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WHO began when our Constitution came into force on 7 April 1948 – a date we now celebrate every year as World Health Day. We are now more than 7000 people from more than 150 countries working in 150 country offices, in 6 regional offices and at our headquarters in Geneva.

Our primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system and our main areas of work are health systems; health through the life-course; noncommunicable and communicable diseases; preparedness, surveillance and response; and corporate services.

We support countries as they coordinate the efforts of governments and partners – including bi- and multilaterals, funds and foundations, civil society organizations and the private sector.

Working together, we attain health objectives by supporting national health policies and strategies.

WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.

Our goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.

 

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World Health Organization

Advisor, Noncommunicable Diseases, Prevention and Control - P4

El Salvador, San Salvador , San Salvador

OBJECTIVE OF THE OFFICE/DEPARTMENTThis requisition is for employment at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO)The Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (NMH) Department promotes, coordinates, and implements technical cooperation activities, directed at the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases and related risk factors, mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders and disabilities, and promotion of optimal nutrition and road safety, that are evidence-based and appropriate for the political and sociocultural context in which they are implemented. It raises political and public awareness and understanding of the burden of the most common noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and mental disorders, related risk factors and conditions and leads multi-sector and multi-stakeholder strategic and collaborative efforts aimed at strengthening Member States' capacity to promote and protect health through public policies, programs, and services. This will reduce risks and disease burden and contribute to improving the physical, mental, and social well-being of the population. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESUnder the general supervision of the Director, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (NMH), and the direct supervision of the PAHO/WHO Representative, the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties: Provide technical and strategic input on the implementation of the Plan of Action for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases in the Americas at the national level, with a focus on risk factor reduction, NCD management, surveillance and monitoring;Collaborate on the development of interventions to scale up the prevention, control, diagnosis and clinical management of NCDs, with emphasis on primary and secondary prevention;Provide technical input to strengthen surveillance measures to ensure country capacity to report on global and regional NCD targets and indicators;Promote inter-programmatic and intersectoral coordination and synergies at the country level and in collaboration with the subregional level for NCD prevention and control,  and to ensure greater effectiveness and utilization of organizational resources; promote and support the development of relevant networks, alliances, and multi-stakeholder partnerships needed to successfully address NCDs, risk factors and determinants including the problems of mental health;Collect, analyze, synthesize and disseminate  scientific and evidence-based information related to the NCD situation, and    facilitate the use of this information in planning and evaluation of subregional and national NCD programs, leading to progress with tackling NCDs as well as raising the visibility of the work of the Organization;Provide technical cooperation in Nutrition to prevent obesity in children and adolescents in line with the Plan of Action for the Prevention of Obesity in Children and Adolescents, as well as reduce stunting and undernutrition in infants and young children, and maternal anemia in coordination with the NMH Department nutrition advisors; Provide technical cooperation in Mental Health and Substance Use disorders, including alcohol use, to reduce related morbidity and mortality, promote the integration of MH into primary health care settings and support the development of interventions to reduce the treatment gap, as well the public health approach to substance use as outlined in the Plan of Action on Psychoactive Substance Use and Public Health;Provide technical cooperation in the program areas of road safety, and prevention of violence and injuries, in line with the Strategy and Plan of Action on Strengthening the Health System to Address Violence against Women, the Plan of Action on Road Safety and the mandates set out in the Sustainable Development Goals;Contribute to resource mobilization to extend the scope of technical cooperation for NCDs, by preparing project proposals for the appropriate national, bilateral and international funding agencies; collaborating in the implementation, monitoring and reporting of such projects;Develop and lead initiatives that will increase capacities and skills of primary level care providers on evidence-based interventions for NCD management, including interventions to address mental health and substance use, road safety and violence prevention;Collaborate in the preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Organization's Strategic plan, emphasizing activities under the program area for NCDs, with focus on prevention and control;Represent the Organization at national technical meetings and in inter-agency consultations on areas of NCD prevention and control;Contribute to the development, definition and establishment of the objectives, strategy, plan and budget for NCDs. Ensure an Organization-wide approach and strategies and objectives that are aligned with the Organization's mission, vision, values, policies, strategies, business needs and priorities, in order to maximize results;Participate in the preparation of the Unit's Biennial Work Plan (BWP), budget and technical evaluation and progress reports;When called upon to directly supervise staff, establish clear work objectives, conduct timely and effective performance appraisals, provide coaching and feedback, and support staff development opportunities;Perform other related duties, as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducation:Essential: A university degree in a health-related discipline and a master's degree in epidemiology, public health or any other field related to the functions of the post, from a recognized institution.Desirable: A PhD in a relevant area would be an asset.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:  http://www.whed.net/.  PAHO will also use the databases of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation http://www.chea.org and College Navigator, found on the website of the National Centre for Educational Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to support the validation process. Experience:Essential: Nine years of combined national and international experience working in noncommunicable disease prevention and control, including surveillance and monitoring.  Practical experience in the provision of technical cooperation to authorities in Ministries of Health for noncommunicable disease prevention and control. SKILLS:PAHO Competencies:Overall attitude at work: Maintains integrity and takes a clear ethical approach and stance; demonstrates commitment to the Organization's mandate and promotes the values of the Organization in daily work and behavior; is accountable for work carried out in line with own role and responsibilities; is respectful towards, and trusted by, colleagues and counterparts.Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences:  Relate well to diversity in others and capitalize on such diversity - Relates well to diversity in others and capitalizes on such diversity. Treats all people with dignity and respect. Relates well to people with different cultures, gender, orientations, backgrounds and/or positions; examines own behavior to avoid stereotypical responses; considers issues from the perspective of others and values their diversity.Teamwork: Collaborate and cooperate with others - Works collaboratively with team members and counterparts to achieve and build rapport; helps others when asked; accepts joint responsibility for the team's successes and shortcomings.Communication: Express oneself clearly when speaking/Listen/Write effectively/Share knowledge - Foresees communication needs of audience and targets message accordingly.  Facilitates open communication; encourages others to share their views openly and takes time to understand and consider their views.  Writes down ideas in a clear, structured, logical and credible way; drafts and supports the development of guidelines, policies and procedures. Shares relevant information openly and ensures that the shared information is understood; considers knowledge sharing as a constructive working method and demonstrates awareness of the Organization.Creating an empowering and motivating environment: Provide direction - Manages individual and group projects and ensures that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clearly defined, understood and accepted; delegates work appropriately to achieve best results.Producing Results: Work efficiently and independently/Deliver quality results - Monitors own and others' work in a systematic and effective way, ensuring required resources and outputs. Aligns projects with Organization's mission and objectives. Consistently solves own and team's problems effectively as needed. Proactively engages in projects and initiatives, accepting demanding goals, in line with Organizational Strategies and Program of Work. Demonstrates accountability for work of team and sets an example, while explicitly articulating lessons learnt for own and team's benefit.Ensuring effective use of resources:   Strategize and set clear objectives/Monitor progress and use resources well - Sets specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely objectives for own team and/or the Organization; systematically analyses and anticipates priority projects for own team and allocates necessary resources to achieve them; identifies the cross-Organizational resources needed for large- scale projects in line with key Organizational objectives.  Anticipates foreseeable changes and adapts own and team's projects in the face of unforeseen circumstances and/ or challenges; creates measures and criteria to monitor progress of overall projects against key Organizational objectives; creates cost-effective solutions for the Organization.Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond:  Develop networks and partnerships and encourage collaboration - Builds and negotiates strategic partnerships and alliances with a wide range of key stakeholders to ensure Organizational results and success.  Creates innovative opportunities for promoting synergies inside and outside the Organization to improve Organizational success.Technical Expertise:Technical expertise in international public health for NCD prevention and control.Technical knowledge of evidence-based interventions for NCD risk factor reduction, NCD management.Thorough knowledge and expertise in methods and systems for NCD and risk factor surveillance.Knowledge of NCD policy development and strategies for multi-sector actions for NCDs.Managerial skills for the planning, implementation and monitoring of projects, including resource mobilization, budget planning and management.Excellent analytical skills and demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize information from multiple sources.Strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy and tact to effectively communicate with senior level officials, stakeholders and professionals from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.Ability to negotiate, influence, and impact positively on the creation and sustainability of partnerships with national and international institutions as well as with private and public sector organizations.Results oriented and ability to work well under pressure and with tight deadlines. Strong professional oral and writing skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization.Languages:Very good knowledge of Spanish or English with a working knowledge of the other language. Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.IT Skills:Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook. Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs for data analysis programs such as EpiInfo would be an asset. REMUNERATIONAnnual Salary: (Net of taxes)US$ 74,913.00 + post adjustmentPost Adjustment: 26.3% 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.ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to PAHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and e-Manual.For information on PAHO please visit: http://www.paho.orgPAHO/WHO is committed to workforce diversity.PAHO/WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.PAHO/WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary and post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance).  Other benefits include:  30 days annual leave, dependency benefits, pension plan and health insurance scheme.  Benefits for internationally recruited staff may include home leave, travel and removal expenses on appointment and separation, education grant for dependent children, assignment grant and rental subsidy.Candidates appointed to an international post with PAHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.All applicants are required to complete an on-line profile to be considered for this post. Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration. A written test and/or interview will be held for this post.  The post description is the official documentation for organization purposes.      ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ________________________________________________________________________

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World Health Organization

Unit Head - P5

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva

 OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The Department of Global Infectious Hazards Preparedness (GHP) advances global efforts to prevent and control existing and emerging infectious diseases by increasing access to evidence-based interventions; fostering impactful innovation and leveraging technical, operational and strategic partnerships. In addition, GHP develops global mechanisms to facilitate coordination and collaboration between countries and multi-sectoral partners for catastrophic events of natural, accidental or deliberate origin. The department of Global Infectious Hazards Preparednessis committed to delivering GPW13 Outcome 2.2 Epidemics and pandemics prevented, through: i. Delivering risk assessment, technical guidance, interventions and control strategies for country impact.ii. Promoting innovation and adoption of new technologies.iii. Aligning and coordinating international action through trusted partnership.iv. Ensuring vulnerable populations have access to life-saving interventions and supplies. The Biorisks and Health Security Protection team's primary role is to ensure public health goals are upheld in situations that involve the security sector. The Interface has four pillars of work: risk assessment, foresight, risk mitigation and risk management. The team provides a Secretariat function for the implementation of the four pillars, ensuring coordination between stakeholders and partners and increasing advocacy and awareness raising. The second function of the team to lead on the risk assessment and risk management pillars through building trusted partnerships; facilitating a UN-wide coordinated approach; and delivering tools and guidance.  DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities:- Generic Duties:Provides technical leadership, coordination and managerial support within the Department/Programme, in the Unit of Biorisks and Health Security Protection ensuring that activities in this area are carried out efficiently and effectively, including deliberate events detection, risk assessment, investigation and capacity strengthening through partnerships as well as Infectious hazards foresight.Develops and proposes technical health policies and strategies for implementation through collaboration with Regional and Country Offices and provides advice in developing further the Biorisks and Health Security Protection for strengthening and improving technical capacity of target clienteles, including deliberate event preparedness and response activities; encourage information-sharing and lessons learning in a proactive manner.Oversees a unit of technical teams specialized in various domains within their area of expertise and facilitates the efficient flow of team synergies within the department and beyond.Manages the programme area in delivering its objectives through efficient managing asmall team of technical staff, financial resources and effective work planning to optimize the programme's deliverables in line with the mandate of the Organization.Leads and conducts research on best practices in implementing programmes and activities and dissemination of information for capacity building in the respective area of work.Manages the monitoring and evaluation and reporting of the subject area of work of key performance indicators and reporting requirements and mechanisms to optimize performance of Programme deliverables.Serves as the technical reference among the peer community, UN Agencies and other stakeholders at the technical levels in the respective area of expertise.Liaises with and utilizes partnerships in other UN Agencies, Donor, or research Institutions and WHO Collaborating centres in the Biorisks and Health Security protection to position the technical area of work and implementation into Global and/or National policies. Represent the programme area of work at various meetings to advocate Biorisks and Health Security protection. Perform all other related duties as assigned, including replacing and/or backstopping. - Specific duties:The incumbent is expected to develop 3 areas of work:Biosafety and Biosecurity: Oversee WHO Laboratory biosafety and biosecurity program, In-house coordinator with external laboratory experts, oversee Smallpox repository inspections.Biorisk Preparedness and Capacity Building: Manage Health and Security Sector Interface, develop and oversees the WHO deliberate event task force, oversee technical aspects of biological preparedness and response across WHO.Foresight on infectious hazards: Identify scenarios for the future, assess, and recommend actions regarding preparedness for infectious hazards and health security protection taking into account emerging social, political, environmental, health, technological or scientific trends.Interact with the other Units of the department and other departments using a matrix approach to develop the foresight function for WHE , in particular leverage on strategic and technical advisory groups to feed into foresight discussions.  REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential:An advanced level university degree in medicine, public health, chemistry or biology.Desirable:Studies in (business) management or international affairs, or diplomacy. ExperienceEssential:A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the management of bio risks or epidemics and Health Security Interface, including experience in the area of health policies and strategies.Demonstrated experience managing human and financial resources.Demonstrated experience at the international level.Track record and experience of supervision of staff. Desirable:Experience in project management.Experience working with legal international instruments and institutions in the context of security and emergency systems.Experience of work in international organizations. Skills- Concrete skills in the planning and coordination of multidisciplinary public health programmes, which may include the implementation of a public health/disease control programmes.- Strong skills in the area of developing and establishing polices and strategies.- Excellent skills and ability in managing diverse teams and financial resources.- Good skills in mobilizing resources.- Ability to engage and communicate effectively and diplomatically with external partners including Ministries of Health, Donor institutions, Civil Society and other stakeholders.- Commitment to collaborate effectively with other key partners in the Health Subject area. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationDriving the Organization's Position in Health LeadershipBuilding and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyondCreating an empowering and motivating environment Use of Language SkillsEssential:Expert knowledge of English.Desirable:Intermediate knowledge of French.Intermediate knowledge of UN Language.  REMUNERATION WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 89,837 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 6161 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.     ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ________________________________________________________________________

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World Health Organization

Technical Officer (Health Expenditure Tracking) - P3

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

 OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The objective of the Health Financing (HEF)unit is to foster the development of equitable and efficient forms of health financing that enable countries to sustain progress towards Universal Health Coverage. This will be achieved through policy support to countries in concert with WHO Regional and Country Offices, the development and application of tools and approaches, the production of related knowledge products to feed into national policy and implementation processes, collaborating with and guiding partner agencies, and capacity building in health financing for Universal Health Coverage.  DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES The incumbent will, under the broad guidance and supervision of the first level supervisor:1. Contribute to data preparation, review, and consultation in collaboration with regional offices and relevant technical partners.2. Contribute to the development of methods and guidelines and country capacity building activities in collaboration with WHO regional and country offices3. Contribute to the development of overall data quality control strategy and carry out specific data quality control interventions;4. Liaise with external partners on data import, data exchange and sharing, as well as facilitation to global technical working group on macro indicators, external aid and any other technical topic that may emerge;5. Liaise with the Global Health Observatory (GHO) and regional offices on WHO internal data exchange and contribute to overall Global Health Expenditure Database (GHED) annual update and publication process, maintain the health accounts website, and communication;6. Contribute to in-depth health financing data analysis, global health expenditure report, and data visualization;7. Perform other related duties as assigned.  REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential: A first university degree related to economics, health economics, statistics, or public finance with quantitative application.Desirable: An advanced universitydegree in one of the above-noted areas would be an asset. ExperienceEssential: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in health financing, public finance, data analysis, health economics (preferably relating to resource tracking), or in monitoring and evaluation. Demonstrated experience at the international level.Desirable: Experience relating to resource tracking. Skills--> Knowledge of System Health Accounts 2011 framework.--> Understand the concept of health financing, overall health system operation, and public finance system.--> Knowledge of health expenditure data and quantitative analytical skills using statistical software, such as STATA, R, etc. --> Knowledge of data presentation software, such as Tableau or PowerBI.--> Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, diplomacy and courtesy.--> Team spirit and time management skills.DesirableKnowledge of Health Accounts Production Tool (HAPT). WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationProducing resultsMoving forward in a changing environment Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English.Desirable: Expert knowledge of UN Language.  REMUNERATION WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 62,120 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 4260 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.*For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.      ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ________________________________________________________________________

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World Health Organization

Coordinator, Legislation and Governance - P5

Philippines, Manila , Manila

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME For the Future: Towards the Healthiest and Safest Region outlines a vision for WHO work with Member States and partners in the Western Pacific. Strong, resilient, sustainable health systems are integral to delivering the four thematic priorities. Up to 60% of people living in some countries in the Region do not have access to safe, quality and affordable health services and medicines. One in five families spend 10% of their income on health care. This threatens individuals, families, communities and economies. DHS will contribute to taking forward the vision of, and the thematic priorities in For the Future. DHS will support Member States with high quality advice and assistance on health financing, health workforce, medical products, quality and safety, law and governance, women and children, rehabilitation, surgery and health services including primary health care so that they can build resilient, responsive and sustainable health systems.UNIT MANDATE:Health Policy and Service Design (HPS) - HPS supports Member States to develop and implement policies, strategies, and plans and service delivery design, including primary health care, to strengthen governance, financing, health workforce in order to ensure access to needed promotive, preventative, curative, rehabilitative and palliative services without financial hardship.Essential Medicines and Health Technologies (EMT) - EMT supports Member States to strengthen pharmaceutical systems and regulations, including for traditional medicines to ensure equitable access to quality-assured, safe and effective therapies and health technologies and works along with other programmes to accelerate the fight against antimicrobial resistance in the Western Pacific Region.Maternal Child Health and Quality Safety (MCQ) - MCQ supports Member States to improve health systems to provide the best and safest possible health facility services to all people, regardless of race, beliefs, gender, economic and social condition and to ensure UHC serves all people, starting from women and children.Health Law and Ethics (HLE) - HLE supports Member States to understand, develop and implement quality and ethical legal frameworks for health. Grounded in human rights and international good practice standards, legal frameworks for health guide transformative policies and innovative programming.  DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Under the guidance and supervision of the Director, Health Systems and Services, the general guidance of the Director of Programme Management (DPM) and in close collaboration with Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO) technical division directors, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:1. Provide technical guidance and leadership on health system governance and legislation in the Regional Office and in support of country office teams.2. Implement the Western Pacific Action Agenda on Strengthening Legal frameworks for Health in the Sustainable Development Goals and review country health system legislation in general and with a specific focus on universal health coverage.3. Assist Member States in the legislative process related to the development and implementation of national and subnational health policies, stratefies and plans, including problem analysis; development and drafting; implementation; and monitoring of health laws and regulations.4. Manage and supervise country reviews on legislation and policies in health systems including policies and regulation for different sectors and/or other stakeholders, including COVID-19 and post-COVID-19 public health related legislation.5. Lead the management of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentarian Forum on Global Health.6. Lead knowledge management and sharing of experiences and lessons learned in the area of health systems legislation and governance in the Region and beyond.7. Lead the development of guidance and technical support to Member States on the application of public health ethics and clinical ethics in addressing health priorities.8. Manage the secretariat activities for the Asia-Pacific National Ethics/Bioethics Committees network, including capacity-building and direct country-support actions. 9. Supervise the capacity-building of knowledge on health law for Member States and WHO staff through the development and maintenance of the Health Law Webtool to provide legal information on a range of health topics in the Wester Pacific Region, and through regional-and country-specifc workshops on governance and legislation.10. Manage the technical support and guidance of Member States on disability-inclusion within health systems, including through the focus on removing or reducing discrimination within health service delivery.11. Supervise and coordinate the work of the Health Law and Ethics team in undertaking the abovementioned duties:a. Manage planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and reporting of programme area;b. Manage the HLE team to make the best use of the expertise of each member and create a positive environment for joint team efforts;c. Establish close working relationships with WHO headquarters, country offices, other WHO regions, units within DHS, other divisions in the Regional Office and build partnership with development partners, including collaborating centres to support countries' specific requests on legislation planning and policy development.  REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential: Bachelor's degree in health sciences, social sciences or related fields with a master's degree (or higher) in law; or bachelor's degree in law with a master's degree (or higher) in law, health sciences, social sciences or other related fields.Desirable: Postgraduate degree in international development or related areas. ExperienceEssential: Minimum ten years of relevant professional working experience, at national and international levels, in the areas of law reform or health governance including the review and development of legislation and regulation. Experience in team management and leadership.Desirable: Experience in law reform related to countries in the Western Pacific Region. Skills-Ability to conduct health governance analysis.-Capacity to analyse legislative proposals and impact on health and health systems.-Sound knowledge of legal principles for public health.-Communication skills with the ability to present clearly and logically in written and oral form.-Organizational skills with the ability to work within strict deadlines.-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationDriving the Organization to a Successful FutureEnsuring the effective use of resourcesCreating an empowering and motivating environment Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of written and spoken english.Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of other UN languages. REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 89,837 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3608 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.     ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ________________________________________________________________________

