The “Healthy Life Project: Reducing the Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases” (ProiectViataSanatoasa), funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, announces a vacancy for a full-time position of Health Promotion Expert.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as diabetes, hypertension and ischemic heart diseases, are the main causes of mortality in the Republic of Moldova for both men and women. The risk factors of NCDs are related for the most part to lifestyles including inadequate diet, smoking, low level of physical activity and alcohol consumption.
NCDs represent an urgent public health priority in Moldova and the “Healthy Life” project, in support to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Social Protection and in close collaboration with national and international partners, aims to address this need.
The first phase of the project runs from 2016 to 2020. Its overall objective is to contribute to the improvement of the health status of the Moldovan population, especially in rural areas, through the reduction of the burden of NCDs. The project has three main outcomes:
The project is implemented in 10 pilot districts which are involved in two waves: successful approaches developed in the first 4 districts (Falesti, Ungheni, Stefan Voda and Cahul) will be in turn disseminated to the additional 6 districts (Orhei, Criuleni, Taraclia, Vulcanesti, Edinet and Briceni).
The Project is coordinated by a Project Facilitation Unit (PFU) based in Chisinau. To complement its team, the PFU recruits a Health Promotion Expert.
Scope of work
Under the supervision of and in close collaboration with the Team Leader the Expert in Health Promotion will:
Required profile of Expert in Health Promotion consists of the following:
The PFU offers a 100% position starting as soon as possible for an initial period of one year. The contract is renewable depending on performance and upon agreement with the Team Leader and the Project Director (based in Switzerland). The position is based in Chisinau, Moldova with requirements of travel to project raions.
Interested persons may submit their CV and a cover letter by email to: email@example.com
Application deadline is 25 May 2018. Only pre-selected candidates will be contacted for an interview. A writing sample will be requested prior to interview.