Technical Officer (Health Promotion)

World Health Organisation(WHO), Manila, Philippines

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th April, 2015

Job Description

Description of duties:

  • Manage the regional health promotion programme, and provide technical support for Health Promotion policies, programme development, implementation, and evaluation in the Region;
  • Promote health in all policies, and provide technical support for development of healthy cities, other healthy settings, health impact assessment; and lifestyle risk factor intervention particularly promotion of healthy diets and physical activity;
  • Support and coordinate with national authorities and multi-sectoral partners in the development, implementation and evaluation of national strategies, polices and plans for health promotion programmes, Including capacity building and research; and
  • Build and strengthen partnerships with multiple stakeholders to advance health promotion through policies, legislation, regulation, fiscal and administrative interventions and other approaches.


  • Postgraduate degree in Medicine, Public Health, Health Promotion or Health Education is essential. Advanced postgraduate degree in a Public Health related field an asset


  • Broad knowledge of concepts and strategies related to health promotion.
  • Skills in programme/project development, management, and in promoting national initiatives.
  • Capacity to coordinate and integrate related programme activities.
  • Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural background and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.


  • Communicating in a credible and effective way
  • Producing results
  • Moving forward in a changing environment
  • Fostering integration and teamwork
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond


  • Seven years of experience in health promotion with international experience in health promotion, healthy cities and related areas are required. Work experience from an international organization highly desirable.


  • Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage


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