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World Health Organization

Health Systems Coordinator - P5

Cambodia, Phnom Penh , Phnom Penh

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME For the Future: Towards the Healthiest and Safest Region outlines a vision for WHO work with Member States and partners in the Western Pacific.  Strong, resilient, sustainable health systems are integral to delivering the four thematic priorities.  Up to 60% of people living in some countries in the Region do not have access to safe, quality and affordable health services and medicines.  One in five families spend 10% of their income on health care.  This threatens individuals, families, communities and economies.  The Division of Health Systems (DHS) will contribute to taking forward the vision of, and the thematic priorities in, For the Future.  DHS will support Member States with high quality advice and assistance on health financing, health workforce, medical products, quality and safety, law and governance, women and children, rehabilitation, surgery and health services including primary health care so that they can build resilient, responsive and sustainable health systems. UNIT MANDATES:1. Health Policy and Service Design (HPS) - HPS supports Member States to develop and implement policies, strategies, and plans and service delivery design, including primary health care, to strengthen governance, financing, health workforce in order to ensure access to needed promotive, preventative, curative, rehabilitative and palliative services without financial hardship.2. Essential Medicines and Health Technologies (EMT)- EMT supports Member States to strengthen pharmaceutical systems and regulations, including for   traditional medicines to ensure equitable access to quality-assured, safe and effective therapies and health technologies and works along with other programmes to accelerate the fight against antimicrobial resistance in the Western Pacific Region.3. Maternal Child Health and Quality Safety (MCQ) - MCQ supports Member States to improve health systems to provide the best and safest possible health facility services to all people, regardless of race, beliefs, gender, economic and social condition and to ensure universal health coverage serves all people, starting from women and children.4. Health Law and Ethics (HLE) - HLE supports Member States to understand, develop and implement quality and ethical legal frameworks for health.  Grounded in human rights and international good practice standards, legal frameworks for health guide transformative policies and innovative programming.  DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES 1. Works with senior officials in Cambodia (in the health sector as well as liaising extensively with other sectors) and takes the lead role within WHO, on issues related to service delivery, health systems strengthening and primary health care at multiple levels and with multiple stakeholders in the health care system in Cambodia, including but not limited to:Health policy development and health planning in the context of a decentralizing health system;Health services delivery and management at multiple levels, focusing on a people-centric primary health care approach with strong referral system;Human resources for health planning;Public health law and regulation needs in an evolving healthcare landscape;Quality improvement initiatives:Health financing mechanisms (especially in the context of the new National Social Protection Strategy and updated Social Health Protection masterplan, in order to achieve universal coverage);National budgeting and financial management processes;Health Information System, promoting intersectoral coordination of data gathering (including for civil registration purposes with the ministries of interior and planning);Pharmaceuticals and technologies;Identification of progress and bottlenecks, and resetting of priorities accordingly;Studies and recommendations on allocation and generation of financial resources and the use of cost-effectiveness criteria;Donor and health sector coordination including sector-wide processes in health;Private-public partnerships in health, particularly strengthening the capacity of the government to play an effective stewardship role in such relationships; andProvides cross-sectoral support to the technical programmes, in connection to the issues of gender, human rights, equity and social determinants of health.2. Provides technical support and advice to other WHO staff members and programmes on issued related to health systems, particularly those related to embedding both noncommunicable and communicable disease control within health systems at both central and peripheral levels;3. Oversees, manages and coordinates the WHO technical inputs that are not provided directly by the staff member, including coordination of technical assistance within the health systems team, as well as across teams in the WHO Country Office;4. Coordinates and provides technical inputs to Cambodia, other agencies, and other programmes in WHO, in developing proposals for funding in the areas of health systems strengthening (e.g. Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, Global Funds for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria) and related areas as required;5. Negotiates agreed positions on health systems issued with other UN agencies, donor agencies, and other multilateral agencies and/or initiatives in the Region;6. Follows up emerging issues in allocated GPW Outcomes, and participate in Senior Management Group chaired by the HWO.  REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential: Advanced university degree in a field directly related to health policy, health planning and management, or health financing with a first university degree in a health or health-related field. ExperienceEssential: Minimum of ten years'experience in policy development, planning, management or development of health systems dealing with public health issues, including at least five years at national or international level, and at least five years' experience in low-or middle-income countries; proven ability to interact effectively at the political level with multiple high-level stakeholders.  Desirable: Relevant experience in WHO, UN or international organizations. Skills- Ability to provide sound methodological and technical advice on various aspects of health systems development.- Technical expertise in situational analysis of health systems for planning, monitoring and evaluation and institutional development purposes.- Ability to analyse political contexts and interact and negotiate effectively across multiple interests.-Capable to plan, analyse data and design studies. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationEnsuring the effective use of resourcesDriving the Organization to a Successful FutureCreating an empowering and motivating environment Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of written and spoken english. REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 89,837 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2807 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.    ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ________________________________________________________________________

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World Health Organization

Senior Advisor, Evaluation - P5

United States of America, District of Columbia , Washington D.C.

OBJECTIVE OF THE OFFICE/DEPARTMENTThis requisition is for employment at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO)The Planning, Budget and Evaluation (PBE) Department is in charge of PAHO's strategic planning, budget management, performance assessment and evaluation. PBE leads the development of the Organization's six-year Strategic Plan (SP) and biennial Program and Budget (PB), and implementation of PAHO's evaluation policy. It leads the operational planning process, including the elaboration of organizational entities' Biennial Work Plans (BWP), and the Performance Monitoring and Assessment (PMA) process to measure progress towards the goals, objectives and results in the Strategic Plan and Program and Budget, within a framework of Results-Based Management (RBM). PBE also allocates resources to programs and monitors implementation throughout each biennium.  The Planning, Budget and Evaluation Department reports regularly to PAHO's Executive Management and Governing Bodies and to WHO for the Region of the Americas, on planning, budget, performance and evaluation matters, and coordinates the assignment and use of resources within the PAHO Secretariat. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESUnder the general supervision of the Deputy Director (DD) and the direct supervision of the Director, Planning, Budget and Evaluation (PBE), the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties:Provide strategic, policy and operational advice and lead the process for the implementation of the Organization's Evaluation functions; develop mechanisms to include the active participation of relevant entities of the Organization; ensure all evaluation-related products in PAHO are of excellent quality, and contribute to corporate accountability, evidence-based policymaking, organizational learning and performance improvement of technical cooperation;Develop the PAHO Evaluation Policy; conduct periodic reviews and update document as necessary;Develop and lead the implementation of the PAHO Evaluation Work Plan covering two years on a rolling basis, to be approved by PAHO's Executive Management (EXM) every six months;Provide strategic advice and inform the PAHO Director on evaluation-related issues of organization-wide importance;Liaise with WHO's Evaluation Office and provide support for all Type I (WHO Corporate) evaluations in which PAHO will participate;Manage all external contracts for Type II (PAHO corporate thematic, programmatic and organizational) evaluations, including issuance of bid solicitations, development of contracts, and verification of satisfactory submission of evaluation reports;Review all evaluation reports for compliance with the requirements of PAHO's Evaluation Policy;Ensure the explicit link between evaluation findings and corporate planning and reporting;Report to the Director and EXM on all evaluation activities in the Organization through the Annual Evaluation Report;Report to PAHO's Governing Bodies on PAHO's evaluation function as part of the End of Biennium Assessment Reports;Maintain an online inventory of all evaluations performed in PAHO;Develop and maintain a system to track and follow up on management responses to evaluations;Prepare and provide guidance material and advice for the preparation, conduct and follow-up of evaluations;Develop/improve and maintain information resources and capacity-building activities in evaluation for PAHO staff, including the coordination with evaluation focal points in PAHO entities;Participate in and contribute to the UN Evaluation Group;Provide leadership, guidance and monitoring of supervised staff by setting clear work objectives, ensuring timely and effective use of performance reviews and feedback mechanisms, engaging in regular communications, and solving interpersonal or technical conflicts; establish and support a learning environment, to include staff development in the Organization's fundamentals, managerial competencies and technical expertise;Perform other duties, as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential: A bachelor's and a master's degree in one of the social sciences, business or public administration, a scientific field, public health or medicine, or in any area related to the functions of the post, from a recognized university.Desirable: Specialized training or a degree in Evaluation would be an asset.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:  http://www.whed.net/.  PAHO will also use the databases of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation http://www.chea.org and College Navigator, found on the website of the National Centre for Educational Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to support the validation process. Experience:Essential: Thirteen years of combined national and international progressively responsible professional experience in the field of evaluation, program management, performance monitoring and assessment, audit, or internal oversight, including supervisory experience.Desirable: Experience performing evaluations in a multilateral institution.  Experience working in a development setting.   SKILLS:PAHO Competencies:Overall attitude at work: Maintains integrity and takes a clear ethical approach and stance; demonstrates commitment to the Organization's mandate and promotes the values of the Organization in daily work and behavior; is accountable for work carried out in line with own role and responsibilities; is respectful towards, and trusted by, colleagues and counterparts.Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: Relates well to diversity in others and capitalizes on such diversity - Treats all people with dignity and respect. Relates well to people with different cultures, gender, orientations, backgrounds and/or positions; examines own behavior to avoid stereotypical responses; considers issues from the perspective of others and values their diversity.Teamwork: Advocates for collaboration across the Organization - Creates and encourages a climate of team- working and collaboration across the Organization; sees cooperation as a key Organizational priority and creates collaborative systems and processes to achieve Organizational goals. Actively identifies and tackles disagreements between internal and external counterparts that compromise the Organization's goals and mandate; diplomatically facilitates the resolution of conflicts between others and ensures strategic partnerships with a range of key stakeholders; maintains and extends an effective collaborative network of individuals inside and outside the Organization.Communication: Express oneself clearly when speaking/Share knowledge - Articulates the Organization's strategic objectives when formulating and delivering information and presentations and adapts presentation methodology to address the needs of different audiences.  Shares decisions and directives of senior management and communicates them in a manner that ensures both understanding and acceptance; shares knowledge and best practice at the three Organizational levels (country, regional and global), as necessary.Creating an empowering and motivating environment:  Provide direction/Support, motivate and empower others - Oversees and provides teams and departments with clear managerial directions which are translated from Organizational strategy.  Builds a performance culture in the Organization; contributes to setting Organizational performance goals and standards; monitors Organizational performance against milestones and strategic goals; identifies and nurtures talent as appropriate. Promotes autonomy and empowerment throughout the Organization; inspires enthusiasm and a positive attitude in people towards their work and contribution to the Organization's success.Ensuring effective use of resources: Strategize and set clear objectives/Monitor progress and use resources well - Sets specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely objectives for own team and/or the Organization; systematically analyses and anticipates priority projects for own team and allocates necessary resources to achieve them; identifies the cross-Organizational resources needed for large- scale projects in line with key Organizational objectives.  Anticipates foreseeable changes and adapts own and team's projects in the face of unforeseen circumstances and/ or challenges; creates measures and criteria to monitor progress of overall projects against key Organizational objectives; creates cost-effective solutions for the Organization.Driving the Organization to a successful future: Constructive leadership style/ Set the vision and build commitment - Leads and develops a road map for successfully achieving real progress in the Organization's mandate, including consultation with key stakeholders; demonstrates respectful, trustworthy, transparent and accountable behavior in order to develop a reliable and coherent identity for the Organization. Creates a coherent Organizational vision of shared and successful goals; fosters a culture of vision and long- term goals, recognizing and rewarding efforts to maximize the Organization's value.Technical Expertise:Expert theoretical and practical knowledge of corporate evaluation methodologies, planning, monitoring and reporting in the health or social sector, and disciplines related to results-based management, policy analysis and planning.Thorough theoretical and practical knowledge of evaluation best practices in a multilateral environment, including institutional analysis and reporting.Broad knowledge and application of the principles for the development of information systems and communication platforms in support of corporate evaluation.Ability to work independently and to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while producing results. Strong interpersonal skills, diplomacy, tact and ability to effectively communicate with personnel at all levels and from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.Strong writing and oral skills, including the development of reports and presentations for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization.Languages:Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with a working knowledge of the other language.  Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.IT Skills:Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook are essential.  Knowledge of information systems and virtual platforms related to planning, monitoring, reporting and follow-up on corporate evaluations would be an asset. REMUNERATIONAnnual Salary: (Net of taxes)$89,837.00 + post adjustmentPost Adjustment: 49.6% 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. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to PAHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and e-Manual.For information on PAHO please visit: http://www.paho.orgPAHO/WHO is committed to workforce diversity.PAHO/WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.PAHO/WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary and post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance).  Other benefits include:  30 days annual leave, dependency benefits, pension plan and health insurance scheme.  Benefits for internationally recruited staff may include home leave, travel and removal expenses on appointment and separation, education grant for dependent children, assignment grant and rental subsidy.Candidates appointed to an international post with PAHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.All applicants are required to complete an on-line profile to be considered for this post. Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration. A written test and/or interview will be held for this post.  The post description is the official documentation for organization purposes.     ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ________________________________________________________________________

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World Health Organization

Medical Officer - P5

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva

 OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The Department of Global Infectious Hazards Preparedness (GHP) advances global efforts to prevent and control existing and emerging infectious diseases by increasing access to evidence-based interventions; fostering impactful innovation; and leveraging technical, operational and strategic partnerships. In addition, GIH develops global mechanisms to facilitate coordination and collaboration between countries and multi-sectoral partners for catastrophic events of natural, accidental or deliberate origin. The department of Global Infectious Hazards Preparednessis committed to delivering GPW13 Outcome 2.2 Epidemics and pandemics prevented, through: Delivering risk assessment, technical guidance, interventions and control strategies for country impact; Promoting innovation and adoption of new technologiesand aligning and coordinating international action through trusted partnership; Ensuring vulnerable populations have access to life-saving interventions and supplies. The Emerging Diseases and Zoonoses (EZD) team develops strategies, guidance, global mechanisms and interventions to address high threat pathogens responsible for epidemics or pandemics thereby reducing their impact on affected populations and limiting their international spread. This team deals with known emerging and re-emerging high threat pathogens such as zoonotic diseases (for example Nipah virus and Hendra virus); arboviruses (for example zika and chikungunya); respiratory pathogens (for example MERS and plague); and bio-risks (for example smallpox).  DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities: 1. Serve as the lead of WHO's Zika Task Force and coordinate the work of the secretariat for all aspects of control of Zika virus disease, including engagement with internal and external partners to ensure alignment and harmonization of clearly planned activities. 2. Provide technical leadership and authoritative expert advice on WHO's overall technical work on Zika developing a global, evidence-based, comprehensive strategic and operational framework, guidance and establishment of a prioritized and programmatically-relevant research agenda. 3. Lead the technical aspects of resource mobilization activities, coordination of inputs from various WHO departments in line with the Zika global strategic framework and advocate with stakeholders and partners. 4. Establish coordination mechanisms, partnerships and networks to facilitate knowledge-generation and -sharing on all aspects of the virus, the disease, control measures to mitigate the public health impact through identification and prioritization of gaps in knowledge. Develop, implement and monitor progress on the plan of activities through relevant WHO departments. 5. Collaborativtely monitor the risk of Zika and creation of new knowledge, ensure quality of information received from all related fields (maternal and child health, reproductive health, mental health, vector control, immunizations etc) and inform timely senior management to ensure that the Organization is proactively prepared for any the situation. 6. Take a lead role in the collaboration with the transfer of knowledge to the team to develop user-friendly materials for risk communication and training. Establish strong collaborations with other teams/departments at WHO and other partner agencies to cover the various aspects of the public health response to outbreaks. 7. Provide high-level technical support and advise to WHO Regional and Country Offices on the development and implementation of strategic plans to establish and strengthen regional and national control, prevention and response measure for outbreaks of Zika and its consequences. 8. Act as the technical lead in the incident management structure and establish strong collaborations with other teams/departments at WHO and other partner agencies to cover the various aspects of the public health response to outbreaks of Zika. 9. Welcome opportunities to support multi-disciplinary, cross-cutting approaches to work and facilitate participation in such approaches. 10. Perform other related duties including replacing and backstopping as required.  REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential:Advanced level university degree in medicine, with emphasis on infectious diseases or maternal and child health or epidemiology.Desirable:Post graduate training in epidemiology, microbiology or infectious diseases. ExperienceEssential:At least 10 years of experience combined working on infectious diseases epidemiology and public health programs for the control and prevention of infectious diseases including on epidemic diseases, some of which should be at a regional or international level.Proven experience in developing study and research protocols for public health projects related to infectious diseases. Desirable:Experience in field research in developing countries.Experience in epidemic diseases and/or in pandemic diseases.Proven primary responsibility for managing cross-cutting initiatives involving different departments or organizational entities in a multinational context such as the UN, WHO or similar.Proven primary responsibility in developing strategies in prevention and control of infectious diseases or public health programs requiring multidisciplinary approaches. Skills- Theoretical and practical knowledge of global infectious disease epidemiology and risk assessment , in particular epidemic and pandemic diseases.- Proven understanding of the management of acute and urgent public health responses, including infectious disease outbreaks.- Demonstrated effectiveness in building sustained partnerships and working with others in international settings.-  Capacity to work on cross-sectoral projects. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationMoving forward in a changing environmentProducing results Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English.Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 89,837 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 6161 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.    ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ________________________________________________________________________

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World Health Organization

Technical Officer, Risk Communication - P4

Philippines, Manila , Manila

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMEThe mission of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.WHE brings together and enhances WHO's operational, technical and normative capacities in outbreaks, emergencies and risk analysis to address all health hazards across the risk management cycle in a predictable, capable, dependable, adaptable and accountable manner. WHE is designed to operate within the broader humanitarian and emergency management architecture in support of people at risk of, or affected by, outbreaks and emergencies, consistent with ways that strengthen local and national capabilities.The objectives of the programme area, Country Health Emergency Preparedness & IHR (CPI), includes the following: to monitor and evaluate country preparedness for health and humanitarian emergencies, to develop country capacity-building plan for countries with critical capacities and to act as the Secretariat of IHR (2005). The CPI prioritizes support to the most vulnerable and low-capacity countries.The intersectoral nature of emergency preparedness entails for CPI a large partnership with other international organizations and the consideration of several global frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to health, emergencies and disasters, IHR (2005), the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework, the Performance of Veterinary Services (PVS Pathway), the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, regional strategies such as the Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases and Public Health Emergencies (APSED III), the Integrated Disease Surveillance and Response, the European Health Policy, and the regional strategies for disaster risk management. CPI coordinates its activities with international and national initiatives such as the Global Health Security Agenda and Universal Health Coverage 2030.The Preparedness, Readiness and Core Capacity (PCB) is the main hub for technical support to WHO's regional and country offices in their effort to strengthen intersectoral national capacity for the early detection, timely and effective response, to public health emergencies as required under IHR (2005). Working closely with other WHE staff, PCB ensures that needs listed in national action plans are translated into targeted capacity-building in the priority/vulnerable countries. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESWithin the framework of delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities:1. Provide support for national capacity development in risk communication in line with the requirements of APSED III and IHR (2005), overseeing the delivery of capacity-building initiatives;2. Act as risk communication focal point in the WHE Incident Management System during outbreaks and public health emergencies, leading the communication pillar of the Incident Management Support Team, overseeing the development and implementation of risk communication plans as part of response operations, and liaising with the Incident Manager to ensure appropriate risk communication expertise is deployed to the field in a timely manner;3. Ensure relevant technical guidance documents on risk communications are developed and disseminated to countries;4. Systematically document, analyse, evaluate and report on progress in risk communication capacity-building, and proactively address gaps and undertake appropriate follow-up actions, such as the development and delivery of relevant training;5. Using the C4H approach, proactively identify and contribute to the development of communication activities and products in relation to WHO's work with countries on emergency preparedness and response that are accessible, understandable, relevant, credible, timely and actionable for dissemination on the regional website and social media accounts, as well as other relevant platforms;6. Work with communication counterparts and others as relevant in units of the Regional Office, country offices in the Western Pacific and WHO headquarters to ensure alignment and appropriateness of risk communication strategies;7. Compile and analyse risk communication experiences and share findings with country, regional and HQ communication colleagues so that best practices benefit WHO's communication network;8. Initiate and sustain effective professional relationships with key internal stakeholders, participate in building and maintaining information networks as appropriate, within and outside WHE;9. Participate in the IHR duty officer roster and act as IHR duty officer as required;10. Upon request, provide technical support, backstopping and gap filling for emergency activities at any level of the Organization or scale of emergency; and11. Perform other related duties, as requested by supervisor, including provision of support to other areas of work and teams or programme areas, as required. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducationEssential: Advanced univerisy degree in communication, public relations, media studies, journalism, international relations, social sciences or related field from a recognized university.Desirable: Advanced degree in public health, international relations, management or other related area. Training in public health, risk communication, health education, health communication or health promotion. ExperienceEssential:Minimum of seven years' experience in strategic communication including experience in capacity-building and a history of working at the national and international level, including working on disease outbreaks or emergencies. Proven experience in writing and producing communication material.Desirable: Health sector experience at country and international levels. Relevant work experience in WHO or other UN agencies. Skills-Excellent interpersonal skills and effective negotiation, facilitation and consensus-building skills.-Excellent organization skills, with the ability to multitask and produce high-quality results under pressure.-Excellent presentation skills and familiarity with digital communications media (social, web, etc).-Ability to 'think outside the box' and make innovative proposals related to risk communication.-Knowledge or understanding of WHO's mandate and goals in the emergency incident management context.-Ability to act with tact discretion and diplomacy.-Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.-Demonstrated effectiveness in building sustained partnerships and working with others in international settings.-Ability to produce high-quality written and visual communication materials in English. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationBuilding and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyondPromoting the Organization's position in health Leadership Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of written and spoken English. REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 74,913 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3009 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.     ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ________________________________________________________________________

