Regional Adviser (Neglected Tropical Disease Control)

$125,651 - $154,000 / YEAR Expired 1 month ago
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The department of UHC (Universal Health Coverage) communicable diseases assists WHO Member States of the Eastern Mediterranean Region to reach the communicable diseases related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a Primary Health Care (PHC) for UHC approach. The scope of the department includes HIV, TB, Malaria, NTDs, immunization, anti-microbial resistance, and public health laboratories.


  1. Support Member States through policy analysis and development of appropriate frameworks to promote national capacity for NTDs programmes taking into the circumstances of the environment, beneficiation, infrastructural needs and counterparts collaboration.
  2. Provide overall coordination on technical advisory services on policies and strategies relating to NTDs through policy and situation analysis and the development and/or dissemination of frameworks and guidelines.
  3. Develop institutional capacity for sustainable results on NTDs programmes in Member States through the provision of advice on the design of structures, the ability to assess risks and challenges and to monitor and evaluate outcomes according to specified indicators.
  4. Coordinate the design of NTDs frameworks and guidelines for the Member States and their institutions including through the preparation of technical reports, discussion papers and technical studies based on research and analytical work.
  5. Design and disseminate standard procedures, guidelines and tools for collection and analysis of information on NTDs.
  6. Lead and expand WHO’s leadership in the area of NTDs.
  7. Build partnerships and collaborate with appropriate technical networks, institutions, universities and WHO Collaborating Centres for developing appropriate training courses for national capacity building.
  8. Foster collaboration and coordinate efforts with international partners and donor agencies to mobilize resources and facilitate effective utilization of resources for projects and new initiatives in the field of NTDs.
  9. Lead and coordinate the information seminars and workshops and awareness/ advocacy campaigns on NTDs and promote WHO’s position.
  10. Work in collaboration with colleagues at all levels in WHO and external partners and collaborators in advocacy to facilitate the implementation of joint NTDs action plans.
  11. Coordinate and lead NTDs capacity building initiatives related to implementation of related international standards and norms.



Essential: Advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in Medicine, Public Health or related field.
Desirable: Training in prevention, control, and elimination of tropical diseases.


Essential: A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in the area of NTDs providing technical advice and policy development services at the international level. Within this experience, demonstrated professional experience at the regional or country level delivering and managing public health programmes while providing technical advice and support to regional and or country level counterparts.
Desirable: Some work exposure in a developing country context. Working experience with WHO, other UN agencies or international organizations.


  • Demonstrated knowledge in prevention, control and elimination of NTDs.
  • Excellent drafting skills to produce reports, policies and documents on NTDs.
  • Proven ability to manage the work of a team requiring an in-depth understanding of its strategic direction and is able to integrate the work of the team into the assigned work programme.
  • Excellent communication skills to provide expert advice on substantive issues and to defend and explain difficult issues with respect to action plans and WHO’s position in the assigned area(s).
  • Ability to demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject matter; to meet commitments, observe deadlines and achieve results.
  • Sound judgment and decision-making skills to identify the key issues in a complex situation and finds solutions to problems and takes decisions with an eye to the impact on stakeholders and counterparts and on the Organization.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
    Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
    Moving forward in a changing environment
    Promoting innovation and organizational learning
    Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of Arabic.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 92,731 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2326 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


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