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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/14/HSE/TA45
Title: Project Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  12 months
Date: 9 May 2014
Application Deadline: 30 May 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/HSE Health Security and Environment (HQ/HSE) /
HQ/HEA HSE ADGO Office of the Assistant DG (HQ/HEA)
The Health Security (HSE) Cluster envisions a world where the collective vulnerability to public
health risks is effectively managed at the national and international levels, through global
cooperation, transparency, and accountability between countries. The public health risks on which the cluster focuses are natural, accidental, or deliberate exposures to infectious disease agents in
humans, animals, and insect vectors. WHO's Member States have adopted the International Health
Regulations (IHR) (2005) as a public health convention "to prevent, protect against, control and provide a
public health response to the international spread of disease in ways that commensurate with and
restricted to public health risks, and which avoid unnecessary interference with international traffic
and trade". Under the IHR (2005) WHO Member States commit themselves to develop core
capacities to prevent, detect and respond to public health events, and charge WHO to develop
mechanisms to prepare for and contain the international spread of such events should they occur.
The IHR (2005) serves as the core framework within which the cluster works with Member States
and partners.
Description of duties:
1. Develop project work plans for development of the global action plan for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), and for specific activities within the overall programme.
2. Conduct project implementation, monitoring and reporting.
3. Provide technical and logistical support for planning, communicating, convening and documenting technical and strategic consultations with stakeholders for the development of a global action plan to tackle AMR.
4. Develop work plans and budgets for AMR activities across WHO to contribute to Governing Body requirements including Programme Budgets for 2014-15, 2016-17.
5. Project management of external contracts (APWs, consultant contracts), including liaison with contractors, and monitoring performance and reporting.
6. Ensure development and timely submission of technical and financial reports to advisory group and governing bodies.
* Essential:
A first level university degree in business administration, management, public health or social sciences.
(For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220).
Demonstrated knowledge of programme management principles, administrative and financial
practices and their application within WHO. The incumbent must have the ability to independently
manage multiple projects concurrently and exercise sound judgement. Excellent organizational,
analytical, financial, management and evaluation skills. Proven ability to establish and maintain
good interpersonal working relations and to work with competing priorities under pressure.
*1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
*2. Producing results
*3. Fostering integration and teamwork
4. Moving forward in a changing environment
5. Knowing and managing yourself
At least 5 years professional work experience at national and international level in administration
and project management in the fields of public health and/or international development. Relevant
work experience in an international organization.
Expert knowledge of English.
Expert 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)
US$56 198 pa at single rate
US$60 377 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

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

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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