SCIENTIST (IARC/14/FT337)

25 May 2016
 
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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/14/FT337
 
Title: Scientist
 
Grade: P3
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Two years - Extra-budgetary position established for a limited duration of two years. Any extension subject to availability of extra-budgetary funding.
 
Date: 2 July 2014
 
Application Deadline: 1 August 2014 Vacancy Filled
 
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
 
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Cancer Surveillance (CSU)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The Cancer Surveillance Section (CSU) at IARC is responsible for the collection, estimation, dissemination and interpretation of the key indicators that describe the cancer burden at the global, regional and national level. In order to achieve this objective, CSU Section works closely with and provides support to cancer registries around the world and, in particular, seeks to advocate and capacity-build population-based cancer registration in low- and medium-income countries (LMIC). The IARC-led multi-agency Global Initiative for Cancer Registry Development in Low and Middle Income Countries (GICR) was launched in 2011 to establish effective mechanisms to expand the coverage and quality of data from population-based cancer registries (PBCR) in LMIC and attain a global fund for such activities. Coordinated by IARC in collaboration with our GICR Partners and with designated local Principal Investigators in each Hub, the objective of the IARC Regional Hubs is to provide the necessary support, training, research capacity and advocacy tools to assist in a sustainable expansion of high-quality PBCR within defined Hub regions.
Four IARC Regional Hubs for Cancer Registration are now operational, including Hubs in Mumbai, India covering the countries of Southern, Central and Eastern Asia and in Izmir, Turkey covering Central & Western Asia and Northern Africa. The African Cancer Registry Network (AFCRN) has partnered with IARC to develop a Regional Hub covering sub-Saharan Africa countries, while in a similar vein; a Regional Network Hub for Latin America has been established recently with the Coordinating Centre located in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Hub will harness the expertise among cancer registries in other Latin American countries to act as Contributing Centres. Two further Hubs to assist registration developments in the Caribbean and Pacific Islands respectively are being planned and will be operational in 2014.
Description of duties:
The incumbent is expected to:

1. Liaise regularly with the Supervisor and Principal Investigators of the IARC Regional Hubs for Cancer Registration in planning and executing activities within the Hub regions;

2. Provide the necessary advice, support and collaboration to cancer registries within the Hub regions including, where applicable, site visits to Registries and the preparation of status reports with recommendations;

3. Collaborate with cancer registries in support of dissemination of their data via registry reports and research articles including interpretation of local quality issues, epidemiological insights and prospects for cancer control.

4. Attend partner meetings as appropriate, including the IARC Regional Hub Steering Group responsible for advising on cross-platform Hub activities worldwide and preparing technical reports;

5. Develop and assess the educational and training activities within the Hubs and at IARC;

6. Contribute to data collection, quality improvement and statistical analyses of cancer registry data as part of the remit of the CIN Section;

7. Prepare and write scientific manuscripts, articles and reports based on on-going Hub and related activities as part of the remit of the CIN Section;

8. Contribute to the development, coordination and writing of grant applications in relevant areas with a view to attracting research funding from competitive sources;

9. Identify measures of, and assess progress in individual Regional Hubs, taking corrective action, where necessary;

10. Perform any other related duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
MD or Ph.D. in epidemiology, or in biostatistics, or the equivalent.
Skills:
Excellent knowledge of cancer registration and the role of cancer registries in cancer control.
Excellent knowledge of cancer epidemiology.
Excellent communication skills and proven teaching abilities.
Proven ability to write grant applications.
High capacity to manage workload, set priorities and liase with multiple partners across activities.
Ability to allocate work to others and follow up activities.
Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team and to adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.

Required WHO competencies:
Ability to:
- Communicate in a credible and effective way.
- Produce high-quality results and workable solutions that meet client needs.
- Respect and promote individual and cultural differences.
Experience:
Essential: At least five years' experience in cancer registration activities and cancer epidemiological research, including experience in an international environment. Proven track record in leading on cancer registration activities, and knowledge of the challenges of registration in low and middle income countries. Proven track record in cancer research inclding cancer epidemiology research.

Desirable: Supervisory experience. Evidence of coordination role in multi-partner studies and/or networks. Knowledge of CanReg software.
Languages:
Fluent in English and Spanish.Preferably also a working knowledge of French.
Additional Information:
Please note that a list of publications is compulsory. To add this list, please go to your profile under additional documents. Candidates called for interview may be expected to give a seminar.
IARC/WHO OFFERS AN ATTRACTIVE COMPENSATION PACKAGE INCLUDING AN ANNUAL NET SALARY (SUBJECT TO MANDATORY DEDUCTIONS FOR PENSION CONTRIBUTIONS AND HEALTH INSURANCE), DEPENDENCY BENEFITS, PENSION PLAN, HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME, AND 30
DAYS ANNUAL LEAVE. BENEFITS FOR INTERNATIONALLY RECRUITED STAFF MAY INCLUDE
TRAVEL AND REMOVAL EXPENSES ON APPOINTMENT AND SEPARATION, ASSIGNMENT GRANT, RENTAL SUBSIDY, AND HOME LEAVE.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
EUROS 71101 at single rate
EUROS 76170 with primary dependants

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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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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