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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/HQ/TA100
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year
Date: 27 September 2013
Application Deadline: 18 October 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ Headquarters (HQ) /
HQ/HTM HIV/AIDS, TB and Neglected Tropical Diseases (HQ/HTM)
HQ/TBP Stop TB Partnership Secretariat
The objective of the Stop TB Partnership Secretariat (TBP), housed by the World Health Organization is to provide strategic, logistical and practical support to partners to realize the goal of elimination of TB as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB. The mission of TBP is to ensure that partners will enable every TB patient to access to effective diagnosis, treatment, and cure. This includes activities through partners and working groups to stop the transmission of TB; to reduce the inequitable social and economic toll of TB; and to develop and implement new preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic tools and strategies to stop TB.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of the Team Leader, Strategic Planning, Advocacy, and Communication:
- develop advocacy strategies and tactics for engaging high priority targets in order to mobilize resources, increase political will, and build champions for TB;
- prepare funding proposals, and manage existing advocacy grants;
- initiate analytic work, draft targeted advocacy briefs and organize advocacy events as needed;
- support the Stop TB Partnership Secretariat's role (coordinate, catalyze, facilitate) by building the advocacy engagement within the various components of the TB advocacy architecture.
University degree in development studies, political science, international relations, communication, or equivalent field. *For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220.
Advanced training in advocacy, communication, public relations or marketing.
Excellent writing ability and presentation skills. Demonstrated networking ability, proven resource mobilization and diplomatic skills. Ability to develop, analyze and evaluate proposals, strategies and donor funding policies. Strong knowledge of public health, global health financing landscape, and TB issues an advantage. High degree of computer proficiency (e.g. Office Suite etc).
WHO Competencies:
1. Moving forward in a changing environment
2. Fostering integration and teamwork
3. Producing results
4. Communicating in a credible and effective way.
At least five years experience in global health of which at least 3 must be directly related to work on advocacy for global health / social justice issues. Experience working for an advocacy organization /
NGO on political advocacy issues and strategy development. Demonstrable experience in developing and executing advocacy approaches for resource mobilization at international level and/or country level (with preference for BRICS country examples). This should involve awareness of high-impact advocacy channels (e.g. using media, PR etc.) and use of innovative approaches. Experience working with international health partnerships.
Experience working for an advocacy organization / NGO on political advocacy issues and strategy development related to TB and/or TB/HIV. Experience working on health related advocacy in the EU and/or BRICS countries.
Expert knowledge of English required. Intermediate knowledge of French 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. 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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