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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/IVB/TA53
Title: Project Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  12 months
Date: 10 May 2013
Application Deadline: 31 May 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/IVB - Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (HQ/IVB) /
HQ/IVR - Initiative for Vaccine Research (HQ/IVR)
HQ/HVI - WHO-UNAIDS HIV Vaccine Initiative
The mission of the WHO Initiative for Vaccine Research (IVR) is to guide, provide vision, enable, support, and facilitate the research, development, clinical evaluation and world-wide access to safe, effective and affordable vaccines against infectious diseases of public health importance, especially in low and mid income countries. IVR achieves its mission through various projects relating to: policy development research, operational research, implementation research, regulatory research and vaccine research agenda development.
Description of duties:
Provide overall project management of programme support including assisting the team leads in general management of team projects including: commissioning and negotiating of APWs, TSA or consultancy contracts.
Support the development of draft technical and non-technical documents/reports and assist in the WHO clearance process, overall internal and external management of timelines and budget on contracted projects.
Assist team leads in identifying potential partners for activities including planning and submission of new funding proposals.
Assist project teams in data management and acquisition.
Develop tools to report and monitor progress of the programme/project.
Represent the Organization in meetings and conferences on topics of programme monitoring and progress as necessary.
In addition, provide such other assistance and support to IVR programmes as may be required.
First-level degree in management, project management or related fields.*

Post-graduate degree in a health scientific field or a medical degree from a recognized university.

* (For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220)
Ability to perform project management task.
Knowledge of projects associated with communicable diseases and vaccines.
Operational understanding of project management in communicable disease surveillance or vaccine development.
Ability to work in various databases, statistics and data analysis.
Organizational skills.
Thoroughness and ability to work independently.
Excellent analytical skills complemented by good interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to produce results under pressure.

WHO Competencies:
1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Ensuring the effective use of resources
3. Producing results.
At least 5 years of combined national and international experience at programme/project management level in public health, epidemiology or vaccines.
At least 2 years' working experience in an international context with administrative procedures associated with the assigned duties.

Experience with influenza-specific epidemiology and/or vaccine projects.
Expert knowledge of English is required.
Expert knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this Vacancy Notice. This vacancy is published in English only.

Priority will be given to internal candidates.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56091 at single rate
USD 60091 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 103.3 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

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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