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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/HTM/TA23
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year
Date: 22 February 2013
Application Deadline: 15 March 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/HTM HIV/AIDS, TB and Neglected Tropical Diseases (HQ/HTM) /
HQ/TME TB Monitoring and Evaluation
The WHO Stop TB Department aims to guide the global response to the TB epidemic and facilitate partnerships; provide evidence-based norms, standards and policies; support Member States in adapting and adopting the Stop TB Strategy within strengthened health systems; measure global progress, monitor and assess national programme performance, financing and impact; and, enable progress across the continuum of TB research, linked within a wider health research strategy.
The WHO Stop TB Strategy aims to achieve: universal access to quality diagnosis and patient-centered treatment; reduce the human suffering and socioeconomic burden associated with TB; protect
vulnerable populations from TB, TB/HIV and drug-resistant TB; support development of new tools and enable their timely and effective use; and protect and promote human rights in TB prevention, care and control.
The Tuberculosis Monitoring and Evaluation team (TME) is responsible for three major areas of work. These are:
(i) regular monitoring of the global epidemics of TB and drug-resistant TB and progress in the implementation and financing of TB care and control;
(ii) ensuring the best possible measurement of the epidemiological burden of TB and the impact of TB control via the WHO Global Task Force on TB Impact Measurement (convened by TME), focusing
on strengthening surveillance in all countries, surveys of the prevalence of TB disease in selected countries and best-practice methods for translating survey and surveillance data into estimates of disease burden; and
(iii) economic and financial evaluation relevant to the development, implementation and impact of international policies and strategies for TB control.
This work is done in the context of global targets for TB control set within the context of the Millennium Development Goals and by the Stop TB Partnership.
The team leads or contributes to the development of relevant policies, guidelines and tools, provides strategic and technical support to regions and countries, manages a global TB database, and widely disseminates findings from annual rounds of global TB data collection and analytical and policy-related work through high-quality written products including annual reports on global TB control and periodic reports on the surveillance of drug-resistant TB.
The team collaborates with multiple teams and departments within WHO and with many external partners including other UN agencies, Ministries of Health, multilateral and bilateral donors and NGOs, particularly technical and financial partners that are members of the WHO Global Task Force on TB Impact Measurement.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision and guidance of the Coordinator:
1) Review of financial data that are collected from Member States in annual rounds of global TB data collection, and follow-up with countries as appropriate.
2) Analysis of financial data that are collected from Member States in annual rounds of global TB data collection, and the preparation of related figures, tables and text for reports, regional and country financial profiles, papers for publication and fact sheets.
3) Contribute to major projects or products led by TME, especially the annual global tuberculosis report.
4) Develop, maintain, promote, disseminate and support the use of the WHO TB planning and budgeting tool.
5) Contribute to the organization and facilitation of workshops.
6) Contribute to the development of project proposals on budgeting, financing, economic evaluation and/or epidemiology, and the implementation and reporting of progress of funded proposals.
7) Contribute to economic, financial and/or epidemiological analyses and evaluations of TB care and control, and help to prepare reports and papers to disseminate results.
8) Provide customized information, analyses and advice to other teams in WHO and external partners, using the data held in STB/TME's global TB database.
9) Contribute to other work in TME, as appropriate.
Master's degree in economics or financing, including specialization in health economics and health financing.
For WHO staff, please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220

Good understanding of TB epidemiology, financing and economics, learned through courses or on-the-job training.
Excellent knowledge of principles and methods related to the economic and financial analysis and evaluation of health-care programmes.
Excellent analytical skills, including a high level of competence in a statistical package (either Stata or R).
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including proven ability to prepare high-quality presentations and papers for publication.
Knowledge of principles and methods required for budgeting/costing national strategic plans and proven ability to apply these in practice, preferably in the context of TB care and control.
Ability to develop project proposals and to prepare progress reports on funded proposals.
Ability to develop tools and related guidelines.
Proven ability to work in a wide variety of countries, and to facilitate workshops and country missions.
Ability to be proactive/take initiative, and to work independently.
Excellent at working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

WHO competencies:
Producing results
Fostering integration and teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communicating in a credible and effective way
Ensuring the effective use of resources
At least five years of experience working in public health, including at least two years of analytical work related to health economics and financing.
At least two years of experience of working with colleagues in developing countries.
Experience of working with governmental, academic and international organizations/institutions.

Experience within WHO and an excellent knowledge of its mandate and work in the field of tuberculosis.
Experience of working on economic of financial analyses required for major global reports, and on economic evaluations related to TB care and control.
Excellent knowledge of English required. Working knowledge of French an asset.
Additional Information:
Priority to be given to internal candidates
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
A written test may form part of the screening process.
This Vacancy Notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56091 at single rate
USD 60091 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 103.3 % 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.

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