National Professional Officer - Health, Environment and Climate Change


From Mwananchi, 25th Jan 2016

The Mission of WHO is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 26th January 2016

POSITION TITLE: National Professional Officer - Health, Environment and Climate
Change (HECC)
GRADE LEVEL: NO Bas per United Nations salary scale
TYPE OF CONTRACT: Special Service Agreement (SSA)
DURATION: 1 Year (Renewable upon availability of funds)
DUTY STATION: Dar es Salaam
CLOSING DATE: 12th February 2016

The post holder will work under the direction of the WHO Representative (WR), and will also take account of the guidance of the national steering committee of the project. The post holder will be the
primary focal point responsible for overseeing project activities, liaising with relevant stakeholders, and coordinating all activities that lead to the realization of project outcomes. The post holder will ensure technical support, monitoring and reporting of project operations and expected results. They will represent the project in national and international forum, and develop opportunities to extend the impact of the project, and further develop the role of the WHO Country Office on climate change and health;

Under the supervision of the WR and the incumbent will:
i. Support the situation analysis and needs assessment for the implementation of the Libreville Declaration and coordinate the development of national plans of joint actions.
ii. Provide technical support to countries to develop their technical and institutional capacities for the implementation of primary prevention interventions, particularly those related to safety of drinking water, safe sanitation, waste management, air pollution and chemicals management.
iii. Provide technical support to countries to implement water, sanitation and hygiene measures during epidemics and emergencies. :
Iv. Support countries to develop and implement national plans of ; adaptation to Climate change (HNAPs) in the context of The :
United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC} :
v. Support Capacity building initiatives in the area of environmental health
vi. Monitor, evaluate and report country progress on related MDGs particularly the achievement of millennium development goals related to improving access to safe drinking water, sanitation and reductions in indoor air pollution.
vii. Support research to assess health and environmental linkages and their policy implications
viii. Organize Project Coordination Committee (PCC) meetings, and coordinate activities across stakeholders
ix. Ensure provision of technical support for activities that contribute towards project outcomes and outputs, either directly or through contracting external consultants and services.
x. Ensure fulfillment of project monitoring and reporting requirements, including contribute to the design, and monitoring of quantitative and qualitative data to measure progress in implementing the project.
xi. Act as the primary point of contact with the WHO global project team, and the International Steering Committee of the project.
xii. Represent the work of WHO Country Office on climate change and health in national and international forums and media.
xiii. Contribute to the further development of the programme of the WHO country Office on climate change and health.
xiv. Undertake any other duties as requested by tile WR

Education (Qualifications):
• Essential: A Bachelors degree In nursing or health related fields plus a Masters degree in a relevant field such as Public Health, Civil or Public Health Engineering, Health Promotion,
Environmental Health Science; Biological Sciences

• Seven years of experience in the management of health and environment programmes.
• At least 3 years' experience of project management, and capacity development in developing countries.

• Substantial experience of working in collaboration with National
Ministries, Non-Governmental, and other UN Organizations
Experience of the procedures and practices of the World Health Organization
• Experience in the policy development processes associated with environment and sustainable development issues

Communication: Excellent knowledge of English or Swahili, with ability to work in the other languages.

Other Skills (e.g. in: Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc) with an emphasis on Excel or a similar workbook application.


Applicants will initially be evaluated based on documentation submitted with the application letter, then high ranked applicants will be invited for interview. Therefore, it is essential that applicants submit hard copies of application letter, plus copies of a detailed CV, passport size photograph, copies of certificates and testimonials to
WHO Representative,
Attention: Operations Officer,
P.O. Box 9292
, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

This vacancy is open to candidates of either sex. Women applicants are encouraged. Only candidates who meet all these requirements will be considered and shortlisted for test and interview.

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