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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/FWC/TA17
Title: Technical Officer (DoV project monitoring)
Grade: P5
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year
Date: 13 February 2013
Application Deadline: 27 February 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/FWC Family, Women's and Children's Health (HQ/FWC) /
HQ/IVB - Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (HQ/IVB)
The mission of the Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicials (IVB) is to work towards a world in which all people at risk are protected against vaccine preventable diseases, through work in three major areas: accelerating innovation, ensuring quality and safety, and maximizing access and linking with other programmes. The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) provides the basis for immunization related activities. In order to monitor progress with the implementation of the action plan, a Monitoring & Evaluation/Accountability framework has been developed. Progress will be reviewed annually by the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) for immunization and reported to the World Health Assembly through the Executive Board. Under the supervision of the IVB Coordinator for Programme and Impact Monitoring, the Technical Officer will coordinate the collection, collation and synthesis of data and preparation of reports for review by a SAGE working group and SAGE and thereafter the preparation of the Secretariat annual reports to the WHA through the EB.
Description of duties:
- Liaise with WHO regional offices, relevant departments and units at WHO HQ, and other relevant stakeholders in immunization to collect and synthesize data to monitor progress in the implementation of the Global Vaccine Action Plan, as per the Monitoring, Evaluation and Accountability Framework;
- Liaise with the Partnership for Maternal, Neonatal, and Child Health (PMNCH) in documenting and monitoring commitments to the Decade of Vaccines (DoV);
- Coordinate the preparation of the annual (biennial for innovations in immunization) progress reports for review by the SAGE DoV Working Group, in collaboration with other DoV partner agencies;
- Serve as the secretariat for the SAGE DoV Working Group and support the group in drafting the annual progress report for review by SAGE;
- Following the review of the annual progress reports by SAGE, draft the annual report to the WHA through the EB;
- Explore and establish ways to graphically represent data to illustrate progress in the implementation of the GVAP and display the progress reports on a dedicated DoV webpage and to disseminate the annual progress reports to all relevant stakeholders;
- Provide technical assistance to the WHO Regional Offices, as requested, with developing regional monitoring frameworks and reporting annual progress to the respective Regional Committees;
- In collaboration with colleagues in EPI and in the WHO Regional Offices, provide technical assistance to Member States in developing national monitoring frameworks and establishing review process, as part of their general planning the monitoring process for immunization;
- Liaise with the iERG secretariat in ensuring that the DoV GVAP progress reports are made available to the iERG for their review;
- Any other relevant duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Post graduate degree in Epidemiology with advanced vaccinology and statistics training.
Ability to manage relationship between different partners and to lead projects. Excellent knowledge of immunization programmes and related monitoring systems. Ability to analyze and present data. Strong oral and written communication skills, good inter-personal skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
WHO Competencies
*1. Fostering integration and teamwork
*2. Producing results
*3. Communicating in a credible and effective way
4. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond.
Over 10 years of experience with public health programmes. International experience in monitoring public health programmes at regional and/or global level. Experience in working with international agencies.
Excellent knowledge of English and French is required.
Additional Information:
Priority will be given to internal candidates. A written test may be used for screening purposes. Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice. This vacancy is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 80'629 at single rate
USD 86'791 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.

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