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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/HQ/FT296
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year
Date: 16 July 2013
Application Deadline: 6 August 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ Headquarters (HQ) /
HQ/HTM HIV/AIDS, TB and Neglected Tropical Diseases (HQ/HTM)
HQ/GMP Global Malaria Programme
The Global Malaria Programme's key roles are to
- set, communicate and promote the adoption of evidence-based norms, standards, policies, technical strategies and guidelines;
- keep independent score of global progress;
- develop approaches for capacity-building, systems strengthening and surveillance; and
- identify threats to malaria control and elimination as well as new opportunities for action. To achieve these objectives requires management of budgets/funds within the department.
Description of duties:
1. Develop a budget and financial planning framework for the Global Malaria Programme department (GMP);
2. Provide sound budget and financial advice to the Director GMP to support effective budget and financial decision making;
3. Regularly monitor the departmental, regional and country financial performance particularly with regard to the GMP awards, and bringing to the attention of the responsible officer of the award and/or the GMP department any deviation in agreed processes/targets;
4. Assist with the development of proposals, finalization of donor agreements with regard to financial aspects and preparation of progress and final financial reports for WHO and donors;
5. Monitor the engagement and payment of outside contractors;
6. Improve the overall efficiency of the department budget and financial recording by using and promoting effective planning, practices, methods and tools;
7. Provide assistance, advice and guidance in the elaboration of the GMP working budgets, preparing financial estimates for areas of work and components and budgeting activities in relation to the Biennal Programme and Budget;
8. Serve as focal point for GSM to Prepare and update workplans, and traine/guide staff as necessary;
9. Oversee with the team coordinators, monitoring and reporting on donor's contributions, maintaining related databases, consolidating financial reports in line with donor's specific requirements;
9. Ensure departmental compliance with all organizational requirements for budget, financial and associated work;
10. Ensure regular participation to team and management meetings, using the opportunity to provide regular financial budgets advices, guidance and updates;
11. Supervise finance and procurement staff within the department.
University degree in business administration, accounting, economics or related field.(for WHO staff, see e-manual III 4.1, para 220).
Technical degree in business, finance or related field.
Ability to perform budget and financial analysis, prepare financial reports and monitor programme finances and budgets; ability to interpret financial rules and regulations in a programmatic context, work with minimum supervision or independently; ability to plan, coordinate, collect and analyse work inputs from several sources; advanced knowledge of WHO financial rules and regulations; knowledge of WHO Result Based Budgeting framework and operational planning. Proficiency in GSM budget and financial modules is essential.
WHO Competencies:
1. Ensuring the effective use of resources
2. Producing results
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Communicating in a credible and effective way
5. Fostering integration and teamwork.
Progressively responsible professional experience (at least five years) in financial management and budget management of programme at national or international level. At least two years of this experience must be at an international level. Experience and proficiency in working with partners in a multi-cultural environment.
Experience with UN or other international or multinational organizations. Experience of WHO
system and rules would be an asset. Experience of working in relation with partners in developing countries would be an asset. Proven experience in client service orientation.
Expert knowledge of English or French with intermediate knowledge of the other.
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. 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.
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.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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