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Vacancy Notice No: PAHO/14/FT317
Title: Subregional Program Advisor
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years, first year probationary period
Date: 23 June 2014
Application Deadline: 23 July 2014 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Washington, D.C., United States of America
Organization unit: AM Americas (AM) /
AMRO Americas Regional Office (AM/RGO)
Country and Subregional Coordination (CSC)
The Office of Country and Subregional Coordination (CSC), located in the Office of the Director, promotes and contributes to the organization-wide effort to strengthen PAHO/WHO's country focus and achieve the organizational objective of responding better to country needs, especially in the context of WHO reform at country level. CSC ensures the development, use, and monitoring of high quality Country and Subregional Cooperation Strategies that address not only national and subregional health development priorities, but also the regional and global mandates and agreements to which countries have committed. CSC analyzes data on the political, technical, managerial, and administrative aspects of PAHO/WHO's country and subregional operations; provides strategic information to foster integrated country-focused technical cooperation; and contributes to efficient and effective country presence, promoting the involvement of PAHO/WHO Country Offices and the countries themselves in the essential functions of the Organization. CSC also assesses the Organization's performance at country and subregional levels; highlights and shares country and subregional achievements and lessons learned; and promotes country cooperation for health development.
Description of duties:
Under the direct supervision of the Head, Country and Subregional Coordination (CSC), the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following duties:

