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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/12/TASR42
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P1
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  6.5 months
Date: 26 September 2012
Application Deadline: 17 October 2012 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Honiara, Solomon Islands
Organization unit: WP_SLB Solomon Islands (WP_SLB) /
WP_SB5 Director, Health Sector Development (WP_SB5)
Health Services Development
In view of the decentralization of health servces, the Ministry of Health (MOH) plans to develop a Minimum Package of Services to be provided at each facility level including ANC, HIV/STI, family planning, clinical approach to survivors of GBV, services etc. There are, however, a number of policy gaps to address including; (1) a policy for integrated reproductive and sexual health services that lays out the legal framework; (2) an integrated health services Strategic Plan to help achieve the MDGs; (3) an integrated M&E framework and reporting protocol, supporting one national Health Information System; and; (4) an integrated training package for clinical staff.
Description of duties:
Under the guidance and supervision of the WHO Country Liaison Officer, with support from the Division of Pacific Technical Support and other colleagues in the Regional Office, the staff member will perform the following:

(1) Work with the Ministry of Health and provide guidance in the formulation of an integrated approach on policies and corresponding implementation strategies to achieve the MDGs:
- Complete a situation assessment and background research and initiate early stages of the development of the IRSHI Approach;
- Liaise with stakeholders and Ministry of Health departments to ensure contributions to IRSHI approach is achieved and Ministry needs are met;
- Coordinate with stakeholders and facilitate the development of essential documents including situational analysis, strategic plan and policy documents;
- Ensure that continuity and relevance are maintained in policies and documents that are developed;
- Coordinate the development of a Minimum Package of Services, including logistics, meetings and travel as required;

(2) Facilitate and assist the Ministry to develop innovative approaches and techniques in rolling out the ISRHI;
- Act as focal point to ensure continuity between the development of the IRSHI approach (including Minimum Package of Services), the costed workplan, monitoring and evaluation framework and integrated training package, and coordinate review mechanisms as agreed;
- Develop onsite visit protocols for monitoring the success of interventions,
- Facilitate and coordinate the development of the costed workplan and integrated training package including the development of the monitoring and evaluation framework and reporting protocols;

(3) To undertake other related and assigned duties, as required.
University degree in health or health-related field is essential. Postgraduate degree in public health is an advantage.
1. Knowledge of health issues in the Pacific islands and/or developing countries and the associated services delivery issues in decentralized and limited resource environments;
2. Programme coordination and management skills, including proposal development;
3. Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
Other Skills: Proficiency in standard MS Office software applications.

1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Fostering integration and teamwork
5. Promoting WHO's position in health leadership
Minimum one year experience in health programmes and policy-related work in the Pacific island countries is essential. Experience working with international organizations, including the UN system, would be an advantage.
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD37 202 at single rate
USD39 439 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 65.1 % 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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