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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/14/NMH/FT163
Title: Coordinator
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 1 April 2014
Application Deadline: 22 April 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit:
HQ/DAR Disability and Rehabilitation
The Department's objective is to prevent violence and unintentional injuries, promote safety and enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. To do so it uses advocacy, data collection, trend monitoring, evaluation and dissemination of good practices. The Disability and Rehabilitation (DAR) team works to: raise awareness about the magnitude and consequences of disability; facilitate data collection and analyse or disseminate disability-related data and information; support, promote and strengthen health and rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities and their families; promote Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR); promote the development, production, distribution and servicing of assistive technology; support the development, implementation, measuring and monitoring of policies to improve the rights and opportunities for people with disabilities; build capacity among health and rehabilitation policy makers and service providers; foster multisectoral networks and partnerships.
Description of duties:
Within the broader strategic goals of the Injuries and Violence Prevention (VIP) department the incumbent will:

1. Coordinate implementation of the WHO global disability action plan 2014-2021: Better health for all people with disabilities.
2. Coordinate, plan, manage and monitor the work programme, priorities and activities of the Disability and Rehabilitation team.
3. Coordinate the disability component of WHO activities.
4. Contribute to the establishment and evaluation of country-, regional-, and global-level activities on disability and rehabilitation.
5. Coordinate activities aimed at increasing the profile of WHO's work on disability and rehabilitation.
6. Coordinate and participate in the development and release of scientific publications and guidelines on disability.
7. Participate in and promote partnerships with nongovernmental organizations, other interested agencies and institutions.
8. Collaborate in the overall strategic planning of the department and cluster.
9. Collaborate internally and with regional and country offices in developing effective technical cooperation with Member States in the field of disability and rehabilitation.
Advanced university degree in medicine or social sciences with specialization in Public Health or in Rehabilitation or Disability.

Training in epidemiology and/or management.
Excellent knowledge on the management of disability and medical rehabilitation programmes at both operational and strategic levels.
Excellent advisory capacity, project management skills and ability to formulate clear technical proposals.
Leadership and management skills.
Knowledge of office software applications.

WHO Competencies:
1. Creating an empowering and motivating environment
2. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
3. Promoting innovation and organizational learning
4. Producing results.
At least 10 years of experience in disability and rehabilitation programmes, five of which as manager.
At least three years of international experience.

Working experience in low and middle income countries.
Personal experience with disability.
Working experience with disabled people's organizations.
Scientific publications.
Expert knowledge of English.

Intermediate knowledge of French.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this Vacancy Notice. This vacancy is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 80887 at single rate
USD 87069 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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Vacancy Filled

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