Tobacco Control Consultant 163 views

Tobacco Control Consultant  (1900402)  
Grade: NO-A
Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)
Contract duration: 1.5 years

Job Posting

: Feb 3, 2019, 10:06:23 AM

Closing Date

: Feb 24, 2019, 10:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: Ethiopia-Addis Ababa


: AF_ETH Ethiopia


: Full-time  

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings. 

Purpose of the Position:

The tobacco control program aims to prevent the use of tobacco products among the general population and help those in need of quitting tobacco use.


Description of Duties

Under the direct supervision of the WHO Country Office of the focal point for tobacco control program and head of EFMHACA, the consultant is expected to:

  • Serve as coordinator for  the planning and enforcement of  smoke free policies,  advocacy and public awareness activities on tobacco control in general and tobacco taxation changes and ratification of the WHO protocol on elimination of illicit trade in tobacco products in particular;
  • Conduct desk top situational analysis of key and priority components of tobacco control program specifically those  on smoke free laws, tobacco taxation, control of illicit trade in tobacco products, public awareness and education, health warnings, etc. to  identify bottle necks for making progress and propose recommendations;
  • Work with other partners to intensify promotion  for endorsement of  the revised proclamation and implementation of smoke free laws;
  • Work in collaboration with other partners such as regional and national civil society organizations (CSOs)  and any other tobacco control advocates to intensify promotion  for endorsement of  the revised proclamation and implementation of smoke free laws;
  • Assist the focal person for tobacco control at the WHO Country Office in planning, implementation and follow up of other tobacco control activities including those under other projects such as the Gates Project;
  • Develop advocacy and communication campaigns  to increase public awareness of the harmful effects of tobacco use, advocate for public support for smoke free laws and their compliance and involvement of the civil societies in tobacco control;
  • Develop strategies and guides to  help law enforcement stakeholders to coordinate and support enforcement of smoke free laws;
  • Conduct compliance  monitoring and evaluation of smoke free policies or laws  and health warnings;
  • Prepare monthly reports and financial mid-term and final report in collaboration with WHO CO and EFMHACA. Provide guidance or support for monitoring and evaluation of other tobacco control program implemented by the WHO Country office;
  • Support regular convening of national coordination meetings of tobacco control;
  • Facilitate direct financial assistance and FACE reports;
  • Undertake any other related task and responsibility assigned by the focal  point for tobacco control or supervisor;

Required Qualification


Essential: First university degree in Law or Economics;

Desirable: Advanced university degree in Law or Economics

Verification of Education

In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.



Essential: At least one year of relevant experience in public health or social legislation, regulation or laws formulation or enforcement;

Desirable: Experience working both with government sectors, NGOs, and UN agencies is an asset.

             Demonstrable experience in tobacco control legislation and regulation formulation and enforcement program;


Excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English.

Expected Outputs:

·         Monthly Technical Reports on Progress of implementation of Tobacco Projects

·         Situation Analysis Report on key components of Ethiopia tobacco control program (Taxation, smoke free laws, health warnings, elimination of tobacco  illicit trade in tobacco products, tobacco industry interference)

·         Guide or manual to help law enforcement agencies/institutions to coordinate and support enforcement of smoke free laws at all level;

·         Increased attention of decision makers in the endorsement of smoke free laws

·         Advocacy meetings and workshops with  high officials from MOFEC, FMOH, FMHACA, ERCA, and Federal Attorney General on tobacco taxation, smoke free laws, elimination of tobacco illicit trade, etc.

·         Approved tobacco taxation changes;

·         Ratification of the Protocol for elimination of illicit trade in tobacco products

·         Trained custom controllers and FMA staff on elimination of tobacco illicit trade

·         Increased collaboration with other tobacco control partners and stakeholders in Ethiopia.



Good management, leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills. Thorough knowledge of Ethiopia Legal system and proclamation approval processes; Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment,  Ability to establish and maintain partnerships at organizational, local and international levels,  Demonstrated ability to write technical and scientific reports and to deliver oral presentations,  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, Knowledge of WHO policies and procedures.


·         Teamwork

·         Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

·         Communication

·         Moving forward in a changing environment

·         Producing results

·         Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Additional Information

·         Type of Contract-Special Service Agreement.

·         Duration – For one year and half with possibility of extension.

·         Duty Station – Addis Ababa Ethiopia seconded in Ethiopia Food and Medicine Administration (FMA).

·         No of vacant posts: One

·         Annual remuneration: NOA step 1 as per UN salary scale which will be USD 1,838.75/month payable in ETB at the prevailing UN exchange rate.

·         Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Please provide your cellphone number and valid e-mail address.

·         Applicants within government employment and/or with outstanding obligations will not be considered unless a letter of release is produced.

·         Long-listed candidates may be contacted to sit a written or presentation prior to final short-listing. This does not preclude a written test or presentation prior to final interview.

·         Interviews will take place using a competency-based approach.

·         Note that this is a national position, and only applications from nationals of ETHIOPIA will be accepted. Please REFRAIN from applying if you are not ETHIOPIAN NATIONAL.

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