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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/12/HTM/TA124
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  12 months
Date: 30 November 2012
Application Deadline: 21 December 2012 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/HTM HIV/AIDS, TB and Neglected Tropical Diseases (HQ/HTM) /
HQ/GMP Global Malaria Programme (HQ/GMP)
The Global Malaria Programme's key roles are to: 1) set, communicate and promote the adoption of evidence-based norms, standards, policies, technical strategies and guidelines; 2) keep independent score of global progress; 3) develop approaches for capacity-building, systems strengthening and surveillance; and 4) identify threats to malaria control and elimination as well as new opportunities for action.
Description of duties:
Working under the supervision of the project leader and in close collaboration with the departmental finance officer, the incumbent will:

Manage the development and implementation of the project workplan including its budget, and where necessary, manage the outsourcing of specific products or activities.
Manage the competitive selection of grantee applicants, ensuring consultation with project, departmental and other Headquarter or Regional/Country counterparts (LEG, CRC, etc.).
Ensure the issuance of procurement contracts, including issuing invitations to bid, requests for quotations and proposals; evaluating submissions to ensure compliance to in-house mechanisms and cost-effectiveness.
Develop and operate an effective grantee recipient's database ensuring timely monitoring and implementation of financial, progress and donor reports, financial implementation, payments and other relevant steps.
Financial management of the project including, award management; expenditure, travel and PO monitoring; transfer of funds to other budget centers.
Carry forward of grants; follow up for all project encumbrances, liquidations, re-creations; expenditure batches; donor liaison and certifying funds received.
Develop and maintain a donor reporting model to be used when preparing financial donor reports.
Have first line responsibility for managing the grant application and review process, including ensuring timely receipt and review of application materials; ensure timely preparation of grant agreements; ensure that grant-approved countries and countries whose grants are under consideration receive a pre-agreement country visit; ensure that grant-approved countries receive monitoring and technical support missions.
Ensure close collaboration with regional and country counterparts to provide harmonization of workplans, technical and financial implementation.
Organize timely country audits for monitoring technical support missions as well as the efficient, correct and timely use of funds.
Address any ad hoc country issues in a timely and proactive manner.
Engage grant-approved countries to make proper use of mechanisms.
Serve as the project focal point for work processes, proactively developing and updating these whenever necessary.
University degree in public or business administration, finance, economics, or a related field.*

Training in database development and/or management.

* (For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220)
Demonstrated skills and experience in finance and administrative management, with the ability to analyse financial data and recommend appropriate actions and to prepare reporting documents.
Mature judgment and ability to detect shortcomings and anomalies and recommend solutions in line with WHO and GMP rules and regulations.
Good interpersonal skills with proven ability to guide staff.
Ability to plan and work proactively as a member of a team.
Computer literacy.

WHO Competencies:
1. Producing results
2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
3. Knowing and managing yourself
4. Ensuring the effective use of resources
5. Moving forward in a changing environment.
At least five years' experience in finance, budget, administration or project management involving the management of complex procurement and/or donor reporting, some of which gained at an international level.
Practical experience in managing grant applications and review processes, including ensuring timely receipt and review of application materials.
Some experience with WHO in order to have a good working knowledge of its working structure, financial and administrative rules and procedures.

Experience in the UN or an international institution, as well as working in developing countries would be an asset.
Knowledge of Oracle ERP systems would be an advantage.
Excellent knowledge of English is essential. A working knowledge of French is desirable.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this Vacancy Notice. This vacancy is published in English only.

Priority to be given to internal candidates.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56091 at single rate
USD 60091 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 99.4 % 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

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
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.

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.

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