Project Officer, Geneva, Switzerland

Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)

Country: Switzerland

City: Geneva, Switzerland

Office: WHO Geneva, Switzerland

Grade: P-2

Closing date: Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Project Officer

( 2101328 )

Grade : P2

Contractual Arrangement : Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 1 year

Job Posting: Apr 7, 2021, 12:25:48 PM

The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) 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 and recovery to affected populations. The WHE Response division (WRE) is responsible for rapidly detecting and responding to health emergencies while leveraging relevant national and international partnerships, ensuring that emergency-affected populations in acute and protracted emergencies have access to essential health services and that systems are maintained and strengthened in fragile, conflict and vulnerable settings while implementing at scale, proven prevention strategies for priority pandemic/epidemic-prone diseases. The HEI Department is responsible for ensuring that emergency-affected populations have access to timely and effective health services, ranging from humanitarian interventions, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) in Fragile, Vulnerable and Conflict Affected Settings (FCVs) to key high impact epidemic diseases including Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers (VHFs), Yellow Fever, Meningitis and Cholera. The Department prioritizes support to the most vulnerable and low capacity countries.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Provide project support to the FCV unit Collaborate, with technical leads and other teams, in the development, implementation and monitoring of the technical, operational and HR work plans.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Undertake duty travel to FCVs to support project management, when necessary.

Perform other duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential:

First university degree in International Relations, Business Administration, Social Scienceor a related field from an accredited academic institution.

Desirable:

An advanced university 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 FCV and humanitarian settings.

Exposure at the international level.

Skills

Demonstrated skills in the development of reports and persuasive documents.

Demonstrated organizational skills.

Good knowledge of GSM and other WHO IT systems and process.

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.

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 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 3347 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.

For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.

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.

Link to the organization’s job offer: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1617830835335