NPO(Child and Adolescent Health)  at WHO October, 2022

Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): two years


Job Posting

: Oct 27, 2022, 3:33:41 PM

Closing Date

: Nov 8, 2022, 1:59:00 AM

Primary Location

: Tanzania, United Republic of-Dar-es-Salaam


: AF_TZA Tanzania


: Full-time  

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Contribute to the reduction of mortality and morbidity of newborns, children and for the promotion of adolescent’s health and development by strengthening the national capacity in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of interventions to improve the health and nutritional status, building effective partnerships with health development partners for an integrated approach to Primary Health Care.


1.            Serve as the primary liaison for CAH&N between the Ministry of Health and WHO;

2.            Provide technical support to the Ministry of Health and its technical departments in the development, review and implementation of child and adolescent health and nutrition policies and strategies, including training and supervision.

3.            Support the adaptation of global and regional evidence based policies, strategies and plans for child, adolescent health and nutrition to fit the context of the country, with a view to reducing risk, morbidity and mortality and improving health across the life course.

4.            Build capacity for improved health service delivery for children and adolescent, at facility and community levels, and monitor progresses on health status;

5.            Facilitate national counterparts in operational researches related to child and adolescent health and nutrition;

6.            Work with other clusters in the Country Office, IST and AFRO in addition to other relevant international, regional and national counterparts to advocate for WHO’s work on child and adolescent health and nutrition;

7.            Participate in resource mobilization and contribute to proposal development and implementation of, but not limited to, child and adolescent health and nutrition;

8.            Compile periodical reports and provide relevant programmatic information for internal and external reporting purposes.

9.            Perform any other work requested by the supervisors.


Education (Qualifications):

Essential: First university degree in Pediatrics or other related field from an accredited/recognized institute.

Desirable: Training in Public Health; Adolescent Health, Integrated management of Childhood illnesses, Infant and Young Child Nutrition, Health Programme Management or Epidemiology or  an advanced degree in Medicine/Public Health will be of an added advantage;


Essential: At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience in the implementation, organization, and management of Public Health programmes in areas of CAH/N.

Desirable: Experience in policy development and strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation in CAH & Nutrition ; Relevant work experience with WHO and/or UN agencies, health cluster partners; experience working in relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations.


1.            Sound knowledge of the principles, practice, methodology and techniques in public health, epidemiology, communicable disease surveillance and control.

2.            Ability to collect, analyze and use data for program monitoring and evaluation.

3.            Ability to monitor and communicate progress, write concise reports.

4.            Skills in programme and proposal development, project management and promotion of national capacities,

5.            Ability to work with partners proactively, including effective chairmanship of stakeholder meetings.

WHO Competencies


1. Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond

2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

3. Ensuring the effective use of resources

4. Teamwork.

5. Communicating in a credible and effective way


Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.




Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at 145,847schillings (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.



  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
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  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.


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