Programme Officer 96 views

Programme Officer  (1905323)  
Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract duration: 12 months
: 

Job Posting

: Dec 11, 2019, 9:23:21 AM

Closing Date

: Jan 1, 2020, 10:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: Switzerland-Geneva

Organization

: HQ/WSA WSI ADGO Office of the Assistant DG

Schedule

: Full-time  

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings. 

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The mission of the Division of Antimicrobial Resistance is to define, advance, promote and monitor comprehensive policies and strategies that prevent, reduce, and mitigate drug-resistant infections and the overall impact of antimicrobial resistance globally based on the Global Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance and the 13thGPW of WHO and the SDGs. It also provides global direction and strategic leadership for the global response to antimicrobial resistance in coordination with Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Organization of Animal Health (OIE) and other UN and international agencies and facilitates the creation of common goal and vision through innovative partnerships, political engagement and promoting multisectoral engagement and synergy across the One Health spectrum in humans, animals, plants, food, feed and the environment. Its main objective is to support the development, implementation, and monitoring of One Health National Action Plans for Member States and facilitate the mainstreaming of effective strategies and actions including on the prevention and control of infection, antimicrobial stewardship, awareness creation and communication, research and development in their health and development agendas in partnership with FAO, OIE and other key partners. The Department of Global Coordination and Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance leads and coordinates the global One Health response to antimicrobial resistance through facilitating and managing strategic and innovative partnerships and providing secretariat services to global governance mechanisms on antimicrobial resistance in collaboration with FAO, OIE and other UN and international agencies as well as Member States and partners including the civil society and private sector. The Department facilitates the implementation of the recommendations of the UN Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, strengthen evidence-based and coordinated response against antimicrobial resistance across the One Health spectrum in humans, animals, plants, food, feed and the environment through the development and implementation of global vision, goals and targets, political advocacy and engagement, and facilitating innovative partnerships and contributes towards the achievement of the SDGs. It also promotes synergy, set priorities and advocate to unblock bottlenecks for research and development for antimicrobial resistance across the One Health spectrum.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
• Provide stable operational framework for the efficient servicing of programme activities through coordination and implementation of programmatic and administrative procedures.
• Coordinate and track activities related to funding (programme/project planning, implementation, monitoring, reporting etc.) and timely preparation of related documents and reports.
• Create monitoring and programme evaluation tools for the critical programme performance measures necessary to maintain delivery of programme objectives, and to support the preparation of reports on programme results and implementation.
• Provide sound work planning advice on resource deployment options, reinforcing management’s capacity to make effective programme delivery choices.
• Performs all other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Essential: Post graduate university degree in public health or business administration or social science or in a related field.
Desirable: –
Experience
Essential:
• At least 7 years of responsible professional experience at national and international levels in the area of public health project management and administration, project/programme formulation, planning or budget activities of which at least two years at the international level;
• Extensive experience of working with national governments, UN agencies, bilateral and multilateral agencies.
Desirable: Experience with WHO’s rules and procedures, antimicrobial resistance or other communicable diseases.
Skills
• Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement inputs from several sources;
• Ability to analyze programme proposals and budgets, create synthesized reports and monitor project/programme and budget implementation in a timely manner;
• Ability to interpret financial rules and regulations and develop standard procedures and resolve problems.
WHO Competencies
• Teamwork
• Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
• Communication
• Producing results
• Ensuring the effective use of resources
• Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: –
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 72,637 (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 4643 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.

  
 
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

 

POST DESCRIPTION:
PROFESSIONAL

 
 
Post No.:
 

Title: Programme
Officer

 
Classified Grade: P.04
 
STATUS (Check as needed):
x NEW POST
   REVISION
   EXTENSION
   RE-CLASSIFICATION
 
First Level Supervisor: Director, IAC
Grade: D                       Post No:   
 
Second Level Supervisor: Dr Hanan Balkhy

Grade: ADG                  Post
No:
  

 

WHO
Office/Region:
HQ

 
Country/Duty Station: Switzerland/Geneva
 
Cluster/Department/Unit: HQ/AMR/GCP/DO
 
Effective date:      

CCOG
Code:
  

 
Allotment no.:      
 

Duration of
post: 1-year fixed term

 
Remarks:
 
 
 
 
POST DESCRIPTION
Purpose of the Post:

Under the supervision of the Director of the
Department of Global Coordination and Partnership (GCP) on Antimicrobial
Resistance the incumbent provides support in programmatic and administrative coordination
and implementation of operations within the GCP’s portfolio of work in the
context of the 13th WHO’s General Programme of Work for 2019-2023 and the
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 
 

Objectives
of the Programme and of the immediate unit or field activity (Overview of the
programme):

