification in health or health related
discipline, ability to write well, implementation of multi sectorial
interventions, policy development skills.

Experience

Essential : At least 5 years of experience in public health and
program management of disease control, working with national /international
organizations that deal with health promotion, public health or development.

Desirable : Experience in planning, implementing, monitoring/evaluation of
main control programs disease and experience working with the United Nations
or International Non-Governmental Organizations.

Skills

Effective communication and ability to use/initiate evidence-based
Health Promotion interventions;- Demonstrate leadership skills, collaboration,
innovative, analytical and problem-solving skills; – Excellent understanding
of participatory learning and development, strategic data and information,
including design of research studies.- Technical expertise in public health;
Ability to work effectively with colleagues at sub national, national and
international level;- Statistical, monitoring and evaluation skills;

WHO Competencies

Teamwork

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Communication

Use of Language Skills

Essential : Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable

REMUNERATION

Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at ZMW 932,249 subject
to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as
applicable and 30 days of annual leave.

Additional Information

–>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 may be used as a form of screening.
–>In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degrees/diplomas/certificates 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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
–>Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
–>For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
–>WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
–>WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
–>WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment. All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
–>WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
–>This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

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**Closing Date** : 30th April. 2022

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