Posts Tagged ‘National Professional Officer for Health Promotion jobs in ghana’

Job Vacancy For National Professional Officer for Health Promotion At World Health Organization

Posted on: July 6th, 2012 by Ghana Jobs

{World Health Organization,Accra,Full-Time, GH,N/A, N/A,31 Jul-2012};

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of a National Professional Officer for Health Promotion

Grade: NOC

Purpose of the Post:
To strengthen the capacity of the WHO Country Office and WHO technical programmes in the area of health promotion.

Objectives of the Programme:

•  Strengthen institutional capacity to develop health promotion policy and implement appropriate interventions
•  Develop required human resources to country needs and challenges
•  Strengthen health promotion operational research, documentation and sharing of experiences in best practice
•  Undertake advocacy for implementation of health promotion interventions in health and related sectors as well as the reinforcement of partnership, networks and alliances
•  Mobilize resources for development of health promotion at national and lower levels
•  Ensure incorporation of the health promotion component into WHO programmes/activities

The NPO, Health Promotion will use WHO guidelines and other relevant documents to coordinate WCO support to national programmes and activities pertaining to health promotion. The incumbent shall work as WHO Country Office team member in planning executing their responsibilities.

The Successful Candidate Will:

•  Provide guidance on review/development of national policies, programmes and structures for health promotion
•  Co-ordinate actions aimed at addressing the broad determinants of health that influence health and well-being
•  Support priority health programmes to increase individual, community and societal participation in health education, social mobilization and advocacy in health action especially through empowerment
•  Provide technical support on application of methods such as behaviour change communication, health education, social mobilization and advocacy in health programmes
•  Co-ordinate the public health communication component of the WCO, including where necessary process documentation, media relations and materials development

Qualification Required & Experience


•  Communication in a credible and effective way
•  Moving forward in a changing environment
•  Fostering integration and teamwork
•  Producing results
•  Promoting WHO’s position in health leadership


Essential Master’s degree level in health promotion or a basic degree in a health related field with post graduate qualifications in a health, development subject area such as health education, health communication, medical sociology/anthropology, education, population studies or public health field, with good knowledge of health promotion theory and practice


Knowledge of or qualification in health or related discipline, ability to write well, implementation of multi-sectoral interventions, policy development skills. Experience working with United Nations or International Non-governmental Organization


At least five years experience working with national/international agencies that deal with health promotion, public health, or development

Other Skills:

Excellent understanding of participatory learning and development, Internet-based learning and networking as well as command of word processing, spreadsheet and database


Excellent knowledge of English and a good working knowledge of French

How To Apply For The Job

Applications including CVs should be addressed to:

P. O. BOX MB 142


Closing Date: 20th July, 2012