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WHO Vacancy: Scientist in Adolescent and Young Adult Health team

The World Health Organization (WHO) is recruiting for a full-time research scientist position in the Adolescent and Young Adult Health team of the Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adolescent Health & Ageing (MCA) in WHO HQ in Geneva.

Duties include:

  • Identifying and collaborating with leading experts to identify research priorities in the area of adolescent and young adult health and development and promoting research on these priorities.

  • Designing, coordinating and/or supporting research, including implementation research on the translation of evidence to policy and programming, in priority areas to improve adolescent and young adult health and development. 

  • Leading the development of WHO guidelines related to an integrated approach to adolescent and young adult health and development in line with identified priorities, and of related technical tools for improving adolescent and young adult health and development. 

  • Optimising integration of MCA-AYH's work on research and guidelines with other health programmes and collaborating with other departments within WHO in the development of guidelines related to specific health topics that have a focus on adolescents. 

  • Assisting the efforts of MCA and the AYH unit in promoting a focus on adolescent and young adult health and development in relevant WHO programmes. 

  • Assisting colleagues within the AYH unit in MCA to provide technical assistance to Regional Offices to translate research findings into policies and programmes, engaging in capacity building in the translation of evidence and providing authoritative advice to countries on adolescent and young adult health and development as part of an integrated approach to maternal, newborn, child and adolescent and young adult health and ageing.

  • Liaising with and using partnerships in other UN Agencies, donors, research and academic institutions and other relevant partners in advancing research for adolescent and young adult health and development and its translation into global, national and/or subnational policies and programmes.

  • Advocating and mobilising resources for WHO's work on adolescent and young adult health and development with a focus on research and normative tools.

Essential criteria include: 

  • At least ten years experience in the field of adolescent health and development, including at least five years in low- and/or middle-income countries. 

  • At least 5 years experience in conducting research in the area of adolescent health and development. 

  • At least ten publications in international peer-reviewed journals in the area of public health/adolescent health and development.

The closing date for applicants is October 23rd, 2020. For further information and details of how to apply, view the job listing online.

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[05-10-2020 to 17-03-2021]

 


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