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12/04/2021
World Health Organization

Project Officer - P2

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations. The WHE Response division (WRE) is responsible for rapidly detecting and responding to health emergencies while leveraging relevant national and international partnerships, ensuring that emergency-affected populations in acute and protracted emergencies have access to essential health services and that systems are maintained and strengthened in fragile, conflict and vulnerable settings while implementing at scale, proven prevention strategies for priority pandemic/epidemic-prone diseases. The HEI Department is responsible for ensuring that emergency-affected populations have access to timely and effective health services, ranging from humanitarian interventions, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Fragile, Vulnerable and Conflict Affected Settings (FCVs) to key high impact epidemic diseases including Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs), Yellow Fever, Meningitis and Cholera. The Department prioritizes support to the most vulnerable and low capacity countries.  DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES 1. Provide project support to the FCV unit Collaborate, with technical leads and other teams, in the development, implementation and monitoring of the technical, operational and HR work plans.2. Contribute to the preparation of monitoring and progress reports, briefings, proposals, reports and communications required for strategic decision making.3. Attend various project management meetings, coordinate relevant activities, ensure predictable follow-up on agreed action points with relevant stakeholders.4. Assist in assessing the technical need of the team in a participatory manner. Follow up on action points in a timely manner, ensure that the projects are regularly monitored and reported on. Provide relevant information and consolidated feedback to the team members.5. Assist in coordinating and facilitating improved information and knowledge management within the team for the purpose of monitoring and evaluation, organizational learning and reporting, with a particular responsibility for maintaining and improving the activities databases.6. Participate in the administrative and logistical arrangement of meetings and other events.7. Undertake duty travel to FCVs to support project management, when necessary.8. Perform other duties as may be assigned.  REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential:First university degree in International Relations, Business Administration, Social Scienceor a related field from an accredited academic institution.Desirable:An advanced university degree in one of the aforementioned educational disciplines. ExperienceEssential:At least two years of relevant professional experience in project management, developing key performance indicators and monitoring deliverables.Desirable:Relevant experience in WHO/UN or other INGO.Related experience in the context of FCV and humanitarian settings.Exposure at the international level. SkillsDemonstrated skills in the development of reports and persuasive documents.Demonstrated organizational skills.Good knowledge of GSM and other WHO IT systems and process.Strong analytical skills and ability to analyse and synthesize information from multiple sources and conduct independent research. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationProducing resultsKnowing and managing yourself Use of Language SkillsEssential:Expert knowledge of English.Intermediate knowledge of French. REMUNERATION WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 48,805 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3347 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.*For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.     ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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09/04/2021
World Health Organization

Technical Officer (Surveillance) [Urgent need job] - P3

Philippines, Manila , Manila

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The mission of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.WHE brings together and enhances WHO's operational, technical and normative capacities in outbreaks, emergencies and risk analysis to address all health hazards across the risk management cycle in a predictable, capable, dependable, adaptable and accountable manner. WHE is designed to operate within the broader humanitarian and emergency management architecture in support of people at risk of, or affected by, outbreaks and emergencies, consistent with ways that strengthen local and national capabilities.The Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment (HIM) programme area of WHE is responsible for providing timely and authoritative situation analysis, risk assessment and response monitoring available for all major health threats, events and emergencies. This includes detecting, verifying and assessing the risk of potential and ongoing health emergencies; establishing data collection mechanisms and monitoring ongoing health emergency operations; providing data management, analytics and reporting platform to produce and disseminate timely emergency health information products.  DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities:1. Carry out all aspects of early detection, verification and assessment of acute public health events, including the use of multiple sources of information, to inform decision-making.2. Conduct real time analysis of regional indicator-based and event-based surveillance data to facilitate timely information sharing among Member States for better preparedness and response for multiple hazards.3. Support regional production and dissemination of information products and reports including weekly bulletins, situation reports, and outbreak investigation reports, among others.4. Maintain and analyse stored surveillance data such as health indicators, risk factors and disease surveillance information handled by WHE of the Western Pacific Regional Office (WPRO).5. Support Field Epidemiology Training (FET)/Field Epidemiology Training Programme (FETP) in the Region; and guide the work of fellows of the WPRO Field Epidemiology Fellowship Programme (FEFP).6. Provide technical support in the field during acute public health events.7. Develop appropriate training plans for building the core surveillance, alert and response national capacities in accordance with APSED III and the requirements for IHR (2005); supervise the work of fellows of the WPRO FEFP.8. Contribute to technical assistance provided by WHE/WPRO to countries in the establishment and implementation of the key components of the IHR Monitoring and Evaluation Framework including Joint External Evaluations, Intra-Action Review, After Action Review and exercises.9. Serve as an IHR duty officer in accordance with the standard protocol.10. Provide technical support for meetings organized by WHE/WPRO.11. Upon request, provide technical support, backstopping and gap-filling for emergency activities at any level of the Organization or scale of emergency.12. Perform other related duties, as requested by supervisor, including provision of support to other areas of work and teams or programme areas within the WHE, as required.  REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential: University degree in medicine, public health, epidemiology or related field that includes a substantial quantitative methods competence from a recognized institution.Desirable: Postgraduate degree or training in epidemiology, public health or related discipline from a recognized university. Specialized training in FETP or equivalent is highly desirable. ExperienceEssential: A minimum of five years' relevant work experience including international exposure in communicable disease epidemiology, public health, and/or emergency response including at least two years working in disease outbreak investigation or emergency response field programmes. Relevant work experience in event-based surveillance, risk assessment and/or emergency management.Desirable: Field experience in epidemiology, surveillance and/or control of outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases or other acute public health events. Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies, or in an international (multilateral) organization. Experience in supervision, and providing education and training of surveillance fellows/trainees in an international organization. Knowledge of WHO processes of verification, alert and response operations. Skills-Good knowledge of surveillance, epidemiology, risk assessment, emergency response and disease control with particular attention to application of an all-hazard approach in the context of IHR (2005).-Ability to analyse epidemiological data and detect trends, unusual occurrences, outbreaks and other possible adverse public health events.-Sound knowledge and skills in database management, with the ability to develop and plan innovative and appropriate solutions for information management.-Ability to conduct and participate in epidemiological investigations.-Demonstrated knowledge of surveillance issues and emerging diseases in the international context.-Good communication skills both written and oral, and ability to write in a clear, concise and effective manner for different audiences.-Excellent organizational and programme management skills.-Ability to multitask and produce results under pressure within short deadlines.-Ability to deal diplomatically with national counterparts.-Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationMoving forward in a changing environmentProducing results Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of written and spoken English. REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 62,120 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2495 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.*For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.       ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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09/04/2021
World Health Organization

Advisor, Medicines, Health Technologies and Research - P4

Brazil, Distrito Federal , Brasilia

OBJECTIVE OF THE OFFICE/DEPARTMENTThis requisition is for employment at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO)The primary objective of the Department of Health Systems and Services (HSS) is to strengthen health systems based on Primary Health Care, supporting universal health coverage. Its work encompasses the following areas: strengthening health systems governance for social protection in health; strengthening regulatory frameworks and financial protection mechanisms to promote the progressive realization of the right to health; organizing people-centered, integrated health service delivery; promoting access to and rational use of quality, safe, and effective health technologies; strengthening national health research systems, and promoting the integration of scientific knowledge into health care, health policies, and technical cooperation; and developing human resources for health. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESUnder the technical guidance of the Director, Health Systems and Services (HSS) and the direct supervision of the PAHO/WHO Representative (PWR), the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties:Advise, adapt and integrate global and regional strategic objectives in Medicines, Health Technologies and Research into the national program of work; provide technical cooperation to National Authorities (Ministry of Health, ANVISA – Agência Nacional de vigilância Sanitária, FIOCRUZ – FundaçãoOswaldo Cruz,  Hemobras- Emp. Brasileira de Hemoderivados e Biotecnologia, States and Municipalities, in the development of policies favoring access, innovation, production, pricing and rational use of health technologies focusing on the development of policy, norms, and regulatory capacity, supporting the strengthening and decentralization of pharmaceutical services;Advise and support the implementation of National Policy in Health Technology Management, the establishment of national and regional networks in health technology assessment and processes determining the selection, incorporation and management of health technologies within the Unified Health System (SUS);Provide technical support for the implementation of the National Blood Policy, of the National Blood Transfusion Program  and of the National Program of Patient Safety;Develop technical cooperation strategies to strengthen national capacity in science, technology and innovation, evaluation of national capacity, the definition of priorities, the development of policy and the regulatory framework guiding technological innovation, and the development of the health industrial complex at the national level, taking into consideration the global context;Link the national program of work with the sub-regional, regional and global work program in Medicines and Health Technologies; support national authorities in bilateral and multi-lateral technical cooperation initiatives and promoting networking;Manage and coordinate activities of the Health Technologies and Research unit within the Country Office; guide the technical work program ensuring that it is coherent with the Organization's Governing Bodies mandates, the Country Cooperation Strategy 2014-2017, and orientations of the cooperation agreements (TC) with the Ministry of Health Brazil;Plan, program, implement, monitor and evaluate the development of the technical cooperation programs of work in medicines, health technologies and research, coherent with the programmatic orientations within the Biennial Work Plan (BWP);Mobilize political, technical and financial resources to support and expand regional, sub-regional and national programs and activities related to areas of responsibility;Participate in team-based project development and execution of the program of work and the preparation of the biennial work plan related budgets and work plans,  progress reports, periodic analytical reports to donors, publications, briefing books, etc.;Promote the collaboration between the Ministry of Health and the academic sector to strengthen the MOH's capacity to monitor programmatic progress and impact of public health interventions;Provide leadership, guidance and monitoring of supervised staff by setting clear work objectives, ensuring timely and effective use of performance reviews and feedback mechanisms, engaging in regular communications, and solving interpersonal or technical conflicts; establish and support a learning environment; administer, allocate and monitor the financial, logistical and staff resources assigned to the team; prepare, and justify the program of work and budget proposals, etc.;Perform other related duties, as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducation:Essential: A bachelor's and master's degree in a pharmaceutical or other health-related science, health economics, planning and/or public health from a recognized university.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:  http://www.whed.net/.  PAHO will also use the databases of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation http://www.chea.org and College Navigator, found on the website of the National Centre for Educational Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to support the validation process. Experience:Essential: Nine years of combined national and international experience in the administration of programs and projects related to medicines, health technology, policy and regulation, pharmacoeconomics, procurement and supply management, production and quality control, or service delivery. SKILLS:PAHO Competencies:Overall attitude at work: Maintains integrity and takes a clear ethical approach and stance; demonstrates commitment to the Organization's mandate and promotes the values of the Organization in daily work and behavior; is accountable for work carried out in line with own role and responsibilities; is respectful towards, and trusted by, colleagues and counterparts.Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences:  Relate well to diversity in others and capitalize on such diversity - Relates well to diversity in others and capitalizes on such diversity. Treats all people with dignity and respect. Relates well to people with different cultures, gender, orientations, backgrounds and/or positions; examines own behavior to avoid stereotypical responses; considers issues from the perspective of others and values their diversity.Teamwork: Collaborate and cooperate with others - Works collaboratively with team members and counterparts to achieve and build rapport; helps others when asked; accepts joint responsibility for the team's successes and shortcomings.Communication: Express oneself clearly when speaking/Listen/Write effectively/Share knowledge - Foresees communication needs of audience and targets message accordingly.  Facilitates open communication; encourages others to share their views openly and takes time to understand and consider their views.  Writes down ideas in a clear, structured, logical and credible way; drafts and supports the development of guidelines, policies and procedures. Shares relevant information openly and ensures that the shared information is understood; considers knowledge sharing as a constructive working method and demonstrates awareness of the Organization.Producing Results: Work efficiently and independently/Deliver quality results - Monitors own and others' work in a systematic and effective way, ensuring required resources and outputs. Aligns projects with Organization's mission and objectives. Consistently solves own and team's problems effectively as needed. Proactively engages in projects and initiatives, accepting demanding goals, in line with Organizational Strategies and Program of Work. Demonstrates accountability for work of team and sets an example, while explicitly articulating lessons learnt for own and team's benefit.Ensuring effective use of resources:   Strategize and set clear objectives/Monitor progress and use resources well - Sets specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely objectives for own team and/or the Organization; systematically analyses and anticipates priority projects for own team and allocates necessary resources to achieve them; identifies the cross-Organizational resources needed for large- scale projects in line with key Organizational objectives.  Anticipates foreseeable changes and adapts own and team's projects in the face of unforeseen circumstances and/ or challenges; creates measures and criteria to monitor progress of overall projects against key Organizational objectives; creates cost-effective solutions for the Organization.Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond:  Develop networks and partnerships and encourage collaboration - Builds and negotiates strategic partnerships and alliances with a wide range of key stakeholders to ensure Organizational results and success.  Creates innovative opportunities for promoting synergies inside and outside the Organization to improve Organizational success. Technical Expertise:Theoretical and practical expertise medicines and health technologies; technical and social determinants of access and use of health technologies, covering areas of policy development and regulation.Broad knowledge of management principles and practices with specific emphasis in financing, innovation and public health production and quality evaluation, and service delivery.Technical expertise in providing technical assistance to countries in the development, management, operation, or evaluation of programs or projects in health technologies and research.Managerial skills for the development, implementation and analysis of technical cooperation programs and activities, including budget programming and control.Knowledge and skills in the formulation of technical cooperation projects, interventions and in the development of criteria for evaluating program interventions, budget programming and control.Mature judgment, strong technical, analytical, conceptual, interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to identify, assess, analyze, synthesize and provide recommendation on key political and technical issues.Strong professional oral and writing skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization. Languages:Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with a working knowledge of the other language.  Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset. IT Skills:Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize 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 would be an asset. REMUNERATIONAnnual Salary: (Net of taxes)$74,913.00 + post adjustmentPost Adjustment: 27.5% 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. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to PAHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and e-Manual.For information on PAHO please visit: http://www.paho.orgPAHO/WHO is committed to workforce diversity.PAHO/WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.PAHO/WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary and post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance).  Other benefits include:  30 days annual leave, dependency benefits, pension plan and health insurance scheme.  Benefits for internationally recruited staff may include home leave, travel and removal expenses on appointment and separation, education grant for dependent children, assignment grant and rental subsidy.Candidates appointed to an international post with PAHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.All applicants are required to complete an on-line profile to be considered for this post. Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration. A written test and/or interview will be held for this post.  The post description is the official documentation for organization purposes.     ___________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position: Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. After you have applied for this position: Swiss nationals are welcome to share a copy (PDF) of their application, as well as of this vacancy with recruitment@cinfo.ch. We inform our partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government about qualified applications.  When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.  Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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08/04/2021
World Health Organization

Advisor, Noncommunicable Diseases & Determinants of Health - P4

Brazil, Distrito Federal , Brasilia
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

OBJECTIVE OF THE OFFICE/DEPARTMENT This requisition is for employment at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO)The Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (NMH) Department promotes, coordinates, and implements technical cooperation activities, directed at the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, mental, neurological and substance abuse disorders, related risk factors and disabilities that are evidence-based and appropriate for the political and sociocultural context in which they are implemented.  It raises political and public awareness and understanding of the burden of the most common noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and mental disorders, related risk factors and conditions and leads multi-sector and multi-stakeholder strategic and collaborative efforts aimed at strengthening Member States' capacity to promote and protect health through public policies, programs, and services. This will reduce risks and disease burden and contribute to improving the physical, mental, and social well-being of the population. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Under the direct supervision of the PAHO/WHO Representative, and the general supervision of the Director, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health (NMH), the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties: Advise and contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the Strategic Plan for the prevention and control of NCDs; provide technical advice on the analysis of the principal health problems, social and environmental determinants, inequities and risk factors, identifying the conditions and lifestyles that support the practice of health promotion at national level; propose, monitor, and evaluate technologies and strategies for their effective control, to implement an integrated approach to the prevention and control of chronic diseases, risk factors and determinants, following a multi-disciplinary team approach, linking the regional/global levels of the Organization;Provide technical support and guidance to the Ministry of Health and other institutions of the national and sub-regional health and political integration system for the diagnosis of health problems, as well as the identification of risk factors, methods, and technologies for their control; collaborate in technical cooperation activities particularly related to prevalent diseases in the countries, with emphasis on chronic noncommunicable diseases and mental health;Provide technical cooperation expertise in the strengthening of institutions and organizations involved in tobacco control, and supervise the planning, development and monitoring of plans, programs and projects related to effective tobacco control policies in general and the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) in particular;Promote and support the development of relevant networks, alliances, and multi-stakeholder partnerships needed to successfully address the problem of violence, chronic diseases, risk factors and mental health, NCDs and mental health prevention and control, environmental health, human security, risk and disaster management, implementation and development of safe hospital strategies;Advise and provide technical cooperation to Member States on the development and/or updating of policies, norms and standards for the implementation of an integrated approach to the prevention and control of chronic diseases, risk factors and determinants of health; including the use of appropriate information and surveillance tools/systems for monitoring;Promote and facilitate collaboration between the Ministries of Health, academic institutions, other sectors of government, civil society and private sector organizations to strengthen national and sub-regional capacities to implement and evaluate environmental risks and occupational health, violence, risk factors, non-communicable disease prevention and control programs;Promote and conduct research on the promotion of healthy behavior and the social and environmental determinants of the health in the Ministry of Health, academic institutions, and the PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centers, related to the area of health promotion, environmental health and health protection;Promote and strengthen public health research by assisting with the identification of  research priorities and institutions in the field of public health and promoting multi-disciplinary studies;Facilitate the implementation and monitoring of the Regional Strategies adopted by the Directing Council under the scope of work        of the Departments of Non-communicable Diseases and Mental Health (NMH) and PAHO Health Emergencies (PHE), and the Special Program of Sustainable Development and Health Equity (SDE) at the national level; collaborate with NMH, SDE and PHE in activities related to relevant programs and projects under their responsibilities;Collaborate in obtaining extra-budgetary resources, financial and non-financial, by assisting national and sub-regional authorities in the preparation of project proposals and plans for appropriate national, bilateral and international agencies;Collaborate in the development, implementation, and the evaluation of prevention programs and health services for the control of non-communicable diseases and risk factors with emphasis on the strengthening of the integration continuity and quality of the health services from different providers;Collaborate in the development of national systems of information and public health surveillance for non-communicable diseases, using as appropriate, standard regional and global tools; provide models and support to countries in the use of data for decision-making regarding policies and programs for the mentioned areas;Promote the implementation of the UN Working Group (health cluster) for the coordination of the response in disasters settings;Collaborate in the preparation of the Representation's Biennial Work Plan (BWP) and the execution of international cooperation, including the analysis of political, technical and socioeconomic realities;Systematize, document and disseminate the successful experiences and best practices, particularly those at the local level, implemented for the development and continuous improvement of the services of promotion and prevention of diseases with greater burden and environmental imbalance;When called upon to directly supervise staff, establish clear work objectives, conduct timely and effective performance appraisals, provide coaching and feedback, and support staff development opportunities;Perform other related duties, as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential: A university degree in a health - related profession and a master's degree in public health or any other field related to the functions of the position, from a recognized institution. 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:  http://www.whed.net/.  PAHO will also use the databases of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation http://www.chea.org and College Navigator, found on the website of the National Centre for Educational Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to support the validation process. Experience:Essential: Nine years of combined national and international experience working in programs concerned with non-communicable disease prevention and control, public health management or evaluation of environmental health and sustainable development programs. SKILLS: PAHO Competencies:Overall attitude at work: Maintains integrity and takes a clear ethical approach and stance; demonstrates commitment to the Organization's mandate and promotes the values of the Organization in daily work and behavior; is accountable for work carried out in line with own role and responsibilities; is respectful towards, and trusted by, colleagues and counterparts.Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences:  Relate well to diversity in others and capitalize on such diversity - Relates well to diversity in others and capitalizes on such diversity. Treats all people with dignity and respect. Relates well to people with different cultures, gender, orientations, backgrounds and/or positions; examines own behavior to avoid stereotypical responses; considers issues from the perspective of others and values their diversity.Teamwork: Collaborate and cooperate with others - Works collaboratively with team members and counterparts to achieve and build rapport; helps others when asked; accepts joint responsibility for the team's successes and shortcomings.Communication: Express oneself clearly when speaking/Listen/Write effectively/Share knowledge - Foresees communication needs of audience and targets message accordingly.  Facilitates open communication; encourages others to share their views openly and takes time to understand and consider their views.  Writes down ideas in a clear, structured, logical and credible way; drafts and supports the development of guidelines, policies and procedures. Shares relevant information openly and ensures that the shared information is understood; considers knowledge sharing as a constructive working method and demonstrates awareness of the Organization.Creating an empowering and motivating environment: Provide direction - Manages individual and group projects and ensures that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clearly defined, understood and accepted; delegates work appropriately to achieve best results.Producing Results: Work efficiently and independently/Deliver quality results - Monitors own and others' work in a systematic and effective way, ensuring required resources and outputs. Aligns projects with Organization's mission and objectives. Consistently solves own and team's problems effectively as needed. Proactively engages in projects and initiatives, accepting demanding goals, in line with Organizational Strategies and Program of Work. Demonstrates accountability for work of team and sets an example, while explicitly articulating lessons learnt for own and team's benefit.Ensuring effective use of resources:   Strategize and set clear objectives/Monitor progress and use resources well - Sets specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely objectives for own team and/or the Organization; systematically analyses and anticipates priority projects for own team and allocates necessary resources to achieve them; identifies the cross-Organizational resources needed for large- scale projects in line with key Organizational objectives.  Anticipates foreseeable changes and adapts own and team's projects in the face of unforeseen circumstances and/ or challenges; creates measures and criteria to monitor progress of overall projects against key Organizational objectives; creates cost-effective solutions for the Organization.Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond:  Develop networks and partnerships and encourage collaboration - Builds and negotiates strategic partnerships and alliances with a wide range of key stakeholders to ensure Organizational results and success.  Creates innovative opportunities for promoting synergies inside and outside the Organization to improve Organizational success. Technical Expertise:Technical expertise in the areas of Noncommunicable Diseases and Determinants of Health, including technical cooperation in projects in developing countries.Expert knowledge in public health for the development, implementation, and analysis of technical cooperation programs; requiring strategic thinking, resourcefulness, initiative, leadership qualities, skills to deals with difficult situations and sensitive areas.Excellent analytical skills and demonstrated abilities in performing complex analyses on a wide range of factors, requirements, priorities for the assessment and implementation of activities in multi-sectoral and multi-cultural environments; Theoretical and practical knowledge of Noncommunicable Diseases and Determinants of Health.  This can include health promotion, social participation, NCD Risk Factors, Road Safety and Substance Abuse.Expert knowledge and skills in the formulation of technical cooperation interventions and in the development of criteria for evaluating program interventions.Managerial skills for the development, implementation and analysis of technical cooperation programs and activities, including budget programming and control.Strong professional oral and writing skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization. Languages:Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with working knowledge of the other language.  Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset. IT Skills:Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook.  Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs such as Visio and Project would be an asset. REMUNERATION Annual Salary: (Net of taxes)US $74,913.00 + post adjustment Post Adjustment: 27.5% 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. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THIS VACANCY NOTICE MAY BE USED TO FILL OTHER SIMILAR POSITIONS AT THE SAME GRADE LEVEL.Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to PAHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and e-Manual.For information on PAHO please visit: http://www.paho.orgPAHO/WHO is committed to workforce diversity.PAHO/WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.PAHO/WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary and post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance).  Other benefits include:  30 days annual leave, dependency benefits, pension plan and health insurance scheme.  Benefits for internationally recruited staff may include home leave, travel and removal expenses on appointment and separation, education grant for dependent children, assignment grant and rental subsidy.Candidates appointed to an international post with PAHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.All applicants are required to complete an on-line profile to be considered for this post.  Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration. A written test and/or interview will be held for this post.  The post description is the official documentation for organization purposes.    ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ____________________________________________________________________________________ 

