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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/12/PEC/TA127
Title: Programme Officer
Grade: P4
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  6 months
Date: 14 December 2012
Application Deadline: 4 January 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/PEC Polio, Emergencies and Country Collaboration (HQ/PEC) /
HQ/ENB Enabling functions in support of PEC cluster (HQ/ENB)
The overall objectives of the Polio Eradication Initiative are to support the eradication effort of national governments and the Polio Eradication Partnership to interrupt the transmission of poliovirus worldwide, certify eradication and, eventually, stop the use of oral poliovirus vaccine, and mainstream the polio eradication infrastructure.
Description of duties:
1. Provides managerial and administrative support to the Polio Department and ENB Polio at HQ level as follows:
Supervises the Polio Management and Administration Team within ENB/HQ.
Coordinates input to WHO planning and budgeting processes, workplan preparation and monitoring of implementation against workplans.
Ensures awards are implemented as per donor agreements, and that reports and proposals are submitted as per established deadlines.
Ensures efficient support for HR management and recruitment, including forecasting of requirements; identification and recruitment of short/long term staff; clearance of administrative transactions related to recruitment, staff training, briefing and performance monitoring.
Provides advice in response to administrative policy and procedural issues.

2. Supports the management and reporting on the use of financial resources for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) across agencies, donors and WHO offices as follows:
Participates in cross-agency working groups and conference calls on financial management and funding allocations.
Provides WHO input to special projects on financing of the GPEI.
Responds to requests from WHO regional and country offices for financial allocations in line with GPEI Financial Resource Requirements and WHO cash flow projections.

3. Coordinates directly with existing and new polio eradication donors to renew major grants, finalize new grants, report on the use of POL financial resources and participate in donor review meetings.

4. Provides leadership and advice to the HQ polio eradication team (POL) and the Global Polio Management Team (GPMT) on all issues of administrative management, including organizational development and change; administrative and management requirements; financial implications of plans and proposals.
Addresses and resolves other administrative and management issues relating to the work of the polio eradication initiative.

5 Other duties as required / assigned by the supervisors.
Undergraduate degree and Masters degree in Business Administration, Management, Economic or Social Development, Social Sciences, related field of study.
Thorough knowledge of administrative and management theories and practices and their application in an inter-cultural environment.
Demonstrated ability to lead and supervise/coordinate activities of a team and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national backgrounds.
Capacity to negotiate across partners and WHO offices.
Extensive knowledge of WHO and WHO's administrative processes and systems (i.e. GSM).
Proven ability to work in a multicultural environment.

WHO Competencies:
1. Ensuring the effective use of resources
2. Producing results
3. Communicating in a credible and effective way
4. Fostering integration and teamwork
5. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.
7 years of experience in the management and administration of international and/or national programmes/projects (with proven skills in working with senior officers of UN organizations, the private sector, multinational organizations and nongovernmental organizations), including ideally some years with WHO.

Experience in negotiations with external agencies and knowledge of resource mobilization and advocacy.
Experience with international organizations and/or nongovernmental organizations.
Excellent knowledge of English with a working knowledge of French are essential.
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 67483 at single rate
USD 72467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 100.2 % 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.

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