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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: EURO/13/TASR56
Title: National Professional Officer, Road Safety (RUS)
Grade: NO-A
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  to end 2014 (project funded, see (1) Additional Information below)
Date: 27 November 2013
Application Deadline: 11 December 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Moscow, Russian Federation
Organization unit:
Violence and Injury Prevention
Road traffic injuries are a leading cause of death, killing nearly 1.3 million people annually, with approximately 90% of these deaths occur in low and middle-income countries. The Saving lives through road traffic injury prevention project will provide funds to ten countries over the next two years to implement and evaluate interventions that are in line with those recommended in the World report on road traffic injury prevention published by WHO and the World Bank in 2004 and endorsed by both United National General Assembly and World Health Assembly resolutions.

Nearly 27000 people lose their lives on Russian roads every year. The Saving lives through road traffic injury prevention project will implement effective interventions through a multisectoral partnership aimed at reducing the high road traffic injury fatality rate as well as by building capacity and raising awareness. Efforts in Russia will focus on risk factors such as seat-belt, child restraint and speed control as well as the improvement of trauma care.

Purpose of the Post:
To assist the Project Coordinator with implementation of the Saving lives through road traffic injury prevention project in the Russian Federation within the approved workplan for saving lives through road traffic injury prevention at a country level, in collaboration with government, academic and research institutes, consortium partners, nongovernmental organizations and other relevant stakeholders.
Description of duties:
Specific duties include:
  1. Liaise with pilot regions project implementation teams to communicate the necessary information for effective implementation of the road safety project.
  2. Assist with development of terms of reference and budgets for social marketing and media campaigns on selected risk factors for road traffic injury and deaths in the pilot regions, supervision of implementation and timely delivery of high quality reports, evaluation of the outcomes.
  3. Contribute to development of high quality information products, social marketing research tools for qualitative and quantitative studies, media actions in the pilot regions within the Saving lives through road traffic injury prevention project scope and annual workplan.
  4. Assist in development of terms of reference and contractual documentation for other activities within the Saving lives through road traffic injury prevention project country workplan as required, support their implementation and delivery of planned outcomes.
  5. Supervise the national public website of the project, liaise with relevant units at WHO Regional Office for Europe, Headquarters and the Consortium partners, monitor the quality of information to be included in the website on all major activities of the project.
  6. Assist in organization of the project partners meetings, training workshops and draft monthly written reports on the progress for the WR and headquarters.
  7. Assist to conduct and supervise relevant administrative activities to ensure successful project implementation and timely delivery of high quality outputs.
  8. Participate in monitoring of the planned activities in the pilot region through monitoring missions and liaising with regional counterparts.
  9. Assist with drafting technical and financial quarterly reports for the donor, partners and other stakeholders.
  10. Assist to develop locally specific advocacy and training material for the project.
  11. Participate and assist with other road safety related meetings and activities at the country or regional level as required.
  12. Perform other related duties as may be required by the Project Coordinator, Programme Manager Violence Prevention and WHO Representative.
Essential: University degree in social sciences or medicine.
Desirable: Training on aspects of road safety, social marketing and trauma prevention. Knowledge of personality psychology and social research methods.
Functional Skills and Knowledge:
: Ability to work effectively with government officials as well as with national and international organizations. Computer literacy: knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications and Internet usage.
Desirable:Knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems.

Competencies: see WHO Global Competencies model at
  1. Producing Results: Produces and delivers quality results. Is action oriented and committed to achieving outcomes; demonstrates a systematic and efficient approach to work. Excellent organizational and managerial skills. Ability to plan, monitor and implement projects.
  2. Moving forward in a changing environment: Is open to and proposes new approaches and ideas. Adapts and responds positively to change.
  3. Communicating in a credible and effective way: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
  4. Knowing and managing yourself: Manages ambiguity and pressure in a self-reflective way. Uses criticism as a development opportunity. Seeks opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth. Ability to act independently and exercise mature judgment. Ability to work under pressure.
Essential: Two years experience of implementing activities in road traffic injury prevention or injury prevention. Experience in implementing and monitoring projects.
Desirable: Experience in development of advocacy materials. Teaching and training experience, including development of training programmes. Familiarity with the UN system, in general, and the WHO system, in particular. Experience in communication / social marketing.
Essential: Native Russian speaker with a very good knowledge of written and spoken English.
Additional Information:
(1) Extension of appointment is subject to a) satisfactory performance, b) continued need for the function, and c) availability of funds.

Similar positions at the same grade may be filled using this vacancy notice.

WHO has an on-line recruitment system, therefore ONLY applications submitted on-line at will be accepted.

This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, we only accept applications from nationals of the Russian Federation.

All on-line applications are automatically acknowledged. If you do not receive an e-mail within 24 hours confirming receipt of your application, you should verify your on-line profile. In case of repeated difficulties, contact by e-mail indicating the vacancy title and number in the subject line.

A written test may be used as a screening tool. Long-listed candidates may be contacted to sit a written test or presentation prior to final short-listing. This does not preclude a written test or presentation as part of the final selection procedure.
Monthly salary: (Net of tax)
Russian Rouble 106132 at single rate
according toUN salary scale in effect with primary dependants

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