Senior Programme Officer for Central Asia

Job categories Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5119/17331
Level ICS-11
Department/office ECR, GVA, UN portfolio
Duty station Almaty, Kazakhstan
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Open-ended
Application period 06-Feb-2019 to 26-Feb-2019


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The Defeat-NCD Partnership

The Defeat-NCD Partnership was established in January 2018 to help tackle the most significant global health problem of the age: premature death, sickness, disability, and the associated social and economic impacts of selected non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These are projected to cost tens of billions of dollars with the most adverse consequences falling upon the poorer countries and communities.

The Defeat-NCD Partnership is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), and forms part of its growing portfolio of global health related Partnerships such as Stop TB, Roll Back Malaria, Scaling up Nutrition, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council. Overall, UNOPS health-related work totaled some US$430 million in 2017 and it is the biggest sector we work in.

Our vision is that of a world in which there is universal health coverage for NCDs. This is a direct contribution to the transformational 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to which all nations subscribe.

Our mission is to enable and assist the approximately 100 lower-income and lesser-developed countries to scale-up sustained action against NCDs so that they can progress SDG 3 on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages and, more specifically, to achieve target 3.4 to reduce, by one-third, premature mortality from NCDs by 2030.  Our initial focus is on diabetes and hypertension with expansion to other NCDs in due course probably starting with the early detection and treatment of cervical and breast cancer.

Defeat-NCD is a ‘public-private-people’ Partnership that is an autonomous inclusive programme of the United Nations system. Our membership and governance include governments, multilateral agencies, civil society, academia, philanthropic foundations, and the business sector.  We subscribe to the ethical principles of the United Nations Global Compact. We follow the technical norms and guidance issued by the World Health Organization. Our operating procedures derive from United Nations rules but are designed to be fast and responsive. We work in a complementary and coordinated way with other health and development actors at all levels.

The secretariat of the Defeat-NCD Partnership is located in Geneva, Switzerland



Purpose and Scope of Assignment The Senior Programme Officer will work as part ...

Minimum 7 years of experience in international health/or development is...

A degree in Medicine is required A Master’s degree in a relat...

Fluency in oral and written Russian as well as strong fluency in English is ...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Functional Competencies Management/Monitoring and Evaluation: Knowledge and...

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA) Contract level: Internation...

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UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
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