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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/13/FT494
Title: Editor
Grade: P3
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 14 November 2013
Application Deadline: 5 December 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Manila, Philippines
Organization unit:
The EDT unit, under the Director, Programme Management's Office, is responsible for ensuring that all official documents and communications issued by the Regional Director and the Regional Office are in clear and appropriate standard English. It is the central and coordinating unit for all Regional Committee documentation. It is also responsible for editing and monitoring submission of mission reports, meeting reports, and other documentation produced by the Regional Office.
Description of duties:
Under the general supervision of the Senior Editor the incumbent performs the following functions:

(1) edit correspondence/reports/documents for correctness, consistency, clarity, organization, and style, and communicate with the technical units regarding needed changes;

(2) supervise the monitoring of submission and distribution of reports, minimizing delays and solving problems as necessary;

(3) provide guidance as necessary on other matters related to the use of written English in the Regional Office;

(4) keep abreast of and maintain accurate and comprehensive records of all relevant amendments and other changes issued by technical divisions; research new titles;

(5) propose editorial changes in manuscripts and clarify technical queries: keep responsible unit informed as appropriate;

(6) edit tables of contents, forewords, promotional materials, supplements, errata sheets and texts for covers as necessary;

(7) verify accuracy and quality of technical drawings and illustrations, mathematical formulae, etc.

(8) check and approve proofs; and

(9) act for the Senior Editor during his absence, and perform other related duties.
University degree in communications, development, or public health/policy or equivalent professional experience. Master's degree in Communications-related field an advantage.

Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
Excellent editing skills and familiarity with WHO terminology.
Familiarity with WHO style.
Extremely computer literate, with advanced experience in Microsoft Office applications, as well as electronic publishing, design and project management software.

1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Fostering integration and teamwork
5. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Five years experience in writing and editing (private and/or public/development sector) articles and other communications. Familiarity with public health/development sector issues as a writer and editor. Experience in ''re-write" and in clarifying and simplifying public/development sector documents written by non-native English speakers. Demonstrated body of work writing and editing articles and other communications, particularly for public sector/development organizations. Familiarity with and experience working in developing countries. Experiences in writing and editing documents for the WHO, United Nations or other multilateral development organizations is desirable.
Excellent English-speaking and writing skills, knowledge of second language helpful.
Additional Information:
This vacancy notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56 091 at single rate
USD 60 091 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 59.1 % 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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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.

Vacancy Filled

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