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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/14/HSE/TA89
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P2
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  12 months
Date: 18 July 2014
Application Deadline: 8 August 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/HSE Health Security and Environment (HQ/HSE) /
HQ/PED Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases (HQ/PED)
The main aims of Pandemic and Epidemic Diseases (PED) are to 1) make available to others expert knowledge and guidance based on scientific and public health experience related to the prevention and control of epidemic and pandemic infectious diseases and related risks such as antimicrobial drug resistance; 2) to develop, implement, facilitate or coordinate the mechanisms, activities, public health research and initiatives needed by countries and the international community to prevent, detect, assess, notify and respond to acute and longer term public health risks related to epidemic and pandemic infectious diseases; 3) to strengthen, support and promote important measures such as research, vaccination and infection control that are critical for mitigating the impact of infectious diseases; and 4) to provide programmatic support during outbreaks and other urgent health security events. The Department covers influenza and other respiratory diseases, cholera, hepatitis, meningitis, yellow fever, and numerous other dangerous pathogens as well as the management of specific related systems, networks and groups. This list may change over time.
Description of duties:
1) Support formalization of Expert Networks, including the Emerging and Dangerous Pathogen Laboratory Network, and the Clinical Management Network, through development of strategy and advocacy tools.
2) Support modernization of the Weekly Epidemiology Record and PED web presence, to include more interactive functionality.
3) Support strategic messaging and resource mobilization at the department level, through production or written and visual advocacy materials.
4) Perform all other related duties as assigned.
First university degree in public health or in social sciences or international policy with a focus on public health issues.*
Master's degree in public health or social sciences.

*For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220.
Experience in using qualitative research methods such as semi directed interviews and focus groups. Familiarity with interactive and web-based technologies. Effective writing of documents and a high level of computer literacy.
*1. Producing results
*2. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
*3. Fostering integration and teamwork
At least two years of work experience in public health including some experience in project management and evaluation for partnership and network-based projects.
Experience in public health research.
Expert knowledge of English or French.
Intermediate knowledge of the other language.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.

This Vacancy Notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$46 819 at single rate
US$49 916 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 105.5 % 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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