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Vacancy Notice No: SEAR/RO/13/FT25
Title: Regional Adviser- Research Policy and Co-Operation (RPC)
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 3 December 2013
Application Deadline: 2 January 2014 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  New Delhi, India
Organization unit: SEARO Regional Office for the South East Asia (SE/RGO) /
SE/FHR Department of Family and Research (SE/FHR)
In collaboration with member states, international organizations, NGOs and other WHO programmes, to develop, coordinate and evaluate the Region's need for development of well balanced health research systems aimed at achieving the optimum level of health in an integrated and equitable fashion.
Description of duties:
Under the overall supervision of the Director, FHR:
1. Plan and develop research promotion activities including conduct of research capacity building training workshops and evaluate research activities of the regional programme on the basis of the Regional Director's priorities and policies and ensure close co-operation with other related programme areas.
2. Ensure coordination and exchange of information on research with headquarters, other regional offices, health ministries, medical/health research councils, other organization, etc.
3. Participate with national authorities, non-government organization and international organizations to formulate regional and country health research programmes and to develop research plans and activities to implement programme activities of the department; advise the Regional Director on the identification of research priorities and action plans to meet the objectives of the Department's programme.
4. Administer support to regional and country research activities by giving advice and guidance to consultants and colleagues and on the selection of supplies and equipment essential to conduct research.
5. Mobilize extra-budgetary resources to meet the research programme needs which enhance the programme implementation.
6. Promote and coordinate research activities of international, bilateral and voluntary agencies in the delivery of research programme, advise and assist national authorities in identifying research training needs and in organizing national and regional research educational activities.
7. Promote the development of research programme by encouraging the application of appropriate research methods, ensuring collection and distribution of research information, formulating protocols and scrutinizing research proposals for funding, advising on relevance and technical aspects of their design.
8. Exercise delegated authority to approve exception to the established methodology e.g. interpret the organization's policy with respect to difficult and complex cases.
Essential: Degree in medicine from a recognized university with post graduate degree in health related subjects or public health.

Desirable: Training in management and/or public health and /or public health administration.
Functional Skills and Knowledge:
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of a wide range of research issues. Specialized knowledge of various research techniques to achieve the objectives of the programme.

1. Communicating in credible and effective way
2. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
3. Producing results
4. Fostering integration and teamwork

Other Skills (e.g. IT):
Well-versed with the MS office for day to day work.
At least 10 years of experience in the development and the implementation of health research programmes at national level including at least five years of similar professional experience in a large international organization in research related areas.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English. Knowledge of other UN official languages.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 80,734/- at single rate at single rate
USD 106,718/- with primary dependants with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 40.6 % 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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Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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