Breast Cancer: WHO Explains New Response Goals

Deadline: 04 September, 2020

Location: Harare, Zimbabwe

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Medical Officer, Cancer Control Project Coordination

The primary role of the WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.


  • Guide the production of timely norms, standards, guidelines and tools to support the implementation of cervical and childhood cancer projects at regional, sub regional and national levels
  • Orientation of health systems towards addressing inequities in care for NCDs
  • Coordinate the implementation of projects for cervical and childhood cancer, including setting annual priorities and key performance targets
  • Monitor and evaluate the implementation of work plans, budgets, and team performance at the IST and country levels with regard to cancer
  • Manage the operational aspects of elated operational research, surveillance, epidemiology, and health surveys
  • Forge/strengthen partnerships and networks to enhance multi-sectoral collaboration to address NCDs and particularly cancer in the context of integrated NCDs prevention and control and contribute to resource mobilisation for the programme’s work
  • Perform other related responsibilities as assigned


  • Medical degree with postgraduate degree in Public Health or specialisation in Oncology, Penology or Pathology from a recognised institution
  • Medical degree and a postgraduate certification in Oncology, Pathology, or Public Health
  • Five years, minimum, of experience in developing, managing, and providing advisory services in capacity building for the
  • Prevention and control of cancer within public health programmes at the international and national levels
  • Experience in international organisations, UN agencies, non-governmental or humanitarian organisations
  • Experience in emergency response programmes especially in African countries
  • Experience in capacity building, developing, and promoting collaborative partnerships
  • Technical, and programmatic knowledge of the prevention and control of cancer
  • Ability to define norms and standards to develop tools and guidelines for NCDs prevention and control
  • Working knowledge of district hospital care, universal health coverage, in-service and pre-service training, essential NCD drugs, and PHC delivery systems
  • Excellent analytical and organisational skills
  • Ability to advocate, plan and implement projects and activities
  • Ability to provide clear advice and guidance to multiple stakeholders and partners
  • Knowledge of English and French

To apply and for more information, click here.

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