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Vacancy Notice No: SEAR/RO/14/FT08
Title: Reports Officer
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two Years
Date: 27 June 2014
Application Deadline: 17 July 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  New Delhi, India
Organization unit: SEARO Regional Office for the South East Asia (SE/RGO) /
SE/HSD Department of Health Systems Development (SE/HSD)
To provide quality assurance of scientific, technical and advocacy information related to health; to establish mechanisms to screen and process publications in line with WHO policies; to establish styles, standards and guidelines for the preparation and production of health information materials; and to advise SEAR professional staff and Member States on the production of high quality information materials.
Description of duties:
1. Elaborate and monitor the work plan of the Reports and Documents Unit.
2. Assume primary responsibility to edit, revise, rewrite and otherwise review a variety of reports, books, publications and other materials, in print or electronic format, which may be complex and highly technical in nature, or for advocacy/fund raising purposes.
3. Organize in-house and contractual editing and processing of reports, books, publications and other documents for their design, layout and presentation.
4. Advise South-East Asia Region (SEAR) officials on publishing policies, principles and procedures related to the preparation of documents.
5. Plan and supervise the work of the Editorial Services, Text Processing and Designing units.
6. Act as Secretary to the Publishing Policy and Procedures Committee.
7. Assure the editorial quality of all documentation for the Regional Committee and other high-level meetings (including the High-level Preparatory Meeting for the Regional Committee); coordinating, editing and collating the work of the report writers and editorial assistants at sessions of high-level meetings; editing Regional Committee resolutions; and editing the final reports of the Regional Committee and other high-level meetings.
8. Any other related duties as assigned.
Essential : An advanced University degree in English literature, journalism, publishing or a closely related subject.

Desirable : A university degree in a biomedical science
Excellent linguistic skills (writing, editing, proofreading) in English; knowledge of publishing practices and computer applications related to document processing.


1. Producing Results
2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
3. Ensuring the effective use of resources
4. Promoting innovation and organizational learning
5. Moving forward in a changing environment

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Highly computer literate.
Essential : At least seven years of experience in editing and reviewing texts including at least 3 years at the international level in the publishing field.

Desirable : Experience working in a developing country
Excellent command of written and spoken English.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67,611 at single rate
USD 72,605 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 39.60 % 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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