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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/14/FT20
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P2
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 21 January 2014
Application Deadline: 11 February 2014 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Honiara, Solomon Islands
Organization unit: WP_SLB Solomon Islands (WP_SLB) /
WP_SB2 Administration (WP_SB2)
The objective of the programme is to promote technical cooperation, stimulate interest and coordinate support towards health development, based on global and regional strategies and WHO guidelines. The objective of the unit is to provide advice on programme and managerial problems encountered in project execution, and administrative support involved in day-to-day running of the WHO office.
Description of duties:
1) Assesses project proposals, analyzing viability of design including resource considerations and alignment with WHO country programme objectives;
2) Acquires information and perspectives from government officials and institutional counterparts on operational matters creating relationships of trust and understanding that underpin effective coordination and collaboration;
3) Assists programme delivery excellence by delivering timely administrative support, advice and assistance to programme and administrative teams and colleagues on financial, human resource and infrastructure regulations and procedures;
4) Achievement activities include: Provides M&E support to the WR, drafts project documents and biannual budgetary estimates, provides authoritative advice to project staff on financial, human resources and logistical rules and regulations, performs administrative tasks supporting hiring of short-term and support staff, training of local staff, and coordinates with national authorities on staff related administrative matters;
5) Any other responsibilities and tasks assigned by the WR.
University degree in public or business administration or a related field, or equivalent in training and self-study (as per definition of the ICSC Master Standard for Classification of Professional Posts Glossary). Qualifications in management or health services administration is an asset.
Sound knowledge of technical programmes management and administration, administrative skills. Specialized knowledge of WHO administrative and financial rules, procedures and practices an asset. Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct. Knowledge of standard office software applications and/or training in Oracle-based or other ERP systems. Work requires the use of word processing or other software packages and standard office equipment, spreadsheet, and e-mail.

1. Producing results
2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
3. Creating an empowering and motivating environment
4. Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond
5. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
At least two years experience at international level in programme management and administration
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
Additional Information:
This vacancy notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 46 730 at single rate
USD 49 821 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 65.1 % 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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Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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