Technical Officer

Geneva | Geneva

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : The WHO Department for Management of Noncommunicable Diseases, Disability, Violence and Injury Prevention (NVI) advances global health through the prevention of violence, injury, vision and hearing loss; the management of NCDs; and the improvement of the quality of life for people with disability. To do so it uses advocacy, data collection, trend monitoring, evaluation and dissemination of best practices in prevention and policy.The work on the prevention and management of visual impairment targets at preventing and controlling major avoidable causes of visual impairment and at essential eye care and vision rehabilitation so that it is available, accessible and affordable to all. Description of duties: 1. Assist in monitoring the implementation of national assessments for eye care services using WHO developed tools for Diabetic Retinopathy (TADDS) and Eye Care Service Assessment Tool (ECSAT).2. In collaboration with countries, organize national workshops to plan actions targeting gaps in service provision.3. Work with the members of the Unit and the Communication Officer of the department on creating dissemination materials for the webpage.4. Analyse data and draft reports integrating results with scientific evidence.5. Maintain and update the SharePoint and other governance related documentation. Perform all other related duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential:A first university degree in social sciences, health sciences, public health or epidemiology.**For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220.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 these will be reviewed individually. Skills: Knowledge of the principles and practices of public health in middle- and low-income countries. Good experience and skills in project management of international projects. Excellent written and spoken English being able to write documents in a clear and concise manner, tailored to the needs of the intended audience. High organisation and communication skills. Ability to work with partners within and outside WHO. Ability to work effectively as part of a small team. Results orientated.Other skills:Good computer literacy and excellent knowledge of MSOffice.WHO competencies:Producing resultsCommunicating in a credible and effective wayFostering integration and teamworkKnowing and managing yourselfRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Experience: Essential:At least two years of experience in public health.Experience in writing publications and technical documents. Experience with working with international partners.Desirable:Experience in analysing data and project management.Experience in the area of visual impairment. Languages: Essential:Expert knowledge of English.Desirable:Intermediate knowledge of French. Additional Information: WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO: (To learn more about WHO's operations ) Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by dateCandidates 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.This vacancy is published in English only. Post Adjustment: 91 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation. This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level. A written test may be used as a form of screening Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. WHO is committed to workforce diversity. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Currently accepting applications
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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Geneva | Geneva
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional
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  • Closing Date: 2015-10-12

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