Job Description - Public Health Support Officer (Health Promotion and Determinants) (2309920)
Public Health Support Officer (Health Promotion and Determinants) - ( 2309920 )
Grade : NO-B
Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 2 years
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Job profile summary
The incumbent is responsible for providing the country office with technical support in strengthening intersectoral, public health policies and programmes in relation to in people-centered health systems, community engagement, health leadership and promotion of health and well-being.
The position will address the determinants of health, prevention of communicable and noncommunicable diseases, response to public health events — including outbreaks — and the promotion of health in all policies and healthy settings in accordance with the country cooperation strategy that aligns with WHO global and regional commitments.
Key duties and responsibilities
The incumbent will perform all or part of the following, and other related responsibilities as required by the needs of the office.
a) Maintain partnerships and networks to strengthen multidisciplinary and multisectoral collaboration to combat communicable and noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors in the country.
b) Analyse and undertake research on the public health topics to support the country teams in the development and implementation of multisectoral national plans for the prevention and control of communicable and noncommunicable diseases.
c) Technically assist in the monitoring of work plans and budgets, including resources mobilized for the work programme and following up on the implementation of planned activities.
d) Technically support the promotion of health in all policies, including for the development of healthy cities, other healthy settings and the promotion of healthy eating and physical activity.
e) Analyse information on best practices in public health and health systems and report findings to responsible officer.
f) Participate in capacity building in public health systems and the management and financing of the systems.
g) Utilize understanding of national and subnational cultural norms to inform community outreach activities concerning the extension of health-care networks.
h) Contribute to the drafting of public health reports and act as a focal point to public health topics in the area of work.
i) Ensure collaboration, and work with international and national partners to improve surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors.
j) Technically assist the ministry of health and its partners in the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, strategies and action plans, in line with the Global Action Plans
k) Contribute to the development and implementation of Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) in emergencies and public health events.
*2) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
*4) Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Functional knowledge and skills
a) Policies, strategies and guidelines in the field of public health, particularly in health promotion and the determinants of health.
b) The prevention of communicable disease outbreaks and health protection through community engagement and multisectoral action.
c) Good understanding of country office needs, priorities and policies, along with WHO's policies, practices, guidelines and procedures in the related areas and ability to apply them in the country office setting.
d) Basic understanding of Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE).
e) Excellent oral and written communication.
f) Ability to maintain relationships and network with national authorities and other stakeholders in relevant sectors.
g) Conducting research and analysing results, identifying issues, formulating opinions, drawing conclusions and recommendations for strengthening health care systems.
h) Ability to draft policies and objectives of assigned programme and activities.
Required : A university degree (bachelor's) in a relevant field (such as health, public health, social sciences). Training in epidemiology or social epidemiology and/or good knowledge of theory and the practice of health promotion and the determinants of health.
Desirable : Training in epidemiology or social epidemiology and/or good knowledge of theory and the practice of health promotion and the determinants of health.
Essential: A minimum of two years of work experience relevant to the position (in public health and disease control programme management, working with national /international organizations involved in health promotion, public health or development).
Desirable: Experience in planning, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of major disease control programmes, and experience with the United Nations or international non-governmental organizations.
Language: Expert knowledge of English and the local language
Information and technology (IT) and other skills
Proficiency in computers and office software packages, handling of web-based management systems, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and cloud management enterprise system such as Workday.
WHO offers staff in the National Professional category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at MYR 132,060 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
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