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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: WRO/VN/2012/17
Title: Programme / Technical / Research Assistant
Grade: G level
Contract type: Special Service Agreement
Duration of contract:  Initial offer of one year, extendable (For details on contract type, please refer to Additional Information below)
Date: 4 March 2013
Application Deadline: 2 April 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  New Delhi, India
Organization unit: SEARO Countries (SE_ACO) /
SE_IND WR Office, India (SE_IND)
Underlying Values and Core Functions of WHO
All the Member States of WHO in the South East Asia Region share the common value of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right. All of WHO actions are based on this and rooted in the underlying values of equity, solidarity and participation.

The seven point global health agenda contained in WHO's Eleventh General Programme of Work (2006-2015) includes: (i) investing in health to reduce poverty; (ii) building individual and global health security; (iii) promoting universal coverage, gender equality and health related human rights; (iv) tackling determinants of health; (v) strengthening health systems and equitable access; (vi) harnessing knowledge, science and technology; and (vii) strengthening governance, leadership and accountability.

WHO's mandate revolves around six core functions: (i) providing leadership on global health matters; (ii) shaping the health research agenda; (iii) setting norms and standards; (iv) articulating evidence-based policy options; (v) providing technical support to countries; and (vi) monitoring and assessing health trends.

The South -East Asia Region of WHO is made up of 11 countries, with over 1.8 billion people, with India's population of 1.2 billion. The diversity of people and health situations requires, on the demand side, a solid understanding of the emerging socio-economic, epidemiologic and demographic patterns and trends at both aggregate as well as national and sub-national levels, with due sensitivity to disadvantaged populations and vulnerable segments of the society. On the supply side, it is equally crucial to have a solid understanding of the commonalities and divergences of the health systems, the circumstances and political economy under which they have evolved and operate.

Mission of the WHO Country Office for India
Within the framework of WHO's Country Cooperation Strategy the mission of the WHO Country Office is to support India in: (i) developing and sustaining its own health policies, health systems and public health programmes; (ii) working to prevent and overcome threats to health; (iii) anticipating future challenges; and (iv) advocating public health
Description of duties:
Under the overall guidance of WR India and day-to-day supervision of Coordinator, Health Programmes or Administrative Officer, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

1. Support the formulation of related work plans under GOI/WHO country cooperation strategy.
2. Contribute to the drafting of detailed Terms of Reference and technical and financial proposals related to activities to be implemented as per the work plans in the technical area. Assisting in the technical review of contractual proposals and making recommendations in consultation with other team members.
3. Contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of activities and to the reporting on progress achieved in the implementation of the relevant work plans as well as providing support for the assessment of the impact of these activities.
4. Contribute to the technical preparation of meetings with partners and stakeholders and support the team's working relations with relevant technical units/ departments of MoH &FW.
5. Contribute to the collection and compilation of relevant information and data, the preparation of notes, analyses and reports on related topics.
6. Assist in maintaining close liaison with national authorities and various technical and administrative units in SEARO to follow-up and expedite the implementation of WHO/GOI projects/proposals;
7. Support information brokering/exchange function of WCO India through contributions to the health information repository at the WCO by collation, analysis and sharing of relevant health information and statistics.
Degree in business administration/management/organization development or equivalent qualification.

Desirable: Training in Business Administration an asset.
Functional Knowledge and Skills :
Broad based knowledge of the country's needs and priorities in various area of health, good administrative knowledge of office procedures, practices etc., demonstrated ability to work in harmony with national/ international staff and maintaining poise even in difficult situations. Leadership qualities with ability to work in team. Ability to draft clearly and concisely correspondence/reports. Knowledge of computer applications

1. Knowing and managing yourself
2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Ensuring the effective use resources
5. Creating an empowering and motivating environment
At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in administrative positions.

Progressive administrative experience, preferably in UN or other international organization.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
Additional Information:
Initial appointment will be through a one year Special Services Agreement (SSA) or Temporary General Service Staff (TGS) mechanism at the G.7 level, extendable subject to satisfactory performance, availability of funds and continuing need for the function.
* SSA remuneration is composite, all inclusive fully taxable. TNP and TGS remuneration is net of tax.
Monthly salary: (Net of tax)
INR 75,000 - - 110,000 * at single rate

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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