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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/HDS/TA108
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P2
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  9 months
Date: 18 October 2013
Application Deadline: 7 November 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit:
The Health System Governance, Policy and Aid Effectiveness (HGS) unit mission is to enable Member States to improve equity in health, access, coverage and quality of health services through the development, implementation and monitoring amp; evaluation of robust National Health Policies, Strategies and Plans. This is done through policy dialogue informed by sound evidence, systematic learning and capacity building. The main functions of the HGS unit are to provide global leadership and strategic direction for WHO in relation to strengthening of national health policies strategies and plans, health systems governance and aid effectiveness.
Description of duties:
For the unit partnership programmes:
- Undertakes defined project management tasks, including information management and coordination of activities, and contributes to the organization of visibility actions, monitoring, and financial and
narrative reporting;
- Supports consultant contracting management processes;
- Assures information sharing with other components of the programmes and across different WHO levels involved in the programmes;
- Undertakes the programmes' financial management, including budget planning and budget execution monitoring;
- Contributes to the various databases developed by the unit;
- Provides updates to the partnership programmes' webpage for the analytical-conceptual work of the HGS team ;
- Contributes to the conceptual work of the HGS team, particularly as to gathering, analyzing, synthesizing and disseminating country evidence relating to good practice on governance and National Health Planning / Policy Dialogue / Aid Effectiveness;
- Contributes to the organization and facilitation of training and capacity building measures as well as inter-country exchange workshops;
- Provides updates to the NHPSP webpage.
Achievement activities include:
- Compile program reports, acquire and share information with technical teams and regional and country offices on programmes' activities;
- Raise visibility of the partnership programmes;
- Compile technical documents and discussion papers.
* Essential
University degree in medicines, health management, health economics, or political/social sciences
For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220
Post-graduate degree in one of the above mentioned areas.
Sound knowledge of health systems governance, national planning process and aid effectiveness in
the health sector. Analytical and writing skills to identify critical issues and prepare a variety of
documents and briefing materials. Good communication skills, both oral and written.
Organizational and coordination skills. Ability to work within and contribute to a team.


*1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
*2. Producing results
*3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Fostering integration and teamwork
* Essential
Two years' experience in a relevant field.
Experience in WHO or other UN agencies. Experience with NGOs and bilateral agencies.
Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of French desirable.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this Vacancy Notice. This vacancy is published in English only.

Priority will be given to internal candidates.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
$46730 pa at single rate
$49821 pa 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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