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07/04/2021
World Health Organization

Human Resources Officer - P3

Afghanistan, Kabul , Kabul

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME To optimize the implementation of WHO's global health mandate through establishment of monitoring of effective and responsive HR management and supportive policies, systems and services. The objective is to promote a collaborative working environment, ensure prompt programme implementation and monitoring an efficient distribution of resources in support of WHO's leadership role in international health.Ensure full compliance of HR activities with WHO rules and regulations, policies, procedures and strategies; effective implementation of the internal control and functioning of the HR management system. Advise all polio staff on aspects of HR policies and procedures including proper use of contractual modalities. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Support the Operations Officer and Team Lead  in respect to human resources and work force planning for the Country Office and Provincial Offices and organizes, manages and supervises the HR unit ensuring that the HR team functions transparently, efficiently and effectively.Provide advice on interpretation and application of HR policies, regulations and rules; advise on benefits and entitlements for Polio staff on the basis of contractual status; advise and counsel Polio staff with regard to responsibilities, code of conduct as well as rights.Under the oversight of the Operations Officer, oversee and conduct recruitment and selection, as well as separation processes, for Polio staff positions and WHO affiliated LICA Contractors; facilitate and monitor the recruitment of non-staff hired under the Agreement for Performance of Work (APW) keep track of progress; anticipate challenges and brief PEI management accordingly.Oversee the contractual relationship with third parties that deploy human resources in support of the polio programme and ensure the third parties deliver on their obligations and that the human resource management, including performance management, of third-party contracted personnel is adequate and consistent with the needs of the programme.  Critically review LICA and Third-Party Personnel (APW)  grievance emails/letters including staff complaints; advise on instances of suspected misconduct and propose a remedial solution to the country office PEI management.Provide guidance and ensure compliance across the office for implementation/monitoring staff performance appraisal system and adhering to timely submission of performance evaluations/ePMDsConduct training and orientation program for newcomers (Polio staff and Consultants) on Human Resources related issues at country level and provincial offices. Counsel Polio staff members about talent and career development opportunities and act as a focal person of staff Peer-helper.Provide HR requirements in the programme and budget development process during biennium.  Attend meetings and participate in salary surveys, DSA/cost of living surveys and provide feedback to country office PEI management, regional office and headquarters if necessary.Support the Afghanistan Country Office on offering input to HR planning and forecasting of the staffing needs on an on going basis as well as during the biennium exercisePerform all other related duties REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential: University degree in human resources management, business or public administration, Law, social science, or related field. Desirable: ExperienceEssential: At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience in human resources management and administration. Demonstrated experience in the operational application of human resources management policies and practices, selection and recruitment, and the administration of benefits and entitlements is essential. Desirable: Skills Knowledge of human resources management policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in the country office setting.Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.Experience in related HR subject matters.Good drafting and communication skills.Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. Team spirit and time management skills. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationMoving forward in a changing environmentBuilding and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyondCreating an empowering and motivating environmentWHO global Competencies model at http://www.who.int/employment/WHO_competencies_EN.pdf?ua=1 Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Other regional language REMUNERATION WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 60,962 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2306 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.*For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.    ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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07/04/2021
World Health Organization

Unit Chief, HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis and Sexually Transmitted Infections - P5

United States of America, Washington , Washington D.C.

OBJECTIVE OF THE OFFICE/DEPARTMENT This requisition is for employment at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO)The Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health Department (CDE) promotes, coordinates, and implements technical cooperation activities directed toward the surveillance, prevention, control, elimination and/or reduction of communicable diseases, zoonosis and environmental threats to health that are technically sound and appropriate for the political and sociocultural context in which they are implemented.  It strives to achieve a sustainable impact on health by providing normative guidance, furthering the implementation of evidence-based interventions, fostering alliances that strengthen country capacity, improving the effectiveness of inter-country collaboration, and facilitating policy and decision-making processes. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director (AD) and the direct supervision of the Director, Communicable Diseases and Environmental Determinants of Health (CDE), the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties: Provide technical, policy and strategic advice, leadership and programmatic direction for all aspects of work related to the HIV, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, and Sexually Transmitted Infections (HT) Unit by planning, implementing, resourcing, and monitoring work plans consistent with country needs and the Organization's overall Strategic Plan, with the aim of strengthening public health, evidence-based, data driven and human rights compliant responses to those epidemics in all countries of the Region of the Americas;Provide strategic guidance and advice to Member States for the implementation of interventions aimed at prevention, control and elimination of selected communicable diseases and their comorbidities, as indicated in the Sustainable Development Agenda, in WHO Global Health Sector Strategies for HIV, STI, Viral Hepatitis, and to End TB,  in PAHO's Strategic Plan, and in view of the specific Resolutions endorsed by PAHO Member States;Provide technical and policy advice and oversee the definition and establishment of the objectives, strategies, plans and budgets of each area of work within the HT Unit and related to PAHO's Elimination Initiative; ensure that the strategies and objectives are aligned with the Organization's mission, vision, values, policies, strategies, business needs and priorities as well as the Organization's Strategic Plan in order to guarantee continuing operations and maximize results; Coordinate the management of resources to achieve the short, medium, and long-term objectives identified in PAHO's Strategic Plan, managing specific portfolio activities, and ensuring the reporting of results, information and analyses; Facilitate and coordinate interdepartmental and interprogrammatic collaboration, including the establishment and coordination of functional teams and technical working groups, whose areas of work relate to goals and objectives of the HT Unit and/or the Organization's Elimination Initiative;Facilitate and coordinate the functions of technical and strategic advisory groups, comprising regional independent experts who will provide guidance and advice to the Organization on matters related to the areas of work of the HT Unit;Support the development, implementation and dissemination at subregional and country level of  evidence based technical standards for the management of communicable diseases,  especially HIV, TB, STIs and viral hepatitis;Promote the collection and use of data and information for technical and strategic analysis, interpretation, reporting, and strategic dissemination, including activities aimed towards monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects;Identify, in consultation with all relevant Organizational entities, special areas of  interest, options and opportunities for partnerships and alliances and promote, establish, and maintain liaisons with a broad spectrum of partners, including WHO entities, UN Agencies, technical agencies, academic institutions, civil society organizations, foundations, international financial institution's,  regional and subregional integration mechanisms, on matters related to prevention, control and elimination of communicable diseases;Formulate and recommend policies, plans, strategies, and budgets, in support of the Organization's mandates related to the work of the HT Unit; develop and establish measures,  practices and procedures to improve the Unit's effectiveness and efficiency; report to Governing Bodies, through executive presentations and reports, on the status and results of the Unit's activities;Administer, allocate and monitor the HT Unit's financial, logistical and staff resources; oversee the preparation and justification of the annual program and budget proposals; participate in the development of the Department's biennial work plan (BWP); organize the formulation, development, implementation and control of systems to monitor performance in accordance with the results based management approach;Identify and mobilize financial resources to support the HT Unit and the Organization's Elimination Initiative, in collaboration with other Departments and Units of the Organization;Promote a culture of ethical behavior and integrity in accordance with the Organization's Code of Ethical Principles and Conduct in order to ensure a culture of respect, responsibility, accountability, and compliance; provide a stable managerial framework that demonstrates credibility, trust and value to Member States, technical partners, civil society organizations and donors, while optimizing staff performance; provide advice, when called upon, to institutions of Member States in the area of expertise;Represent the Organization in high level events, meetings, negotiations, policy discussions with partners and stakeholders interested and\\or supporting the public health efforts promoted by PAHO/WHO for the prevention, control, management and elimination of selected communicable diseases;Provide leadership, guidance and monitoring of supervised staff, including regional and subregional advisors, by setting clear work objectives, ensuring timely and effective use of performance reviews and feedback mechanisms, engaging in regular communications, and solving interpersonal or technical conflicts; monitor workloads to ensure equitable distribution of work and maintain job satisfaction, efficiency and output; establish and support a learning environment, to include staff development in the Organization's fundamentals, managerial competencies and technical expertise;Perform other related duties, as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential: A university degree in a health-related discipline, and a master's degree in public health, epidemiology, infectious diseases or a health science related to the functions of the post, from a recognized institution.  Desirable: A doctoral degree in public health would be an asset. 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). The list can be accessed through the link:  http://www.whed.net/.  PAHO will also use the databases of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation http://www.chea.org and College Navigator, found on the website of the National Centre for Educational Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to support the validation process. Experience:Essential: Thirteen years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in management of communicable diseases, including the detection, diagnosis, treatment and control of HIV/AIDS, TB, STI, and Viral Hepatitis. Development and evaluation of policies and programs for prevention, control and elimination of communicable diseases.  Experience must also include the application of epidemiological methods to disease surveillance and public health program planning and evaluation.     SKILLS: PAHO Competencies:Overall attitude at work: Maintains integrity and takes a clear ethical approach and stance; demonstrates commitment to the Organization's mandate and promotes the values of the Organization in daily work and behavior; is accountable for work carried out in line with own role and responsibilities; is respectful towards, and trusted by, colleagues and counterparts.Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: Relates well to diversity in others and capitalizes on such diversity - Treats all people with dignity and respect. Relates well to people with different cultures, gender, orientations, backgrounds and/or positions; examines own behavior to avoid stereotypical responses; considers issues from the perspective of others and values their diversity.Teamwork: Advocates for collaboration across the Organization - Creates and encourages a climate of team- working and collaboration across the Organization; sees cooperation as a key Organizational priority and creates collaborative systems and processes to achieve Organizational goals. Actively identifies and tackles disagreements between internal and external counterparts that compromise the Organization's goals and mandate; diplomatically facilitates the resolution of conflicts between others and ensures strategic partnerships with a range of key stakeholders; maintains and extends an effective collaborative network of individuals inside and outside the Organization.Communication: Share knowledge - Articulates the Organization's strategic objectives when formulating and delivering information and presentations and adapts presentation methodology to address the needs of different audiences.  Shares decisions and directives of senior management and communicates them in a manner that ensures both understanding and acceptance; shares knowledge and best practice at the three Organizational levels (country, regional and global), as necessary.Producing Results: Deliver quality results - Tailors Organizational targets to meet changing demands in the global health environment. Positions self and team to meet new challenges and demanding goals, in line with Organizational strategies and Program of Work. Acts as a role model for team and identifies potential when assigning roles to team members in order to successfully achieve expected results.  Engages stakeholders as necessary and takes responsibility for work of own department/cluster.  Ensuring effective use of resources: Strategize and set clear objectives/Monitor progress and use resources well - Sets specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely objectives for own team and/or the Organization; systematically analyses and anticipates priority projects for own team and allocates necessary resources to achieve them; identifies the cross-Organizational resources needed for large- scale projects in line with key Organizational objectives.  Anticipates foreseeable changes and adapts own and team's projects in the face of unforeseen circumstances and/ or challenges; creates measures and criteria to monitor progress of overall projects against key Organizational objectives; creates cost-effective solutions for the Organization.Driving the Organization to a successful future: Constructive leadership style/ Set the vision and build commitment - Leads and develops a road map for successfully achieving real progress in the Organization's mandate, including consultation with key stakeholders; demonstrates respectful, trustworthy, transparent and accountable behavior in order to develop a reliable and coherent identity for the Organization. Creates a coherent Organizational vision of shared and successful goals; fosters a culture of vision and long- term goals, recognizing and rewarding efforts to maximize the Organization's value. Technical Expertise:Technical: Extensive progressive expertise at a senior decision-making level in prevention, control, management and elimination of diseases, including the management of public health programs at regional, subregional and country level. Extensive experience in management of communicable diseases during the occurrence of natural disasters and outbreaks to prevent the interruption of essential periodic activities aimed towards the control and elimination of priority public health diseases. Wide and varied knowledge of public health problems and the management of projects and programs recommended by PAHO/WHO to effectively prevent and\\or eliminate selected infectious diseases. Demonstrated skills and experience in building partnerships, managing integrated approaches in public health, resource mobilization, and management in monitoring and evaluation. Managerial: Extensive expertise in senior progressively responsible positions in the management of infectious diseases programs, projects and\\or initiatives; expertise in administrative and technical matters requiring sensitive negotiation with public health and government officials and other national and international bodies.  Demonstrated ability to provide professional leadership to strategic, organizational, managerial and analytic work in health; requiring resourcefulness, initiative, highly developed judgment and interpersonal skills to deal with difficult situations and sensitive issues, in order to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different professional levels, discipline, nationalities, and cultural background. Administrative: Skills in the creation and integration of administrative procedures for the delivery of highest quality results from the teams, as well as experience in resource mobilization (including fundraising and partner collaboration) and financial management for the delivery of expected results. Languages:Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with a working knowledge of the other language.  Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset. IT Skills:Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize 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 would be an asset. REMUNERATION Annual Salary: (Net of taxes)US$ 89,837.00 + post adjustment Post Adjustment: 49.6% 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. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. A written test and/or interview will be held for this post as a form of screening. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to PAHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and e-Manual.PAHO/WHO is committed to workforce diversity. PAHO/WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary and post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance).  Other benefits include:  30 days annual leave, dependency benefits, pension plan and health insurance scheme.  Benefits for internationally recruited staff may include home leave, travel and removal expenses on appointment and separation, education grant for dependent children, assignment grant and rental subsidy.The post description is the official documentation for organization purposes.    ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ____________________________________________________________________________________ 

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07/04/2021
World Health Organization

Knowledge Management and Reporting Officer - P2

Denmark, Copenhagen city , Copenhagen

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Within the context of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme, the incumbent will support the development and implementation of knowledge management activities for the collation, tracking and analysis of relevant public health intelligence information, as well as reporting related to WHE programme activities, at the country and regional level.Specifically:Support the collection, analyses, production and dissemination of data/information. This includes supporting response-specific information (what, where, who, how many, how quickly, current status of events), internal and external situation reports (SitReps), epidemic bulletins, rapid needs assessments for acute events, health risk assessments, and the Public Health Situation Analysis; and health inputs into humanitarian needs overviews (HNO), and strategic response plans (SRP).Aggregate and maintain inter-country and country information from WHO and partners including contact lists, performance monitoring, health indicator data, health situation data, health response data.Participate in the basic data visualization and geographic analysis for maps and other reports (such as dashboards, SitReps, programmatic reporting etc).Upon delegation provide information sharing between institutions, to strengthen access to information from other organizations and clusters, and to contribute to inter-sectoral dashboards and reports.Provide information management input into the planning and data/information management process; on data gathering and analysis, quality assurance, performance monitoring, information dissemination and management.Conduct the standardization of reliable data management processes of data formatting, sustainable structure of data collection, validation, analysis and eventually results dissemination.Generates routine narrative and analytical reports as required, based on the existing databases.Performs all other related duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential: First level university degree in a life sciences or health-related field, or a related field. Desirable: Graduate level degree in public health or related field. Specialization in information management systems, statistics or related field. Specific training in humanitarian response or emergency information management. ExperienceEssential: At least two years of related experience in public health, information management, monitoring, and data analysis. Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies; experience working in relevant nongovernmental or humanitarian organizations. Skills Sound skills in the area of public health, information management, data analysis, and statistics. Demonstrated ability to design, manage and analyze complex information system projects, computer-based applications and databases, web-based tools. High level of analytical skills. Knowledge of programme management and functioning of WHO and the UN system is an asset. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationKnowing and managing yourselfProducing results Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of WHO official lang.. REMUNERATION WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 48,805 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2741 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.*For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.     ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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06/04/2021
World Health Organization

