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Cross-Cutting Lead ( Global Tuberculosis Programme Office of the Director)

Geneva (Switzerland)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-02-04

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The Global Tuberculosis Programme (GTB) leads and guides the global effort to end the TB epidemic through universal access to people-centred prevention and care, multisectoral action and innovation. GTB specifically: 1) provides global leadership to end TB through strategy development, political and multisectoral engagement, strengthening review and accountability, advocacy, and partnerships, including with civil society; 2) shapes the TB research and innovation agenda and stimulates the generation, translation and dissemination of knowledge; 3) develops policy options, norms and standards for TB prevention and care and facilitates their implementation; 4) provides specialized technical support for Member States and partners, working with WHO regional and country offices to catalyse change and build sustainable capacity; and 5) monitors, evaluates and reports on the status of the TB epidemic and progress in financing and implementation of the End TB Strategy at global, regional and country levels.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Generic duties: 1. Inspires synergies and thematic collaboration among the teams of the department, with other Departments across the Division where required and beyond across the 3 levels of the Organization, in a horizontal approach across the vertical areas of programme specialization (i.e.functional teams) represented by Department, ensuring that projects which drawon commonalities are delivered efficiently and effectively. 2. Assume accountability for the delivery of results of a cross-cutting nature in the role of portfolio manager for the areas of responsibility including (inter alia) to provide input on performance evaluations of technical staff across the teams as regards cross/cutting topics. 3. Manages a portfolio of cross-cutting work/projects including financial and workplan authority for these, assuming accountability for integrated delivery of work-products of a cross cutting nature. 4. Represent specific thematic (cross-cutting) areas of work on strategic leadership and multisectoral engagement for TB ofthe Department and/or the Director more broadly internally and externally when-and where required, serving as the technical reference point among the peer community, UN Agencies and other stakeholders at the technical level in the respective area of expertise. 5. Overcome silo-approaches by creating synergies in programme delivery, analysing gaps, overlaps as well as opportunities, develop respective workable approaches, and assume accountability for matrixed solutions by integrating the teams to jointly deliver a more coherent approach to the health/technical priorities of the Department. 6. Develops and proposes technical delivery strategies for implementation of cross-cutting results, products, initiatives through liaising with Regional and Country counterparts, providing advice in to both ends on strengthening and improving technical capacity of target clienteles. 7. Perform all other related duties as assigned. Specific duties: 8. To lead in a cross-cutting fashion within the Department, Division and across the three levels of the organization the adaptation and implementation of the End TB Strategy and facilitate multisectoral engagement in line with the WHO Multisectoral Accountability Framework for TB accelerate progress towards ending the TB epidemic and reach the SDG and End TB Strategy targets and other high-level political commitments as well as organizational priorities and flagship initiatives in close collaboration with other stakeholders and partners. 9. To support WHO leadership in the development of global strategies on TB, and contribute with expert knowledge to related policies, initiatives, evidence-based guidance and tools, including coordinating related secretariat services and events. 10. To coordinate high-level advocacy and knowledge sharing on accelerating global progress towards ending TB, including organization of high-level events and missions.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: An advanced level university degree in public health and/or health/public policy.
Desirable: Anadvanced university degree in business administration and management would be an advantage.

Experience

Essential: A minimum of 10 years of professional global experience with increasing levels of seniority in coordination and/or management of over-arching programmatic activities , ideally with or in an International Organization, including experience in the area of health/technical policies and strategies. Demonstrated experience managing human and financial resources. Demonstrated experience at the international level. Experience working with Regions, Countries and global health partners in the development/implementation of TB related programs and policies.
Desirable: First-hand working experience at the country level.

Skills

- Strong portfolio/project management skills in leading teams in a cross-cutting fashion, instilling a results-focused way of working. - Excellent skills and ability in thinking and operating `outside-of-the-box`, with a sensitivity to spot gaps, overleaps, opportunities and to formulate approaches addressing these. - Recognized expert in WHO End TB Strategy and extensive knowledge and expertise in global health policy, TB policies and initiatives, and specifically in the implementation of the TB thematic cross-cutting areas of specialization. - Managing diverse groups of international stakeholders and partners to reach a specific outcome or goal with enthusiasm. - Concrete experience in the planning and coordination of multidisciplinary/multi-stakeholder health/technical programmes. - Good skills in motivating staff and team members. - Ability to engage and communicate effectively and diplomatically with in- and external partners and stakeholders on behalf or in lieu of the Director.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Driving the Organization's Position in Health Leadership
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Creating an empowering and motivating 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 89,837 (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 6176 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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