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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/13/TASR24
Title: Technical Officer (TFI)
Grade: NO-A
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  Initially One year
Date: 25 April 2013
Application Deadline: 16 May 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Beijing, China
Organization unit: WP_CHN China (WP_CHN) /
WP_CN4 Director, Building Healthy Communities & Populations (WP_CN4)
Tobacco Free Initiative
To facilitate and coordinate the implementation of activities related to the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use (Bloomberg Initiative) projects as part of WHO country plan for tobacco control in China, by providing technical assistance in the implementation of national plans on tobacco control and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). To facilitate the promotion and advance measures of second-hand smoke-free policies, smoke-free events, comprehensive bans on tobacco product advertising and promotion, strengthened cigarette pack health warnings, economics research on tobacco use-related health care costs, increased tobacco taxes and effective cessation interventions in China.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of the Technical Officer (Tobacco Free Initiative (TFI)), the incumbent will carry out the following duties:

(1) Liaise with the Ministry of Health (MOH), other government agencies, and international and national nongovernmental organizations to implement TFI projects and policies;

(2) Assist in the planning, monitoring and evaluation of TFI projects and programmes, including project management of specific projects identified in consultation with the Technical Officer (Tobacco Free Initiative);

(3) Organize and participate in meetings, as required, with MOH, other ministries, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) and partner organizations and prepare notes for such meetings;

(4) Provide technical support in preparing funding proposals, organizing meetings and training workshops, facilitating visits of WHO missions to China; and

(5) Perform other relevant duties as required.
University degree in medicine or other health-related field from a recognized university is essential. Experience in and knowledge of tobacco control policies and principles is desirable.
Knowledge in programme planning, project management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of TFI control programmes. Computer literacy in data analysis, word processing, spreadsheet and presentation softwares. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work in a diverse developing country setting. Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain high standards of personal conduct.

1. Producing results
2. Fostering integration and teamwork
3. Ensuring the effective use of resources
4. Communicating in a credible and effective way
5. Knowing and managing yourself
One year experience in international public health programme development and/or implementation in public health is essential. Minimum two years' experience in implementing or providing technical assistance in the area of tobacco control or noncommunicable diseases is desirable.
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English and Chinese
Additional Information:
Post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the office.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
CNY 249848 at single rate
CNY 249848 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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