Team Lead - P5

Egypt, Cairo , Cairo

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations. The objectives of the Country Health Emergency Preparedness & the International Health Regulations (2005) Unit (CPI) include the monitoring and evaluation of countries' capacity for IHR,, monitoring countries' preparedness to health and other humanitarian emergencies, the planning and country capacity building for critical capacities involving an all-hazards approach at all three levels of the Organization. The CPI Unit prioritizes support to the most vulnerable and low capacity countries. The Preparedness, Readiness and Core capacity (PCB) Sub-Unit is WHO EMRO's main hub for technical support to WHO's country offices in their effort to enhance emergency preparedness for public health emergencies as required under the International Health Regulations (2005), Emergency Preparedness and Response Framework as well as other global plans for improving public health preparedness for health emergencies.  Working closely with the other WHE staff, the PCB Sub-Unit ensures that needs listed in national action plans are translated into targeted capacity building in the priority/vulnerable countries. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities:Lead a multidisciplinary unit focused on country preparedness, readiness and core capacity building in developing and implementing its work plan, ensure the delivery of its major products providing an expert approach and authoritative advice to country capacity building and training and learning activities.Provide authoritative advice in the development of strategies, new policies, procedures, tools and guidelines supporting the development of guidance for national surveillance in particular early warning and response, strengthening national laboratory system policies and the strengthening of national capacities at points of entry and transport, tourism and mass gatherings domains and training and learning in relation to IHR and global health security.Lead and guide the work in the areas of mass gatherings, Regional Office's readiness to emergencies as well as core capacity building of Member States in the areas of emergency preparedness for public health emergenciesEnsure the implementation of the results framework, foster prioritization of activities in the team to ensure the best use of limited resources and monitor through a variety of indicators (quantitative and qualitative) the performance of work programmes. Allocate, monitor and ensure the timely and careful use of the unit's resources so that adequate support is assured ensuring that the administrative and budgetary standards, guidelines, priorities and directions of WHO, WHE and CPI are correctly complied.Lead, motivate, guide, manage and evaluate performance of staff in the PCB sub-unit dealing with preparedness, readiness and mass gatherings. (mass gatherings, Encourage the unit and its staff to use and support multi-disciplinary and cross cutting approaches, and promote professional excellence and high standards in all aspects of work.Proactively resolve situations which might pose a threat to WHO or its reputation by identifying and solving critical problems and negotiating and implementing measures to reduce risks.On request, represent the CPI Unit and/or the WHO Health Emergencies Programme inside and outside the Organization.Perform other related duties, including replacing and backstopping. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential: University degree in medicine, complemented by a Master's degree in public health or related field. Desirable: Training in emergency preparedness/crisis management/humanitarian actions/mass gatherings medicine/ disaster management. ExperienceEssential:Over 10 years' experience at national and international levels in country capacity building for emergency preparedness , including at least 3-5 years progressive experience with any international agency. Experience in strategy formulation and interagency collaboration.Substantial experience in human and financial resource management with a strong track record of leadership and management of teams comprised of different technical and cultural backgrounds. Desirable:Work experience in WHO, other UN agencies, non-governmental or humanitarian organizations.Proven primary responsibility for managing cross-cutting initiatives involving different departments or organizational entities in a multinational context such as the UN, WHO or similar. Skills Sound knowledge of the WHO rules and regulations as related to the subject matter, and of the relevant resolutions of the World Health Assembly and the Executive Board.Demonstrated leadership and team management skills in international and multi-cultural settings, including the proven capacity to lead and deliver on deadlines during periods of extreme stress and intense activity.Proven ability to interact and negotiate with senior leadership in national and international agencies and organizationsExcellent inter-personal, communications and presentation skills with proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner.Tact, discretion and diplomacy.Strong strategic thinking, with the ability to quickly comprehend strategic and tactical objectives. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationCreating an empowering and motivating environmentEnsuring the effective use of resourcesWHO global Competencies model at http://www.who.int/employment/WHO_competencies_EN.pdf?ua=1 Use of Language SkillsEssential: Excellent knowledge of English. Desirable: Working knowledge of French and/or Arabic would be an asset REMUNERATION WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 89,837 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2291 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line.   For assessment of your application, please ensure that your profile on Stellis is updated; all experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.  Kindly note that CV/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessible.       ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ____________________________________________________________________________________ 

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06/04/2021
World Health Organization

Technical Officer - P2

Philippines, Manila , Manila

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The mission of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations. WHE brings together and enhances WHO's operational, technical and normative capacities in outbreaks, emergencies and risk analysis to address all health hazards across the risk management cycle in a predictable, capable, dependable, adaptable and accountable manner. WHE is designed to operate within the broader humanitarian and emergency management architecture in support of people at risk of, or affected by, outbreaks and emergencies, consistent with ways that strengthen local and national capabilities. The Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment (HIM) programme area of the WHE is responsible for identifying new public health events, assessing risks to public health, conducting epidemiological surveillance and field investigations, monitoring public health interventions, and communicating public health information to technical partners. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities:Contribute to all aspects of early detection of acute public health events including, but not limited to, event-based surveillance; verification and risk assessment; monitoring; and information-sharing on events that may constitute a public health emergency of international concern; develop and contribute to presentations, briefing documents and other materials; situation analyses; and support multidisciplinary risk assessments as appropriate;As delegated, participate in activities such as, but not limited to:supporting the further development and maintenance of the WHO Event Management System and Event Information System and other event-based surveillance systems;monitoring and evaluating performance and results of epidemic intelligence activities; andelaborating of information-sharing products.Assist fellows of the Regional Office Field Epidemiology Fellowship Programme to maintain the system of epidemiological data, and consolidate and analyse the collected data for early detection of and appropriate action;Participate in emergency epidemiological field missions, as required;Participate in the IHR duty officer roster and act as the IHR duty officer as required;Provide technical support in member state implementation of the IHR (2005) and core capacities underusing APSED III as an action framework to build strengthen and advance national and subnational capacity.Upon request, provide technical support, backstopping and gap-filling for emergency activities at any level of the Organization or scale of emergency;Perform other related duties, as requested by the supervisor, including provision of support to other areas of work and teams or programme areas within the WHE, as required. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential: University degree in epidemiology, public health, international health, or related field from a recognized university. Desirable: Degree or diploma in medicine, pharmacy, veterinary science, midwifery, nursing, medical biology or a related discipline. Advanced degree in epidemiology, public health, international health, complemented by a degree or diploma in medicine, pharmacy, veterinary science, midwifery, nursing, medical biology or a related discipline. In-service training in field epidemiology such as field epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programme (or equivalent). ExperienceEssential: Minimum two years of relevant work experience with successful track record in epidemiology, surveillance and/or control of acute public health events; epidemic intelligence at the national and/or international levels.Desirable: Field experience in epidemiology, surveillance and/or control of acute public health events experience in resource-limited countries. Field experience in the context of large epidemics or public health crisis at national and international exposure. Experience of working with event-based surveillance and risk assessment. Knowledge of WHO processes of verification, alert and response operations. Skills Experience in surveillance, field epidemiology and emerging diseases.Ability to interact in multidisciplinary and cross-cutting environment involving technical, cultural and political elements.Sound analytical and organizational skills.Willingness to be deployed at short notice in support of international emergency health interventions.Excellent presentation and communication skills, with emphasis on writing skills.Proven ability to work and produce results under pressure in critical situations.Tact, diplomacy and courtesy.Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationMoving forward in a changing environmentProducing results Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of written and spoken English. REMUNERATION WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 48,805 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 1960 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.*For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.     ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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World Health Organization

Technical Officer, Emergency Health Operations - P2

United States of America, Washington , Washington D.C

OBJECTIVE OF THE OFFICE/DEPARTMENT This requisition is for employment at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO)The objective of the Health Emergencies Department (PHE) of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is to increase health sector resilience to emergencies and disasters. PHE assists Member States to strengthen the health sector's capacities in prevention, risk reduction, preparedness, surveillance, response, and early recovery for emergencies and disasters related to any hazards (natural, man-made, biological, chemical, radiological and others) and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain disasters, including outbreaks, and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations. PHE is responsible for ensuring the implementation and updating of the PAHO/WHO Institutional Emergency and Disaster Response policy.  DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Under the general guidance of the Unit Chief, Emergency Operations (PHE/EMO), and the direct supervision of the Advisor, Emergency Operations Center, EOC (PHE/EMO) the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties:Provide technical support in all areas of work related to PAHO's institutional readiness for emergencies and disasters, including formulation and updating of plans to respond to health emergencies/crises which may require the Organization's assistance;Provide support to develop technical guidelines for response operations during emergencies/disasters, including health emergencies;Provide technical support for all aspects of the PAHO Emergency Operations Center (EOC) operations, to include producing customized reports and providing other timely information;Provide support to develop the emergency Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Organization; ensure that procedures are up-to-date and correctly implemented;Contribute to the planning, design, development and maintenance of emergency operations tools and networks, including databases, for proper monitoring, alert and response of the EOC and the health logistics network;Maintain effective partnerships with all emergency operations stakeholders to exchange critical and technical information and resolve program/project implementation issues to ensure results are achieved as planned;Assist in the design and implementation of technical cooperation strategies and programs to support the establishment and functioning of national health Emergency Operations Centers;Assist in the design and implementation of drills and simulation exercises for emergencies/disasters, as well as webinars and other training related to the work of the Unit; Assist in the review and analysis of issues and trends relating to the Unit's technical matters; support the preparation of various written outputs, e.g., draft background papers, analyses, sections of reports and studies and other inputs to technical publications; provide assistance for the preparation of technical documents for Governing Body meetings;Support the Unit Chief, and other entity personnel in the design, negotiation and implementation of technical cooperation projects, including resource coordination, performance monitoring and assessment, and use of evaluation tools to support the sound management of regular and extra-budgetary funds; provide strategic support and inputs to develop new program initiatives to support the program of work;Collaborate in the development, implementation and monitoring of the PHE Biennial Work Plans (BWPs);Participate in the implementation of the Organization's response activities during disasters and public health emergencies, as required;Perform other related duties, as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential: A bachelor's degree in a health or natural science or in any of the areas related to the functions of the position, from a recognized university.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:  http://www.whed.net/.  PAHO will also use the databases of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation http://www.chea.org and College Navigator, found on the website of the National Centre for Educational Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to support the validation process. Experience:Essential: Five years of combined national and international experience working in public health, emergency/disaster management, or a related field, with some of this experience being in Latin America and the Caribbean.Desirable: Experience in disaster/emergency management /humanitarian response and working with UN organizations would be an asset. SKILLS: PAHO Competencies:Overall attitude at work: Maintains integrity and takes a clear ethical approach and stance; demonstrates commitment to the Organization's mandate and promotes the values of the Organization in daily work and behavior; is accountable for work carried out in line with own role and responsibilities; is respectful towards, and trusted by, colleagues and counterparts.Teamwork: Collaborate and cooperate with others. - Works collaboratively with team members and counterparts to achieve results; encourages cooperation and builds rapport; helps others when asked; accepts joint responsibility for the teams' successes and shortcomings. Identifies conflicts in a timely manner and addresses them as necessary; understands issues from the perspective of others; does not interpret/ attribute conflicts to cultural, geographical or gender issues.Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: Relate well to diversity in others and capitalize on such diversity - Treats all people with dignity and respect. Relates well to people with different cultures, gender, orientations, backgrounds and/or positions; examines own behavior to avoid stereotypical responses; considers issues from the perspective of others and values their diversity.Communication: Express oneself clearly when speaking/Write effectively/Listen/Shares knowledge - Quality and quantity of communication targeted at audience.  Listens attentively and does not interrupt other speakers.  Adapts communication style and written content to ensure they are appropriately and accurately understood by the audience (e.g., power-point presentations, communication strategies, implementation plans).  Shares information openly with colleagues and transfers knowledge, as needed.Knowing and managing yourself: Manages stress/Invite feedback/Continuously learn - Remains productive even in an environment where information or direction is not available, and when facing challenges; recovers quickly from setbacks, where necessary. Manages stress positively; remains positive and productive even under pressure; does not transfer stress to others. Seeks feedback to improve knowledge and performance; shows self- awareness when seeking and receiving feedback; uses feedback to improve own performance.    Seeks informal and/or formal learning opportunities for personal and professional development; systematically learns new competencies and skills useful for job; takes advantage of learning opportunities to fill competencies and skill gaps.  Producing Results: Deliver quality results/Take responsibility - Produces high-quality results and workable solutions that meet clients' needs. Works independently to produce new results and sets own timelines effectively and efficiently.  Shows awareness of own role and clarifies roles of team members in relation to project's expected results. Makes proposals for improving processes as required and takes responsibility for own work and/or actions, as necessary.   Demonstrates positive attitude in working on new projects and initiatives. Demonstrates accountability for own success, as well as for errors; learns from experience.   Moving forward in a changing environment: Propose change/Adapt to change - Suggests and articulates effective and efficient proposals for change as needed when new circumstances arise.  Quickly and effectively adapts own work approach in response to new demands and changing priorities. Is open to new ideas, approaches and working methods; adjusts own approach to embrace change initiatives. Technical Expertise:Practical knowledge and proven skills in emergency/disaster management concepts and tools and their applications, especially related to management of health emergency/disaster operations.Theoretical and practical knowledge of international technical cooperation, with emphasis on the negotiation and management of international cooperation programs and projects.Mature judgment, strong technical, analytical and conceptual skills; demonstrated ability to assess, analyze, synthesize and provide recommendations on key technical issues.Ability to integrate managerial and technical inputs into recommendations for decision-making processes; ability to manage multiple issues and tasks in a complex organizational environment.Ability to create and advocate innovative approaches to facilitate and enhance project management capacity, as well as monitoring of these processes.Excellent organizational and analytic skills combined with strong professional oral and writing skills including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization. Languages:Very good knowledge of Spanish or English with a working knowledge of the other language.  Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset. IT Skills:Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook.  Other IT skills and knowledge of other software programs such as Visio, Project and Enterprise Resource Planning would be an asset. REMUNERATION Annual Salary: (Net of taxes)$48,805.00 + post adjustment Post Adjustment: 49.6% 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. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THIS VACANCY NOTICE MAY BE USED TO FILL OTHER SIMILAR POSITIONS AT THE SAME GRADE LEVEL.Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to PAHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and e-Manual.For information on PAHO please visit: http://www.paho.orgPAHO/WHO is committed to workforce diversity.PAHO/WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.PAHO/WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary and post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance).  Other benefits include:  30 days annual leave, dependency benefits, pension plan and health insurance scheme.  Benefits for internationally recruited staff may include home leave, travel and removal expenses on appointment and separation, education grant for dependent children, assignment grant and rental subsidy.Candidates appointed to an international post with PAHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.All applicants are required to complete an on-line profile to be considered for this post.  Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration. A written test and/or interview will be held for this post.  The post description is the official documentation for organization purposes.    ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ____________________________________________________________________________________ 

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06/04/2021
World Health Organization

Health Economist - P4

Philippines, Manila , Manila

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME Division mandate: For the Future: Towards the Healthiest and Safest Region outlines a vision for WHO work with Member States and partners in the Western Pacific. Strong, resilient, sustainable health systems are integral to delivering the four thematic priorities. Up to 60% of people living in some countries in the Region do not have access to safe, quality and affordable health services and medicines. 1 in 5 families spend 10% of their income on health care. This threatens individuals, families, communities and economies. DHS will contribute to taking for the vision of, and for the thematic priorities in, For the Future. DHS will support Member States with high quality advice and assistance on health financing, health workforce, medical products, quality and safety, law and governance, women and children, rehabilitation, surgery and health services including primary health care so that they can build resilient, responsive and sustainable health systems. Unit mandates: Health Policy and Service Design (HPS) - HPS supports Member States to develop and implement policies, strategies, and plans and service delivery design, including primary health care, to strengthen governance, financing, health workforce in order to ensure access to needed promotive, preventative, curative, rehabilitative and palliative services without financial hardship. Essential Medicines and Health Technologies (EMT) - EMT supports Member States to strengthen pharmaceutical systems and regulations, including for traditional medicines to ensure equitable access to quality-assured, safe and effective therapies and health technologies and works along with other programmes to accelerate the fight against antimicrobial resistance in the Western Pacific Region. Maternal Child Health and Quality Safety (MCQ) - MCQ support Member States to improve health systems to provide the best and safest possible health facility services to all people, regardless of race, beliefs, gender, economic and social condition and to ensure UHC serves all people, starting from women and children. Health Law and Ethics (HLE) - HLE supports Member States to understand, develop and implement quality and ethical legal frameworks for health. Grounded in human rights and international good practice standards, legal frameworks for health guide transformative policies and innovative programming. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES (FOR POSITION BASED IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES) Under the direct supervision of the Health Policy and Service Design Coordinator with the general guidance of the Director of Health Systems and Services, the incumbent will have the following responsibilities:Provide technical support on evidence-based policy in designing the overall health financing systems and its functions particularly in revenue collection, pooling, resource allocation and strategic purchasing;Contribute to policy dialogues and national policy, strategy, and Universal Health Coverage (UHC) roadmap development using the regional UHC action framework;Coordinate with WHO headquarters and country offices and country focal points on Health Accounts (HA) productions (managing the project, supervising the studies and monitoring the data quality in the region; promoting the use of HA for policy-making) with minimum supervision;Collaborate with country offices, headquarters, other UN specialized agencies, multilateral and bilateral agencies to strengthen national capabilities in the areas of health financing, such as resource allocation and strategic purchasing, costing methods, health account, assessment of access to services and household financial burden;Collaborate within DHS and with other technical divisions to promote a corporate comprehensive support to Member States on health financing;Participate in the preparation of the work plan, budget, implementation reports and donor reports, including managing WHO collaborating centres in related technical areas; andPerform other related duties as assigned. (FOR THE POSITION BASED IN PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA) Under the supervision of the Coordinator, Health Systems, and guidance of the Head of WHO Country Office, Cambodia, the incumbent will perform the following duties: Provide and mobilize technical assistance to the government and especially to the Ministry of Health in developing health financing and social health protection policies, including advice on the right strategic purchasing and provider payment mechanisms;Provide technical support in the design, implementation and monitoring of innovative health financing initiatives to ensure sustainable and equitable financing and universal health coverage;Support the harmonization and alignment of health financing policies/strategies/plans and support donor coordination mechanisms for health;Provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Health in analysing health financing information, such as through national health accounts, and the use of the information for policy dialogue and policy formulation; Support the Government in cost-effectiveness analysis, equity analysis, public health expenditure reviews, developing medium-term expenditure frameworks, results-based financing, to increase the efficiency of public spending for health;Monitor health sector performance including general financing indicators, by specifically tracking Sustainable Development Goals  and universal health coverage indicators; and Provide other technical assistance, as needed. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential: Advanced university degree (master's or higher) in health economics, economics, health policy, public health or other related fields from a recognized university. ExperienceEssential: Minimum of seven years relevant work experience, at national and international levels, in the areas related to economics, health economics and/or health financing. Desirable: Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative skills on cost-effectiveness and equity analysis, expenditure tracking, costing, planning and budgeting. Experience in collaborating with government and development partners. Skills Good knowledge on health system financing theory and practice with some understanding of public finance.Good knowledge on overall health system development;Deep understanding of health financing, including strategic purchasing and provider payment mechanisms, and the challenges for countries transitioning from high levels of donor funding; Qualitative and quantitative skills on cost-effectiveness and equity analysis, expenditure tracking, costing, planning and budgeting;Understanding of how to map private sector expenditure and how to steward such expenditure to reduce out-of-pocket payments; and Excellent communication skills and experience in dealing with national policy-makers and development partners. WHO CompetenciesCreating an empowering and motivating environmentTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationProducing resultsBuilding and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of other UN Languages. REMUNERATION WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 74,913 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station (value will depend on duty station). Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.    ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ____________________________________________________________________________________ 

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06/04/2021
World Health Organization

Administrative Officer - P3

France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes , Lyons

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The World Health Organization's Academy (‘The Academy') is a new state-of-the-art learning institution that aims to revolutionize lifelong learning for health impact and reach million learners around the world. Based in Lyon, France, the Academy hub will offer a blend of learning modalities; digital, in-person learning via the hub in Lyon or through the campus network, as well as ‘portable learning labs' designed for contexts where participants cannot travel or access the digital learning platform.The Academy is an integral part of the WHO under the management authority of the Director-General. The overall goal of the Academy is to advance the learning and human development component of WHO's General Programme of Work (GPW) and health sustainable development goals. More specifically the Academy will:  Enhance the competencies of millions of people through cutting-edge digital learning and hybrid learning, including leaders, practitioners, catalysts and lay people.Transition the WHO to a learning organization and strengthen the competencies of over 7,000 staff to advance the WHO priorities and goals.Improve the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of lifelong learning supported by WHO across three-levels of the organization. The WHO Academy will deliver advanced digital and in-person learning to WHO workforce, health policy practitioners, health workers and other individuals. The Academy will be officially launched in May 2021 as a globally accessible school for the future which combines the latest technologies in digital and remote learning with advancements in adult learning science to offer innovative, personalised and multilingual learning that meets priority needs. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Provides input to the Management Officer and Chief Learning Officer in managing financial, administrative, and human resources related issues.Administers the budget and finance of the office and ensures compliant and efficient use of financial resources within the Department/Office in accordance with financial rules and regulations.Monitors the work planning and allocation of financial resources for the office through the use of the GSM oracle system and other financial tools; providing financial reports, data and statistics.Provides guidance on financial administration to managers and staff.Prepares and monitors the implementation of work plan activities ensuring objectives and priorities are met and on track.Organizes the administrative functions at the office and manages the effective work of the administrative support in the office to ensure effective administrative services.Ensures smooth running of operations of administrative services including procurement of goods and services, travel, communications, and information technology needs of the office, and local service requirements.Participates in supporting fundraising and resource mobilization activities.Performs all other related duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential: A first university degree in business administration, finance, accounting public administration, or related field. Desirable: An advanced university degree (Master's level or above) in business administration, finance, accounting, public administration, or related field. ExperienceEssential: A minimum of five years' experience working in the area of administration implementing budget and finance, human resources activities for a programme. Demonstrated exposure working at the international level. Desirable: Experience working in an international organization. Experience using Enterprise Resource Planning Oracle systems or similar packages.  Skills Sound knowledge and skills in accounting and finance.Concrete skills in the managing administrative processes.Sound skills and understanding in the area human resources.Sound skills in utilizing Enterprise Resource Planning Oracle systems or similar packages.Strong computer skills in office applications including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationKnowing and managing yourselfProducing results Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. REMUNERATION WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 62,120 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2733 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.*For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.   ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ____________________________________________________________________________________ 

