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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/13/TASR10
Title: Technical Officer (Mental Health and Substance Abuse)
Grade: P4
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  Six months
Date: 21 February 2013
Application Deadline: 14 March 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Manila, Philippines
Organization unit: WP/DHP Director, Building Healthy Communities & Populations (WP/DHP) /
WP/MHI Mental Health and Injury Prevention (WP/MHI)
To assist Member States to prevent and reduce disease, disability and premature death resulting from mental disorders, substance abuse, violence and injuries. To contribute to the realization of the rights of people with disabilities through increasing access to health services and strengthening rehabilitation efforts.
Description of duties:
 To collaborate with governments and provide technical support to Member States in the development and implementation of national policies and programmes on mental health and control of substance abuse (alcohol control).
 To support development, implementation and evaluation of regional strategic and operational plans for mental health and substance abuse
 To coordinate establishment, maintenance and update of information system for mental health and substance abuse
 To support and facilitate development and operation of networks for strengthening collaboration and partnership for mental health and control of substance abuse
 To initiate and support advocacy activities to raise awareness and mobilize resources for programmes of mental health and substance abuse

Expected specific outputs/outcomes:
 Report of systematic review of mental health and substance abuse policy, legislation, plans and programmes
 Report of thematic reviews in major areas such as indicators for mental health programme, stigma and discrimination, and population-based interventions for mental health
 Working documents for development of Mental Health Regional Action Plan (mhRAP)
Postgraduate degree in medicine, public health, social sciences or related areas.
 Good knowledge of public health perspectives of mental health and substance abuse;
 Good knowledge and skills of development of mental health policy, plan and programmes
 Ability to develop plans and proposals;
 Ability to establish harmonious working relationships as part of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, and maintain a high standard of personal conduct;
 Ability to demonstrate gender equity and cultural appropriateness in the delivery of services to Member States.
 Proficient in standard MS Office software applications. Presentation skills.

1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Fostering integration and teamwork
5. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
At least seven years experience in planning, organizing, documenting and reporting of consultations for policy development, and/or implementing and evaluating programmes in mental health and control of substance abuse at different levels is essential. Experience in developing countries and combined experiences in both public health arena and clinical settings is an asset. Prior experience of working with WHO or familiarity with WHO mental health and substance abuse programme at different levels is desirable.
Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.
Additional Information:
This vacancy notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD67 483 at single rate
USD72 467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 59.1 % 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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Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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