WHO Project Officer

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Objectives of the programme:

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) encourages countries to adhere to its principles, and the TFl Programme supports them in their efforts to implement tobacco control measures based on its provisions.

Description of duties:

Under the Regional Advisor's direct supervision the incumbent will:

  • Provide coordination, programme management, technical assistance, training, communication, and other support.
  • Report periodically as required on regional-level/country-level progress and impact indicators for the Bloomberg Project and the WHO FCTC;
  • Coordinate the work and provide leadership to country focal points;
  • Organize the dissemination of outcomes and lessons learned across Bloomberg countries and at a broader context;
  • Provide regional-level support to other partners in the Bloomberg Global Initiative;
  • Perform other tobacco control relevant duties as required by the Regional Advisor for the Tobacco Free initiative.

    Required qualification:

    Education: Post graduate degree in public health.


  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Producing results
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment.
  • Promoting WHO's position in health leadership
  • Communicating in a credible and effective way

    Functional skills and knowledge:

  • Advanced knowledge, direct experience and established ability in capacity building programme planning development implementation / management, monitoring/evaluation, and grant writing, with:
  • Knowledge of the WHO FCTC and technical expertise in evidence-based public health approaches to prevent and control tobacco use.
  • Experience and proficiency in working with Government and other partners in an effective and culturally competent manner.
  • Proven aptitude for effective verbal and written communication.
  • Capacity for providing effective leadership.
  • Ability to think strategically and work under tight deadlines on a results-oriented basis.
  • Ability to develop innovative approaches and solutions.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills by working harmoniously as a member of a team, adapting to diverse educational, socio-political and cultural backgrounds and maintaining a high standard of personal conduct.
  • Basic computer skills including ability to utilize the standard Microsoft Office programmes.


  • Essential: 7 years experience combined at national and international levels in public health, with 2 years experience in tobacco control.
  • Desirable: Established track record in tobacco control programme management.
  • Languages: Fluency in English. Arabic and/or French is an asset.

    Application Deadline: 2nd July

    For more information and application, visit: Project Officer: WHO Website

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