The mission of the Antimicrobial Resistance
Division is to define, advance, promote and monitor comprehensive policies
and strategies that prevent, reduce, and mitigate drug-resistant infections
and the overall impact of antimicrobial resistance globally based on the
Global Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance and the 13th General Programme
of Work of WHO and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also provides
global direction and strategic leadership for the global response to
antimicrobial resistance in coordination with Food and Agriculture of the
United Nations (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and other UN
and international agencies and facilitates the creation of common goal and
vision through innovative partnerships, political engagement and promoting
multisectoral engagement and synergy across the One Health spectrum in
humans, animals, plants, food, feed and the environment. Its main objective
is to support the development, implementation, and monitoring of One Health
National Action Plans for Member States and facilitate the mainstreaming of
effective strategies and actions including on the prevention and control of
infection, antimicrobial stewardship, awareness creation and communication,
research and development in their health and development agendas in
partnership with FAO, OIE and other key partners.

 

The Department
of Global Coordination and Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance leads and
coordinates the global One Health response to antimicrobial resistance
through facilitating and managing strategic and innovative partnerships and
providing secretariat services to global governance mechanisms on
antimicrobial resistance in collaboration with the FAO, OIE  and other UN and international agencies as
well as Member States and partners including the civil society and private
sector. The Department facilitates the implementation of the recommendations
of the UN Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial resistance,
strengthens evidence-based and coordinated response against antimicrobial
resistance across the One Health spectrum in humans, animals, plants, food,
feed and the environment through the development and implementation of global
vision, goals and targets, political advocacy and engagement, and
facilitating innovative partnerships and contributes towards the achievement
of the SDGs. It also promotes synergy, sets priorities and advocates to
unblock bottlenecks for research and development for antimicrobial resistance
across the One Health spectrum.

 
 

Organizational
Context (Describe the work environment, the role of the individual within the
team – team member, specialist, adviser, facilitator, coordinator/manager,
representative, expert, authority in the field, etc; available guidelines and
degree of independence in decision making, and nature and purpose of contact
within and outside the Organization):

Reporting to the Director/GCP, the incumbent
coordinates an efficient and reliable platform of services that facilitate
the smooth provision of all administrative, financial and programme planning
activities of the Department.  Furthermore,
the incumbent continually seeks and applies new programmatic and technical approaches
for enhanced programme implementation and delivery including monitoring and
reporting.

 

Summary of
Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main
objectives; include main achievements expected):

 
  • Provide stable operational
    framework for the efficient servicing of programme activities through
    coordination and implementation of programmatic and administrative
    procedures.
  • Coordinate
    and track activities related to funding (programme/project planning,
    implementation, monitoring, reporting etc.) and timely preparation of related
    documents and reports.
 
  • Create
    monitoring and programme evaluation tools for the critical programme
    performance measures necessary to maintain delivery of programme objectives,
    and to support the preparation of reports on programme results and
    implementation.
 
  • Provide sound work planning advice on resource deployment options,
    reinforcing management’s capacity to make effective programme delivery
    choices. 
 
  • Performs
    all other related duties as assigned.
 

Achievement Activities
Include: 
Manage
the administrative, programmatic and financial services of the Department and
provide continuous support on all administrative and programmatic matters,
and monitor programme performance.

 
 
RECRUITMENT PROFILE

Competencies
(Describe the core, management or leadership competencies required –  See WHO competency model – list in order of
priority, commencing with the most important ones – identify a minimum of
three and a maximum of five competencies):

1) Communicating in
a credible and effective way

2) Producing results

3) Fostering
integration and teamwork

4) Respecting and
promoting individual and cultural differences

5) Effective use of resources
 
 

Functional
Skills and Knowledge (Describe skill and knowledge specific to the post):

Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement inputs from several
sources; analyze programme proposals and budgets, create synthesized reports
and monitor project/programme and budget implementation in a timely manner;
to interpret financial rules and regulations and develop standard procedures
and resolve problems.

 
 
 

Education
(Qualifications):

Essential: Post graduate degree public health
or business administration or social science or related field

 
 
Experience:

Essential: At least 7
years of
responsible professional experience at national and international levels
in the area of public health project management and administration, project/programme
formulation, planning or budget activities of which at least two years at the
international level; extensive experience of working with national
governments, UN agencies, bilateral and multilateral agencies.

 
 

Desirable: Experience with WHO’s rules and
procedures, antimicrobial resistance or other communicable diseases.

 
 
Languages:

Excellent knowledge of English. 
Knowledge of other UN language(s) would be an asset.

 

Other
Skills (e.g. IT):

Computer literacy: word processing, spreadsheet and presentation
software.

 


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