a) Contribute to the development and/or updating of the health agendas of the subregional integration entities/processes, and their institutions, in Central America (CAM), Caribbean (CRB), North America (NAM), and South America (SAM); participate in the preparation and/or updating, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the respective PAHO/WHO Subregional Cooperation Strategies (SCSs), liaising with the Subregional Program Coordinators (SPCs) for CAM, CRB, and SAM, and with the Office of the Deputy Director in addressing NAM;
b) Collaborate with the SPCs located in CAM and SAM in the development of the respective subregional biennial work plans (BWPs), including the development of human resources plans, and the allocation and mobilization of resources, guiding them in their approach to, and interactions with, the major subregional integration entities/processes, and their institutions; collaborate with the SPC in CRB and the CSC Head, and with the Office of the Deputy Director, in the development of the BWPs for CRB and NAM, respectively, and to facilitate a standardized approach to the development of the subregional BWPs;
c) Collaborate with and monitor the SPCs in CAM and SAM in their execution of the subregional BWPs and in the preparation of periodic intelligence and other reports on the respective subregions, identifying political, economic, and social developments; achievements, challenges, and lessons learned; and areas and opportunities for improving the Organization's actions in, and with the respective subregions; liaise with the Office of the Deputy Director and the CSC Head regarding similar information and reports on, respectively, NAM and CRB;
d) Promote inclusion of the subregional health priorities in national and international health development plans as appropriate, working with the SPCs, PWRs, technical entities, specialized Centres, and development partners; participate in subregional and other fora, as appropriate and as resources allow;
e) Plan, coordinate, and implement the annual Country and Subregional Managers' Meetings in collaboration with the respective SPCs, the Office of the Director, the Chief of Staff, Country Program Advisors (CPAs), PWRs, and others, and monitor the implementation of the agreements reached and/or decisions taken at the meetings;
f) Ensure and promote effective channels of communication among the SPCs, and between the SPCs and CSC, other PAHO/WHO Departments, PWRs, specialized Centres, and subregional integration entities/processes, and their institutions;
g) Develop new, and strengthen existing, partnerships; identify and secure voluntary contributions and advance other resource mobilization efforts in collaboration with the SPCs, PWRs, specialized Centres, technical and enabling entities, external partners, and others, to enable the efficient and effective implementation of the subregional technical cooperation (TC) programs;
h) Foster networking and cross-fertilization among the subregions; identify and promote potential or actual subregional capacities and opportunities for cooperation among subregions and among the Member States of the subregional processes/entities and their institutions, including Technical Cooperation among Countries (TCC), South-South Cooperation (SSC), and Triangular Cooperation (TrC), liaising with SPCs, technical entities, CPAs, the UN Office of South-South Cooperation, development partners, and others as necessary;
i) Collaborate with the Department of Knowledge, Bioethics and Research (KBR), the Communications Unit (CMU), Human Resources Management (HRM), technical Departments, and other organizational entities to promote and support the exchange of strategic information, experience, and expertise among subregions, as well as with other WHO Regions, as requested;
j) Contribute to the development of strategic analysis at the national, subregional, regional, and global levels, and the identification of common subregional priorities and strategies that could benefit Member States that are members of more than one integration process; promote convergence of the health agendas of the subregional processes/entities;
k) Promote the participation of the subregional entities/processes and their institutions in global and regional health actions as appropriate to their respective health agendas;
l) Perform an analytical assessment of the efficiency and effectiveness of the Organization's TC at subregional level at least annually, and present the findings to the CSC Head, the PAHO Director; Executive Management; and other PAHO/WHO organizational units, with recommendations for improvement;
m) Perform other work-related duties, as assigned.
A bachelor's degree in one of the health or social sciences with a master's in public health, health administration or a related field from an accredited institution.
-- Intrainstitutional Action: Leads team efforts toward full understanding of the policies the organization must operate within as well as the Standard of Conduct for the International Civil Service. Leads employees and co-workers toward operating in a fair, consistent and equitable manner, and displays such behavior by example. Behaves consistently in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Organization.
-- Analysis, Synthesis, and Forecasting: After analyzing situations on the basis of the available evidence and knowledge, leads one's area of responsibility toward individual and collective actions. Encourages the importance of continual analysis. Verifies and promotes that action is taken in situations that will require future intervention, based on ongoing analysis. Leads others in decisions needed to implement required actions. Is capable of anticipating the implications of analyzed situations between one and two years ahead.
-- Interinstitutional and Intersectoral Action: Demonstrates, through measurable results, effective participation in decision-making spheres where policy priorities are set. Oversees activities/interventions designed to meet the needs of users and interinstitutional and intersectoral partners, while promoting the consolidation of productive partnerships in terms of the Organization's mission.
-- Knowledge Management: Supports and develops networked and community working. Identifies, develops and nurtures networks and communities. Identifies and builds on working networks that enable knowledge and information flow. Designs and implements knowledge and information services. Enables utilization of knowledge and information sources. Delivers relevant knowledge and information in most appropriate form. Participates in and learns from networked and community approaches.
-- Thinking, planning and the strategic management of technical cooperation interventions: Selects priority ideas for executing the interventions after anticipating their potential problems and solutions. Participates in the preparation of strategic plans, providing input about their impact, quality, critical points, and risks.
-- Evaluation of technical cooperation interventions: Evaluates criteria for the interventions at the process, management, and outcome level, in addition to technical cooperation evaluation plans, in keeping with the PAHO's strategic direction.
-- Resource Mobilization: Works in an objective manner to obtain and apportion resources (financial and non-financial) according to need. Supports and advises technical areas to enable best use of resources are aligned with the mission and vision of the Organization. Is able to work in a multicultural environment. Is flexible and has the ability to work well under pressure. Is able to give feedback to partners within and outside the organization about the use of the resources and the results acquired.

Technical Expertise:
- Theoretical and practical knowledge of international technical cooperation, with emphasis in the preparation and management of international cooperation programs and projects;
- Mature judgment, strong analytical, conceptual, and project development skills; demonstrated ability to assess, analyze, synthesize and provide recommendations on key programmatic issues;
- Ability to integrate managerial and technical inputs into recommendations for the decision-making process; ability to manage multiple issues and tasks in a complex organizational environment;
- Ability to create and advocate innovative approaches to facilitate and enhance technical cooperation, as well as monitoring of these processes;
- Practical knowledge of results-based management concepts and tools and their applications, especially related to situation analysis, outcome and output formulation, and indicator development;
- Excellent organizational and analytical skills combined with strong professional oral and writing skills including the development of reports, oral presentations, and summary documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization.

IT Skills:
Demonstrated ability to effectively use software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs such as Visio, Microsoft SharePoint and Project will be an asset.
Nine years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in public health, international relations or the management of programs and projects within the public health sector.
Very good knowledge of Spanish or English, with a working knowledge of the other language. Knowledge of French or Portuguese would be an asset.
Additional Information:

PAHO 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)
US$ 67,611.00 at single rate
US$ 72,605.00 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 50.3 % 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.

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Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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