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Technical Officer (3 vacancies)

Manila (Philippines)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Manila (Philippines)
  • Grade: P-1, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
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  • Closing Date: 2021-05-10

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The WHO Western Pacific Region (WPR) is made up of 37 countries and areas. Serving the diversity of people and health situations requires a solid understanding of the evolving and dynamic social, cultural, economic, epidemiologic and demographic patterns and trends and the development levels of countries and areas in the Region.

The Division of Programme Management (DPM) provides overall direction and coordination of regional technical cooperation through programme development and operations, country support and editorial services with countries and areas in the Western Pacific Region.


Working under the day-to-day guidance and support by the Compliance and Risk Register Officer (CRM) and Coordinator, Healthy Ageing (AGE), overall supervision/guidance of Director, Programme Management (DPM), and overall guidance and direction of the Regional Director, the incumbent will support coordination across relevant programmes and/or units as well as with Member States and government bodies and partners to improve timely delivery and implementation of objectives under the "For the Future".

(1)To work closely with DPM, CRM, AGE and effectively coordinate the quantitative and qualitative researches across the Organization as well as with relevant Member States and government bodies and partners, particularly on the above list of projects;

(2)To provide technical support to Member States' core staff, based on hypothesis-driven approach;

(3)To draft a report or presentation with appropriate databases, analyses, interviews, either through field participation or collection and analysis of available data; and

(4)To provide other support as directed by the Regional Director and DPM.



Essential: University degree in the field of natural and social sciences or related field from a recognized university.
Desirable: Advanced university degree (master's level or higher) or Doctor's degree in a related field.


Essential: At least one year work experience in international health at national or international level. Previous experience in managing research, quantitative and qualitative analysis on international and national issues.      
Desirable: Previous experience in working at the World Health Organization, applying hypothesis-driven approach.     


•Excellent communication skills

•Excellent analytical, planning and organizational skills

•Ability to work in a team with limited supervision

•Ability to work under pressure

•Ability to demonstrate gender equity and cultural appropriateness in the delivery of services to Member States

•Ability to work harmoniously as member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of written and spoken English.


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 38,172 (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 1533 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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