TECHNICAL OFFICER (EOH), NPO (WPRO/12/FT497)

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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/12/FT497
 
Title: Technical Officer (EOH), NPO
 
Grade: NO-C
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Two years
 
Date: 21 December 2012
 
Application Deadline: 11 January 2013 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Manila, Philippines
 
Organization unit: WP_PHL Philippines (WP_PHL) /
WP_PH4 Director, Building Healthy Communities & Populations (WP_PH4)
Environmental Health
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH) programme provides technical support to the Department of Health (DOH) in strengthening its capacity to effectively provide evidence-based policies, guidelines, and tools; engage in strategic partnership with key stakeholders; advocate and promote environmental health systems and other related strategies to achieve the country's goal of reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 7 targets; and collaborate with partners for the protection of health from the impacts of climate change.
Description of duties:
Under the general supervision of the WHO Representative and with technical and policy guidance from the Regional Office, the incumbent will carry out the following duties:

(1) Provide technical assistance and strategic guidance on the development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of policies and programmes related to environmental and occupational health, including health care waste management, water and sanitation, climate change, persistent organic pollutants, and other related areas of concern;

(2) Provide technical support to the Department of Health (DOH), Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Interior and Local Government and other key stakeholders in all aspects of project implementation including developing workplans, strategies, monitoring and evaluation, and dissemination of results; and facilitate the timely and effective implementation of EOH and climate change projects and assist in the monitoring of the progress, preparation of project documents and assessment of aforementioned WHO-assisted projects;

(3) Provide technical advice and support to establish or strengthen, in collaboration with DOH and other relevant partners, the national policy and operational framework for protecting public health from environmental hazards;

(4) Assist DOH and other partners in integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation initiatives in their national plans and programmes; and facilitate the timely and effective implementation of climate change projects;

(5) Support DOH and other relevant partners in developing a water supply and sanitation sector assessment process, strengthening sector monitoring, preparing sector development plans, improving drinking water quality in community systems and at household level; and facilitate the timely and effective implementation of the USAID-funded Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) scale-up project, AusAID-funded water safety plan project, and other donor funded projects that may occur;

(6) Facilitate links and collaboration with international and national government and nongovernment partners, as appropriate, to ensure effective implementation and sustainability of initiatives;

(7) Monitor and follow up on other WHO-supported programme activities to ensure their proper and timely implementation,

(8) Prepare technical and periodic reports of special activities and assignment undertaken on missions;

(9) Perform other related duties as required or necessary as part of the WHO Philippines Team.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: University degree from a recognized academic institution and training in environmental science, environmental health, environmental engineering, sanitary engineering, or environmental management-related courses, or any other related field.

Desirable: Training on water and sanitation, project management, climate change, and environmental management. Postgraduate degree in public health, environmental health, environmental management, or equivalent training environmental health, environmental management, or public health.
Skills:
Skills in environmental and occupational health situation analysis, programme and project management and effective negotiation and collaborative skills.

Sound knowledge of objectives, policies, regulations and procedures governing the development and administration of WHO programmes. Demonstrates a broad-based understanding of the growing complexities of environmental and occupational health issues and the health and environment sector.

Strong technical, conceptual, and analytical skills; proven record of high quality work and client-orientation; good team player with strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills; skills in Microsoft applications.

Competencies:
1. Producing results
2. Moving forward in a changing environment
3. Fostering integration and teamwork
4. Ensuring the effective use of resources
5. Promoting innovation and organizational learning
Experience:
Essential: At least 5 years relevant experience in the development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes and project management related to environmental and occupational health in collaboration with the Department of Health, other government agencies; and other United Nations agencies at national levels. Established track record in programme and project management. Strong technical background and experience in environmental and occupational health, including health care waste management, water and sanitation, climate change, and other related areas of concern.

Desirable: Experience working with WHO and international organizations is an advantage. Relevant experience in development and management of environmental health-related policies and programmes at both the national and local level.
Languages:
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English and a good ability to communicate effectively in a cross-cultural setting.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
PHP 1 509 704 at single rate
PHP 1 509 704 with primary dependants

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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