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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/HQ/TA22
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  6 months
Date: 21 February 2013
Application Deadline: 14 March 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ Headquarters (HQ) /
HQ/HTM HIV/AIDS, TB and Neglected Tropical Diseases (HQ/HTM)
UT/UTD UNITAID International drug purchase facility
UNITAID's mission is to contribute to the scale up of access to treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis by leveraging price reductions of quality medicines, diagnostics and related products, which currently are unaffordable or unavailable for low and middle income countries.
Description of duties:
The position will be under the overall guidance and direction of the Director of Operations and the Project Monitoring Officer. The tasks and responsibilities of the Technical Officer are:
- Provide support and additional training to project management teams to use the UNITAID Portfolio Management System (UNIPRO);
- Provide support to the Operations team to use UNIPRO information in the production reports on UNITAID-funded projects;
- Consolidate and enter relevant project data into the UNITAID Portfolio Management System;
- Support and provide assitance to the quality assurance process and policies for the UNIPRO system;
- Prepare and support the Operations team in reporting on its achievements and challenges to the UNITAID Board and other relevant stakeholders;
- Perform any other duties relevant to the functioning of the Operations team.
University degree in statistics ,economics, business, social sciences or relevant field.
*For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220.
Master's degree in any relevant field.
Good knowledge of MS Office suite, especially MS Excel. Excellent written communication skills and ability to work as part of a team. Ability to use a statistical package, including STATA or SAS. Teaching experience would be an advantage.
WHO Competencies
*1. Producing results
*2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
*3. Knowing and managing yourself.
A minimum of 5 years of experience in planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, programme and project management, ideally some of which in an international context.
Experience in working with a range of stakeholders with the UN system. Knowledge of communicable diseases including HIV, TB and malaria in a low income country setting would be an asset.
Excellent knowledge of English is required, working knowledge of French would be an asset.
Additional Information:
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. As a WHO staff member assigned solely and exclusively to support UNITAID, selected staff will have no right of reassignment or transfer outside UNITAID either during or at the end of his/her appointment, including pursuant to WHO Staff Rule 1050. (This does not apply to WHO fixed-term staff members reassigned from a non-Partnership position).
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56'018 at single rate
USD 60'013 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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