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Vacancy Notice No: 2012/NPO/Roster/01
Title: Temporary National Professional Officer
Grade: NO-A
Contract type: Rosters
Duration of contract:  Maximum period of 24 months
Date: 1 November 2012
Application Deadline: 30 November 2012 Vacancy Notice Status in Review
Duty Station:  Bangkok, Thailand
Organization unit:
WHO Representative Office, Thailand
The objectives of the programme is to implement WHO core functions at country level as they relate to implementing the strategic agenda of the WHO Country Cooperation Strategy in Thailand, 2012-16 in selected technical areas (see http://www.whothailand.org/EN/Section2.htm for the list of techniical areas).
Description of duties:
Under the general guidance of the WHO Representative (WR), with direct supervision of the relevant technical/medical officer, the incumbent will help ensure WHO's country presence, core functions and operations to promote long lasting capacity and positive public health outcomes in priority areas that will have a significant impact on overall health and well-being, especially among the vulnerable, in Thailand.

1. Situation, epidemiologic, and gap analysis: Analyze the overall public health/epidemiologic situation, plans, and key stakeholders in the country with regard to a particular public health issue, and identify gaps vis a vis WHO standards or recommended best practices.

2. Policy advice and plans: Assist in providing policy advice and developing plans based on the latest WHO recommendations, tools and governing body resolutions.

3. Capacity building: Assist in efforts to build capacity in the country to strengthen policies, strategies, plans, monitoring and evaluation, and implementation quality.

4. Convening: Assist in convening key stakeholders as needed in order to promote maximum synergy, coordination and collaboration towards a public health objective

5. Programme management: Pro-actively participate in, manage, monitor, and follow-up implementation of WHO's collaborative activities with partners.

6. Information management: Monitor, manage, and package information with regard to the situation, policies, strategies, plans, programme implementation, outputs and outcomes in the country for various needs and audiences.

7. Other: Perform other duties as assigned.
Essential: University degree in health or relevant social sciences; formal training in public health/epidemiology

Desirable: Post-graduate or other specialized training in selected public health fields
 Excellent communication and coordination skills
 Proven abilities in basic epidemiologic analysis and interpretation
 Proven skills in programme planning, implementation, and monitoring
 Skills in information management including presentation/packaging of information
 Ability to work with diplomacy and tact in a multi-cultural and complex stakeholder environment

Other Skills:
 Ability to draft technical reports in both English and Thai
 Ability to package information for various audiences and uses
 Proficiency in relevant computer applications and information management tools

1) Producing results
2) Ensuring effective use of resources
3) Communicating in a credible and effective way
4) Fostering integration and teamwork
5) Setting an example

Essential: At least 2 years of professional experience in public health

Desirable: Experience working in public health programmes in field settings. Knowledge and experience with WHO, the UN or other international agencies.
 Expert knowledge in reading, writing and speaking Thai
 Expert knowledge in reading, writing and speaking English
Additional Information:
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
Baht 10,02,580 at single rate

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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All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

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

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