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01/04/2021
World Health Organization

Project Officer - P3

France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes , Lyons
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The World Health Organization's Academy (‘The Academy') is a new state-of-the-art learning institution that aims to revolutionize lifelong learning for health impact and reach million learners around the world. Based in Lyon, France, the Academy hub will offer a blend of learning modalities; digital, in-person learning via the hub in Lyon or through the campus network, as well as ‘portable learning labs' designed for contexts where participants cannot travel or access the digital learning platform.The Academy is an integral part of the WHO under the management authority of the Director-General. The overall goal of the Academy is to advance the learning and human development component of WHO's General Programme of Work (GPW) and health sustainable development goals. More specifically the Academy will: Enhance the competencies of millions of people through cutting-edge digital learning and hybrid learning, including leaders, practitioners, catalysts and lay people.Transition the WHO to a learning organization and strengthen the competencies of over 7,000 staff to advance the WHO priorities and goals.Improve the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of lifelong learning supported by WHO across three-levels of the organization.  The WHO Academy will deliver advanced digital and in-person learning to WHO workforce, health policy practitioners, health workers and other individuals. The Academy will be officially launched in May 2021 as a globally accessible school for the future which combines the latest technologies in digital and remote learning with advancements in adult learning science to offer innovative, personalised and multilingual learning that meets priority needs. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Ensure completion of key deliverables in the Academy strategic management workstream, including the establishment of the high-level advisory group of the WHO Academy and the development of a criteria and process for the establishment of campus network.Prepare, organize and manage the development of the WHO Academy Business Plan in collaboration with all Academy workstreams.Provide technical back-stopping support to the Executive Officer.Prepare technical briefs, summaries and reports for high-level meetings, decision makers, key stakeholders and partners.Organize consultations, undertake rapid literature reviews, and perform quantitative and qualitative analysis to inform key business requirements.Perform any other duties as required. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential: A first university degree in IT, business, financial management, education, health or international relations. Desirable: An advanced university degree (Master's level or above) in health or education. Project management certification. ExperienceEssential: At least five years of demonstrated and progressive experience in international health programs, events or initiatives, with at least two of those years in analysis/research and using agile/learn approaches. Experience of working with and/or coordinating diverse groups of experts, consultants and contractors. Demonstrated exposure in a multi-cultural environment at the international level. Desirable: Experience in performing technical, programmatic and strategic guidance roles and providing advice to Senior Management and clients. Skills Ability to apply Agile/Scrum/Lean Project Management methodologies.Ability to work in a multi-cultural team and to develop and expand international networks.A demonstrable track record of enabling continuous improvement in the teams.Excellent presentation skills and effectively express complex ideas.Ability to 'think outside of the box' and to make innovative proposals and problem solve.Excellent interpersonnel skills.Excellent written and verbal communications skills, presentation skills, ability to effectively express complex ideas, diplomacy skills and ability to engage effectively with high-level stakeholders.Demonstrated ability to deliver results.Planning and organizational skills, including flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to work independently and under pressure to meet changing deadlines.Ability to effectively use IT and marketing tools to develop compelling materials for dissemination, outreach and strategic communication. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationSetting an exampleBuilding and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Expert knowledge of French. REMUNERATION WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 62,120 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2733 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.*For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.   ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ____________________________________________________________________________________ 

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01/04/2021
World Health Organization

Learning Technologies and Innovations Programme Manager - P4

France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes , Lyon
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The World Health Organization's Academy (‘The Academy') is a new state-of-the-art learning institution that aims to revolutionize lifelong learning for health impact and reach million learners around the world. Based in Lyon, France, the Academy hub will offer a blend of learning modalities; digital, in-person learning via the hub in Lyon or through the campus network, as well as ‘portable learning labs' designed for contexts where participants cannot travel or access the digital learning platform.The Academy is an integral part of the WHO under the management authority of the Director-General. The overall goal of the Academy is to advance the learning and human development component of WHO's General Programme of Work (GPW) and health sustainable development goals. More specifically the Academy will: Enhance the competencies of millions of people through cutting-edge digital learning and hybrid learning, including leaders, practitioners, catalysts and lay people.Transition the WHO to a learning organization and strengthen the competencies of over 7,000 staff to advance the WHO priorities and goals.Improve the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of lifelong learning supported by WHO across three-levels of the organization. The WHO Academy will deliver advanced digital and in-person learning to WHO workforce, health policy practitioners, health workers and other individuals. The Academy will be officially launched in May 2021 as a globally accessible school for the future which combines the latest technologies in digital and remote learning with advancements in adult learning science to offer innovative, personalised and multilingual learning that meets priority needs. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Learning technology strategic direction and execution:Lead the development and implementation of the learning technology roadmap priorities in support of the Academy's strategic direction. Product management and development:Manage product development (functionality, user experience, design, delivery and analytics) of the LXP platform and related learning technologies, including specification definition, selection, implementation, business processes, development, testing, evaluation and quality improvement initiatives in alignment with the WHO Academy requirements, learning model and standards. Programme and operational support and coordination:Manage technical support for the learning technologies ecosystem, product lifecycle management, day-to-day operations, incident management, and maintenance.Coordinate multi-disciplinary LXP expert groups, platform and product teams including consultants, staff and external partners.Collaborate with and engage key stakeholders on educational technology matters. Generic duties:Manage a small team of technical staff to optimize and deliver the programme's objectives. Develop and monitor work plans and budgets for the team's activities and follow upon the implementation of planned activities.Analyse data and information on best practice in implementing sustainable publichealth programmes and disseminate information.Manage research activities and the implementation of the subunit's activities anddissemination of information for capacity building in the respective area of work.Conduct monitoring and evaluation of the specific field of work and conducts timely reporting for decision makers.Perform all other related duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential: An advanced university degree (Master's level or above) in computer science, information management, engineering, adult learning, business management, public health, social sciences or field relevant to the position. Certification in Scrum Product Owner. Certification in Scrum Master. Certification in Prince 2 practitioner or PMBOK. Desirable: User Experience or Design Certifications. Digital Transformation certifications. Python/Machine Learning Certifications. ExperienceEssential: A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in product programme or project management in the field of technology and learning platforms. Experience using agile and LEAN delivery software systems with demonstrated experience of successful delivery of complex cross functional or interdependent system implementations. Within this experience, 5 years progressive hands-on experience working in innovative technologies focused on learning systems design and implementation, educational technologies and adult learning design. Demonstrated exposure at the international level. Skills Strong skills and knowledge in the field of Learning Technologies. Strong skills and knowledge in the use of Agile and LEAN methodologies.Working knowledge on product life cycle management and software development lifecycle.Expertise in overall product architecture development - defining product workflows & technology landscape.Excellent technical skills in open source-based learning technologies like Moodle & Open edx.Proven skills in managing and developing open source technologies like Python, nodejs, vue js, DevOps environment like OpenShift, Azure/AWS/GCP.Expertise leading the development of learning products based on Artificial intelligence, Machine Learning, AR/VR technology and Data Analytics.Familiarity with platforms and solutions in deep neural networks like CNN and RNN, robotics, and digital technologies in health and educational settings.Ability to manage diverse teams and mobilize resources.Ability to engage effectively and diplomatically with internal/external partners. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationSetting an exampleBuilding and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyondCreating an empowering and motivating environment Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Expert knowledge of French.The above language requirements are interchangeable. REMUNERATION WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 74,913 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3296 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.   ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ____________________________________________________________________________________ 

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01/04/2021
World Health Organization

Administrative Officer - P3

France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes , Lyon
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The World Health Organization's Academy (‘The Academy') is a new state-of-the-art learning institution that aims to revolutionize lifelong learning for health impact and reach million learners around the world. Based in Lyon, France, the Academy hub will offer a blend of learning modalities; digital, in-person learning via the hub in Lyon or through the campus network, as well as ‘portable learning labs' designed for contexts where participants cannot travel or access the digital learning platform. The Academy is an integral part of the WHO under the management authority of the Director-General. The overall goal of the Academy is to advance the learning and human development component of WHO's General Programme of Work (GPW) and health sustainable development goals. More specifically the Academy will: Enhance the competencies of millions of people through cutting-edge digital learning and hybrid learning, including leaders, practitioners, catalysts and lay people.Transition the WHO to a learning organization and strengthen the competencies of over 7,000 staff to advance the WHO priorities and goals.Improve the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of lifelong learning supported by WHO across three-levels of the organization. The WHO Academy will deliver advanced digital and in-person learning to WHO workforce, health policy practitioners, health workers and other individuals. The Academy will be officially launched in May 2021 as a globally accessible school for the future which combines the latest technologies in digital and remote learning with advancements in adult learning science to offer innovative, personalised and multilingual learning that meets priority needs. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Provides input to the Chief Learning Officer in managing financial, administrative, and human resources related issues.Administers the budget and finance of the office and ensure compliant and efficient use of financial resources within the Department/Office in accordance with financial rules and regulations.Monitors the work planning and allocation of financial resources for the office through theuse of the GSM oracle system and other financial tools; providing financial reports, data and statistics.Provides guidance on financial administration to managers and staff.Prepares and monitors the implementation of work plan activities ensuring objectives and priorities are met and on track.Organizes the administrative functions at the office and manages the effective work of the administrative support in the office to ensure effective administrative services.Ensures smooth running of operations of administrative services including procurement of goods and services, travel, communications, and information technology needs of the office, and local service requirements.Participates in supporting fundraising and resource mobilization activities.Perform all other related duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential: A first university degree in business administration, finance, accounting public administration, or related field. Desirable: An advanced university degree (Master's level or above) in business administration, finance, accounting, public administration, or related field. ExperienceEssential: A minimum of five years' experience working in the area of administration, implementing budget and finance and human resources activities for a programme. Demonstrated exposure working at the international level. Desirable: Experience working in an international organization. Experience using Enterprise Resource Planning Oracle systems or similar packages. Skills Sound knowledge and skills in accounting and finance. Concrete skills in the managing administrative processes. Sound skills and understanding in the area of human resources. Sound skills in utilizing Enterprise Resource Planning Oracle systems or similar packages. Strong computer skills in office applications including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationProducing resultsMoving forward in a changing environment Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. REMUNERATION WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 62,120 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2557 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.*For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.   ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ____________________________________________________________________________________ 

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01/04/2021
World Health Organization

Technical Officer - P5

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The mission of WHO's UHC/Healthier Populations Division is to contribute to reducing health inequalities and reducing preventable disease and injury caused by environmental, social and economic determinants of health. This is achieved through a coordinated inter-sectoral approach aimed at enabling all people to enjoy better health and well-being, in line with the Organization's 13th General Programme of Work (GPW13) and the Sustainable Development Goals. Within the Division, the Department of Social Determinants of Health leads WHO's efforts on addressing the social, physical and economic conditions that impact upon health, by compiling and disseminating evidence on what works to address these determinants, building capacity and advocating for more action. The Department of Social Determinants of Health supports Member States and other partners to address violence and unintentional injuries, foster healthy ageing and improve equity and well-being. This will be facilitated through cross-cutting initiatives on improving urban health, addressing economic determinants, and developing strategic frameworks and evidence-based policies. In this context, the Department of Social Determinants of Health supports the safety and mobility needs of Members States. The objectives of the Safety and Mobility team are to: support activities to attain the goal of the UN supported second Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030 which is to reduce by 50% the projected increase in road traffic deaths by 2030; provide technical support to Member States to increase the proportion of countries with good road safety laws from15% to 50% as requested by UN General Assembly resolutions; build capacity in regions and countries to implement the recommendations of the World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention and related WHA resolutions; and provide global leadership and foster partnerships in the area of road safety through the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Provide technical leadership and managerial support in the area of road safety, in particular in supporting countries and cities to implement the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030, ensuring that the activities in this area are carried out efficiently and effectively.Oversee and coordinate activities related to the implementation of the Global Plan.Provide technical and policy advice to Member States and cities to strengthen their implementation of the Global Plan.Provide technical support to national and city governments for developing national and city plans based on the Global Plan.Regularly monitor the progress of national and city governments in implementing the Global Plan.Establish and maintain a database of national and city focal points, priorities and plans for the Decade of Action.Support national governments to prepare their participation in and interventions for the High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on Road Safety to be held in 2022.Work closely with the Unit Head Safety and Mobility and Director SDH, other staff in the Department and across WHO, to develop WHO's work on road safety, in particular implementation of the Global Plan, building on the many existing initiatives; Support the development of other policy and advocacy material linked to the Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030.Provide technical advice to the Director SDH, the Assistant Director-General for Healthier Populations, and to Regional and Country Offices on matters related to the implementation of the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2021-2030.Perform all other related duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential: An advanced level university degree in social sciences, public health, economics or related fields to the functions of the position. Desirable: A PhD in one of the above-mentioned fields or other disciplines relevant to road safety. ExperienceEssential: A minimum of 10 years of professional experience working on building technical leadership and managerial support in the area of road safety, including in national government or providing consultant advice to national government ministries in developing road safety policies and programs, including experience in leveraging the intersections across Member State Ministries of Health, Transport, Interior and others linked to road safety as well as cities in terms of road safety planning, policies and strategies. Demonstrated experience managing human and financial resources. Demonstrated experience at the international level. Desirable: Experience in an international organization (e.g. within the UN system or civil society organizations) working on health and political processes, in particular working with Member State Ministries of Health, Transport, Interior and others linked to road safety as well as cities. Skills Concrete skills in the planning and coordination of multidisciplinary public health programmes, which may include the implementation of a public health/disease control programmesStrong skills in the area of developing and establishing policies and strategiesExcellent skills and ability in managing diverse teams and financial resourcesGood skills in mobilizing resourcesAbility to engage and communicate effectively and diplomatically with external partners including Ministries of Health, Transport, Interior and others relevant to road safety; donor institutions; civil society; and other stakeholders. Commitment to collaborate effectively with other key partners in the Health Subject area. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationProducing resultsMoving forward in a changing environment Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. REMUNERATION WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 89,837 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 6161 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.   ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ____________________________________________________________________________________ 

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01/04/2021
World Health Organization

Scientist - P5

India, Haryana , New Delhi

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME To contribute to the prevention and control of vaccine preventable diseases (VPD), with special focus on improving routine immunization coverage, measles and rubella elimination, maintaining elimination of polio as well as maternal and neonatal tetanus and introduction of new vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccine. To assist Member countries to establish sustainable systems that ensure good access to high quality vaccines at affordable prices including under-utilized or new vaccines of public health importance, including COVID-19 vaccines. To promote vaccine regulation and pharmacovigilance, quality assurance and quality monitoring systems. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Under the overall guidance of Director, CDS and direct supervision of Team Leader, IVD the incumbent will carry out the following duties:Collaborate with HQ for the development and use of guidelines on vaccine regulation, quality control/quality assurance of vaccines, Good Manufacturing Practices and laboratory quality control of vaccines e.g. Licensing and Marketing Authorization (MA), Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), Good Regulatory Practices (GRPs), Quality Management Systems and Quality Risks Management;Collaborate with WHO Country offices and national counterparts in countries to plan assessment, identify gaps, prepare multi- year Institutional Development Plan (IDP) for the national regulatory authorities (NRAs), and to provide technical support and capacity building activities relevant to country needs and priorities outlined in the IDP; coordinate with other agencies in monitoring access to assured quality vaccines through development of indicators and tools, collection of reliable information and analysis;Develop innovative plans and programme approaches to guide Member countries to ensure that immunization programmes provide sufficient quantity of vaccines of assured quality from the time of production to end use, including technical support for vaccine  procurement, safe injection practices, use of Auto Disable (AD) syringes, sharps waste management, and development of national vaccination policies;Establish and maintain collaboration with outside partners and stakeholders including UN Organizations, Gavi, and other multi-and bi-lateral organizations, civil society and professional associations that are involved in improving access to assured quality vaccines in countries in South-East Asia Region;Promote dissemination and use of guidelines and tools to implement capacity building programme for NRAs to regulate safety, quality and efficacy of vaccines;Support Vaccine Supply and Quality, including overall guidance on technical policy and programmes ensuring vaccine quality, and surveillance for Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI);Develop materials for Regional and country advocacy and participate in global, regional and country events related to access of vaccines of assured quality;Develop in collaboration with other SEARO Departments/Technical Units, proposal to submit to donors to support NRA strengthening programme and transfer of technology for Research and Development; andContribute in the financial planning of and, fundraising for the project's activities and provide strategic and technical inputs into the regional strategy and activities plans and to manage workplan for NRA strengthening activities in South East Asia. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential: Advanced university degree in Biotechnology / pharmacology / public-health / medicine / pharmacy or related discipline. ExperienceEssential: At least ten years of relevant experience including five years of international experience in vaccine manufacturing or vaccine regulation or vaccine quality assurance.Desirable: Experience in vaccine pharmacovigilance. Experience of working in policy development and in managing cross-country and multi-sectoral public health interventions, preferably in developing countries. Skills Extensive knowledge of policies, procedures and practices in vaccine regulation production, quality control, and pharmacovigilance is essential.Extensive knowledge and skills in analysis, proposal development and project management.Ability to plan and execute training at national and international levels.Demonstrated managerial skill and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and to establish network of national and international is necessary.Ability to write concise reports, use computers and other modern office technologies effectively and appropriately.Communication skills needed to negotiate with national authorities and other agencies. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationProducing resultsEnsuring the effective use of resources Use of Language SkillsEssential: Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English. Desirable: Knowledge of other WHO official language is an asset. REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 89,837 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2568 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.   ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ____________________________________________________________________________________ 

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01/04/2021
World Health Organization

Epidemiologist - P4

Philippines, Manila , Manila

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The mission of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations. WHE brings together and enhances WHO's operational, technical and normative capacities in outbreaks, emergencies and risk analysis to address all health hazards across the risk management cycle in a predictable, capable, dependable, adaptable and accountable manner. WHE is designed to operate within the broader humanitarian and emergency management architecture in support of people at risk of, or affected by, outbreaks and emergencies, consistent with ways that strengthen local and national capabilities. The Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment (HIM) is responsible for identifying new public health events, assessing risks to public health, conducting epidemiological surveillance and field investigations, monitoring public health interventions, and communicating public health information to technical partners. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned the following responsibilities:Provide technical guidance and support, in the context of IHR, for the prevention, early detection, verification, risk assessment, and response to epidemic prone infectious hazards, and the analysis and dissemination of data related to the occurrence of outbreaks, in close collaboration with relevant teams at country, subregional and regional levels;Support the timely and high-quality collection, analysis, production and dissemination of health emergency data/information for the Region;Support the planning, development and implementation of the programmatic workplan related to epidemiological surveillance of epidemic- and pandemic-prone diseases, and contribute to periodic evaluation;Advise, plan and develop technical recommendations for the implementation of prevention and control measures for diseases with epidemic and pandemic potential, particularly with regard to surveillance and response;Provide technical cooperation related to strengthening and advancing core surveillance, alert and response capacities in accordance with APSED III and the requirements for IHR (2005);Strengthen risk assessments for a diverse range of events, and provide technical support in the field during acute public health events;Support Field Epidemiology Training (FET)/FET Programme (FETP) in the Region; and supervise fellows of the WPRO Field Epidemiology Fellowship Training Programme to maintain the system of epidemiological data, and consolidate and analyse the collected data for early detection of and appropriate action;Contribute to technical assistance provided by WHE/WPRO to countries in the establishment and implementation of the key components of the IHR Monitoring and Evaluation Framework such as: Joint External Evaluation, Intra and After Action Reviews and exercises, including IHR Exercise Crystal;Contribute to the coordination and communication with partners, including resource mobilization, report writing and the provision of technical support for meetings organized by WHE/Western Pacific Regional Office, such as APSED Technical Advisory Group;Participate in the IHR duty officer roster and act as IHR duty officer as required;Regularly monitor outbreak risks for Member States and advise them on necessary actions;Upon request, provide technical support, backstopping and gap-filling for emergency activities at any level of the Organization or scale of emergency; andPerform other related duties, as requested by the supervisor, including provision of support to other areas of work and teams or programme areas within the WHE, as required. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential: Advanced university degree in epidemiology, quantitative methods and/or medicine or a related discipline from a recognized university. Desirable: Degree in epidemiology, public health, control of infectious diseases or a related discipline from a recognized university. ExperienceEssential: Minimum seven years' relevant work experience with successful track record in epidemiology, information management, quantitative methods, surveillance and/or control of outbreaks, with proven field experience in epidemics or public health emergencies at national and/or international level. Desirable: In service training in field epidemiology such as Field Epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programme, the European Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Epidemic Intelligence Service Programme or equivalent experience. Experience in WHO or other UN agencies. Skills Demonstrated expertise in field epidemiology, quantitative methods, data management and surveillance in the area of emerging/re-emerging diseases.Proven ability to link routine health information and quantitative data to public health response in outbreaks, emergencies, planning, service delivery and/or policy decision-making.Ability to analyse surveillance systems and to develop and plan appropriate improvement measures.Excellent organizational and analytical skills combined with ability to multitask and produce accurate results under pressure.Ability to think strategically and to demonstrate initiative, leadership qualities, and skill in dealing with difficult situations.Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate in a credible and effective way, and synthesize information in a clear and concise manner.Tact, diplomacy and courtesy.Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationMoving forward in a changing environmentKnowing and managing yourself Use of Language Skills Essential: Expert knowledge of written and spoken English. REMUNERATION WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 74,913 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3009 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.   ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ____________________________________________________________________________________ 

