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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/HQ/FT191
Title: Coordinator
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 16 April 2014
Application Deadline: 1 May 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ Headquarters (HQ) /
HQ/DGO Director-General's Office (HQ/DGO)
HQ CCU - Country Cooperation & Collaboration with UN System
The Department of Country Cooperation and Collaboration with the UN System (CCU) responds to the need for implementing the WHO reforms, and enhances WHO's performance at country level, as well as improves engagement with the UN System. CCU specifically leads, advocates and guides development and renewal of WHO country focus and its implementation; coordinates and collaborates with the UN System in identifying country needs and priorities, as well as allocation of resources; improves global health governance, anchoring health within the global development agenda including through direct interaction with all key decision-making bodies in the UN System. CCU also works to strengthen WHO's country presence ensuring that WHO's work is closely aligned with the needs and circumstances of individual countries. CCU advocates for, facilitates and assesses the implementation of the renewed WHO country focus. The nature of CCU's work is that of facilitator, broker and catalyst. The Department works in permanent dialogue with all Regional and Country Offices.
Description of duties:
1. Keep abreast, review and advise on the policies and strategies associated with the main platforms and mechanisms of collaboration with the UN system, such as the United Nations System Chief Executive Board (CEB), the United Nations High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP), the United Nations High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM), and the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) and its subsidiary bodies.
2. To monitor and analyze the developments of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and advise on its implications for WHO.
3. Monitor WHO's preparation for, and attendance at the UN General Assembly, with special attention to supporting Senior Management involvement, identifying opportunities and implications for promoting health in the larger UN agenda.
4. Produce periodic updates and proposed guidance for Regional and Country Offices on the development of UN collaboration.
5. Follow up, monitor and provide inputs into the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) process and its implications for WHO.
6. Coordinate the database of agreements and cooperation initiatives with individual UN Organizations.
7. Support other technical units at HQ and in the Regional Offices in their interaction with UN collaboration mechanisms.

Among the main achievements of the post are:
a) Produce an annual report on the collaboration of WHO with UN agencies for submission to the World Health Assembly;
b) Analyze and formulate recommendations to Director, CCU and Senior Management on UN coherence and coordination policies and strategies;
c) Prepare the briefings for the participation of Director, CCU and Senior Management in ECOSOC, HLCP, UNDG and CEB;
d) Regularly update guidance to country offices on the framework of collaboration with the UN;
e) Maintain a repository of information of WHO cooperation with Individual UN Organizations.
Advanced degree from a recognized university or equivalent institution in social, political, or economic sciences, international relations or diplomacy.
Formal studies in one or more of the WHO official languages.
Ability to analyze and draft complex documents and communications, to speak publicly and to assure creative and positive relations. Ability to work independently, within a team environment. Computer literacy.

WHO Competencies
1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Promoting WHO's position in health leadership
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
* Essential:
At least 10 years' experience dealing with the work of the UN and interagency collaboration, including a) relevant work at senior level, and b) at least 5 years' experience in the area of WHO's interaction with UN Organizations.
Experience in, or knowledge of the UN System mechanisms, rules and regulations, coordination and implementation of development programmes.
Expert knowledge of English and French.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
This Vacancy Notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$80887 at single rate
US$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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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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