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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/FWC/TA14
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P5
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  12 months
Date: 1 February 2013
Application Deadline: 22 February 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/FWC Family, Women's and Children's Health (HQ/FWC) /
HQ/FWA FWC ADGO Office of the Assistant DG (HQ/FWA)
The Family, Women's and Children's Health (FWC) Cluster addresses the health needs of populations at all stages of life - from pregnancy, birth, childhood, adolescence, through adulthood to older age. The Cluster works with countries and other partners to achieve the following goals: ensure that women at all ages enjoy the best possible health and that women and men attain the highest possible level of sexual and reproductive health; reduce newborn mortality and promote the health of children and adolescents through protection, prevention and treatment of major causes of disease and death; foster the health and social engagement of older people through health promotion, primary, long-term and palliative health care and the creation of supportive environments. At the same time, the Cluster strives to develop a deeper understanding of how interventions in childhood, through adolescence, during the reproductive years and beyond, affect health later in life and across the generations. The rationale for a population-based life-course focus reflects: the importance of taking an integrated approach to key health issues facing populations; the fact that lifestyles and living conditions have an impact on health throughout the life-course. The Cluster contributes to WHO's strategic directions through research and development; generation and dissemination of evidence-based norms and standards; surveillance, monitoring and evaluation; advocacy and technical support; and strengthening partnerships.
Description of duties:
Support the ADG in the implementation of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities (UNCoLSC) for Women's and Children's Health. In particular:

1. Acts as the WHO's focal point for the work of the UNCoLSC, liaising with the respective counterparts in the Governments of Nigeria and Norway (as co-chairs of the UNCoLSC), the secretariat (UNICEF and UNFPA), and with representatives from other partners, including country governments, civil society, etc. as needed.

2. Ensures adequate progress in the development of workplans, roadmaps and others for the implementation of the recommendations of the UNCoLSC, liaising across clusters and departments in WHO for coordinated input as needed.

3. Communicates regularly on progress and milestones of the overall progress of the work of the UNCoLSC and related initiatives internally (to feed into accountability and implementation processes relevant to the UNCoLSC and Every Woman Every Child).

4. Participates and represents WHO in various processes linked to UNCoLSC and accountability for Women's and Children's Health.
A university degree in a social science, medicine or a health-related science from a recognized university, with an advanced degree in public health, health systems management or organizational management.

Post-graduate qualifications in public health, finance, development studies or management.
A high level of motivation, innovation, initiative, drive and skilful stakeholder management.
Strong project management.
Knowledge of health care services organization, health systems, institutional management, coordination and partnerships.
Knowledge of office software applications.

WHO Competencies:
1. Producing results
2. Creating an empowering and motivating environment
3. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
4. Communicating in a credible and effective way.
Over ten years of experience in the field of public health.
Experience and knowledge on the work of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities.
Experience in management of large and complex development cooperation projects.
Experience in liaison with partners, donor and recipient government officials.
Experience working in developing countries.
Excellent knowledge of English is essential.
A working knowledge of another WHO official language would be an asset.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this Vacancy Notice. This vacancy is published in English only.

Priority will be given to internal candidates.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 80734 at single rate
USD 86904 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.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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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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