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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/NMH/FT270
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year
Date: 9 July 2013
Application Deadline: 23 July 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit:
The Department's objective is to spearhead global action to address violence and non-intentional injuries as major threats to public health using advocacy, data collection, trend monitoring, evaluation and dissemination of best practices in prevention. The Team's objective is to support countries to measure, describe and monitor violence as a public health problem, and to develop science-based approaches to violence prevention and services for victims and perpetrators, especially in the area of interpersonal violence.
Description of duties:
1. Assist in providing technical support and training in the development, implementation and evaluation of national and regional plans of action and programmes for preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women. Emphasis must be given to ensuring that plans and programmes include evaluation components so programme impacts are made visible to policy- and decision-makers, and so that the work will contribute to the evidence base for prevention. Partners will include national governments and regional bodies, WHO national and regional offices, other UN agencies, WHO Collaborating Centres, NGOs, research institutes and universities, and professional associations. Existing resources for this work include the manual Preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women: taking action and generating evidence, and short training courses built around it.
2. Serve as the VIP Departmental focal point for efforts to integrate WHO recommendations for preventing intimate partner and sexual violence into other agendas. These include the Clinton Global Initiative to end sexual violence against girls (an important risk factor for intimate partner and sexual violence later in life); efforts to address the overlap between sexual violence and HIV/AIDS; initiatives to change social norms and myths supportive of violence; and efforts to promote gender equality.
3. Assist in improving intimate partner and sexual violence prevention awareness and capacity in WHO HQ, Regional and Country offices, by drawing together the contributions of relevant WHO departments; convening seminars, and participating in the delivery of training courses as required.
4. Assist in marketing existing WHO materials for intimate partner and sexual violence prevention to external partners, by helping develop material for internet sites; ensuring the uptake of materials by relevant policy, practitioner and research networks; and arranging for their translation into different languages.
5. Assist in identifying potential donors and preparing funding proposals as these relate to the prevention of intimate partner and sexual violence against women, and helping prepare reports to donors as required.
6. Participate in other VIP departmental activities as required.
First university degree in public health, criminology, epidemiology or social science.
For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220.

Advanced university degree in public health, criminology, epidemiology or social science.
Sound knowledge of public health and criminological approaches to intimate partner and sexual violence against women, and of evidence-based interventions and outcome evaluation methods. Excellent writing skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Strong communications skills.

WHO competencies:
1. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
3. Producing results
At least five years of professional experience in public health- and/or criminology-oriented intimate partner and sexual violence prevention work, of which at least one year involved international-level activities. Work experience in developing and transitional countries.
Work experience with international organizations, donor and/or development agencies.
Expertise in evidence-based approaches to youth violence prevention and guideline development.
Expert knowledge of English required. Expert knowledge of French and intermediate knowledge of Spanish would be an asset.
Additional Information:
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 at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
A written test may form part of the screening process.
This Vacancy Notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56,091 at single rate
USD 72,267 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.

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