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NPO – Neglected Tropical Diseases (Case Management) position open at World Health Organization


NPO – Neglected Tropical Diseases (Case Management) position open at World Health Organization, February 21 2022



NPO – Neglected Tropical Diseases (Case Management) (2200867)


Grade: NO-C

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): One Year

Closing Date: Mar 1, 2022, 1:59:00 AM

Primary Location: Ethiopia-Addis Ababa

Organization: AF_ETH Ethiopia

Schedule: Full-time





The overall goal of NTD Programme is to contribute to the regional vision of an “African Region free of NTDs” by supporting Member States to establish sustainable national NTD programmes that are capable of achieving the control, elimination and eradication goals of targeted NTDs. Within this context, the 5 PC-NTDs include Lymphatic Filariasis, Schistosomiasis, Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis and Onchocerciasis. Toward strengthening the scale up of PC interventions, ESPEN shall function as the technical arm of WHO/AFRO Neglected Tropical Diseases Programme on PC NTDs, aimed at improving access to timely, high quality assistance for achieving the PC NTD goals for the WHO African Region.

The objectives of the Expanded Special Project for the Elimination of Neglected tropical diseases (ESPEN) is to support the accelerated reduction in the burden of the five neglected tropical diseases that are responsive to preventive chemotherapy (5 PC-NTDs) by providing technical support to endemic countries in their efforts to control and eliminate targeted NTDs including morbidity management and prevention of disabilities due to PC NTDs, thereby contributing to poverty alleviation and improving the productivity and quality of life of affected people in the African Region.

Support the national programme in implementing the Regional NTD Strategy and contribute to: eradicate Guinea worm disease, eliminate Leprosy and reduce case fatality of leishmaniasis, dengue and rabies and control of newly added NTDs (mycetoma, scabies and snake-bite envenoming).




1. Support the Ministry of Health (MoH) in the adaptation and implementation of WHO regional NTD policies and guidelines;


2. Contribute to planning and resource mobilization for the NTD Programme of the MoH by:

• Assisting in development of collaborative work-plans with the Government in the area of NTDs and ensure monitoring, evaluation, and implementation of National NTD Master plans and annual plans of action in a timely manner;

• Mobilizing resources for the NTD Programme of the MoH by preparation and review of budget proposals to Government and donors.


3. Support the scale up of NTD Interventions, with a focus on case management (CM) by:

• Assisting in rapid assessment of CM-NTDs including outbreak prone ones;

• Contribute to the improvement of access to NTD interventions and treatment and service delivery capacity through the development of guides and manuals to help interventions

• Promote linkages between the National NTD programme and other sectors essential to the control of NTDs which include the Ministries and Sectoral bureaus: Ministry Communication, Agriculture, Environment, investment bureau, Social Affair bureau, etc.

4. Support the monitoring and evaluation of NTD programme interventions by:


• Assisting the timely implementation, integration and smooth operation of the national NTD Master Plan activities, and ensuring they are implemented in accordance with the work plan;

• Assisting in the collection, compilation and analysis of data, and reporting on NTD interventions;

• Supporting national capacity for disease surveillance including case detection and response to outbreaks in outbreak prone NTDs;

• Participating in periodic review meetings of the NTD programme;

• Contributing to evaluation of the performance and impact of the NTD programme interventions such as morbidity, mortality and data quality surveys;

5. Perform any other duties related to NTDs as assigned by the supervisor.








University Degree in Medicine or Doctoral Level Degree (Ph.D) in Tropical Medicine or related fields.



Master’s Degree in Public Health or related fields.





At least five (5) years of experience in communicable and neglected tropical diseases-related activities.



Working experience with WHO or any other international organizations.

A minimum of three (3) years of working experience in large public health projects.


Functional Knowledge and Skills

• Extensive knowledge and skills in case management NTD strategies and WHO guidelines);

• Ability to build capacity in various aspects of programme implementation for NTDs;

• Ability to establish effective networks and working relationships with people of different nationalities and cultural background.


WHO Competencies


1. Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond

2. Producing results

3. Ensuring the effective use of resources

4. Teamwork.


Use of Language Skills



Excellent knowledge of English.



Working knowledge of Amharic

Intermediate knowledge of French or another WHO official language.


Other Skills (e.g. IT Skills)


Knowledge of Office Software Applications. Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet and data analysis, browsing and information searching on the internet.






Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 28,573.00 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.






Duty station is Addis Ababa

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level

A written test may be used as a form of screening.

In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

WHO workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice

This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted.

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