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Disability and Rehabilitation

(National Professional Officer, NPO-C)

Disability and rehabilitation have become increasingly important in Cambodia. The Royal Government of Cambodia’s commitment to improving the lives of people with disability through the recognition of their rights was demonstrated through ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2012. The Joint UN-AusAID Cambodia Disability Programme was established this year with the involvement of UNDP, UNICEF and WHO. The programme will commence in late 2013 and continue over five calendar years to December 2018. WHO Cambodia, being the lead agency to support rehabilitation sector system strengthening, has established a National Professional Officer (NPO) position to strengthen support for improved rehabilitation services for people with disabilities in Cambodia.
The successful applicant will work within the WHO Cambodia Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) team in the area of disability and rehabilitation, primarily for implementation of the Joint UN-AusAID Cambodia Disability Programme. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the UN-AusAID Programme Coordination Unit as well as with relevant government ministries, departments, agencies, non-government organizations, research institutions and other relevant stakeholders. The main objective of the programme is to support implementation of the Government of Cambodia’s national disability legislation, policies and commitments, and in particular support development of rehabilitation services and the inclusion of people with disabilities in mainstream services, especially health.
Terms of reference
Working under the supervision of the NCD team leader and the WHO Representative, and with guidance from the Technical Officer (Disability and Rehabilitation) at the WHO Regional Office (WHO/WPRO) the incumbent will:
1. Assist in the implementation of all disability and rehabilitation related programme activities, in particular the UN-AusAID Disability Programme;
2. Lead implementation of the UN-AusAID Disability Programme ‘Support Rehabilitation Sector Strengthening’ component, including annual workplan and budget preparation, commissioning reports and analysis, organizing and conducting training courses, workshops and forums, providing and facilitating technical assistance, contracting partners to support rehabilitation service delivery, working with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veterans and Youth Rehabilitation, and the People with Disability Foundation to undertake shared activities; working in collaboration with UNICEF for determination of the small grants scheme and fulfilling all administrative and reporting requirements for the UN-AusAID Disability Programme;
3. Develop and maintain close working relationships with programme partners for both formal and informal collaborations, especially with the government and local and international development partners, as required;
4. Assist in fully implementing the workplan for disability and rehabilitation and other activities as may be required, including routine reporting for WHO as well as technical and financial reporting for donors and partners; and
5. Perform other related duties as may required as part of the WHO Cambodia team.          
Qualifications required
• University Degree in Medicine, Diploma of Physiotherapy (allied health) or other disability or health-related field.
Desirable qualifications
• Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or International/Community Development.
Experience and skills
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in the disability or rehabilitation sector
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in project management, including project development, planning, monitoring and evaluating, writing financial and technical reports
• Proven skills in planning, monitoring and evaluation of interventions; ability to guide and implement projects; ability to communicate effectively with the government and partner agencies; good management and leadership abilities and experience; familiarity with the goals and procedures of international organizations (United Nations system, donors, nongovernmental organizations); ability to think strategically and work under tight deadlines and achieve results; ability to build partnerships and work in multi-cultural and multidisciplinary settings; ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct, proficiency in standard MS Office applications.
Languages: Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English and Khmer, and a very good ability to communicate effectively in a cross-cultural setting.
Salary: as per WHO salary scale for NPO-C in Cambodia
Deadline for applications: 6 January 2014
Post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the office. Interested applicants are required to send a CV and create a profile in WHO’s e_Recruitment website at: Please bring the printed Personal History Form completed online along with three references to WHO Representative Office before the deadline or via e-mail:  Please indicate “VN for Position 346534” on the subject of your application. Smoking is not allowed in WHO premises. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for test and/or interview
The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
For additional information please contact the WHO office in Phnom Penh located at 177-179 Pasteur Street, by email under, or by telephone under (023)216610 ext. # 81001.

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