National Professional Officer (NPO) – NCD at World Health Organisation (WHO)

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Job Position: National Professional Officer (NPO) – NCD (Resolve)

Job ID: 1902471
Location: Abuja
Grade: NO-B
Schedule: Full-time
Contract duration: 24 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary


  • Coordinate the implementation of the 2-year RESOLVE project.
  • Provide technical support for the development of guidelines to promote use of community-based approaches, affordable strategies and technologies.
  • Forge partnerships and networks to enhance multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral collaboration to address NCDs and their risk factors in the country;
  • Support data collection, research and information dissemination and use for policy and programme development, advocacy and awareness-raising on NCDs and their risk factors;
  • Contribute to resource mobilization for WCO technical support to the country using existing mechanisms at country level;
  • Work closely with the national authorities and other partners, and liaise with WHO technical staff in the Regional Office;
  • Prepare technical and administrative reports and presentations as required;
  • Support the NCDs Program Officer in the implementation of priority activities on NCDs in the country;
  • Perform any other tasks/duties as assigned by supervisors

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  • Medical degree or related fields from a recognized University.
  • Master’s in Public Health or Epidemiology or related fields from a recognized University
  • At least 5 years working experience in prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and risk factors
  • Working experience in related areas with WHO, other UN agencies or other recognized international organizations.
  • Producing results
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Expert knowledge (read, write, speak) – English and Other UN Official Languages

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