Closing date: Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Executive Assistant to Administrative Officer - ( 1801492 )
Grade : G5
Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointment
Contract duration : Two years
Job Posting : May 9, 2018, 8:28:58 AM
Closing Date : May 22, 2018, 11:59:00 PM
Primary Location : India-New Delhi
Organization : SE_IND WR Office, India
Schedule : Full-time
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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
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. WHO’s Twelfth General Programme of Work (2014-19) focuses on six (6) leadership priorities specifying
(i) advancing universal health coverage
(ii) health related millennium development goals
(iii)addressing the challenge of non-communicable diseases and mental health, violence and injuries and disabilities
(iv) implementing the provisions of the International Health Regulations (2005)
(v)increasing access to quality, safe, efficacious and affordable medical products
(vi) addressing the social, economic and environmental determinants of health.
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 both aggregate 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 which they have evolved and operate. Mission of the WHO Country Office for India Within the framework of WHO’s Country Cooperation Strategy the mission of the WHO Country Office is to support India in: (i) developing and sustaining its own health policies, health systems and public health programmes; (ii) working to prevent and overcome threats to health; (iii) anticipating future challenges; and (iv) advocating public health.