WHO India Medical Epidemiologist RecruitmentDelhi/NCR

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  • CategoryHealthcare & Medical
  • Sub CategoryMedical Officer
  • LocationDelhi/NCR
  • CompanyWHO India
  • Posted date on our Website25 December 2012
  • Expiration Date25 December 2012

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Application Deadline: 20 October 2012

Duty Station: New Delhi, India

Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment

Duration of contract: Two years


Underlying Values and Core Functions of WHO

All the Member States of WHO in the South East Asia Region share the common value of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right. All of WHO actions are based on this and rooted in the underlying values of equity, solidarity and participation.

The seven point global health agenda contained in WHO's Eleventh General Programme of Work (2006-2015) includes:

(i) investing in health to reduce poverty;
(ii) building individual and global health security;
(iii) promoting universal coverage, gender equality and health related human rights;
(iv) tackling determinants of health;
(v) strengthening health systems and equitable access;
(vi) harnessing knowledge,
science and technology; and
(vii) strengthening governance, leadership and accountability.

WHO's mandate revolves around six core functions:

(i) providing leadership on global health matters;

(ii) shaping the health research agenda;

(iii) setting norms and standards;

(iv) articulating evidence-based policy options;

(v) providing technical support to countries; and

(vi) monitoring and assessing health trends.

The South -East Asia Region of WHO is made up of 11 countries, with over 1.8 billion people, with India's population of 1.2 billion. The diversity of people and health situations requires, on the demand side, a solid understanding of the emerging socio-economic, epidemiologic and demographic patterns and trends at bothaggregate as well as national and sub-national levels, with due sensitivity to disadvantaged populations and vulnerable segments of the society. On the supply side, it is equally crucial to have a solid understanding of the commonalities and divergences of the health systems, the circumstances and political economy under


Essential: Medical degree with postgraduate degree or training in epidemiology or control of communicable diseases.

Degree in Public Health or Preventive Medicine.


Functional Knowledge and Skills:-

In-depth knowledge and strong technical and managerial expertise of polio eradication, vaccine-preventable disease surveillance and laboratory testing, immunization, vaccines, epidemiology, control and elimination of vaccine-preventable diseases. Public health leadership skills with ability to work effectively with governmentsand colleagues in a team setting at national and international level.


1. Producing results
2. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
3. Communicating in a credible and effective way
4. Creating an Empowering and Motivating Environment
5. Ensuring the effective use of resources

Other Skills (e.g. IT):-

Capacity to analyze and summarize complex information, strong writing skills and ability to make succinct high quality presentations.


Essential: At least 10 years of extensive national and/or international experience in managing large complex teams working in epidemiology and control of communicable diseases and all aspects of EPI, including inparticular expertise in polio eradication.

Desirable: Substantial/working experience as a team leader for polio eradication and/or EPI in a WHO country or regional office setting.


Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.
Knowledge of other WHO languages an asset.

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About WHO India:-

WHO is the United Nations specialized agency for Health. It is an inter-governmental organization and works in collaboration with its member states usually through the Ministries of Health. WHOs objective is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health.

Contact Details:

537, “A” Wing, Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road,
New Delhi – 110 011
Phone: 91-11-47594800, 23061955, 23063632

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