OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMEThe World Health Organization's Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research (SRH) includes theUNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP). HRP is the main instrument within the United Nations system for identifying research priorities on sexual and reproductive health and rights; for promoting, conducting, evaluating and coordinating related interdisciplinary research; for collaborating with countries to build national capacity to conduct research; and for promoting theuse of research results in policy making and sexual and reproductive health programmes. The Department draws on research and global expertise to set norms and standards and develop global guidelines on sexual and reproductive health and rights. More information about HRP can be found at http://www.who.int/reproductive-health/hrpThe Prevention of Unsafe Abortion Unit is responsible for research and development,innovation, evidence synthesis, development of guidance and implementation tools, provision of specialized technical support, and dissemination of information on evidence-based practices on prevention of unsafe abortion, including safe and quality abortion services and post-abortion care.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES(1) Implement theHRP global vision and leadership for expanding access to affordable, quality-approved combipacks; (2) Manage contracts with HRP-funded partners working to expand access to affordable, quality-approved combipacks; (3) Ensure timely and appropriate response to regional and country office support requests; (4) Provide periodic reports on the Combipack Initiative to HRP governing andadvisory bodies and donors; (5) Perform all other related duties as assigned.
EducationEssential: A first university degree in public health, medicine, social science or related field.
Desirable: A university degree in business administration.
ExperienceEssential: At least 5 years of professional experience working on access to medicines and/or technologies in global health. Demonstrated experience at the international level.
Desirable: Demonstrated experience in sexual and reproductive health and rights. Experience working in the UN system.
SkillsStrong knowledge of reproductive medicines and quality assurance mechanisms used in the context of safe abortion. Strong communication skills, including both writing and speaking.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Moving forward in a changing environment
Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. 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 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 4222 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.
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