WHO Medical Officer Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs

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WHO Medical Officer Jobs 2024 – Kenya NGO Jobs.

WHO Kenya looking for “Medical Officer”.

Applicants with a Master’s degree may apply on or before January 12, 2024.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health”. It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with six semi-autonomous regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.

The WHO has published a job vacancy announcement on December 27, 2023 for qualified Kenya’s to fill in the vacant post of Medical Officer to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

WHO Job Vacancy 2024

Description of Duties:

The incumbent will be expected to perform the following duties:

  • Provide leadership and promote the prevention and control of NCDs and mental disorders, across the life course even in emergency situations;
  • Implement innovative ways of working to facilitate strong collaboration and linkages with programmes, clusters, and partners (WHO Collaborating Centers, research and teaching institutions, NGOs, regional and sub regional economic entities, etc.) to ensure that appropriate, efficient and timely support is provided to countries, even during emergencies.
  • In coordination with the WRs, improve or establish mechanisms or platforms for cross-border activities which should address multiple issues and document best practices in cross-border collaboration;
  • Promote cross-cutting, end-to-end delivery to achieve impact and strengthen health systems to deliver integrated, NCD services at PHC and all levels of care for UHC;
  • Technically lead the development and implementation of cross-cutting Guidelines, medicines, and technology, strengthening effective referral services;
  • Build the capacity of Member States and WHO technical staff; at all levels, for provision of essential NCDs and mental health services in all situations and advocate for conducive policies and strategies;
  • Provide technical advisory and support services to enable countries to develop/adapt and implement WHO technical packages at PHC level to address NCD and their risk factors, mental health, and substance abuse through multisectoral action across the life course and continuum of care;
  • Foster research, and promote innovations on the integrated service delivery of NCDs in the region and ensure that the individual county technical support needs are fulfilled working with the WRs, clusters and partners including through the use of expertise outside of WHO;
  • Strengthen surveillance, monitoring and evaluation of NCDs, their risk factors, and mental health including the GPW 13 impacts and outcomes, global and regional health trends, Sustainable Development Goals’ indicators, health inequalities and disaggregated data; and Support individual countries consolidate health data, information and intelligence to highlight progress and identify challenges to achieving programmatic goals and on the basis of that document the technical support needs to improve or sustain progress;


  • Medical degree with post-graduate degree in public health or specialization in one of the four major NCDs from an accredited/recognized institute.
  • Advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in a health-related field.


  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in developing, managing, and/or providing medical advisory services for the prevention and management of one or more major NCDs through policy guidance and capacity building in programmes, at the international and national level.
  • Experience in capacity building, developing, and promoting collaborative partnerships.
  • Relevant work experience in International Organizations, UN agencies, non-governmental or humanitarian organizations.
  • Field experience in developing countries.

Other Details

  • Grade: P4
  • Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
  • Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two (2) years
  • Job Posting: Dec 21, 2023, 6:03:10 PM
  • Closing Date: Jan 12, 2024, 4:29:00 AM
  • Primary Location: Multiple locations
  • Organization: AF/UCN UHC/Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases
  • Schedule: Full-time

How to Apply WHO Medical Officer Jobs 2024

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to this link Click Here

The Closing Date: January 12, 2024

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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