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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/DGD/FT235
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year
Date: 3 June 2013
Application Deadline: 24 June 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/DGD Offices under the Director-General (HQ/DGD) /
HQ/IOS Office of Internal Oversight Services (HQ/IOS)
The mission of IOS is to provide independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to
add value and improve the Organization's operations. It helps the Organization accomplish its
objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving the
effectiveness of processes for risk management, control and governance. It conducts investigations
of alleged irregular activity and is the custodian of the WHO Organization-wide evaluation function.
Description of duties:
1. In consultation with WHO senior staff, plan, conduct and report on comprehensive evaluations
and performance audits in a manner to ensure that: risks are appropriately identified and managed,
with a specific focus on technical programmatic matters; interaction with the various "governance"
groups within the Secretariat occurs as needed; significant managerial and operating information is
accurate, reliable and timely; resources are acquired economically, used efficiently andadequately protected; programmes, plans and objectives are achieved; quality and continuous improvements are fostered in the Organization's programme, monitoring and evaluation processes. 2. Formulate pragmatic recommendations and secure management's agreement to improve weak or problematic areas identified during assigned evaluations and performance audits.
3. Monitor the action taken and assess the adequacy of response to recommendations and periodically report thereon. Consult with
operating management on implementation of recommendations.
4. Assist with the implementation of WHO Organization-wide Evaluation Policy.
5. Perform any other special reviews and other tasks assigned by Coordinator, Evaluation or Director IOS..
* Essential:
Advanced university degree (Masters) in medicine, social sciences, administration maangement, audit or public health.
Professional evaluation qualification. Post-graduate degree in public health.
Sound knowledge of techniques for assessing programme management and evaluation, and their
application. Good analytical skills; knowledge of management principles; ability to communicate
effectively both orally and in writing; maturity of judgment, tact, integrity and discretion. Ability to
maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural
backgrounds. Ability to apply IT technology when needed. Demonstrated technical competence in
the review and evaluation of programmatic matters.

*1. Producing results
*2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
*3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Knowing and managing yourself
* Essential:
At least 7 years of programme planning, performance review or programme evaluation experience of technical matters of which at least 3 years with international experience. Broad experience with evaluative work relating issues of efficiency, effectiveness and value for money, and public health.
Work experience with WHO at country or regional levels.
Excellent knowledge of English with a working knowledge of French.
Additional Information:
This vacancy is published in English only.
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
The following priority order will be observed in the screening of candidates: 1. WHO staff members (Continuing, Fixed-term and Temporary appointments), 2. External candidates.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 67 488 at single rate
US$ 72 467 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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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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