Tuesday, August 2, 2011

WHO Vacancy Technical Officer (Disability)

Vacancy Notice No: WPRO/11/FT234 Title: Technical Officer (Disability) Grade: P4 Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment Duration of contract: Two years Date: 26 July 2011 Application Deadline: 6 September 2011 (39 day(s) until closing deadline) Currently accepting applications Duty Station: Manila, Philippines Organization unit: WP/DHP Director, Building Healthy Communities & Populations (WP/DHP) / WP/MHI Mental Health and Injury Prevention (WP/MHI)

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :                                                                                                     To spearhead action to address disability using advocacy, data collection, training, monitoring evaluation and dissemination of best practices pertaining to disability and rehabilitation consistent with the forthcoming World Report on Disability.
To provide support to Member States in formulating and implementing cost-effective and gender-specific strategies in promoting and strengthening rehabilitation services.
Description of duties: Under the supervision and guidance of Team Leader, Mental Health and Injury Prevention, and Director, Building Healthy Communities and Populations, and in collaboration with WHO Representatives/WHO Country Liaison Officers:
Core responsibilities in assisting Member States and the WHO secretariat in relation to disability and rehabilitation include :
(1) Lead the implementation of the Regional Community-based Rehabilitation (CBR) Action Plan;
(2) Provide technical assistance to Member States on priority areas including disability policy, data, rehabilitation service provision, community-based rehabilitation, inclusive health, human resource development etc, in line with the World Report on Disability and related guidelines;
(3) Develop and implement innovative approaches, adapted to country needs, in the area of disability mainstreaming and specific disability activities;
(4) Facilitate development and smooth operation of a network of regional partners (including collaborating centers) for cooperation and regular exchange of information;
(5) Support the continuing development of internal policies and tools on disability and accessibility (ongoing activities of the Task Force on Disability);
(6) Provide technical support to divisions within the Regional Office in mainstreaming disability in the global health agenda;
(7) Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Education: Postgraduate degree in rehabilitation, medicine, public health, social sciences or related areas from a recognized university.
Skills: Good knowledge of public health and human rights perspectives on disability; Strong programme development, monitoring, and evaluation skills; and Initiative to advocate and mobilize resources for the programme; Sound analytical and writing skills to prepare a variety of documents and briefing materials; Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
Other Skills (e.g. IT): Proficiency in standard MS Office applications.
Competencies: Producing results; Communicating in a credible and effective way; Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond; Ensuring the effective use of resources; and Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.
Experience: Minimum seven years of experience in planning, implementing and evaluating programmes in disability and health with at least two years at the international level is essential. Proven experience in developing rehabilitation service provision and mainstreaming disability issues in development is required. Experience in developing countries is desirable.
Languages: Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English. Annual salary: (Net of tax) USD67 395 at single rate USD72 373 with primary dependants Post Adjustment: 51.2% % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.
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