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Technical Officer

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
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  • Closing Date: 2020-10-27

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The Division of Data, Analytics and Delivery for Impact (DDI) supports and strengthens the generation and collection, analysis, use and dissemination of data and evidence to promote better evidence-informed decision-making in member states. DDI's goal is to build capacity in member states to monitor the health of their populations and the impact of health interventions and to promote evidence-based policy decisions. The monitoring of WHO's Global Programme of Work 13 2019-2023 (GPW 13) Impact Framework is also a key function. DDI brings a systematic, integrated and sustained focus on the achievement of the Triple Billion targets. It will drive the achievement of the Triple Billion targets through delivery, problem-solving when delivery is off-track, system-wide learning and capacity building. Delivery tracking includes pursuing targets and trajectories for each of the billion targets, and monitoring active progress against those goals.

The Department of Delivery for Impact (DFI) will facilitate routine reviews of indicators, called stocktakes, in order to robustly assess progress against trajectories and to determine next steps when implementation is off-track. DFI will provide mechanisms for countries, regions and programmes to be held to account and to discuss, problem-solve, and address implementation issues together.


1. Provide project assistance to support the evolution of the Triple Billion Impact team.

2. Contribute meaningfully to guidance of documentation related to delivering the impact of the WHO 13th General Programme of Work (GPW13), specifically that of the triple billion targets.

3. Advance the drafting of methodologies for stocktaking of baselines and progress monitoring towards the triple billion targets.

4. Collaborate with colleagues in HQ and in Regional Offices to support and promote a joint approach to tracking implementation.

5. Facilitate regular progress reports as part of the team.

6. Assist in the work carried out to increase visibility of the department and sharing of information, and regularly and consistently communicate the delivery message internally to other departments.

7. Contribute to specific projects launched within the Department.



Essential: A first level university degree in management, development studies, public health or statistics.
Desirable: An advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in epidemiology, management or statistics.

Training in analyzing large data sets especially from low and middle-income countries.


Essential: At least two years hands-on experience in managing projects and implementation with at least 1 year experience at the international level, experience in writing technical reports and papers and demonstrated experience in working in the area of research methods and epidemiological / demography / statistical principles; experience in participating in workshop development and implementation at national/international level.
Desirable: Demonstrated experience in quantitative analyses; work and training experience in low or middle income countries; familiarity with WHO policies, strategies and activities related to programme implementation in countries. Experience within WHO or another UN international organization.


Proven skills in managing projects that involve programme implementation. Ability to work in a flexible manner under pressure to meet deadlines.

Ability to work in a collaborative manner.

Clear understanding of implementation methods and implementation science where applicable.

International public health experience recommended but not required.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Setting an example

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French


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 47,895 (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 3544 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 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: 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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • 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: 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.
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