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WHO recruiting NTD Department Director

Geneva, Switzerland, 02 January 2018

The NTD department aims to advance control, prevention, elimination and eradication of neglected tropical diseases.


1. Strategic and Technical Direction:

  • Leading and directing the strategic and technical work of WHO in the field of NTD prevention, control, elimination and eradication, including development and promotion of strategies for prevention, control , elimination and eradication; norms and standards; policy guidelines; information; research priorities; monitoring progress towards the NTD Road map and other related NTD control targets and surveillance.

  • Planning, budgeting and reporting on the work of the NTD, in line with the General Program of Work and Programme Budget.

  • Providing expert technical and strategic advice on NTD to the Director-General, Regional Directors and Member States, as well as relevant partners, including technical support in planning, implementing and evaluating country programmes.

2. Resource Mobilization and Management:

  • Mobilizing resources for WHO work in NTD.

  • Managing the human and financial resources of the NTD area of work in accordance with WHO policies.

  • Managing the activities and delivering the expected outputs of the NTD in accordance with the approved work plan and expected outputs.

3. Relations with partners and stakeholders:

  • Coordinating with WHO regional and country offices and other clusters and departments of WHO HQ to deliver on the Organization's NTD-related goals and milestones in line with WHA resolution 66.12 and the NTD Road map.

  • Building and sustaining effective collaboration with other key stakeholders working towards the targets and goals of NTD prevention control, elimination and eradication in line with WHA resolution 66.12 and the NTD Road map.

4. Presents compelling vision for importance of managing NTDs as a global health programme in the broader context of WHO's programmes and economic development, ensuring NTD prevention, control, elimination and eradication is effectively integrated into the institutional agendas of partners and aligned with the UHC and SDG agendas.

Contract duration: 2 years.

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