Special call for UN assignment with the Defeat-NCD Partnership at UNITAR


Greetings from The Defeat-NCD partnership at UNITAR.

I am reaching out to you about a highly relevant job opportunity that may be of interest to the DHIS2 expert community of independent consultants. The purpose of the international role is to drive the development of health informatics in Myanmar. The incumbent will be responsible to provide technical advice on software development and design of health informatics.

The Defeat-NCD Partnership was launched during the UN General Assembly in New York on 24 September 2018, with a mandate to provide practical responses to the widespread call for action on NCDs across the 90 low resource countries as presented in the Partnership’s strategy, brochure, and governance mechanism. This is in line with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3.4, to reduce by one-third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment. Since 2018, the Partnership has managed to establish trust and evidence-based operating modalities that offer timely support to low-resource countries, supporting their efforts to achieve SDG 3.4, using WHO standards and guidance.

We are headquartered in Geneva, and our current country programmes are in Rwanda and Myanmar, scaling-up our work across another 5 geographies by the beginning of 2021; The Gambia, Nepal, Bhutan, Ecuador, and the Caribbean, and further to the 90 plus priority countries identified in the attached brochure during the course of this decade.

I am pleased to share details of the below International UNV assignment (for initial 12-month duration, renewable) that was posted on the United Nations Volunteer website last Friday.

The vacancy announcement – linked below - is open for 2 weeks, and closes on 29 November 2020 – with a planned start of assignment for successful candidates in January 2021.