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Vacancy Notice No: SEARO/13/TA2
Title: Editor
Grade: P5
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  Six months (extension subject to availability of funds)
Date: 25 January 2013
Application Deadline: 15 February 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  New Delhi, India
Organization unit: SE/HSD Department of Health Systems Development (SE/HSD) /
SE/IMD Technical Information Management and Dissemination (SE/IMD)
The mission of World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia is to assist the Member countries to identify, manage and disseminate their national health information assets as well as assist in sharing their knowledge, experiences and good practices through multiple channels. South-East Asia Regional Journal of Public Health is one such channel or forum for Member countries to express and share their knowledge and experiences. In support of this mission, the main objective of the Managing Editor is to communicate with and facilitate to the Member countries and the organization in supporting and transferring knowledge into actions and sharing knowledge effectively through SEAR public health journal publishing activities.
Description of duties:
Under the general guidance and the direct supervision of the Director-HSD, and in close
collaboration with IMD, the incumbent will carry out the following duties:

1. The work of Journal editor will be coordinated by IMD which will also function as the secretariat of the journal.
2. The editor is responsible to organize and manage the entire editorial and production process of WHO SEAJPH from manuscript submission and peer review to publication and circulation in a time bound manner.
3.Define and propose/update editorial policies for the journal, including policies on authorship, conflict of interest, ethical principles, peer-review process, etc. to the Board.
4. Ensure that journal contents are important contributions to knowledge in the field and are of high quality, valid, credible, authoritative, readable and relevant to the journal scope and mission.
5. Oversee and implement the entire editorial and production process of the journal from manuscript submission, peer review to publication and circulation in a time bound manner. Additionally the Journal Editor will be responsible on marketing of the Journal.
6. Evaluate all submitted materials fairly, avoiding bias, conflict of interest, and external pressure in making editorial decisions.
7.Convene quarterly meeting of the Editorial Board to discuss Journal review policies and procedures and the direction of the publication. Prepare meeting reports and circulate to members not later than 5 working days after the meeting.
8. Conduct initial screening of all manuscripts and forward those that meet criteria on to selected reviewers.
9. Work with authors to revise/edit manuscripts based on reviewers comments and his/her recommendations for improvement (e.g., clarity, development of ideas, scholarly accuracy, overall quality, and compliance with publication guidelines).
10. To organize the indexing in IMSEAR, PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, Web of Science, Science Citation Index etc. and submit published manuscripts to PubMed Central (PMC), Cross Ref etc. according to their indexing/archiving policy.
11. To assist in online publication and maintenance of Journal website using Editor Manager Software, and to manage the face book and twitter to promote the Journal.
12. Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.13. Submission of assignment report at the end of the contract that summarizes the journal activities over the year, including acceptance/rejection rates and manuscript turn-around time frames.
Essential: Medical Doctor degree with Post graduation in health related disciplines.

Desirable: MD or PhD in a suitable field, such as medicine/public health, business administration, publishing, Information science or communications.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

Theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles and practices of scientific publishing processes, including peer review management, editorial and production processes, and ePublishing. Excellent organizational and analytical skills, complemented by excellent communication and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to write, speak, and present in a clear and concise manner.

1. Producing results
2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
3. Fostering integration and teamwork
4. Creating an empowering and motivating environment
5. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Essential: 10 years of varied experience as journal editor

Desirable: Experience in editing and publishing of scientific, medical and/or technical products including supervisory experience.
Languages: Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Demonstrated ability to effectively use computer and software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and Outlook. Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs in publishing software and hardware for print and online would be an asset.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 80,734 at single rate
USD 86,904 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 38.9 % 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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