Technical Officer 205 views

Technical Officer  (1900111)  
Grade: P3
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 6 months

Job Posting

: Feb 4, 2019, 10:50:22 AM

Closing Date

: Feb 25, 2019, 10:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: Switzerland-Geneva


: HQ/WSA WSI ADGO Office of the Assistant DG


: Full-time  

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The Strategic Initiatives Cluster (WSI) has been recently established to bring together and nurture critical and priority initiatives which are an integral part of the 13th General Programme Work of WHO (GPW13) from their inception through a transition phase to stability across the three levels of the Organization. WSI works to raise global awareness and commitment, as well as to build alliances, networks, collaboration and partnerships, in a human-rights and multi-stakeholder perspective. WSI operates across a range of new and evolving topics – anticipating and shaping future ideas, technologies and research agendas and disseminating valuable knowledge within WHO and beyond. The current initiatives, namely: Global Polio Eradication; Polio Transition Planning; Antimicrobial Resistance in all its dimensions; and Refugee, Internally displaced and Migrant Health – all have significant impact on the health systems of WHO’s Member States, and thus require strong oversight and support. Successful implementation of the initiatives under WSI will help achieving the goals of the Thirteenth General Programme of Work (GPW13) that aims to “promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable.The UN Interagency Coordination Group on AMR (IACG) was established by the UN Secretary General following a UN General Assembly Resolution to provide practical guidance for approaches needed to ensure sustained effective global action to address antimicrobial resistance, including options to improve coordination, taking into account the global action plan on antimicrobial resistance. WHO provides the Secretariat for the IACG with contributions from FAO and OIE. The IACG is co-chaired by the UN Deputy Secretary General and the Director General of WHO. The Secretariat supports and facilitates the work, deliverables and follow up of the UN Interagency Coordination Group on AMR through establishing, forging and directing a collaborative platform with shared vision and goal with governments, UN agencies, diplomatic missions, private sector and civil society.


In consultation with other team members of the Secretariat, monitors the day to day activities of the IACG Secretariat including monitoring regular communication with members and other contributors to the work of the Secretariat; Provides input into the development of technical documentation that will contribute to the overall goal of the IACG Secretariat. Creates tools to monitor the building of new partnerships and networks and provides input in identifying opportunities to raise the work of the UN Interagency Coordination Group on AMR Secretariat profile in collaboration with the Tripartite agencies; Liaises with colleagues in WHO, and with counterparts in FAO and OIE on the facilitation of the organization of IACG meetings including preparation of background documents as well as writing meeting reports and follows up their recommendation; Supports the drafting of timely periodic reports on AMR Interagency Coordination Group activities; Performs all other related duties as assigned.



Essential: A first university degree in public health, health science, social science or related field.


Essential: At least 5 years of professional experience at global level in the area of public health project management and advocacy including working with national governments and UN agencies.
Desirable: Extensive experience and technical knowledge of UN agencies and AMR.


Good knowledge and skills of programme management as well as coordination across agencies. Knowledge dealing with key global stakeholders in AMR including the Tripartite agencies.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.


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 59,151 (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 3574 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: 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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • 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: 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.

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