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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/12/FWC/FT495
Title: Technical Officer (Equity)
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 11 January 2013
Application Deadline: 18 January 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/FWC Family, Women's and Children's Health (HQ/FWC) /
HQ/GER Gender, Equity and Human Rights (HQ/GER)
The mainstreaming of Gender, Equity and Human Rights (GER) in the work of WHO would offer WHO Programmes at all levels of the Organization: a coherent and powerful assembly of these core values of the Organization, and alignment of WHO's work on these values with other UN Organizations (in particular UN Women and the HR Council), Funds and Programmes, building on their experience; the incorporation of core components of GER in WHO's work in all policies, programmes, measurement of impact and research; the creation and enhancement of a corporate attitude, behaviour and practice that is unifying, across fields of expertise and organizational levels, and speaking with one voice to the outside world; an engagement in a collective effort geared to generate greater impact of individual programmes; a comprehensive and combined set of principles, standards, methods and tools conducive to increased literacy of WHO staff on these values and skills to incorporate them in strategic planning. The GER Team catalyzes, supports and coordinates this institutional mainstreaming at all levels of WHO.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of the GER Team Leader and in collaboration with other GER staff, as well as with other WHO staff involved in GER mainstreaming, the incumbent will focus on supporting equity-related tasks and is assigned to:

Provide leadership in conceptualizing and understanding 'equity' as a cross-cutting theme, along with gender and human rights in health.
Develop mainstreaming tools (including training schemes and materials, monitoring and evaluation
indicators and procedures).
Support other HQ departments and regional offices in mainstreaming GER as an integral component of the strategic planning.
Provide support to regional offices through the development of regional focal points and their networking.
Cultivate and promote mutual learning from mainstreaming processes and alleviate barriers to mainstreaming and enable them to produce evidence-based learning as they arise.
Work closely with other clusters and regions to gather and analyze relevant data.
Provide technical support to clusters to enable them to produce evidence-based publications, normative guidelines and technical tools.
Resource mobilization for GER mainstreaming.
Devising common terminology, methods, tools and promotional approaches to mainstream GER.
Support and enable clusters and regional offices integrating GER in policy, strategic planning, programing and monitoring.
Collect and apply best practices in mainstreaming GER and align with relevant other UN agencies, such as UN Women.
Support and enable clusters and regional offices to produce and disseminate evidence-based knowledge on the factors impacting on mainstreaming GER in national and institutional policies and programmes.
Enhance capacity of WHO staff to recognize the relevance of GER, particularly in the area of equity.
Advanced university degree in one of the following or related fields: public health, women's studies, gender and development, social sciences, health sciences, law, economics, human rights.

Training in public health.
Broad expertise in Equity, combined with essential knowledge of Human Rights and Gender, and experience in public health strategic planning and in mainstreaming.
Good knowledge of public health, with proven ability to conduct equity analysis in a public health context.
Capacity to administer projects and build partnerships as demonstrated in previous work experience.
Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills.
Integrity, tact, discretion and sensitivity to cultural differences.
Ability to work as a member of a team to achieve common goals.
Team-management skills in an international, multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment.
Good negotiation and advocacy skills.
Knowledge of office software applications.

WHO Competencies:
1. Producing results
2. Fostering integration and teamwork
3. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
4. Communicating in a credible and effective way
5. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.
At least 7 years' experience, of which some should be at the international level, in the area of Equity, in a policy or public health environment, with broad experience in mainstreaming.

Experience in the areas of Gender and Human Rights, working with developing countries, UN organizations or agencies, other similar institutions or foundations in support to developing countries.
Field experience in conducting health project and/or programmes in developing countries.
Excellent knowledge of English with a working knowledge of another UN official language 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.

The following priority order will be observed in the screening of candidates: 1. WHO staff members (Continuing, Fixed-term and Temporary appointments), 2. External 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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