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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/10/HSS/FT574
Title: Coordinator, Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 2 December 2010
Application Deadline: 23 December 2010 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit:
The Department of Human Resources for Health supports Member States to ensure availability of a skilled, motivated, and supported health workforce for improved health outcomes of their citizens. The Health Professions Nursing and Midwifery team focuses its work in supporting regions and countries develop human and institutional capacity for people -centered health care to all through inter-professional collaboration.
Description of duties:
Provide five to six output oriented statements on the outcomes to be achieved by the incumbent i.e.:
- Develop policy options for enhancing inter-professional collaboration in health system strengthening.
- Harmonize HRH response to MDG5, innovative and transformative policy and programs for scaling-up nursing and midwifery education.
- Build functional and supportive partnerships with other WHO teams and key external partners.
- Generate a strategic plan for HPN nursing and midwifery in line with the HRH department's work plan.
Essential: Masters degree in Nursing and Midwifery, or in Education, Health Policy/Research, Management, Public Health (or related fields) in addition to a basic qualification in nursing and or midwifery.
Desirable: Doctoral level in Nursing and Midwifery, or in Education, Health Policy/Research, Management, Public Health or related fields.
Excellent analytical and practical experience in human resources for health, health policy, regulation, health system strengthening. High technical competence in nursing or midwifery field and recognized leadership stature within international/regional nursing and midwifery world. Demonstrate strong track record in building extensive, successful networks and partnerships for provision of technical cooperation programs within and among countries. Strong interpersonal, negotiation and budgetary management skills, gained within the international context. Communicate effectively to the public, national and international bodies. Standard Word Microsoft word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
WHO Competencies:
1. Producing results,
2. Promoting innovation and organizational learning,
3. Communicating in a credible and effective way,
4. Moving forward in a changing environment, and
5. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond.
Essential: Experience at a senior level (at least 7 years) in successfully managing nursing and/or midwifery services in health care organizations. Extensive work experience (at least 10 years) at national and international level in a senior leadership and policy position in nursing and/or midwifery education or research or management. Experience in working with interprofessional groups, teaching in postgraduate nursing and midwifery educational programs, managing public organizations, leading health research and policy teams.
Desirable: Experience in collaborating with NGOs, health professional associations, academic and research institutions.
Excellent knowledge of English required. A working knowledge of French would be desirable.
Additional Information:
The following priority order will be observed in the screening of candidates: 1. WHO staff members (Continuing, Fixed-term and Temporary appointments), 2. External candidates.

Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.

This vacancy is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$79,537 at single rate
US$85,615 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 92.2 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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