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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/13/FT74
Title: National Professional Officer
Grade: NO-C
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Post of limited duration for two years
Date: 24 February 2013
Application Deadline: 22 April 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Muscat, Oman
Organization unit: EMCO Countries (EM_ACO) /
EM_OMA WHO Representative's Office, Oman (EM_OMA)
Director Programme Management (DPM)
Provision of technical support to all WHO-supported national programmes in the country including monitoring, assessment and reporting on their work.

Purpose of the position:
To provide technical support to the WHO Representative Office in the area of Public Health.

Organizational Context:
Under the direct supervision of the WHO Representative and the technical guidance of the Director Programme Management, the incumbent will work as Technical Officer to facilitate the WHO country team work and provide technical support for the Ministry of Health in Oman.
Description of duties:
1.To review requests made by national authorities to implement planned activities in JPRM.
2.To provide technical support to national health programmes supported by WHO.
3.To participate in task forces, thematic groups and other similar forums serving WHO technical support to the country as guided and requested by the WHO Representative (WR).
4.To liaise and correspond with national authorities to ensure development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of mutually agreed upon action plans for health programmes supported by WHO.
5. To act as resource person for WHO in case of emergencies, including coordination and development of the following tasks: rapid health assessment, response strategy, WHO emergency plan, interagency cluster plan, project elaboration for donors, technical backstopping for international consultants, technical assistance for execution of national emergency contingency plan, reporting to WHO and to donors.
6. To initiate resource mobilization with foundations, NGOs and international institutions in order to foster partnership between WHO and these organizations and institutions as well as to reinforce technical cooperation at the country level.
7.To review different project proposals submitted to WHO and provide advice to WR on proposed next steps.
8.To provide technical assistance to WHO country team in terms of planning, implementation, assessment and reporting of activities included in the work plans of WHO-supported programmes.
9.To assist WR in reviewing and preparing technical reports, presentations to national workshops, training activities and meetings in the country.
Essential: University degree in Health or Social Sciences.

Desirable: Any other post graduate degree or training in Health Systems development and health management.
1) Communicating in a credible and effective way.
2) Producing results.
3) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond.
4) Fostering integration and team work .

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
- Demonstrated ability to assess, plan, coordinate and
monitor related activities.
- Sound knowledge of public health issues.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with national counterparts and country office staff at all levels.
- Ability to work under pressure.

IT skills:
Proficiency in MS Office.
Essential: At least five years experience in the field of Public Health at the national level.

Desirable: At least three years working experience in WHO or UN Agencies.

Excellent knowledge of English.
Additional Information:
POST IS OPEN FOR LOCAL RECRUITMENT ONLY. APPLICANTS MUST BE NATIONALS OF THE COUNTRY OF ASSIGNMENT. Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates. Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered. A written test/presentation and interviews will be used as a form of screening. The written test might be used as an eliminatory tool. Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
27869 Omani Riyals at single rate

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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