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Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/13/FT381
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P2
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 12 September 2013
Application Deadline: 3 October 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Suva, Fiji
Organization unit: WP_FJI Fiji (WP_FJI) /
WP_FJ4 Director, Building Healthy Communities & Populations (WP_FJ4)
Noncommunicable Diseases
To promote WHO's health leadership role in the Pacific islands and areas, ensuring that health is at the top of the development agenda, with the aim to improve and protect the health of the Pacific island people through collective regional efforts.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of the Coordinator, Noncommunicable Diseases/Health Promotion (NCD/HPR), the incumbent will:
1. Provide technical support including capacity building to the Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) and Health Promotion units for the implementation of national activities in support of the WHO Regional Action Plan on NCD, Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) and Tobacco Free Initiatives;
2. Support countries in implementing effective interventions to reduce tobacco use and protect people from second-hand smoke exposure through tobacco-free settings and Blue Ribbon programme;
3. Facilitate and provide support for work on social determinants of health and interventions through healthy settings and in particular health promoting schools, communities and urban places;
4. Carry out background research and analysis for development of documents and other materials;
5. Support regular communication and coordination among the offices of the Division for Pacfic Technical Support and external communications with donors and others;
6. Support preparations for policy-level meetings prepared by the WHO Representative's Office, South Pacific/Division for Pacific Technical Support (WRSP/DPS), including document preparation and drafting or organizing the drafting of reports from the meetings;
7. Perform other duties as required.
University degree in a health related field is essential. Advanced university degree in public health is desirable.
1) Strong research, writing and analytical skills;
2) Negotiation and representational skills which allow coming to a common understanding of complex issues;
3) Ability to establish harmonious working relationship as part of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, and maintain a high standard of professional and personal conduct.

Proficiency in standard MS Office software applications.

1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Knowing and managing yourself
4. Moving forward in a changing environment
At least two years' relevant experience working in public health at international level is essential. Experience in health policy is desirable. Relevant work experience in WHO or in the UN system is an advantage. Experience with nongovernmental and bilateral agencies is a plus.
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.
Additional Information:
This vacancy notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD46 730 at single rate
USD49 821 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 41 % 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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