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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Human Rights
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Banking and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-06-28

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Programme Officer, Gender, Equity and Human Rights

Geneva (Switzerland)

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : The mainstreaming of Gender, Equity and Human Rights (GER) in the work of WHO would offer WHO Programmes at all levels of the Organization: a coherent and powerful assembly of these core values of the Organization, and alignment of WHO's work on these values with other UN Organizations (in particular UN Women and the HR Council), Funds and Programmes, building on their experience; the incorporation of core components of GER in WHO's work in all policies, programmes, measurement of impact and research; the creation and enhancement of a corporate attitude, behaviour and practice that is unifying, across fields of expertise and organizational levels, and speaking with one voice to the outside world; an engagement in a collective effort geared to generate greater impact of individual programmes; a comprehensive and combined set of principles, standards, methods and tools conducive to increased literacy of WHO staff on these values and skills to incorporate them in strategic planning. The GER team catalyzes, supports and coordinates this institutional mainstreaming at all levels of WHO. Description of duties: Under the broad supervision of the GER Team Leader, the Programme officer provides technical support in change management and communication to the GER Team, and provides suggestions for action and innovation to incorporate equity-rights-gender mainstreaming, among key stakeholders across the organization. The incumbent is required to establish and maintain contacts and nurture relationships at WHO headquarters and the Regional and Country Offices, and with external stakeholders. S(he) functions with a high degree of independence in operational decision making.Summary of Assigned Duties:- Design and support implementation of a systematic, comprehensive, costed and realistic plan for an effective organization-wide roll-out of equity-rights-gender mainstreaming using tools developed.- Monitor and report on implementation of the GER mainstreaming plan across all levels of the organization and the category networks. Propose corrective measures as necessary.- Develop and disseminate policy guidelines and tools to promote organizational change in the context of GER.- Support the Team Leader in leading GER global policy initiatives through relationships with governing bodies, external agencies and civil society; advocate for GER needs via the GER network across the Organization. - Facilitate effective communication and knowledge exchange in the context of GER mainstreaming between internal and external actors. - Coordinate with internal and external counterparts to facilitate innovation and implementation of new GER processes and practices. - Provide advice from a public health and program management perspective for GER mainstreaming tools development and revision.- Contribute to the implementation of planning/budgeting and financial and human resource management to facilitate effective programme delivery. - Contribute to resource mobilization by supporting the Team Leader in engaging with partners and development of funding proposals. - In collaboration with other team members, develop communication strategies and oversee communication activities, including website presence, to raise the visibility of GER. - Support the design and coordination for advocacy events, update key messages for target audiences, organize and moderate events, and write advocacy materials.- Perform other duties as and when required by the Team Leader. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:EssentialAn advanced university degree in public health, social sciences or other related field.DesirableTraining in project management. Skills: In-depth knowledge of public health programming (policy formulation, strategic and operational planning, and implementation) and programme management skills, including proven ability to develop strategic and operational plans within complex conceptual settings and to move these towards successful implementation. Knowledge of the international health and development scene, and what are the interests and modes of operation of the different types of actors, including multi-and bi-laterals, NGOs, funding agencies, etc. Knowledge of human resources and financial management, managing budgets and work plans from external donors and financing management. Demonstrated ability in developing networks in international settings. Experience in managing global health policy. Ability to communicate effectively orally as well as to write in a clear and concise manner. Tact, discretion and diplomacy. Broad knowledge of the need of integrating equity, gender or human rights in public health programmes. Familiar with developing communication strategies and materials.WHO competences:1. Producing results2. Communicating in a credible and effective way3. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond4. Moving forward in a changing environment5. Ensuring the effective use of resources Experience: EssentialAt least seven years of international experience in public health areas, including technical and managerial program management. Demonstrated experience managing and reporting donor-funded projects. Experience managing cross-cutting initiatives involving different departments or organizational entities in a multinational context such as the UN, WHO or similar. Experience in undertaking communication activities.DesirableExperience from working in or with different WHO regions. Experience in emerging areas such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), masculinities, men's health and GER. Languages: EssentialExpert knowledge of English.DesirableIntermediate knowledge of other (s) WHO official language. Additional Information: Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO:http://www.who.int (To learn more about WHO's operations )http://icsc.un.org Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by dateWHO'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. 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 these will be reviewed individually.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.This vacancy is published in English only. Post Adjustment: 87.7 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation. This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level. A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. WHO is committed to workforce diversity. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Currently accepting applications
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