VN037 A national short term consultant to develop a report on new nicotine and tobacco products for the WHO Country Office and the Ministry of Health
Viet Nam is having some initial progress on reducing cigarette smoking in the past few years. However, the country if facing new challenges with novel and emerging tobacco and nicotine products, mainly Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) and Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs) the prevalence of which seems to be rising among the youth in recent years.
These products are currently not allowed to be imported, advertised, or sold in the country. However, there are still smuggled products in the country and young people can access these products. There have been some reports of health emergency cases reported at some hospitals related to youth using these new products.
In order to help better inform the Ministry of Health (MOH) and local partners about the situation of use of these new products globally as well as in Viet Nam and its consequences to health and options for effective measures to control these products, the WHO Viet Nam Country Office is looking for a local STC to develop a report on these new products to be used by the government, including health managers in the MOH and related agencies in Viet Nam.
Objectives of the consultancy activity
To develop a report on new nicotine and tobacco products for the WHO Country Office and the Ministry of Health
Timelines: 2.5 months
Start date: 10 October 2022 (subject to confirmation)
End date: 31 December 2022
Master of public health or related fields from recognized universities.
At least 10 years of professional experience, with a track record of delivering high quality research in public health
Skills/ Technical skills and knowledge:
Excellent research and writing skills
Excellent knowledge of public health
Excellent knowledge in tobacco control
Vietnamese: advanced in reading, writing, and speaking
English: good command in reading, writing, and intermediate in speaking
Conflict of interest prevention: Declared no conflict of interest regarding connection with tobacco or nicotine industry or their front groups.
Place of assignment
The Consultant is expected to work at his/her own places in Hanoi and have meeting at MOH and WHO at relevant time.
A Medical Certificate of Fitness for Work is required before signing contract.
No travel outside of Hanoi required.
Travel within Hanoi by own arrangement of the contractor.
Address for applications:
World Health Organization
UN Building, 304 Kim Ma Street, Hanoi, Viet Nam
Or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: applicants should indicate vacancy notice number and title of position in the email subject