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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/POL/FT127
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year
Date: 4 April 2013
Application Deadline: 25 April 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit:
To eradicate poliomyelitis and to support reduction in morbidity and mortality from other vaccine
preventable and communicable diseases. Major emphasis will be placed on polio eradication activities.
Description of duties:
1) Design statistical and epidemiological methods for research projects led by POL/RAP;
2) Develop novel and rigorous statistical methods for analysing clinical research data;
3) Integrate high level computer software programming methodologies for analysing large, complex scientific data (e.g.customized analysis using statistical software and simulation);
4) Design and conduct specialized analysis of scientific data with census and survey software, using software packages such as CSPro;
5) Lead discussions on statistical parameters in the study design (e.g., sample size, acceptable
6) Execute analysis of scientific data based on pre-defined methodology;
7) Lead the preparation of technical documents (e.g. study reports, research presentations, and scientific manuscripts);
8) Any other related activities, specified by POL/RAP.
Major achievements expected:1) Technical inputs on the statistical and epidemiological design of multiple research protocols including epidemiological studies, clinical trials and implementation research projects
2) Development and application of customized analytical methods and survey tools to be applied to
various research projects;
3) Completion of statistical analysis of research projects, including novel analytical methodologies;
4) Development of technical documents (e.g. study reports, research presentations, and scientific manuscripts).
* Essential:
University degree in both computer science and statistics.
*For WHO staff please see e-manual lll, 4.1, para 220.
*1. Producing results
*2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
3. Fostering integration and teamwork
4. Moving forward in a changing environment

Excellent ability to analyse and interpret data, identify and correct data and statistical errors and
problems, draw statistical inference and sound conclusions and make recommendations. Excellent
oral and written communication skills, including the communication of complex statistical and
epidemiological analysis in presentations and written materials. Ability to function effectively in a
team setting in a cross-cultural environment. Desirable: Knowledge of WHO operations
* Essential:
At least 5 years of relevant experience in statistical analysis and/or in a relevant area of IT. Experience in
programing of data collection and analysis in public health projects.
Familiarity with WHO systems and IT infrastructure in developing countries. Experience in training
and project implementation in developing countries.
Excellent knowledge of English with a working knowledge of French desirable.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
This vacancy is published in English only.
The following priority order will be obseved in the screening of candidates: 1. WHO staff members (Continuing, Fixed-term and Temporary appointments), 2. External candidates.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$56091 at single rate
US$60091 with primary dependants

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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All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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