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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/TASR5
Title: Technical Officer (Equity, Gender, Human Rights and Ageing)
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 19 February 2014
Application Deadline: 12 March 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Manila, Philippines
Organization unit: WP/HCF Health Care Financing (WP/HCF)
To address the underlying social determinants of health through policies and programmes that enhances health equity and integrates pro-poor, gender-responsive, and human rights-based approaches.
Description of duties:
Under the guidance and supervision of the Technical Officer (Health in Development) and the Director, Health Sector Development, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

1. To advocate equity-focused, gender-responsive and human rights-based approaches to public health in WHO Western Pacific Region countries and among WHO staff, including development of related tools and advocacy materials.

2. To support Members States in understanding and mainstreaming social determinants, equity, gender, human rights related issues in health policies, programmes and actions and support capacity building including training and inter-country meetings.

3. To support to Member States in designing, implementing and monitoring policies, programmes and actions on ageing and health.

4. To facilitate and conduct research and develop tools and advocacy material on social determinants, equity, gender, human rights, and ageing and health-related issues, including maintain webpages and databases and document regional experiences and practices.

5. To support the implementation of the social determinants, equity, gender, human rights, and ageing and health workplan in the Regional Office, including planning, reporting and other programme management tasks, and giving advice to WHO Country Offices on integration of social determinants, equity, gender, human rights, and ageing and health-related issues in WHO workplans.

6. To build partnerships and networks, liaise with other WHO Offices and HQ to support joint initiatives and support resource mobilization at regional and country levels.
University degree in one of the following or related fields: social sciences, health sciences, economics, law, development, public health. Advanced university degree in a relevant field and training in public health, gender, equity, and human rights are an advantage.
Broad expertise in mainstreaming gender, equity, human rights, social determinants, and experience in public health strategic planning as well as in ageing and health.
Ability to adapt and apply the general concepts on ageing, gender, equity, human rights and social determinants to country contexts.
Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills.
Integrity, tact, discretion and sensitivity to cultural differences
Good negotiation, c.ommunication and advocacy skills.
Proficient in standard MS Office software applications.
Presentation skills.

1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Knowing and managing yourself
4. Moving forward in a changing environment
5. Fostering integration and teamwork
At least five years' experience, of which some should be at the international level in public health, social sciences, law, economics, gender, human rights or related field. With broad experience in mainstreaming gender, equity, human rights and other cross-cutting issues is preferred.
Written and spoken fluency in English is essential. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.
Additional Information:
This vacancy notice is published in English only. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56 198 at single rate
USD 60 205 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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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.

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