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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/15/HIV/FT641
Title: Coordinator
Grade: P6
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years - Renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the post
Date: 23 November 2015
Application Deadline: 1 January 2016 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/HIV HIV/AIDS (HQ/HIV) /
HQ/PDI Programme Development and Implementation (HQ/PDI)
The WHO Department of HIV hosts the HIV as well as the Global Hepatitis programme (GHP). The WHO Programme on HIV is guided by the Global Health Sector Strategy for HIV. Its goals, consistent with Getting to Zero: UNAIDS Strategy and international commitments are to achieve universal access to prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care interventions for all in need, and to contribute to achieving health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their associated targets. The WHO hepatitis programme is guided by relevant resolutions of the World Health Assembly (63.18 and 67.6). The Global Health Sector Strategies HIV and on Hepatitis for 2016-21 are under development. The objective of the Department of HIV is to lead an effective, organization wide HIV effort to support Member States in the implementation of the Strategies. The Department of HIV provides technical and strategic leadership in key technical areas, and leverages the capacity of other HQ Departments to contribute to the broader HIV and GHP programme. The Department of HIV works closely with Regional Offices to maximize WHO's impact in countries. The immediate strategic objective of the Programme Development and Implementation Unit focuses on the development, joint implementation and reporting/communication of the Organization wide HIV and hepatitis programmes of work. The unit provides programmatic leadership on HIV and hepatitis issues within WHO, and leads the representation of the programmes vis-a-vis partners, donors, UNAIDS and the media.
Description of duties:
- Lead the development and implementation of an Organization-wide programme of work on HIV and hepatitis, including strategic plans and annual work plans through coordination with the Regional and Country Offices and other HQ Departments. Facilitate the Organizational Programme Area Network (PAN) on HIV and hepatitis and Organization-wide strategic planning frameworks such as General Programme of Work and Programme Budget.
- Lead and manage the Programme Development and Implementation Unit (PDI) and ensure the achievement of timely and high quality outputs as defined in its work plan and advised by the Director, including the development of Department work plans, budget, human resource plans, technical support plans to focus countries, technical and financial progress monitoring and reporting, and through organizing meetings of the Senior Management Team of the Department, Regional Advisers, and broader group of HQ Department HIV and hepatitis focal points. Lead the Organization-wide reporting on HIV/AIDS and hepatitis and contribute to other reports in these areas. The Coordinator is responsible for the overall programme management, assisted by the project manager. She/he needs to ensure Programme-wide, forward looking financial and human resource planning, monitoring and implementation.
- Build and represent the HIV and hepatitis programmes in strong and strategic partnerships at senior level with regional, national and international health partners, including UN agencies, representatives of Member States, and NGOs. Liaise with the UN partners, donors (including UNAIDS, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, PEPFAR (CDC, USAID), GFATM) and other partners and ensure that strategic collaboration frameworks are developed or updated, that regular review meetings are held.
- The Coordinator is responsible for the Department communications, assisted by the communications officer. She/he is responsible for the development of HIV and hepatitis related communication strategies and the formulation of key messages and oversee their implementation through the development of communication products.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of the HIV Department.
In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.


Medical degree or Masters in public health or a related field, and additional training (or equivalent experience) in public administration or management.


Advanced university degree in business or public administration
Strong analytical capacity and demonstrated ability to develop strategic plans. Demonstrated ability to coordinate Organization wide plans and projects. Demonstrated ability to form and sustain strategic global partnerships and mobilize resources. Capacity to negotiate across partners and WHO Regions. Demonstrated leadership, supervisory, and managerial abilities. Thorough knowledge of administrative and management practices and their application. Excellent analytical and planning skills. Strong communication skills combined with the ability to write in a clear and concise manner. Tact and diplomacy.

Other skills:

Computer literacy as related to PowerPoint and Excel to maximize efficient management delivery to support the Department. Superior skills in quantitative analysis.

WHO Competencies:

1. Promoting WHO's position in health leadership
2. Creating an empowering and motivating environment
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond
5. Producing results

At least10 years' experience, in a national and international context, in the development and implementation of communicable disease control programmes, including in, and for, resource limited settings. Of those 10 years at least five years of experience at the senior level in HIV programmes. At least three years' experience in the development of strategic partnerships with global development partners. Considerable practical experience in planning and managing large budgetary, financial and human resources within health technical programmes. Significant track record in mobilizing funds, reporting and management of donor relations. Significant experience in managing complex projects at the global or regional, and at the country level, preferably within the context of WHO or another international organization. Proven track record in managing teams of experts with a different technical and cultural background.


Experience in the development, implementation and monitoring of multi-office strategies, workplans and budgets. Specific experience in the development and implementation of HIV or hepatitis programmes.

Expert knowledge of English.


Intermediate knowledge of French.
Additional Information:
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WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.

This vacancy is published in English only.

Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$96,540 at single rate
US$104,444 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 86 % 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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