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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/FCH/TA66
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year
Date: 14 June 2013
Application Deadline: 5 July 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit:
The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) is a global entity that seeks to align the efforts of over 520 partners in improving the health of women and children globally. The PMNCH mission is to support partners to align their strategic directions and catalyse collective action to achieve universal access to comprehensive, high-quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health care. The Partnership's work is conducted through four key outcomes:
- Outcome 1: Highest possible political commitment to women's and children's health achieved and maintained in the years to 2015 and beyond;
- Outcome 2: Increased and improved coverage and implementation of essential interventions for women's and children's health (in priority countries);
- Outcome 3: Information to guide/ track investments and promote accountability on progress, commitments and processes towards improving women's and children's health synthesized and disseminated;
- Outcome 4: Strengthened Partner engagement and alignment nationally, regionally, globally.

Description of duties:
- Act as the Innovation Working Group (IWG) focal point at the PMNCH secretariat;
- Coordinate the design, development and evaluation of Phase 2 of the Private Enterprise, Public Health's project;
- Develop the framework for a shared value/collective action project test in 3 or 4 selected countries to address specific identified RMNCH needs;
- Where required work with partners and actors in each of these countries;
- Contribute to the development of background materials, including policy briefs and follow up of meetings;
- Facilitate the workshop organization, together with the workshop coordination group, and communicate with invited leaders and experts as required;
- Provide technical support for PMNCH work, particularly on economic analyses, including to review and develop analytical reports (e.g. reports on improving domestic financing or on estimating returns on investments in RMNCH);
- Responding to related technical support requests from partners;
- Where required, provide support to technical staff, particularly in the results and knowledge areas of work;
- Other duties as required by the PMNCH. Secretariat.
First level Universtity degree in economics.
Masters degree majoring in development studies or public policy.
*For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220.
- Ability to carry out assignments in accordance with instructions and guidelines;
- Ability to use analytical tools and qualitative and quantitative techniques;
- Ability to conceptualize, plan, coordinate and conduct research work;
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
- Ability to work on own initiative as well as a member of a team;
WHO Competencies:
1. Promoting innovation and organizational learning
2. Producing results
3. Moving forward in a changing environment.
Five years relevant experience, with a minimum 2 years experience in developing policy papers and policy briefs for discussion. Demonstrated experience working in the field of information and technology in the area of health. Review and hands-on experience in monitoring development initiatives.
Understanding private sector dynamics and possible contribution to maternal and child health globally.
Expert knowledge of English is required. Intermediate knowledge of another official UN language would be an asset.
Additional Information:
A written test may be used for screening purposes. Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice. This vacancy is published in English only. As a WHO staff member assigned solely and exclusively to support PMNCH, selected staff will have no right of reassignment or transfer outside PMNCH either during or at the end of his/her appointment, including pursuant to WHO Staff Rule 1050. (This does not apply to WHO fixed-term staff members reassigned from a non-Partnership position).
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56'018 at single rate
USD 60'013 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.

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