WHO JPO - Technical Officer GER/FWC
Objective of the WHO Programme/Department:
The Gender, Equity and Human Rights (GER) Team in WHO Headquarters focuses on enabling the sustainable integration of gender, equity and human rights across all levels of WHO and on providing guidance on these matters to Member States. The GER Team in HQ is the lead of the PB16-17 Programme Area 3.3 “Mainstreaming of equity, gender, and human rights’, which includes a network of foal points across all WHO six Regional Offices working on this Programme Area. As leader of Programme Area 3.3, the GER Team works with WHO Programmes, Members States and their partners for equal opportunities for all individuals when accessing healthcare, enhancing fairness in the distribution of health across populations, including understanding and addressing the social determinants of health, and improving health outcomes through a progressive realization on the right to health.
The GER Team concentrates on capacity building, leadership, advocacy, accountability, innovation, measurement, and evaluation to progressively achieve sustainable GER mainstreaming to which the JPO will provide direct technical support.
Under the supervision of the GER Programme Officer, in coordination with the GER Team Leader, the JPO will join a team of professionals to support cross-cutting priorities for mainstreaming gender, equity and human rights. The JPO will carry out technical work and assist the staff through contributing to all areas outlined above.
Duties and Responsibilities
Specifically, the JPO will:
- Engage in developing technical content for the GER Country Support Package for Leaving No One Behind. This includes piloting of tools and approaches, assisting with initiation and completion of processes for WHO publications, and supporting the facilitation of the Leaving No One Behind internal coordination structure in WHO.
- Provide technical support to the development and facilitation of the WHO Cluster Network for GER and the Network of Regional GER Focal Points.
- Support the technical coordination by GER of the transition of WHO to UN-SWAP2 (United Nations System-wide Action Plan 2), which starts in 2018, including the roll out of activities and monitoring WHO’s performance on the UNSWAP indicators.
- Develop technical contributions to the GER integrated approach to mainstreaming equity, gender and human rights, using the conceptual frameworks of Gender-Based Analysis Plus (GBA+) and intersectionality.
- Support GER’s involvement with the WHO Guideline Review Committee (GRC) to mainstream equity, gender, human rights and social determinants in WHO guidelines.
- Respecting and Promoting Individual and Cultural Differences
- Knowing and Managing Yourself
- Producing Results.
- Demonstrates strong conceptual understanding of gender, equity and/or human rights
- Capacity to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment
- Pro-active and supportive of team needs
- Communication and public relations skills
- Capacity to adapt to new work environments
- Capacity to work collaboratively with team members and external actors to achieve results
- Leads initiatives under the guidance of technical officers, exemplifies independent work capabilities and a high sense of responsibility, exhibits strong decision-making skills and punctuality with meeting deadlines, and demonstrates a familiarity with the UN system and WHO.
Required Skills and Experience
- Minimum: Advanced university degree in public health, sociology, anthropology, development or other relevant area with a focus on gender, equity and/or human rights.
- Desirable: Post-graduate training in public health, sociology, or development with a focus on gender, equity and/or human rights.
- Minimum: At least two years paid relevant work experience including one or more of the following: writing/documentation, measurement and evaluation, facilitating workshops and coordinating meetings. Work experience abroad will be an asset.
- Desirable: Experience in liaising with external stakeholders, and implementing projects in regional settings. Communicating (writing, verbally) effectively and confidently.
- Fluency in English
- Working knowledge of a second UN language desirable
- This post is opened in the context of the JPO Programme sponsored by the Government of Canada and is open exclusively to nationals of Canada or holders of a permanent residency in Canada.
Age of applicant
- The maximum age of the applicant must be 32 years as of 31 December of the year of application
For more details on eligibility criteria, training component and other details for this vacancy and the JPO Programme, please: http://www.jposc.undp.org/content/jposc/en/home/how-to-join.html
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