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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/DGD/FT546
Title: Senior Technical Officer, Evaluation
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 19 December 2013
Application Deadline: 15 January 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/DGD Offices under the Director-General (HQ/DGD) /
HQ/IOS Office of Internal Oversight Services (HQ/IOS)
The mission of IOS is to provide independent, objective assurance and advisory services designed to
add value and improve the Organization's operations. It helps the Organization's objectives by
bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluating and improving effectiveness of processes
for risk management, control and governance. It conducts investigations of alleged irregular activity
and is the custodian of the WHO Organization-wide evaluation function.
Description of duties:
1. Plan, conduct and report on comprehensive evaluations and performance audits in a manner to
ensure that : risks are appropriately identified and managed, with a particular focus on programmatic
matters; interaction with the various "governance" groups within the secretariat occurs as
needed; significant managerial and operating information is accurate, reliable and timely; resources
are acquired economically, used efficiently and adequately protected;programmes, plans and
objectives are achieved; quality and continuous improvements are fostered in the Organization's
programme monitoring and evaluation processes.
2. Formulate pragmatic recommendations and secure management's agrement to improve weak or problematic areas identified during assigned evaluations and performance audits.
3. Monitor the action taken and assess the adequacy of the response to the implementation of recommendations and periodically report thereon. Consult with management on implementation of recommendations.
4. Prepare guidelines and training material in support of implementing WHO's Evaluation Policy.
5. Perform any other special reviews and other tasks assigned by Coordinator, Evaluation or Director IOS.
Advanced university degree in medicine or public health.
Advanced diploma in evaluation studies or a recognized professional auditing qualification such as Certified Internal Auditor or a Doctorate (or equivalent) in social sciences or public health.
Sound knowledge of techniques for assessing programme management and evaluation, and their
application. Good analytical skills; knowledge of management principles; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; maturity of judgement, tact, integrity and discretion. Strong interpersonal skills and leadership in a multicultural, multilingual environment. Ability to apply IT technology when needed. Demonstrated technical competence in the review and evaluation of programmatic matters. Demonstrated technical competence in evaluation methodologies. Demonstrated competence in report-writing and presentation.
1. Producing results
2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Promoting innovation and organizational learning
* Essential:
At least 10 years of programme implementation and management, of which at least 5 years at an international level, at least 3 years of successful performance review or programme evaluation experience relating to issues of efficiency, effectiveness and value for money, and public health.
Work experience with WHO at the country or regional levels.
Expert knowledge of English
Intermediate knowledge of French, or another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, Sspanish, Russian).
Additional Information:
A written test may form part of the screening process.
This Vacancy Notice is published in English only.
Other similar positions may be filled from this Vacancy Notice.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$80 734 at single rate
US$86 904 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

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