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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/FT268
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One Year
Date: 27 June 2013
Application Deadline: 18 July 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/DGD Offices under the Director-General (HQ/DGD) /
HQ/ODG Office of the Director-General (HQ/ODG)
CRE Compliance, Risk Management and Ethics Office
Located within the DGO cluster, the mission ofthe Compliance, Risk Management and Ethics Office (CRE) is to systematically identify organization-wide risks, and by topic area, maintain a risk register record, evaluate it according to its likely impact and probability, and proactively have it managed by risk management owners. CRE office will seek to periodically review, assess and integrate internal control compliance into all policies and managerial decisions. The CRE office will promote and uphold the highest organizational standards, codes of conduct and core values. Through the ethics function the goal is for all staff to observe and perform their functions consistent with the highest standards of integrity required of WHO staff members and international civil servants. The CRE office will liaise independently with internal parties across the different levels of the organization, developing and presenting to the Director-General its
annual work plan of delivery of compliance, risk management, and ethics needs across the three
levels of the organization.
Description of duties:
- Under the supervision of the Director (CRE) and in collaboration with DCO, the incumbent drafts and assists in the implementation of a communication strategy for raising awareness on the core values, ethical standards and expected professional conduct within WHO and post-employment requirements.
- In cooperation with the Communications Department, the incumbent provides information for the public, on WHO's commitment to its core values and reputational capital.
- Policy support and policy development: Carry out standard drafting and policy support activities, in an harmonized approach with other UN common system bodies. Identify any gaps in WHO's ethical policies and bring them to the attention of the Technical Officer (Ethics) and the Director, (CRE).
Advisory: Provide confidential advice to staff on ethical issues, including corporate ethical
standards and personal conflict of interest situations such as the receipt of gifts, respectful
workplace, and other ethical concerns.
-Advocacy and communication: Provide support to the Technical Officer (Ethics) in advocating the promotion of high ethical standards with all staff, including managers, in coordination with relevant units such as human resources, legal, finance, procurement, internal audit and investigation, and the ombudsman.
- Training: Assist in the development of a certification training program mandatory for all staff on codes of conduct. Work with the human resources department and other units, to provide ethics training and learning opportunities for WHO's senior management, staff representatives and other WHO staff through orientations, induction programs, specialized briefings and through training-of-peer trainers.
- Declaration of interests: - Collaborate on the annual declaration of interest exercise for staff,
further to Staff Rule 110.7, through verification of representation statements; reviewing filed
statements and bringing to the attention of the supervisor any actual or perceived conflicts of
interest, including possible remedial action. Communicate to staff on the objectives of the
declaration of interest policy to encourage full compliance. In cooperation with HRD, ensure that
any person proposed for WHO recruitment who is required to file a declaration of interest does so
before the recruitment is finalized. Review the declaration of interest and advise on any conflict of
interest that could arise from the recruitment, including any remedial action to be taken before an
offer of appointment may be made.
- Other activities: In consultation with HRD and LEG, decide on any conflict of interest arising from a staff member's outside activities, and the acceptability of a proposed outside activity.
- Retaliation claims: Whistleblower Protection Policy:- Receive complaints of retaliation, conducting a preliminary assessment on whether the allegations warrant further review.
* Essential:
Advanced university degree in Law, relevant Ethics/Philosophy, Business Administration, Public
Administration, or related field.
(For WHO staff please see e-manual lll.4.1, para 220.
Demonstrate integrity by modeling WHO's values and ethical standards. Proven conceptual,
analytical and evaluative skills; and an ability to conduct independent research and analysis. Ability
to demonstrate impartiality and objectivity, being guided by the highest ethical principles. Ability to
carry out inquiries objectively and neutrally. Respect for confidentiality during the conduct of his/her work. The incumbent should have excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative work style.
*1. Setting an example
*2. Producing results
*3. Promoting innovation and organizational learning
4. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
5. Creating an empowering and motivating environment
* Essential:
At least 5 years of national and international professional and progressive work experience in
complex public and/or private institutions in the area of values & discipline, ethics and compliance programmes, codes of conduct, accountability; compliance frameworks, management of financial disclosure policies and/or whistleblower protection policies.
Experience with working in a multi-national setting with people from different cultural backgrounds
Excellent knowledge of English with a working knowledge of French.
Additional Information:
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.
Other similar positions ata the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 56 091 at single rate
US$ 60 091 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.

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