: Dec 11, 2019, 9:23:21 AM
: Jan 1, 2020, 10:59:00 PM
: HQ/WSA WSI ADGO Office of the Assistant DG
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.
Essential: Post graduate university degree in public health or business administration or social science or in a related field.
• 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.
• 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.
• Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
• Producing results
• Ensuring the effective use of resources
• Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
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.
• 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.
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• Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
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• Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
Classified Grade: P.04
STATUS (Check as needed):
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First Level Supervisor: Director, IAC
Grade: D Post No:
Second Level Supervisor: Dr Hanan Balkhy
Grade: ADG Post
Country/Duty Station: Switzerland/Geneva
Purpose of the Post:
Under the supervision of the Director of the
The mission of the Antimicrobial Resistance
Reporting to the Director/GCP, the incumbent
1) Communicating in
2) Producing results
4) Respecting and
5) Effective use of resources
Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement inputs from several
Essential: Post graduate degree public health
Essential: At least 7
Desirable: Experience with WHO’s rules and
Excellent knowledge of English.
Computer literacy: word processing, spreadsheet and presentation
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