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Programme Officer, Office of the Director of Noncommunicable Diseases

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Managerial positions
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-24

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The department of Noncommunicable Diseases(NCD) is responsible for global leadership, coordination, guidance and technical support to reduce premature mortality and morbidity from NCDs, burden of sensory impairments and oral health through prevention and integrated service delivery, treatment, surveillance, rehabilitation, monitoring and research. The Department also lead WHO's work on disability. The department provides overallcoordination and brings together the work on NCD prevention, control and rehabilitation from across the departments and from the three levels of the organization. It coordinates reports to the WHO and UN governing bodies and is the main interlocutor on NCDs. The department assist and support regions and countries in their efforts to provide a country-centered, concerted and coordinated action to strengthen health systems to respond to NCDs, oral diseases and sensory impairment. The department also ensure linkages between primary and secondary prevention using technical packages and harnessing innovation and use of technology including Be Healthy Be Mobile.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

1. Provides Guidance and advice to the Director in managing the overall budget planning, financial management administration and facilitating the human resource related planning and operations of the offices.2. Manages and monitors the budget and finance of the office and develops innovative approaches to financial management, developing new best practices for financial resources.3. Oversees, quality assurance and compliance of transactions and allocates financial resources and award mapping for the office, providing periodic financial reports, data, and statistics in accordance with WHO's rules and regulations and donor requirements.4. Analyses financial data and provides advice to decision makers on the financial administration of the programme area.5. Assists the Director or responsible officers in coordination the operational work planning processes.6. Responsible for reviewing contracts and donor proposals and agreements and liaise with responsible technical officers and partners accordingly.7. Works closely with the Director/Responsible Officer and/or technical staff insupporting fund raising and resource mobilization activities accordingly.8. Organizes the administrative functions of the offices and oversees the effective work of administrative support staff to ensure effective programmatic and administrative support.9. Performs all other related duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: An advanced level university degree (Masters level or above) in Business Administration, Management, or related field relevant to the position.
Desirable:

Experience

Essential: A minimum of seven years professional experience in conducting financial management, budget and work planning related programme activities as well as working in the area of administration. Demonstrated experience at the international level.
Desirable: Experience working in an international organization.

Skills

Strong expertise in budget and financial planning and accounting.Concrete skills in project management and work planning.Strong skills in utilizing Enterprise Resource Planning Oracle systems or similar packages.Strong skills in writing and drafting financial reports and donor agreements.Strong skills in the area of quality assurance and compliance.Strong skills in building partnerships.Strong skills in programmatic and administrative processes.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

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

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 74,913 (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 5082 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.
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