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Vacancy Notice No: EURO/12/FT385
Title: Project Officer (50%) IT Officer for Human Resources for Health Migration (Rep. of Moldova)
Grade: NO-B
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 2 October 2012
Application Deadline: 23 October 2012 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Organization unit: EU Europe (EU) /
EURO Europe Regional Office (EU/RGO)
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The present project "Better managing the mobility of health professionals in the Republic of Moldova" will be implemented in joint management through the signature of a Contribution Agreement between the European Commission and WHO, in collaboration with EU Member States. The WHO Regional Office for Europe is responsible for implementing the 3 year project and will have a back up in Copenhagen consisting of a project leader/coordinator and an administrative assistant (both part time). The overall objective of the action is to strengthen the capacity of the Republic of Moldova to manage the migration/mobility of Moldovan health professionals and to build up a better framework for legal migration of health workers between Moldova and the EU in order to reduce/mitigate the negative impacts of migration on the Moldovan health system as well as easing the reintegration of returning health workers.The project is designed to achieve three independent, yet complementary, specific objectives, as follows:

Specific Objective 1:
To expand the information and knowledge base on the migration of Moldovan health professionals, in order to provide an improved basis for decision concerning health personnel management by the Moldovan authorities.

Specific Objective 2:
To promote/facilitate the circular migration of Moldovan health professionals and thereby decrease the risk of brain waste.

Specific Objective 3:
To develop mechanisms and interventions to help prevent, reduce and/or mitigate the negative effects of the brain drain and brain waste on the Moldovan health system and facilitate the reintegration of health workers returning to the Republic of Moldova.
Description of duties:
Under the guidance of the local team leader, the project coordinator and WR/CO, the incumbent is responsible for establishing and maintaining the IT system component of the project.

The incumbent is assigned the following duties:

1. Guide in developing, maintaining and updating database applications to monitor migration flows of Moldovan health professionals;

2. Establishing, maintaining and updating an interactive web site for the project, in collaboration with the local project team, as required;

3. Ensuring proper functioning and IT support to the local Migration centre;

4. Planning and developing the infrastructure needed for e-learning as part of the project activities;

5. Developing an interactive internal tools (e.g.web site) for the project to be used by the project team members in the Republic of Moldova and WHO Regional Office for Europe;

6. Providing support to WHO Country Office on IT issues;

7. Ensuring the products are carried over to national authorities in the Republic of Moldova, at the end of the project.

In addition, to carry out such other duties as required by supervisors.

University degree in computer science, a related field or a relevant combination of technical IT certification and work experience.

Knowledge on web design and publishing.
Excellent IT Knowledge of infrastructure needed for e-learning programme. Familiarity with handling of databases.
Knowledge of standard text, spreadsheet and presentation software application required.

Competencies required:

1) Communicating in a credible and effective way - Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others and listens actively. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared. Demonstrated skills in efficient communication (written and spoken).

2) Producing results - Produces and delivers quality results on time. Good organisational skills including project planning.

3) Knowing and managing yourself - Manages ambiguity and pressure in a self-reflective way. Uses criticism as a development opportunity. Seeks opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth. Good people skills.

4) Moving forward in a changing environment - Is open to and proposes new approaches and ideas. Adapts and responds positively to change.

5) Fostering integration and teamwork - Please elaborate on the chosen competency: Develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.
Minimum 3 years professional experience in establishing and maintaining databases and setting up interactive web sites for internal as well as external use.

Experience in working with international projects.
Excellent knowledge of the national language and English.

Working knowledge of Russian.

Additional Information:
This a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, we only accept applications from nationals of the REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA. Please REFRAIN from applying if you are not a national of the REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA.

A written test may be used as a screening tool. Long-listed candidates may be contacted to sit a written test or presentation prior to final short-listing. This does not preclude a written test or presentation prior to final interview.

Interviews will take place using a competency-based approach.

Similar posts could be filled using this vacancy notice.

This is a project funded position of a limited duration. The project will come to an end October 2014.

* Extension of appointments are subject to a) satisfactory performance, b) continued need for the function and c) availability of funds.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
Leu 319193 (Pro rata 50%) at single rate
Not applicable with primary dependants

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

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