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Project Officer

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2021-11-04

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief andrecovery to affected populations. The Strategic Health Operations Department (SHO)is responsible for ensuring that emergency-affected populations have access to timely and effective health services. This includes ensuring the establishment of a strong emergency management system at all three levels of the Organization (based on incident management), effective and inclusive coordination mechanisms, joint assessments and planning by partners, implementation of operations and services according to agreed standards, and availability of a strong logistics and operational support capacity. The Department prioritizes support to the most vulnerable and low capacity countries.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

1. Provide support to the acute response team. Collaborate, with technical leads and other teams, in the development, implementation and monitoring of the technical, operational and HR work plans.

2. Contribute to the preparation of monitoring and progress reports, briefings, proposals, reports and communications required for strategic decision making.

3. Attend various project management meetings, coordinate relevant activities, ensure predictable follow-up on agreed action points with relevant stakeholders.

4. Assist in assessing the technical need of the team in a participatory manner. Follow up on action points in a timely manner, ensure that the projects are regularly monitored and reported on. Provide relevant information and consolidated feedback to the team members.

5. Assist in coordinating and facilitating improved information and knowledge management within the team for the purpose of monitoring and evaluation, organizational learning and reporting, with a particular responsibility for maintaining and improving the activities databases.

6. Participate in the administrative and logistical arrangement of meetings and other events.

7. Undertake duty travel to emergency locations to support project management, when necessary.

8. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential:

  • First level University degree in International Relations, Business Administration, Social Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution.

Desirable:

  • Masters' degree in one of the aforementioned educational disciplines.

Experience

Essential:

  • At least two years of relevant professional experience in project management, developing key performance indicators and monitoring deliverables.

Desirable:

  • Relevant experience in WHO/UN or other INGO.

  • Related experience in the context of outbreaks and/or emergency programmes.

Skills

  • Demonstrated skills in the development of reports and persuasive documents.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills, high ability to organize logistics for events or conferences.

  • Strong analytical skills and ability to analyse and synthesize information from multiple sources and conduct independent research.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Producing results
Knowing and managing yourself

Use of Language Skills

Essential:

  • Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable:

  • Intermediate knowledge of French.

  • Intermediate knowledge of OTHER WHO LANGUAGE.

REMUNERATION

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 48,805 (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 3384 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • 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: http://www.whed.net/. 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 prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • 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: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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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