New job NPO (Adolescent Health & Gender) in Delhi

NPO (Adolescent Health & Gender)
NPO (Adolescent Health & Gender)

NPO (Adolescent Health & Gender)

Company : World Health Organization
Salary : ₹22,75,397 a year
Location : Delhi

Full Description

Grade: NO-B
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two years
Job Posting: Aug 27, 2021, 1:11:00 AM
Closing Date: Sep 16, 2021, 4:59:00 PM
Primary Location: India-New Delhi
Organization: SE_IND WR Office, India
Schedule: Full-time

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With a view to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets, the goal of the WHO support in the area of health through the life course is to help India better confront the changing epidemiology, further strengthen and improve services in the areas of reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health through the development of evidence-based health policies and strategies. Through policy and technical support at National and State level, the activities of the WHO Country office more specifically aim at helping the Government of India (GOI).

- further develop and improve pre- and in-service training and capacity building for relevant staff;

  • further develop and implement an integrated quality assurance system for reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services;
  • further support the definition and implementation of strategies to address childhood malnutrition and early childhood development;
  • improve the management of reproductive health and child and adolescent health services.

Underlying Values and Core Functions of WHO

All the Member States of WHO 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 GPW 13 (2019-2023) aligns to and articulates WHO's response to SDGs. WHO's mission is to provide a framework for accountability and measurements to assesses progress at impact and outcome levels. GPW 13 triple billion goals are to promote health; keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. WHO's mandate revolves around Healthier population, i.e., 1 billion more people enjoying better health and well-being; 1 billion more better protected from health emergencies and 1 billion more people benefitting from universal health coverage.

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 society. On the supply side, it is equally crucial to have a solid understanding of the commonalities and divergences of the health systems as well as of the circumstances and political economy under which they have evolved and operate. The regional flagship programmes are in sync with the Sustainable Development Goals for Health, and WHO's global targets for a billion more people benefitting from universal health coverage, a billion more enjoying better health and well-being, and a billion more better protected from health emergencies. One of its priority is to accelerate reduction of maternal, neonatal and under five mortality, continue progressing towards Universal Health Coverage with focus on human resources and essential medicines etc.

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.


Under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative to India and Deputy Head of WHO Country Office and the direct supervision of Team Leader (Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health), with a view to achieve the expected results set out in the relevant WCO-India biennial work plans in accordance with WHO's Country Cooperation Strategy with India, as part of the WCO-India team working on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH), the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:

1. Be responsible for implementation of the GoI/ WHO collaborative programmes in the area of Health through the life course, particularly focusing on adolescent health and development and gender and equity, which includes:

a) formulating and planning the biennium work plans for GoI/WHO collaborative programme in India

b) monitoring, evaluating and reporting on the progress of work-plan implementation

c) preparing administrative and technical reports

d) documenting successful interventions and synthesizing lessons learnt for wider dissemination;

2. Provide technical and policy advice to the MoH&FW and the States on technical matters related to adolescent health, with emphasis on: sexual and reproductive health (SRH) including preventing early pregnancy, adolescent friendly health services (AFHS), nutrition, gender considerations including gender based violence, injuries and accidents, mental health, NCDs and health promotion issues related to adolescents;

3. Providing technical support for health system strengthening for developing multi-sectoral policies and approaches for adolescent health to promote universal health coverage and equitable access to comprehensive health services to adolescent and young people;

4. Advocate and support MOHF&W and states on the need to strengthen health sectors response to violence against women (VAW) and girls. Build capacity for implementation of guidelines and protocols for provision of services to survivors/victims of violence and for medico-legal care;

5. Promote the need to respond to health and development requirements of adolescents in a holistic manner and integration of gender and equity services into Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Health, Adolescent Programme and general health services at national and sub-national levels;

6. Support adaptation of WHO guidelines, tools and training materials on adolescent health and gender and equity and promote their application in the national programmes;

7. Provide technical assistance to conduct operational/implementation research in priority areas of adolescent health and gender, equity and rights (GER), in collaboration with WHO Collaborating Centres, national research institutes to generate evidence on health care delivery system;

8. Provide support to monitoring and evaluation of programme effectiveness, including programme review and synthesis of relevant data and information;

9. Liaise with donors/development partners (bilateral and UN) and civil society to harmonise WHO recommendation on policies and strategies relating to adolescent health and development and GER;

10. Assist in mobilizing additional resources for GoI/WHO collaborative programme in the area of adolescent health and development and GER;

11. Facilitate inclusion of gender and equity perspectives in different programme areas and support assessment and monitoring of gender equity and gender responsiveness in relevant national and WHO programmes and plans;

12. Support information brokering/exchange function of WCO India through contributions to the health information repository at the WCO India by collation, analysis and sharing of relevant health information and statistics; and

13. Undertake any other task/duties as may be assigned by WR-India and Coordinator, Health Programmes.



Essential: University degree in medicine or social sciences from a recognized university.
Desirable: Post graduate degree in organization or management of Health Services/Public Health.


Essential: At least two years of professional experience in field of Adolescent Health and gender at national/state level including experience in programme implementation related to Adolescent Health and Development and promoting and implementing gender and equity programming.

  • Experience of working in UN Agencies, other international organizations and WHO at the national and international level will be an advantage.
  • Recognized expert in the field with ability to lead and guide expert technical groups in Adolescent Health and Development.


  • The incumbent should identify with the core values of the World Health Organization.
  • Thorough knowledge of the country's needs and priorities in the area of Adolescent Health and Development. Ability to make oral and written presentations on technical issues and preparation of reports. Demonstrated ability to work in harmony with national/international staff. Maintaining poise even in difficult situations and good knowledge of the administrative functioning of government ministries and other related departments/agencies. Knowledge of WHO programmes and practices will be an added advantage.
  • Sound technical and policy advisory skills, based on evidence. Leadership, coordination and supervision skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and colleagues in a team setting at various levels. Very good ability to build and maintain relations and network with national authorities and other stakeholders across relevant sectors. Understanding of the potential motivating factors within national context and ability to adjust to new approaches in an increasingly complex environment.
  • Modern management skills (planning and evaluation, etc.). Capacity to prepare terms of reference and to prepare and monitor and manage the implementation of contractual agreements. Capacity to convey information and options in a structured and credible way; ability to speak and write clearly. Proficiency in computer applications and ability to draft reports.
  • Knowledge of WHO/UN agencies programmes and practices will be an advantage.

WHO Competencies

1. Teamwork
2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
3. Communication
4. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
5. Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Hindi.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at INR 2,275,397 (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.
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