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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/13/FT119
Title: Clerk/Secretary - 50% - LOCAL RECRUITMENT
Grade: G3
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years. Any extension subject to availability of extra-budgetary funding.
Date: 10 April 2013
Application Deadline: 19 January 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Infections (INF)/Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group (ICE)
The goal of the ICE Group is to elucidate the contribution of infectious agents to the aetiology of cancer and the presence of risk factors other than infections that can modify such relationship. ICE studies include viruses such as human papillomavirus (HPV), human immunodeficiency virus (VIH), hepatitis B and C viruses (HBV, HCV), and Kaposi's sarcoma virus (KSHV) as well as Helicobacter species. In addition to studies conducted by the ICE Group, the Group conducts and coordinates collaborative reanalyses of data collected by other groups worldwide.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the position:
To provide clerical assistance to the Infections and Cancer Epidemiology (ICE) Group in general.

Duties and responsibilities:
Under the supervision of the ICE Group Head and in close collaboration with the ICE Group Secretary, the incumbent provides clerical support to the Group as follows:

1. Type administrative and technical correspondance, including scientific documents, grant applications and other documents as required; receive routine day-to-day incoming mail.

2. Using the T-MAS system, prepare travel authorizations, make flight/hotel reservations, and other related matters for ICE staff; follow up reimbursement issues after travel. Assist in organizing travel and accommodation for ICE Group visitors.

3. Maintain subject matter files, including electronic files of ICE contact addresses, and ICE publication lists.

4. Assist in the preparation of Powerpoint presentations for scientific meetings as per instructions from supervisor.

5. Other related duties as requested.
Graduation from secondary school or equivalent followed by subsequent specialized training in secretarial work and/or general administration work recognized by a diploma (BTS or equivalent). Other types of education and special training relevant to the position will also be considered.
Good knowledge of, or ability to quickly acquire knowledge of WHO/IARC rules and regulations, procedures and practices as related to general secretarial matters (e.g., WHO and IARC Manual and Handbook). Ability to type and draft routine correspondence of a non-technical nature in both English and French. Good knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, and of commonly used word processing and related software packages. Knowledge of Powerpoint and Reference Manager would be an asset. Ability to work as a member of a team and to adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.
At least two years' experience in office work, preferably in a research environment.
Very good knowledge of English or French with a good working knowledge of the other language; knowledge of other languages would be an asset.
Additional Information:

This vacancy is open to applicants of either sex.
WHO/IARC has its own Staff Health Insurance and Pension plans and is not part of the French Health Insurance ("SÚcuritÚ Sociale"), the French Pension system or the French unemployment benefit agency ("Assedic").

As per WHO Staff rules, some restrictions are applicable to professional activities external to the Organization.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
15,618 euros at single rate
15,618 euros 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

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
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.

Vacancy Filled

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