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01/04/2021
World Health Organization

Team Lead (Management and Operations) - P5

France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes , Lyon

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMEThe World Health Organization's Academy (‘The Academy') is a new state-of-the-art learning institution that aims to revolutionize lifelong learning for health impact and reach million learners around the world. Based in Lyon, France, the Academy hub will offer a blend of learning modalities; digital, in-person learning via the hub in Lyon or through the campus network, as well as ‘portable learning labs' designed for contexts where participants cannot travel or access the digital learning platform. The Academy is an integral part of the WHO under the management authority of the Director-General. The overall goal of the Academy is to advance the learning and human development component of WHO's General Programme of Work (GPW) and health sustainable development goals. More specifically the Academy will:Enhance the competencies of millions of people through cutting-edge digital learning and hybrid learning, including leaders, practitioners, catalysts and lay people.Transition the WHO to a learning organization and strengthen the competencies of over 7,000 staff to advance the WHO priorities and goals.Improve the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of lifelong learning supported by WHO across three-levels of the organization.The WHO Academy will deliver advanced digital and in-person learning to WHO workforce, health policy practitioners, health workers and other individuals. The Academy will be officially launched in May 2021 as a globally accessible school for the future which combines the latest technologies in digital and remote learning with advancements in adult learning science to offer innovative, personalised and multilingual learning that meets priority needs. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESThe Management and Operations Team Lead maintains financial, and administrative integrity across the Academy by ensuring that administrative processes, such as financial management, budget support, general administration, procurement, operational planning, monitoring and reporting are carried out in all departments on a timely basis, with full compliance with rules and regulations of the Organization and adhering to the agreed procedures. Where appropriate, the work might include logistics, operations, information technology and resource mobilization. In particular, the assigned duties include:Advise and support on all non-technical aspects of operational planning, management, administration, as well as provide guidance on HR planning and compliance activities in line with WHO rules and regulations.Guide and support staff in the Academy to perform their administrative and managerial duties.Ensure staff are given adequate training and understand their responsibilities.Promote staff knowledge of the WHO's financial, procurement and HR rules and regulations as well as policies and procedures.Liaise with HR Business Partners to facilitate HR planning, HR actions and operations across the division.Serve as the focal point in the Academy for the administration of proposals and donor agreements, assuming a coordinating and certifying role, working closely together with the Planning, Resource Coordination and Performance Monitoring Department.Promote a culture of consistent compliance with the rules and regulations as well as ethical behavior, best suited to instil trust by key stakeholders such as donors and Member States in Academy's activities.Create an environment that promotes and supports the implementation of the best management practices, which are aligned with the overall changes in management/administrative roles, responsibilities and practices in WHO globally.Lead the effective and efficient implementation of WHO's internal control framework in the Academy and report any major discrepancies to the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and the relevant functional lead of the Academy.Work closely with budget, finance, programme, procurement and administrative staff within the Academy via the authority of the Director of Management and Operations.Provide guidance and advice to the Director of Management and Operations and senior managers in the Academy on managerial issues, organizational development and design, general administration and projects relevant to the mandate of the Academy.Supervise staff reporting to the management office.Perform all other related duties as assigned.Specific duties:Design and develop the Academy administrative system and integrate with the WHO systems.In line with Academy's business plan, design and implement online subscription and face to face training pricing plan.Periodically review and adjust pricing plan to align with evolving industry standards.Prepare revenue forecast, compare it with original estimates and suggest timely corrective actions.Control expenditure ratios within budgeted targets.  REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducationEssential: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or above) in a discipline directly relevant to the responsibilities of the position such as business administration, management, human resources, social sciences economics or closely related field. ExperienceEssential: At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in management and administration and/or programme management, with increasing levels of managerial responsibility. Demonstrated experience providing advice to Senior Management on budget, Finance, and Administration related activities. Demonstrated experience at the international level.Desirable: Experience working within the UN. SkillsCandidates will be expected to be able to: foster an innovative, nimble, efficient working environment committed to continuous improvement and excellence in delivery guide, motivate and inspire teams to work collaboratively for the good of the organization communicate effectively with diverse constituencies and offer strong people management skills to mobilize towards the Academy goals demonstrate sound judgement strong interpersonal skills to build positive relationships and to enable positive engagement and contribution resilience show empathy and respect for diversity WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationSetting an exampleBuilding and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyondCreating an empowering and motivating environment Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English.Desirable: Expert knowledge of French.  REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 89,837 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3953 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.    ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ________________________________________________________________________ 

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31/03/2021
World Health Organization

Risk Communications Officer -P4

Egypt, Cairo , Cairo

 OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMEThe mission of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESThe incumbent will perform the following duties:1- Act as risk communication focal point in the IM system during outbreaks and emergencies:Oversee the development, elaboration and implementation of the risk communication plan as part of the health response operations.With key stakeholders in the national authorities, UN agencies, nongovernmental organizations and civil society organizations, identify the top hazards for the country and develop relevant information, education and communication materials in languages and formats easily used by national stakeholders and the public.Liaise closely with the HQ and regional counterparts for risk communication ensuring coherence of strategy, materials and messages. Ensure that technical material produced by the country office integrates risk communication principles and practice.Monitor and proactively counter false rumours and misinformation; and address fears and concerns.Work closely with the Community Engagement Officer to integrate findings from knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP) surveys, focus group discussions and other feedback from community engagement activities into risk communication activities and products.In collaboration with the Communication Officer, proactively brief and educate journalists and broadcasters.Lead and maintain quality control for risk communication products such as public information; brochures, leaflets and posters; radio and TV scripts; guides for stakeholders for risk communication, and ensure their translation into local language and their adaptation for the local context.Report regularly in risk communication activities and issues to the IM, respective RO and HQ counterparts.Contribute to resource mobilization and donor communication in the area of risk communication.2. Develop and maintain standing risk communication capacity in the WHO Country Office:With internal and expert input and working in line with global and regional frameworks and strategies, the incumbent will develop a multi-hazard risk communication plan for the country office.In close collaboration with the Community Engagement Officer and the Communications Officer, map and engage risk communication stakeholders; establish and sustain coordination mechanisms for emergency risk communication.c. Map preferred channels of communication in the country with focus on vulnerable groups.Organize risk communication trainings for WHO country staff.Brief, guide and coordinate risk community surge capacity personnel that may be deployed to the country.3- Support national capacity building for emergency risk communication:Work with resources from the global and regional levels to train and prepare country-level counterparts for emergency risk communication.Support national authorities to convene stakeholders and co-develop a national risk communication strategy and plan.With HQ and RO support, underpin the national assessment of risk communication capacity and/or oversee the running of simulation exercises to test and improve the national capacity.Support national authorities to conduct lessons learnt exercises to further strengthen emergency risk communication.4- Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducationEssential:Advanced university degree (Master's level or above) in social sciences, behavioral sciences, development sciences, communications or public health from an accredited/recognized institute.Desirable:Training in public health, health education, health communication, or health promotion. ExperienceEssential:At least seven years of related experience, at the national and international levels, in risk communication, health promotion, emergency management, part of which working in disease outbreaks or health emergencies.Proven experience in in the development and implementation of risk communications strategies and plans.Desirable:Prior working experience with WHO, the UN, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or other international organizations, including at country level. Management or project management experience. SkillsExcellent interpersonal skills.Effective negotiation, facilitation and consensus building skills.Ability to work under pressure while producing results.Ability to "think out of the box" and to make innovative proposals related to risk communication.Tact, discretion and diplomacy.Knowledge or understanding of WHO mandate and goals in the emergency incident management context. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationProducing resultsMoving forward in a changing environmentCreating an empowering and motivating environment WHO global Competencies model at http://www.who.int/employment/WHO_competencies_EN.pdf?ua=1Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English.Desirable: Expert knowledge of French. Expert knowledge of Arabic.  REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 74,913 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 1910 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line.   For assessment of your application, please ensure that your profile on Stellis is updated; all experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.  Kindly note that CV/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessible.      ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ________________________________________________________________________

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31/03/2021
World Health Organization

Scientist (cancer screening inequalities/Latin America) - P2

France, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes , Lyon

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMEThe Screening Group (SCR) is investing in projects aimed to increase uptake and improve quality of cancer screening activities in Latin America, including measuring barriers related to participation and proposing implementation of evidence-based interventions in selected countries inside the scope of the CanScreen5 project (https://canscreen5.iarc.fr/).The long-term objective of the project is to understand how to improve the efficiency and benefits of early detection strategies. More information about the SCR Group at IARC can be found at the following link:https://www.iarc.who.int/research-groups-edp-scr-rationale/Note: Start date for this position is normally set for 1 September 2021 at the latest. However, in light of the evolving Covid-19 situation (notably in terms of confinement and travel restrictions), the start date of the position may be impacted until such date that the successful candidate be able to physically report for duty in Lyon, France.  DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESThe creation of this temporary position is in response to a funded initiative focusing on social inequalities related to cancer screening participation in Latin America. The project contains a major component of coordination and networking with stakeholders, and offers excellent opportunities to attract additional competitive funding.Key duties of the incumbent include:1. Work alongside the supervisor to coordinate projects in cancer screening inequalities with a particular focus on: (i) identifying and mapping barriers and policies related to cancer screening in those settings, (ii) identify evidence-based interventions (through systematic reviews), (iii) training and capacity building, and (iv) implementing tailored evidence-based interventions. This involves the following duties:a. development of study-protocols; b. liaising with internal and external collaborators to establish necessary agreements, coordination of study implementation and data collection;c. development of training materials and delivery of capacity building training;d. working with technical staff and external collaborators to monitor progress and accuracy of data collected and data quality;e. contributing to writing grants with a view to attracting research funding from competitive sources;f. preparing grant progress reports and scientific manuscripts in related EPR studies focusing on cancer screening, and in particular relating to social inequalities on participation;g. presenting scientific results at scientific conferences.2. Contribute to the development and implementation of new or ancillary projects related to cancer early detection. This involves developing grant proposals aiming to attract funding from competitive sources. The incumbent is expected to lead on specific grant applications. Note: In view of the above-mentioned duties, the incumbent is expected to undertake duty travel (as required and allowed by WHO/IARC travel policy) estimated at up to 15% of total working time. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducationEssential:- PhD in Public Health or equivalent (e.g. MD/MPH, MD who is a PhD candidate) or Master's degree in Public Health combined with a PhD in another closely related field.- In all cases, education should involve a strong focus on public health.  ExperienceEssential:- At least two years of postdoctoral experience in conducting research projects in the field of cancer prevention and early detection.- Experience in the following areas is also required:1) Implementing and monitoring fieldwork in low- and middle- income countries, notably data collection;2) Conducting systematic reviews of scientific literature;3) Conducting cancer research projects in and/or with partners located in Latin America; and4) Working with Ministries of health (MoH) representatives, notably those in Latin America. Skills- Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of cancer early detection.- Ability to communicate effectively with internal and external partners across multiple geographies and cultures (e.g. WHO offices, research partners, funding bodies).- Proven ability to draft scientific manuscripts and familiarity with the preparation of grant applications. WHO Competencies- Producing results- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences- Communicating in a credible and effective way- Knowing and managing yourself Use of Language SkillsExpert knowledge of both English and Spanish is essential (read, written and spoken). REMUNERATIONIARC salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The fixed remuneration for the above position comprises an annual net salary plus a post adjustment which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station.Total fixed remuneration for this position currently amounts to USD 72915 (i.e. approximately EUR 61000) per annum which is the sum of: 1) annual net salary of USD 48805 at Level P2 of the UN professional salary scale, plus 2) post adjustment for Lyon, France currently amounting to an annualized figure of USD 24110.The fixed remuneration is expressed net of income tax but before deduction of the employee share of contributions for mandatory participation in the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund and in the Organization's private insurance plans covering health, accident, illness and disability.Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave and allowances for dependent family members.Subject to certain conditions, under temporary appointment, internationally-recruited staff may also be entitled to relocation travel & shipment, settling-in grant upon appointment and/or education grant for dependent children.Employment status is that of international civil servant. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION• We only accept applications submitted via our online recruitment tool, which should be filled out in English and include a cover letter. Application profiles should include the details of all work experiences to date (full career details).• It is mandatory to attach a full list of publications. To add this list, please go to your profile under the dedicated 'publication' tab.• Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for assessment and interview (held remotely).• This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.• Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.• For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int  • WHO/IARC is committed to workforce diversity.• WHO/IARC has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.    ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ________________________________________________________________________

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World Health Organization

Planning and Reporting Officern - P2

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMEAs part of the Deputy Director-General's Office, the Health and Migration Programme (PHM) represents the Organization and provides global direction on the technical area of health and migration. The PHM work will implement the Global Action Plan, promoting the health of refugees and migrants within the overall framework of WHO's Constitution, General Programme of Work 2019 - 2023 (GPW13), Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), and maximize the Member States' Organization-wide contribution in achieving significant health status gains for refugee and migrant population. The mission and core functions of the intended PHM will be consistent with the Global Action Plan's priorities. The Global Action Plan will be implemented in partnership with regions and alignment with their strategic and operational planning. WHO will also work with countries in the light of their priorities, legal frameworks, and individual circumstances, bringing together countries of origin, transit, and destination. The WHO PHM will have five core functions:Provide global leadership, high-level advocacy, and dialogue to raise awareness and political commitments and coordinate and policy development on health and migration.Set norms and standards on health and migration, including co-development of guidance and tools and promoting a research agenda to generate evidence to support decision-making and global guidance for new tools and strategies on health and migration. Monitor trends, strengthen health information systems, and develop an accountability framework and indicators for progress monitoring and reporting on the Global Action Plan implementation. Provide specialized technical assistance, response, and capacity-building support to Member States, WHO technical departments, regional and country offices, and partners to address public health challenges associated with human mobility wherever needed nationally and transnationally. Will promote health and migration multilateral, inter-country, inter-regional, and global actions across United Nations systems, including the United Nations Network on Migration (UN Migration Network) and other intergovernmental and non-governmental mechanisms. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESSupport the Director of PHM in developing resource mobilization initiatives based on existing and potential donors and fundraising mechanisms and preparing various donor reports accordingly.In close coordination with Project Management and Planning Officers, participate in the day-to-day donor reporting activities related to mobilization of resources, monitoring and tracking funding needs and gaps to report on a wide range of PHM operations.Monitor and track a network of donor contacts, track proposals submitted, funds pledged/received, and donor agreement implementation requirements (implementation deadlines, earmarking for specific activities, visibility requests, reporting, etc.).Prepare briefing documents on donors and assist with the organization of meetings and critical consultations with donors when requested.Report on expected results activities, and participate in drafting specific reports to donors within WHO guidelines for donor reporting. And to secure coherent GSM programmatic reporting as per planning and existing work plan of activities.Work closely with counterparts inother UN Agencies and other nongovernmental organizations to ensure that WHO information and updates are adequately captured in the respective donor reports. Research, draft and edit donor reporting materials in support of resource mobilization activities.Maintain summary tables for donor reporting and collect information on donor reporting within the country.Provide support to the team for the organization of large meetings and committees at the international and national levels.Act as project focal point for special projects and other time-limited processes; monitoring progress and proactively drawing attention to areas of risk; drafting project materials; facilitating meeting arrangements.Act as a focal person for planning of the yearly global school on the health of refugees and migrants that takes place in person for decision-makers from different Member States Ministries as the targeted audience.Support the Director in planning, preparing, and conducting the programs Technical Expert Network (TEN) on health and migration, consisting of health and migration focal persons from HQ departments and all Regional Offices.Perform all other related duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducationEssential: A first university degree in Business/ Management/Political Science or related field, with recorded studies on migration. Desirable: Studies in the field of migration. ExperienceEssential: At least two years' related experience supporting donor relations and resource mobilization. Demonstrated experience in writing and preparing donor reports. Experience in project management and administration, project/program formulation, or reporting against planned activities in the area of health and/or migration. Experience in organization and support of large meetings and committees at the international and national levels.Desirable: Relevant work experience in setting up technical networks, school/trainings within the topic of health and/or migration in WHO or in the UN system. Demonstrated exposure at the international level. SkillsExcellent organizational, project management and planning skills. Demonstrated knowledge in resource mobilization and donor reporting activities. Concrete skills in reporting financial data. Strong interpersonal, representational, and organizational skills, with proven ability to facilitate and strengthen a broad range of internal and external partners' involvement and collaboration. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written. Diplomacy, tact, and discretion. Strong skills in writing effectively. Ability to work and achieve goals under pressure. Sound understanding of the WHO health and migration work and its burden on populations. Good skills in working with the area of migration by managing migration health operations and activities. Excellent analytical and writing skills. Ability to work under pressure on multiple projects and keep deadlines. Ability to think creatively and strategically. Knowledge of the WHO and UN systems would be an asset. Adaptable and able to contribute to the PHM internal planning and financial processes and sustainability, external relations and reporting, and promote/execute the needed resource. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationDriving the Organization's Position in Health LeadershipEnsuring the effective use of resourcesCreating an empowering and motivating environment Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English.Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.The above language requirements are interchangeable. REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 48,805 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3347 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.*For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.    ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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World Health Organization

Technical Officer (Communications) - P2

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMEThe overall objectives of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are to lead the global eradication efforts of national governments and the global polio eradication partnership in interrupting the transmission of poliovirus worldwide, to help integrate polio eradication broader immunization and emergency efforts to certify eradication, and to eventually stop the use of all oral poliovirus vaccines. The immediate strategic objective is to implement WHO's contribution to the GPEI Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategy 2019-2023 in collaboration with GPEI partners and in support of national eradication efforts.The immediate strategic objective is to implement WHO's contribution to the GPEI Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategy 2019-2023 in collaboration with GPEI partners and in support of national eradication efforts. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESAssist and coordinate with the editing and production of human-interest stories and ensure their timely dissemination and publication in the GPEI website, WHO website, and other global platforms.Provide editorial and project management support to country and regional offices to achieve regular web stories.Liaise regularly with other GPEI partners, in the context of the Global Communications Group (GCG), as well as with regional office and country officers, to provide extra communications support as needed.Work closely with the gender advisor and gender lead to promote gender workstreams and support gender-sensitive communications.Work with external PR agency counterparts to map out, draft and edit monthly newsletter - PolioNews.Ensure smooth planning, production and publication of the programme newsletter, incorporating suggestions from senior members of the Resource Mobilization & Communication (RMC) team.Serve as social media officer for RMC team.Support communications officers with technical communications tasks, including on roll-out of novel oral polio vaccine type 2, governing body meetings, communications-related aspects around development of new GPEI strategy, around wild poliovirus (WPV) and circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV) epidemiology post COVID-19.Support communications outreach for World Polio Day (24 October) and other high-profile events.Support revitalization of GPEI internal communications.Perform all other related duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducationEssential: First level degree in communications, political or social science, public health or other field relevant to the functions of the position..Desirable: Advanced university degree (Master's level or above) in public health, social science or communications. ExperienceEssential: At least two years of experience in health communications or other relevant area. Previous experience working in a multinational environment or in a public health setting.Desirable: Demonstrated exposure at the international level. SkillsAbility to grasp complex technical and epidemiological data and translate technical issues into content for non-specialist audiences. Ability to research a story, write well and provide fast and accurate copy to tight deadlines, multitask, prioritize and manage workflows. Demonstrated ability for strong, clear writing based on technical material. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationProducing resultsMoving forward in a changing environment Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English.Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 48,805 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3510 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.*For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.    ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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World Health Organization

