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Advisor, Cancer Prevention and Control at WHO

Advisor, Cancer Prevention and Control at WHO

Country: USA
City: Washington
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Advisor, Cancer Prevention and Control position is available at Non communicable Diseases and Mental Health organization of the WHO (World Health Organization). The Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (NMH) department promotes, coordinates, and implements technical cooperation activities. The incumbent will work under the general supervision of the Director, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (NMH), and the direct supervision of the Unit Chief, Noncommunicable Diseases, Violence and Injury Prevention (NMH/NV).


US$ 72,637.00 and post adjustment


  • A university degree in a health-related profession and a master’s degree in epidemiology, public health or a field related to cancer control from a recognized institution.
  • Nine years of combined national and international experience working in the area of noncommunicable diseases (NCD), of which at least 5 years of work experience is directly in cancer prevention and control.
  • Likewise, very good knowledge of English or Spanish with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Moreover, knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.
  • Also, excellent analytical skills and demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and synthesize information on cancer
  • In addition, ability to develop collaborative working relationships, mobilize resources and coordinate activities among various internal and external partners.


  • Provide strategic, technical and programmatic advice to Member States on the implementation of the Regional Plan of Action on Noncommunicable Diseases at regional, sub-regional and national levels
  • Furthermore, coordinate an interprogrammatic group on cervical cancer prevention and control
  • Collaborate with global, regional and national partners on the regional implementation of the Global Childhood Cancer Initiative;
  • Similarly, contribute to the regional implementation of global palliative care resolution, to increase availability and access to palliative care services;
  • Provide technical cooperation to Member States in the development and improvement of cancer registries in the region
  • Advise and lead public health interventions to improve cancer control
  • Also, collaborate with WHO, Member States and external partner organizations to develop and promote the implementation of evidence-based guidelines, norms and protocols for the main cancer types.


Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline13 April,2019
Company NameWorld Health Organization (WHO)



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