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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/13/TASR37
Title: Technical Officer TOB
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  Six (06) months
Date: 13 August 2013
Application Deadline: 10 September 2013 Vacancy Notice Status in Review
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/HPR - Health Promotion (AF/HPR)
To provide technical support in strengthening and implementing effective tobacco control interventions and comprehensive implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).
Description of duties:
The incumbent will undertake the following assigned duties:
 Support workshops on various areas of economics of tobacco and taxation to government officials, academia, civil society and WHO country office staff in selected countries (Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritania, Uganda and Zambia) in the Region.

 Provide technical assistance on tobacco economics and taxations issues to government officials including Ministry of Finance technocrats and Ministry of Health (MoH) officials from selected countries in the Region, regional and sub-regional intergovernmental organisations including the East African Community and the Economic Community of West African States (UEMOA).

Support the strengthening of South-to-South cooperation in the area of tobacco taxation including health and economic cost studies. This will include working with the Center for Tobacco Control in Africa (CTCA).

Assist the Regional Advisor for Tobacco Control in AFRO, and the Senior Project Officer in the process of engagement with Ministries of Finance.

Provide regular progress reports on the tobacco tax related technical issues and activities.
Essential: University Degree in economics or public finance.

Desirable: Masters or equivalent university degree in economics of public finance. .
Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to work effectively in a team
Ability to motivate, guide and develop other capacities at national level
Ability to carry out advocacy and communicate tobacco control messages.
Essential: At least 5 years of experience teaching or working in the area of economics of tobacco. Knowledge and experience in tobacco taxes, their administration and application; and working on indirect tax policies in government or academia.

Desirable: Experience in working in countries in Africa is an asset.
Experience in teaching or working in the area of tobacco taxation or indirect taxes.

Excellent knowledge of English.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 56,091 at single rate
US$ 60,091 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 32.2 % 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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