World Health Organisation (WHO) is looking for:

Position Title: Medical Officer, Childhood cancer control
Grade: P4
Unit/Team: NCD/MND
Major Office: HQ
Duty Station: Geneva
Organization: HQ/UCN
Duration: 6 months
Effective Date (provisional): 1 Apr 2020
FTE: 100 %

1. Background and Justification
* Purpose of the Position
To contribute to the implementation of cancer-related mandates including World Health Assembly Resolution 70.12 (2017), the Global Plan of Action for the Prevention and Control of NCDs, and the attainment of the related targets, by assisting Member States and partners to strengthen their programmes for cancer management, including for children, adolescents and young adults. The position will provide leadership for the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer.

2. Job Description
*Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate Strategic Objective

The Department of Noncommunicable Diseases advances global health through the control and management of NCDs, reducing premature mortality in line with target 3.4 of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Noncommunicable Diseases Management Unit’s main mission is to provide
leadership and technical guidance for development, implementation, and evaluation of policies, plans and programmes for management of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) including cancer, in collaboration with Member States and internal and external partners.

Education Qualifications
* Essential

A university degree in medicine with post-graduate qualification related to cancer management.
Public health or epidemiology qualifications, preferably related to cancer.

* Essential
At least five years’ experience working in the area of childhood cancer, including clinical, programmatic or
administrative experience;
Experience in programme implementation in low- or middle-income country settings; and
At least three publications in the field of childhood cancer.

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Application Process

Please email André Ilbawi ( by 5 March 2020 if interested in applying for this position.
Please include a copy of your curriculum vitae (CV) in this email.