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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/14/SPR/TA44
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year
Date: 16 May 2014
Application Deadline: 29 May 2014 Vacancy declared unsuccessful
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/HSI - Health Statistics and Information Systems (HQ/HSI) /
HQ/RME Results Monitoring and Evaluation (HQ/RME)
Based within the Department of Health Statistics and Information Systems, the Results Monitoring and Evaluation team leads the work on strengthening, monitoring, evaluation, and review of national health strategies as the basis for results and accountability. This includes: (i) Development and promotion of standards, tools, methodologies to improve the availability, quality and analysis of health data; (ii) promoting and supporting strengthening of country led monitoring and evaluation platforms, as the basis for better results and accountability; (iii) establishing a global network of technical expertise, involving national, regional and international institutes to support the scale up and strengthening of monitoring and evaluation tools and standards; (iv) promoting and facilitating better harmonization of M&E activities of country and global partners.
Description of duties:
Responsibilities include:
1. In close collaboration with The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (the Global Fund) and GAVI Alliance (GAVI), coordinate the establishment and management of a preferred pool of national, regional and international Service Providers (individuals or entities) to provide a range of technical services relating to improving the availability, quality and analysis of data used in programme and health sector reviews. This will include supporting the evaluation of proposals based on standard criteria, matching the selected service providers to country requests and following up as appropriate, liaising with WHO country offices and national counterparts to identify specific technical needs, and monitoring and reporting on implementation of services as required.
2. In close collaboration with team members, WHO regional and country offices and partners, support the scaling-up and institutionalization of the WHO data quality and service readiness tools and methodologies, and related partner tools. This will involve: (i) planning, coordination and facilitation of multi-country and selected country capacity building workshops involving selected service providers/consultants, and national ministries of health, on the use of tools and methods for assessing and strengthening data quality , service readiness, and analytical reviews; (ii) supporting the development of technical training materials and related resources;
3. Working closely with Coordinator RME, assist in the coordination of the IHP+ monitoring and evaluation working group, compiling information and preparing draft communication materials in advance of monthly teleconference and meetings; supporting the documentation of country experiences in monitoring and evaluation practices, to identify implementation best practices and maintaining and coordinating the monitoring and evaluation community platform site, ensuring current and up to date information and materials are available and accessible by global regional and country counterparts.
4. Assist with the technical preparation and logistics of technical meetings and events relating to strengthening results measurement and accountability. This will involve collaborating with other departments and teams in WHO to identify needs in terms of core indicators and reporting requirements, reviewing country case studies and assisting in the development of a draft guidance documents and reports.
5. Perform any other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor.
Advanced university degree in public health, epidemiology or statistics.
*For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220.
Excellent project management skills and the ability to multi-task, identify and solve problems. Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work with senior officials and adapt to multi-cultural environments. Good knowledge of statistical methods and tools and software (e.g SPSS, Stata, CSPRO.) Excellent communication skills, with ability to write in a clear and concise manner, and to present factual information. Proven ability to work with senior officials in the ministries of health and to adapt to multi-cultural environments.

WHO Competencies:
Communicating in a credible and effective way
Producing results
Fostering integration and teamwork
Minimum 5 years practical work experience in international public health relevant to the responsibilities of the position. Demonstrated project management and networking experience. Demonstrated practical experience working with countries in the application of monitoring and evaluation tools and methodologies and health information systems.
Experience with the UN and /or international and/or national public health institutes.
Expert knowledge of English required.
Intermediate knowledge of French desirable.
Additional Information:
A written test may be used for screening purposes.

Other similar positions at the same grade level may be filled from this vacancy notice.

This vacancy is published in English only.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56198 at single rate
USD 60205 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 declared unsuccessful

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