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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/HQ/FT382
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P2
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 12 September 2013
Application Deadline: 3 October 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit:
The Department of Country Cooperation and Collaboration with the United Nations System (CCU) responds to the need for implementing the WHO reforms, and enhances WHO's performance at country level, as well as improves engagement with the United Nations System. CCU specifically leads, advocates and guides development and renewal of WHO country focus and its implementation; coordinates and collaborates with the United Nations System in identifying country needs and priorities, as well as allocation of resources; improves global health governance, anchoring health within the global development agenda including through direct interaction with all key decision-making bodies at United Nations System. CCU also works to strengthen WHO's country presence ensuring that WHO's work is closely aligned with the needs and circumstances of individual countries. CCU advocates for, facilitates and assesses the implementation of the renewed WHO country focus. The nature of CCU's work is that of facilitator, broker and catalyst. The Department works in permanent dialogue with all regional and country offices.
Description of duties:
Support and participate in the conduct and dissemination of studies/surveys carried out by CCU.
Assist in providing research and analytical support in relation to country focus, to senior members of the Department.
Support the design and development of induction materials with the relevant counterparts as well as in monitoring their implementation.
Organize and participate in meetings, prepare reports and other documents relating to CCU programmatic areas.
Contribute to the preparation and development of communication and advocacy materials related to CCU.
Maintain CCU's intranet and internet pages ensuring regular updates.
Perform other duties as required and instructed.
University degree in international relations, economics, political/social sciences, or development studies.*
* (For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, par 220)

Post-graduate degree in public health, health administration, international relations or development studies.

Excellent research and analytical skills in the fields of policies and strategies formulation and evaluation.
Excellent writing skills in English to contribute to written reports/documents by other senior professional staff and to identify critical issues and prepare a variety of documents, briefing materials.
Excellent organizational and coordination skills.
Good communication (oral/written) and inter-personal skills.
Ability to work in a team and contribute to a team effort.
Computer literacy in standard office applications, share points and modern communication methods.

WHO Competencies:
1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Fostering integration and teamwork.
At least three years' experience in a similar field.

Experience in WHO or other UN agencies.
Expert knowledge of English and intermediate knowledge of French are required.
Additional Information:
Other similiar 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 46730 at single rate
USD 49821 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

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
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.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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