Sunday, April 10, 2016

Technical Officer (HSE) - World Health Organization (Apply by: April 26, 2016)

Vacancy Notice No: SE/RO/P/2016/FT10

Title: Technical Officer - HSE

Grade: P3

Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment

Duration of contract:  Two Years
Date: 6 April 2016

Application Deadline: 26 April 2016
(16 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications

Duty Station:  New Delhi, India
Organization unit: SE South East Asia (SE) /
SEARO Regional Office for the South East Asia (SE/RGO)

To support Member States in the South-East Asia Region to reduce morbidity and mortality from communicable diseases, strengthen communicable disease surveillance and strengthen epidemic and pandemic preparedness and response, through implementation of the International Health Regulations, the Asia Pacific Strategy for Emerging Diseases, the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework for the sharing of Influenza viruses and other benefits and other strategic initiatives for viral hepatitis and acute respiratory and acute diarrohoeal diseases.

Description of duties:
Under the overall guidance and the direct supervision of Director, Health Security and Emergency Response (HSE) and in close collaboration with relevant technical units, the incumbent shall:

- Assist in the preparation of the HSE biennial plans, activities, budget and human resource work plans;

- Develop and maintain a record of Regional / Country Office HSE activities and their implementation, including regular monitoring of the utilization of HSE funds in accordance with WHO and donor requirements;

- Assist in the timely preparation of all necessary technical and financial reports to donors related to the implementation of HSE programme activities;

- Prepare financial analysis for presentations at meetings of donors and senior management and for internal team reviews;

- Support the recruitment of administrative and technical staff, including the development of procedures for 'fast-track' recruitment and deployment of experts to support country requests in relation to acute public health events;

- Support resource mobilization, including the identification of new funding opportunities and the preparation, submission and follow-up of donor proposals;

- Devise staff development and learning activities for HSE department with a focus on individual staff needs;

- Prepare and monitor a procurement plan for the department for the biennium;

- Undertake any other duties as assigned by the Supervisor
Essential: University degree in medicine/health science/public health/social science disciplines.

Desirable: Advanced University degree/Post-graduate training in health/social science.

WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution. The list can be accessed through this link:

For WHO candidates, please refer to e-Manual III.4.1 para 220

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
- Ability to advise and consult with national Ministries of health on planning, implementing and monitoring surveillance programmes
- Solid experience in project management, including financial management
- Excellent communication and facilitation skills to integrate planning and monitoring across HQ, RO and CO
- Excellent organizational and analytical skills, complemented by good interpersonal and presentation skills
- Familiarity with WHO planning, management systems and practices
- Ability to produce results under pressure and to take a leading role within a team
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships at national and international levels
- Effective writing of technical documents and high level of computer literacy
- Excellent writing skills in English

1) Teamwork
2) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
3) Communication
4) Producing results
5) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Computer literacy: Advanced training in computer applications including, spread sheet, data analysis and presentation software, including GIS, GPS and Web-technologies
Essential: At least five years of relevant experience including some years of international experience in project management, including financial and technical management, direct experience in managing multiple projects with strong financial management skills, experience in developing, implementing and monitoring complex work plans.

Desirable: Experience in WHO or the UN system. Experience in Programme area monitoring and reporting and budget planning and implementation. Additional degree in public administration, business, epidemiology or training in project management would be an asset.
Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of other WHO official languages is an asset.
Additional Information:
WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO: to learn more about WHO's operations Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by date

Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 57,379 at single rate
USD 61,470 with primary dependants

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Post Adjustment: 34.5 % 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.

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