Technical Officer (Fiscal Policies for Health) - P3

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMEThe mission of WHO's UHC/Healthier Populations Division is to contribute to reducing health inequalities and reducing preventable disease and injury caused by environmental, social and economic determinants of health. This is achieved through a coordinated inter-sectoral approach aimed at enabling all people to enjoy better health and well-being, in line with the Organization's 13th General Programme of Work (GPW13) and the Sustainable Development Goals.Within the Division, the Department of Health Promotion (HPR) works to reduce risks associated with tobacco use, alcohol consumption and physical inactivity, thereby contributing to better population health, through cross-cutting normative, fiscal and legal measures to enhance wellbeing, health literacy and engage multi stakeholders through settings approach and community engagement strategies.Within the HPR Department, the Fiscal Policies for Health (TAX) Unit provides strategic leadership, capacity building and specialized technical assistance in the field of fiscal measures for health, particularly on excise taxation on tobacco, alcohol and sugar-sweetened beverage products. In addition, the TAX Unit leads on the development of tools which provide guidance on how to use fiscal measures, in particular taxation of tobacco, alcohol and SSBS to reduce healthcare costs and generate a revenue stream for development. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESGeneric duties: Under the broad supervision of the Unit Head, HPR/TAX, the Economist:Provide technical input to the work program in the area of Fiscal Policies for Health.Undertake research and economic analysis to generate evidence for advancing policies and programs supportive of fiscal policies for health, including compiling all relevant global, regional and country specific information that will advance tobacco and other health taxes reform.Monitor work plans and budgets including resource mobilization for the work programme and follow-up on the implementation of planned activities.Analyze data of best practices in implementing fiscal policies for health as well as prepare and disseminate information.Prepare broad economic and tobacco industry analysis on target countries for tobacco and other health taxes work as well as country and regional fact sheets on relevant economic themes and develop a system that would update these fact sheets automatically.Collaborate with the TAX team in the preparation of presentations relevant to tobacco and other health taxes work.Contribute to the planning and undertaking of meetings, capacity building and other fora organized by TAX team on fiscal policies for health.Provide assistance in the overall project management of the TAX team by coordinating communication with partners, preparing minutes of meetings, organizing conference calls, videoconferences and other meetings as well as ensure timely follow-up.Perform all other related duties as assigned.Specific duties:Support the provision of advice, expertise, specialized technical assistance by the TAX team and help follow up in the development of fiscal policies for health to Member States including, but not limited to: (a) increases of excise duties on tobacco products; (b) changes in the taxation structure for tobacco products; (c) strengthening effective implementation of tobacco tax policy; and (d) countering industry arguments against tobacco and other health taxes.Develop and manage a sharepoint for the TAX team compiling all relevant data and reports on the economics of tobacco and tobacco taxation as well as other health taxes. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducationEssential: A first university degree in economics or related field relevant to the position from a recognized university.Desirable:An advanced degree (Masters level or above) in economics or related field.Specialization or training in an area related to excise taxation of tobacco, alcohol or SSB products. ExperienceEssential:At least 5 years of progressively professional experience in the area of economics of noncommunicable disease, revenue modeling, excise taxation of tobacco, alcohol or SSB products in national and international context, of which at least 2 years of this experience is in tobacco taxation work.Demonstrated exposure at the international level.Desirable: Experience working with Governments, UN agencies or academia at the country level. SkillsGood knowledge of country level situations with regard to fiscal policies for health, particularly on excise taxation on tobacco, alcohol and SSBs as well as good understanding of relevant country needs, priorities and policies, along with WHO's policies, practices, guidelines and procedures in the related areas and ability to apply them in the country office setting.Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.Ability to review and objectives of assigned program and activities.Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.Excellent mathematical and analytical skills.Public speaking techniques.Excellent writing and drafting skills.Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.Team spirit and time management skills. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationBuilding and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyondProducing results Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English.Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Other UN language.  REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 62,120 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 4260 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.*For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.    ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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World Health Organization

Policy Lead (Polio Transition) - P5

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMEThe Office of the Deputy Director General represents the Organization and provides global direction to the work of the Organization within the overall framework of WHO's Constitution so as to maximize Organization-wide contribution to the work of the Member States in achieving significant gains in health status together with the Director General. The Deputy Director General represents the Director General and/or the Organization within the delegated authority. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESLeads the strategic and global policy aspects of the integration of the Polio Transition Programme (PTP) into WHO's programmatic work to support the mainstreaming of essential public health functions into national health systems to increase country capacities to strengthen primary health. Leads the Organization's three-level coordination on polio transition, collaborating closely with the technical and programmatic leads and the regional focal points to ensure cross-programmatic coherence and consistency, as well as alignment with other relevant technical and planning processes.Provides political analysis, insights and input necessary for decision-making in this workstream, making relevant linkages to other programmatic areas of work.Supports the Deputy Director General's Office, by providing diplomatic and policy guidance to engage a wide range of external and internal stakeholders, including Member States, partners and donors.Leads the development of a whole range of documentation, including policy briefs, gathering, analyzing and synthesizing information, ensuring clarity, coherence, quality and timeliness.Offers technical and strategic input to governance meetings and follows up on action points/ decisions taken.Performs other related duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducationEssential: Advanced level university degree (Master's level or above) in political science, international relations, public affairs or another relevant field.Desirable: A PhD in one of the above-mentioned fields. ExperienceEssential: A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in governance, international affairs and/or global public health policy, including least 5 years at the international level. Demonstrated experience at the national and international level, in developing and executing policies strategies and providing policy guidance to senior leadership. Proven track record in engaging Member states, donors, partners and other key stakeholders. Demonstrated experience in building and managing complex multi-stakeholder partnerships at the global or regional level, including public private partnerships. Demonstrated experience in managing human and financial resources.Desirable: Similar experience of providing policy guidance to senior leadership in global public health and or with disease specific initiatives. Experience in working with polio eradication and/or essential immunization programmes. Similar experience in WHO or another UN Organization. SkillsKnowledge in WHO or other UN agencies' governing mechanisms, procedures, planning and HR management. Ability to manage and adapt to complex and changing political, social, and economic contexts. Ability to implement strategic action plan, conduct research and analyze results, identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. Thorough knowledge of human resources principles, management and practices as well as procedures and operations in an international organization. Proven ability to be a collaborative leader and creative problem solver. A record of innovation in policy and program delivery, technical expertise in HR. Tact, diplomacy, excellent inter-personal and communication skills. Ability to conceptualize, plan and organize work requiring in-depth understanding of its strategic direction. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work Team leadership, team spirit and time management skill. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationProducing resultsMoving forward in a changing environmentCreating an empowering and motivating environment Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English.Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 89,837 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 6663 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.    ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ________________________________________________________________________ 

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World Health Organization

Resource Mobilization Officer - P4

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMEThe Department of Coordinated Resource Mobilization leads a global coordinated resource mobilization network to foster strategic, consistent and coordinated resource mobilization sufficient to support of WHO's General Programme of work and its Programme Budget. In so doing it promotes the principles of(i) alignment of funding to WHO's Programme Budget,(ii) predictability and flexibility of funding,(iii) reducing the financial vulnerability of WHO through expansion of the donor base and(iv) continued enhancement of the transparency and reporting of WHO's funding and associated outcomes.DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESWithin the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of thefollowing responsibilities:- Conduct donor analysis as it relates to humanitarian assistance for protracted crises and acute emergencies in terms of political analysis and funding to include assessing the context, donor history, likely future directions of the relationship with WHO, potential resource mobilization opportunities, pain points and remedies for application towards a strategic plan.- Develop a partnership engagement plan for rapid scale-up for each contributor in the portfolio to include a set of strategic objectives for the development of the relationship with a view to grow Outbreak and Crisis Response funding category. Following this, develop an action plan set to time with deliverables to achieve financial and qualitative targets agreed.- Act as the resource-mobilization lead within EHE for Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) including on the development of the annual WHO HRPs and an engagement plan to engage donors in support of these. Work in close collaboration with colleagues in WHE including the Incident Management and Emergency Operations Teams and other EHE portfolio managers to increase awareness and support among all donors of WHO's role in emergencies, it's priorities, and financial requirements.- Engage the relationship lines between WHE and the contributor to build up a clear and integrated picture of the Organization's engagement overall.- Provide support to senior management, technical clusters and regional offices in their engagements on behalf of WHO/WHE including travel, meeting preparation etc.- Ensure sound process management of the following, fully in line with established procedures: clearance process for agreements and correspondence, corporate proposal development, corporate reporting collated for submission as required against agreements, sound management of awards, development and maintenance of SOPs and rules relating to resource mobilization.- Deploy for surge or other support missions to assist country and/or regional offices related to resource mobilization activities in emergencies as/if needed.- Perform all other related duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducationEssential: An advanced university degree in international or public relations, business administration, communications, social sciences, law or related field.Desirable: Professional certification or other specific training in external relations. ExperienceEssential: At least seven years' combined national and international experience and exposure in the area of external relations and/or partnership development and management, including at leat five years resource mobilization experience, three of which must be related to emergencies at regional or country level. Experience working in emergencies through either deployments or postings. Experience in developing funding appeals. Considerable experience in writing, editing, and reviewing particularly in the context of concept notes, proposals, appeals, and reporting and in developing messaging for advocacy purposes including donor recognition materials. Considerable experience working with and/or influencing funding systems, donor organization and decision-makers. Experience in programme, grant management and administration processes.Desirable: Experience in working on/in health emergencies or WHO. Experience in planning and coordinating briefings to different audiences including donors and supporting senior level participation in high level humanitarian events such as pledging conferences. Skills- Strong skills in the area of external/donor relations, resource mobilization and grant management.- Excellent skills in negotiating and building partnerships with governmental and nongovernmental partners.- Good experience in effective working relations with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.- Ability to guide, support and encourage colleagues to work towards common goals.Sound level of judgement, responsibility and initiative.- Ability to identify and act on opportunities in a complex and competitive resource environment.- Adaptable and able to work effectively with fundraising systems and donor organizations at all levels of complexity and communicate credibly with departments inside WHO.- Knowledge of public health in emergencies.- Ability to manage external and internal political complexity.- Good understanding of current trends and priorities as they relate to emergency and humanitarian assistance and ODA for this.- Knowledge of donor visibility requirements.- Ability to maintain perspective under pressure. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationProducing resultsBuilding and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English.Desirable: Expert knowledge of another WHO language.   REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 74,913 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 5138 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.     ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ________________________________________________________________________

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World Health Organization

HR Officer - P3

Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur , Kualalumpur

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMEThe WHO Global Service Centre (GSC) provides administrative services to all staff and all WHO offices worldwide in respect of human resources, payroll, procurement, accounts payable and support of specific corporate IT applications. The aim of this Centre is to serve as the global platform for the swift and reliable delivery of a comprehensive array of products and services covering all these fields.The Global Human Resources (GHR) team within the GSC focuses on the execution of HR services on a global scale with the aim to provide reliable, efficient, and consistent services as a one-stop-shop for all staff in WHO and partner agencies. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESThe incumbent leads an HR team in support of the delivery of HR services in the area of contract administration and advice to fixed-term and/or temporary staff members.The duties to be performed by the incumbent cover, but are not limited to the following:- Establish overall objectives and priorities for the unit for the effective and client-oriented delivery of HR services in consultation with the Coordinator, HR Managers and other HR Specialists/ HR Officers in GHR.- Organize the workflow in the unit to ensure timely processing of all requests for contracts, entitlements and benefits.- Promote consistency and best practices in the interpretation and administration of staff entitlements and conditions of service contained in the Staff Regulations and Rules, WHO Manual, HR e-guide.- Provide expert advice to staff members on their entitlements and conditions of service.- Identify contraventions of the established rules and policies, the potential for appeals and the implications of alternative courses of action.- Formulate recommendations for exceptions to existing rules and policy based on on-going cases.- Liaise with other units and services to respond to queries from staff.- Provide statistics and reports on the team's activities as required.- Participate in working groups and special projects on HR issues and systems as required.- Perform other duties as required. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONSEducationEssential:- University degree from a recognized university with specialization in Human Resources Management, Public or Business Administration or any other related field.Desirable:- Advanced degree in any of the above fields. ExperienceEssential:- Minimum five (5) years of work experience in HR management, including providing advice and support in an international organization and/or large corporation.- Supervisory experience, preferably in a large organization.Desirable:- Experience on entitlements in the UN Common System.- Field experience. Skills- In-depth technical knowledge of the principles and concepts of human resources management.- Proven knowledge of human resource management principles and practices in a multicultural-environment, preferably including knowledge of WHO or UN entitlements and benefits- Good understanding of HR computerized information systems.- Ability to identify and analyse systemic issues formulate opinions and make conclusions and recommendations to resolve them.- Planning and organizational skills.- Ability to analyze issues and to present information in a clear and logical manner, both orally and in writing.- Excellent inter-personal and communication skills in a client-service context.- Tact and Discretion. WHO Competencies1. Teamwork2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences3. Communication4. Ensuring the effective use of resources5. Producing results6. Creating an empowering and motivating environment Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English.Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 60,962 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2291 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level including those of a temporary nature.Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.*For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.   ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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World Health Organization

Unit Head, Malaria Elimination - P5

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The strategic objective of the Global Malaria Programme (GMP) is to support Member States to adopt WHO's malaria-related technical recommendations, and to advance implementation of the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030 (GTS). The major functions of the department as identified in the 2019 transformation process are:To play a leadership role in malaria, effectively supporting member states and rallying partners to reach Universal Health Coverage and achieve GTS goals and targets; To shape the research agenda and promote the generation of evidence to support global guidance for new tools and strategies to achieve impact; To develop ethical and evidence based global guidance on malaria with effective dissemination to support adoption and implementation by national malaria programmes; and To monitor and respond to global malaria trends and threats.The Elimination Team supports accelerated efforts towards elimination and attainment of malaria-free status in at least 10 countries by 2020, an additional 10 countries by 2025, and a total of 35 countries by 2030 and the prevention of re-establishment in all malaria-free countries.  DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Generic duties : Provides technical leadership, coordination and managerial support within the Department/Programme, in the Unit of Elimination ensuring that activities in this area are carried out efficiently and effectively. Develops and proposes technical health policies and strategies for implementation through collaboration with Regional and Country Offices and provides advice in developing further the Elimination unit for strengthening and improving technical capacity of target clienteles. Oversees a unit of technical teams specialized in various domains within their area of expertise and facilitates the efficient flow of team synergies. Manages the programme area in delivering its objectives through efficient managing a small team of technical staff, financial resources and effective work planning to optimize the programme's deliverables in line with the mandate of the Organization.Leads and conducts research on best practices in implementing programmes and activities and dissemination of information for capacity building in the respective area of work.  Manages the monitoring and evaluation and reporting of the subject area of work of key performance indicators and reporting requirements and mechanisms to optimize performance of Programme deliverables. Serves as the technical reference among the peer community, UN Agencies and other stakeholders at the technical levels in the respective area of expertise. Liaises with and utilizes partnerships in other UN Agencies, Donor, or research institutions in malaria elimination to position the technical area of work and implementation into Global and/or National policies Represent the programme area of work at various meetings to advocate for malaria elimination. Perform all other related duties as assigned.Specific duties  Supervise the establishment and oversee the management of the Malaria Elimination Oversight Committee and Certification of Elimination Panel, and support the process of WHO certification of malaria-free status; Manage the network of countries with the potential to eliminate in the next five years to strengthen political will for malaria elimination, guide and support countries through the last mile, track progress, and identify and resolve bottlenecks, including the STOP malaria programme; Develop and regularly update policy recommendations and strategies based on evidence review to support countries progress and achievement of interruption of malaria transmission.  REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential: An advanced university degree in medicine or related health sciences related to the functions of the position. Post graduate training in epidemiology or public health.Desirable: A PhD in one of the above-mentioned fields. ExperienceEssential: A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the management of complex projects both in the field and at global level, including experience in the area of health policies and strategies. Demonstrated experience managing human and financial resources. Demonstrated experience at the international level. Demonstrated experience planning and evaluating malaria programmes and work on a disease elimination programme.Desirable: Experience in developing countries in developing disease control programmes and funding proposals. SkillsConcrete skills in the planning and coordination of multidisciplinary public health programmes, which may include the implementation of a public health/disease control programmes.Strong skills in the area of developing and establishing polices and strategies Excellent skills and ability in managing diverse teams and financial resources.Good skills in mobilizing resources. Ability to engage and communicate effectively and diplomatically with external partners including Ministries of Health, Donor institutions, Civil Society, and other stakeholders. Commitment to collaborate effectively with other key partners in the Health Subject area.Excellent knowledge of malaria control and elimination methods with extensive field experience including epidemiology and surveillance. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationDriving the Organization to a Successful FutureEnsuring the effective use of resourcesCreating an empowering and motivating environment Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English.Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 89,837 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 6161 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.   ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ________________________________________________________________________

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World Health Organization

Epidemiologist - P3

Switzerland, Geneva , Geneva
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services
Other

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations. The WHE Response division (WRE) is responsible for rapidly detecting and responding to health emergencies while leveraging relevant national and international partnerships, ensuring that emergency-affected populations in acute and protracted emergencies have access to essential health services and that systems are maintained and strengthened in fragile, conflict and vulnerable settings while implementing at scale, proven prevention strategies for priority pandemic/epidemic-prone diseases. The Health Emergency Information and Risk Assessment Department is responsible for identifying new public health threats, assessing risks to public health, conducting epidemiological surveillance and field investigations, monitoring public health interventions, and communicating public health information to technical partners and stakeholder.  DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following duties which are performed according to needs:--> Provide epidemiological expertise and support for the conception, development and implementation of strategies and tools for the early detection of acute public health events, including but not limited to detection, verification, risk assessment, visual analytics and information-sharing on events that may constitute a public health emergency of international concern.--> Conduct analyses for the formulation of briefing documents and materials.--> Contribute as needed to the elaboration and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and tools for the harmonization of the public health intelligence function across WHO and other international organisations, regional and supra-national networks, organisations and Member States.--> As delegated, participate in activities such as but not limited to:a. Developing and updating SOPs and strategic policies for all-hazards, one-health public health intelligence.b. Providing technical guidance to further the development of the Epidemic Intelligence from Open Sources (EIOS) Initiative and the Emergency Management Suite 2 (EMS2).c. Encouraging or promoting the implementation of new approaches and innovative methods to systematically detect, verify, assess and analyse events of potential significance to international public health, with emphasis on building partnerships networks.d. Elaborating state-of-the-art processes to critically monitor and evaluate performance and results of public health intelligence activities.e. Enhancing and encouraging world-wide information sharing as a key component of promoting and nurturing a culture of multi-disciplinary and cross-cutting approaches within WHO and with key partners and collaborators.--> Participate in emergency epidemiological field missions as required.--> Capacity Building and Training: identify key knowledge, experience and skills to enhance and continuously adapt strategies and policies developed by the team and implement best practices.--> Capacity Building: Support the development and, where required, the delivery of public health intelligence training for WHO, partners and collaborators, including Ministries of Health.--> Perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.  REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EducationEssential:First university degree in epidemiology, public health, international health, or related field.Desirable:In-service training in field epidemiology such as Field Epidemiology (and Laboratory) Training Programmes (FELTP), the European Program for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET), the CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service programme, or equivalent experience. ExperienceEssential:At least five years' experience with successful track record, epidemiology, surveillance and/or control of acute public health events and/or epidemic intelligence at the national and/or international levels plus demonstrated experience in the context of large epidemics or public health crisis at the national and international levels. Experience with non-traditional surveillance methods (e.g. "event based surveillance"), particularly media monitoring initiatives and systems such as ProMed, the Global Public Health Intelligence Network (GPHIN), and/or the EIOS system.Desirable:Experience with the EIOS system and its functionality, and a good understanding of open source information feeds.Experience contributing to the technical enhancement of surveillance and/or other public health tools.Field experience in epidemiology, surveillance and/or control of acute public health events.Experience in resource limited countries.Experience with inter-agency collaboration or in WHO, UN, UN Agencies or other international organisations. Skills--> Demonstrated and applied expertise in public health surveillance, field epidemiology and emerging diseases in an international context.--> Proven ability to interact in a multi-disciplinary and cross-cutting environment involving technical, cultural and political elements.--> Sound analytical and organizational skills.--> Willingness to deploy at short notice in support of international emergency health interventions.--> Excellent presentation and communication skills, with emphasis on writing skills.--> Proven ability to work and produce results under pressure in critical situations.--> Tact, diplomacy and courtesy. WHO CompetenciesTeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationProducing resultsKnowing and managing yourself Use of Language SkillsEssential:Expert knowledge of English.Desirable:Intermediate knowledge of French.Intermediate knowledge of Other WHO Language. REMUNERATIONWHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 62,120 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 4814 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONThis vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade levelOnly candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.A written test may be used as a form of screening.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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.WHO is committed to workforce diversity.WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.*For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.   ________________________________________________________________________This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:  Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support. When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. This service is offered free of charge to Swiss nationals.   Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? Read more:  Working with the United Nations Working with International Financial Institutions For Swiss nationals ________________________________________________________________________ 

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