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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: /13/FT258
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 17 June 2013
Application Deadline: 8 July 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit:
HQ/PBD Prevention of Blindness and Deafness
The objectives of the Programme are to take forward the agenda related to the equitable management of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) by: (i) providing strategic leadership, engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed; (ii) shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge; (iii) setting norms and standards and promoting and monitoring their implementation; (iv) articulating ethical and evidence-based policy options; (v) providing technical support, catalysing change, and building sustainable institutional capacity; and (vi) monitoring the health situation and assessing health trends.

The objectives of the Prevention of Blindness and Deafness Unit are to work with Member States and international partners to strengthen the ability of Member States to improve eye and hearing health in their populations.
Description of duties:
Under the guidance of supervisors:
1. To develop, in collaboration with Member States and other partners, a clear strategy (with resources) for WHO's sustainable engagement in the reduction of preventable deafness and hearing impairment.
2. To develop evidence-based strategies and guidance to support Member States in the planning, implementation and evaluation of deafness and hearing impairment programmes.
3. To implement the above in partnership with international, regional, national and other stakeholders.
4. To undertake any other duties as required.
Medical degree from a recognized university with an advanced degree or post-graduate training in hearing disorders.

Advanced degree in public health.
Extensive knowledge in preventing hearing impairment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to think and deliver strategically.
Proven skills in mobilizing resources.

WHO Competencies:
1. Producing results
2. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
3. Communicating in a credible and effective way
4. Moving forward in a changing environment
5. Fostering integration and teamwork.
At least 10 years' experience in prevention of hearing impairment and successful experience in strategic programming, advocacy and resource mobilization, of which five years at the international level.
Experience in working in low- and middle-income countries.
Experience in writing strategic and technical documents.

Relevant experience with WHO and/or other UN agencies.
Expert knowledge of English is required.
Intermediate knowledge of other 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.

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)
USD 80734 at single rate
USD 86904 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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