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WHO Junior Professional Officer - Technical Officer

Location :     Geneva, SWITZERLAND
Application Deadline :    24-Jun-14
Additional Category    Democratic Governance
Type of Contract :    FTA International

IMPORTANT NOTE: this post is open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands and is addressed exclusively to candidates from developing countries. Part of the candidates' academic training must have taken place in a developing country that appears on the list of eligible countries. The candidates cannot apply for a position in their country of origin.
 
For the list of eligible of countries and further criteria: http://www.nedworcfoundation.nl/pdf/List%20of%20eligible%20countries.pdf
 
Background:
 
WHO/RHR helps people lead healthy sexual and reproductive lives by strengthening capacities of countries to provide quality information and services that enable people to protect their own sexual and reproductive health and that of their partners.
 
The JPO will contribute to RHR’s work to end violence against women by providing support to on-going research and policy initiatives that aim to generate and disseminate evidence, develop tools and guidance and support countries in the implementation of health systems based strategies, research and other related activities to address violence against women.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities:
 
To support implementation of WHO guidelines for the health system response to violence against women by assisting with the development of tools, including capacity building materials, for researchers and practitioners. In particular, to assist with:
  • Review of existing curricula on violence against women for health care providers
  • Organizing a meeting of specialists in the field
  • Preparing an outline for a curriculum
To support the generation and summarizing of evidence on violence against women. This would include:
  • Carrying out literature reviews
  • Some statistical analysis
  • Synthesis of findings in reports, briefs and manuscripts for advocacy and scientific purposes
To support other related activities to expand the research agenda on gender-based violence, including development of research agendas.

Competencies

Core competencies:
  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication
  • Self-Management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making
 
Key competencies:
  • Ability to communicate well, including good writing skills
  • Ability to analyse and summarize information and data effectively
  • Project management and organizational skills
  • Respectful of individual and cultural differences
  • Ability to work in a team

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
  • Advanced university degree in health (medical degree, public health, or other health related science) or social work, psychology or other related social science.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with qualifying experience (4 years of relevant working experience, but not more than 5 years) may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • Desirable: post-graduate training in gender studies or reproductive health
  • Part of the candidates' academic training must have taken place in a developing country that appears on the list of eligible countries Dutch AE/JPO/APO/JE Programme: http://www.nedworcfoundation.nl/pdf/List%20of%20eligible%20countries.pdf
Working experience:
  • Preferably 2 to a maximum of 4 years relevant working experience, in research or policy position at academic, government or international or national non-governmental organization.
  • Desirable: at least 6 months experience working on issues related to violence against women or other women’s health issue.
Languages:
  • Fluent in English;
  • French or Spanish desirable
Nationality:
 
This post is open in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands and is addressed exclusively to candidates from developing countries. Part of the candidates' academic training must have taken place in a developing country that appears on the list of eligible countries Dutch AE/JPO/APO/JE Programme.
 
The candidates cannot apply for a position in their country of origin.
 
For the list of eligible of countries and further criteria: http://www.nedworcfoundation.nl/pdf/List%20of%20eligible%20countries.pdf
 
Application process:
Please complete the P11 form and attach to your online application: http://sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.docx
 
For more details about this vacancy and the JPO Programme, please visit www.JPOSC.org

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