2017-2019 | World Health Organization

internship at the WHO Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Global Coordination Mechanism (GCM)

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Time & Location

World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Genève 27, Switzerland

About The Event

Here comes an opportunity for a possible internship experience in the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) Global Coordination Mechanism (GCM), at the Geneva Headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO)!

The NCD GCM is still a new body within WHO, and there are lots of new interesting projects going on. The internship usually lasts 3 to 6 months and the internship period should be comprised between November 2017 to December 2019.

About NCDs

World leaders acknowledged, in 2011, that NCDs, primarily heart and lung diseases, diabetes and cancers, represent one of the major challenges for global development in the 21st century. Premature mortality from the four major NCDs is linked to four key risk factors: tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and the harmful use of alcohol.

Scope and purpose of the WHO NCD GCM

The WHO NCD GCM is a global Member State-led coordination and engagement platform, established in 2014 by the World Health Assembly to help counteract the growing global health threat of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).

The NCD GCM contributes to accelerating the implementation of the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases 2013-2020 and the NCD-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, by fostering high-level NCD commitments through multisectoral and multistakeholder engagements at local, national, regional, and global levels. The NCD GCM connects and convenes a diverse group of 327 participants comprising WHO Member States, United Nations organizations and non-State actors around a shared goal to support countries to reduce premature mortality and unnecessary suffering from NCDs.

The intern will perform a range of tasks, which can include a selection from the below but are not limited to these:

Literature review on inclusion of NCD into other programmatic areas and on how to align international cooperation on NCDs with national plans.

Assist in identification of resources and partners, commissioning and collation of policy briefs and background documents (information notes, fact sheets and discussion papers) before, during and after the meetings of the working groups.

Support the review and update content of the cooperate WHO GCM/NCD website and portal (under development); create and update relevant web pages; prepare content for the GCM/NCD web pages; e.g. on the inclusion of NCDs into other programmatic areas (NCD in SDG), multisectoral action at country level and alignment of international plans with national plans, NCD and health literacy, NCDs & Gender, NCDs and Youth.

Assist with the collation of research and information

Support the development of documents including background papers

Assist in drafting reports

Compile meeting documents in preparation of meetings for posting on the GCM/NCD website.

Assist in the implementation of an agreed framework for the establishment of communities of practice

Assist in the establishment and management of a web-based platform with the different content referred to in the two work plans

Support the work of knowledge exchange and dissemination in accordance to the WHO GCM/NCD work plans

Support the development and implementation of a global communications campaign for a world free of the burden of NCDs, including continued development and dissemination of its two web sites: http://www.gcmportal.org/ncds-and-me/ and http://www.who.int/beat-ncds/en/

Assist in the preparation of country visits of the Integrated Support team with the whole of organisation and officials in the countries

Support in social media and communications planning and strategy

Support with graphic design and desktop publishing

Support the collating of an image gallery

Capturing new stories for the NCDs&Me microsite (see above)

Help in mobilizing relevant and selected participants to conduct 12 country case studies

Support the conceptualization of side event at key for a like the UN General Assembly and the UN High Level Political Forum, UN Commission on the Status of Women


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