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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/14/NMH/FT465
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years, renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and continued need for the post
Date: 1 September 2014
Application Deadline: 22 September 2014 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/NMH Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (HQ/NMH) /
HQ/NHD Nutrition for Health and Development (HQ/NHD)
HQ/NPU Nutrition Policy & Scientific Advice
The Nutrition for Health and Development (NHD) department aims at building and implementing a science-based, comprehensive, integrated and action-oriented "Nutrition Agenda" at global, regional and country levels, that addresses the whole spectrum of nutrition problems. NHD provides Member States and the international community with science-based norms, standards, recommendations and technical guidance. NHD provides technical guidance and operational and political support to Member States for building their capacities in identifying priority problems, effective evidence-informed interventions and best policy options for addressing them, as well as in monitoring progress in their implementation and assessing impact. NHD acts globally and internationally to raise awareness and commitment, to build alliances, networks and partnerships in a human-rights and multi-stakeholder perspective, towards attaining the Millennium Development Goals, post-2015 nutrition agenda, 2025 global nutrition targets through implementing the Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (CIP-MIYCN) adopted by the 65th World Health Assembly in 2012 and the Framework for Action to be adopted by the 2nd International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2) to be held in November 2014.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of the Coordinator of the Nutrition Policy and Scientific Advice Unit (NPU), the incumbent will undertake the following assigned duties:

1. Provide support and guidance to Member States in taking necessary actions to implement the ICN2 Framework for Action and the Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition adopted by the 65th World Health Assembly in 2012, as appropriate.
2. Establish and maintain effective coordination and communications with other units within NHD and other relevant WHO programmes at all levels, as well as other concerned UN agencies and partners to harmonize approaches to support country actions in implementing the ICN2 Framework for Action, CIP-MIYCN, post-2015 nutrition agenda among other commitments and initiatives.
3. Coordinate, further develop and maintain the WHO Global Database on the Implementation of Nutrition Action (GINA) which will serve as a tool for monitoring and tracking countries' progress in implementing the ICN2 Framework for Action as well as CIP-MIYCN. GINA will also serve as a tool for monitoring the implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes as well as monitoring the efforts of countries and concerned stakeholders in implementing evidence-informed policies and intervention programmes.
4. Develop innovative tools to support country implementation of policy options and interventions programmes to combat the double-burden of malnutrition which is the focus of ICN2.
5. Undertake periodical global reviews on nutrition policy and intervention programme implementations in countries and ensure the timely preparation and publication, as required.
Advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in nutrition, public health or other related science with training in nutrition.
Initiative, tact, and a high sense of responsibility.
Ability to communicate and collaborate harmoniously with people of varied national and cultural backgrounds, both within and outside WHO, in particular with Member State representatives and partner agencies.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Demonstrated ability to analyse technical issues and write and present technical information clearly and concisely with good communication and presentation skills.
Sound knowledge and training in nutrition.
Sound knowledge of epidemiology and good analytical skills.

Knowledge of the process in multisectoral nutrition policy development and implementation in countries.
Sound knowledge of epidemiology and good analytical skills.

Other skills
Knowledge of Excel, Access, Reference Manager, Endnote, Publisher would be desirable.

WHO Competencies:
1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond
5. Promoting WHO's position in health leadership.
At least 7 years' experience working in the area of public health nutrition, especially in food and nutrition policy and strategy development and implementation to address the double-burden of malnutrition.

Relevant experience in developing and implementing food and nutrition policies and strategies at both national and international levels.
Working experience at the international level and familiarity with the UN system.
Expert knowledge of English and intermediate knowledge of French.
Additional Information:
This vacancy notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67611 at single rate
USD 72605 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 106.2 % 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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Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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