Director, Communicable Diseases
Vacancy Number: SEARO/10/FT-22
Duty Station: New Delhi India
Contract Type: Fixed-term appointment 2 years
Organization unit: SEARO Regional Office for the South East Asia (SE/RGO) / SE/CDS Department of Communicable Diseases (CDS) (SE/CDS
Description of duties:
Under the overall supervision and policy guidance of the Regional Director and under the direct supervision of Deputy Regional Director/Director, Programme Management the incumbent is responsible for :
1. Directing, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating collaborative programmes with the Member States in the Region under the domain of Communicable Diseases taking into account the WHO core functions, priorities and country health needs
2. Harmonizing the work of other departments/technical units in SEARO, WCOs, HQ, national authorities, other UN agencies, various donors, private sector and civil societies.
3. Promoting and assuring intra and inter-departmental teamwork including the WHO Collaborating Centres and Centres of Excellence
4. Ensure effective management of human and financial resources for programmes under his/her direct supervision
5. Supporting DRD/DPM as part of technical secretariat for the WHO Governing Bodies (WHA/EB/RC) and other important high level meetings
6. Acting as RD, DRD/DPM or other Department Directors during their absence when so designated by the RD
7. Performing any other duties as deemed necessary
Degree in medicine or degree in health related areas with post graduate degree in health related disciplines
Communicating in a credible and effective way
Ensuring effective use of resources
Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Promoting WHO's position in health leadership
Functional skills and knowledge:
Thorough Knowledge of WHO values, goals, policies, rules and regulations.
In-depth knowledge of public health issues and health systems in the area of communicable diseases.
High-level technical and management competence with knowledge of planning, directing, monitoring and evaluation of health and health related programmes pertaining to the areas of work.
Ability to exercise sound professional judgement.
Leadership and supervision ability to foster team spirit and team work.
Capability in programme planning, development, implementation, logistics and/or monitoring and evaluation.
Good computer literacy.
Experience: Essential: At least 15 years of experience at progressively responsible levels, of which minimum 5 years must be in international levels in planning and management of public health programmes and/or public health cooperation activities.
Desirable: Previous work experience in a multicultural environment or an UN /multilateral organization will be an advantage.
Closing Date: 19 Oct 2010