National Consultant in the area of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Risk Factors Vacancy

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) invites applicants for the functions of National Consultant in the area of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and Risk Factors.

Duty station:        Belize City

Qualifications:     Essential:  A university degree in one of the health, social or management sciences from a recognized University with emphasis on nutrition related chronic diseases

                              Desirable: Postgraduate studies in public health or related field.

Experience:         Essential: At least 7 years’ experience in the related field.

                              Desirable: working experience in health services project management.


  • Theoretical and practical expertise in all aspects related to surveillance, prevention and control of Noncommunicable diseases, and the promotion of health, as well as a thorough knowledge of epidemiology, prevention, and control methods.
  • Ability to analyze factors, trends, and forecast scenarios based on current surveillance systems and possesses the capability to develop and plan innovative and appropriate solutions for their improvement.
  • Strong public health and strategic thinking background showing resourcefulness, initiative, leadership qualities and skills to deal with difficult situations and sensitive areas.
  • Ability to plan and carry out technical cooperation initiatives on NCDs with emphasis on nutrition related chronic diseases.
  • Knowledge of Global Strategies for the prevention and control of NCDs as well as regional, subregional and national situation on NCDs.
  • Knowledge of health services policies and administration within the framework of the model of family and community health.
  • Knowledge and skills in the formulation of technical cooperation interventions and in the development of criteria and instruments for evaluating program interventions, including resource mobilization and grant management.
  • Strong professional oral and writing skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Outlook.  Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs for Statistical Analysis, Data Exploratory Analysis and Project Management would be an asset.

Terms of Reference for Position: 

Languages:        Very good knowledge of English and working knowledge of Spanish

Deadline:            Letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, and two current letters of recommendation should be sent to or to P.O. Box 1834, Belize City no later than 20 January 2022.


An interview will be held for this position and only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. 

PAHO/WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.