Deadline: 28 June 2016
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Officer in Geneva, Switzerland. The duration of this post is 2 years.
The Programme Officer will provide technical support in change management and communication to the GER Team, and provides suggestions for action and innovation to incorporate equity-rights-gender mainstreaming, among key stakeholders across the organization.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Programme Officer will perform the following functions-
- Design and support implementation of a systematic, comprehensive, costed and realistic plan for an effective organization-wide roll-out of equity-rights-gender mainstreaming using tools developed.
- Monitor and report on implementation of the GER mainstreaming plan across all levels of the organization and the category networks.
- Develop and disseminate policy guidelines and tools to promote organizational change in the context of GER.
- Support the Team Leader in leading GER global policy initiatives through relationships with governing bodies, external agencies and civil society, advocate for GER needs via the GER network across the Organization.
- Facilitate effective communication and knowledge exchange in the context of GER mainstreaming between internal and external actors.
- Coordinate with internal and external counterparts to facilitate innovation and implementation of new GER processes and practices.
- Provide advice from a public health and program management perspective for GER mainstreaming tools development and revision.
- Contribute to the implementation of planning/budgeting and financial and human resource management to facilitate effective programme delivery.
- Contribute to resource mobilization by supporting the Team Leader in engaging with partners and development of funding proposals.
- In collaboration with other team members, develop communication strategies and oversee communication activities, including website presence, to raise the visibility of GER.
- Support the design and coordination for advocacy events, update key messages for target audiences, organize and moderate events, and write advocacy materials.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree in public health, social sciences or other related field.
- Training in project management is desirable.
- 7 years of international experience in public health areas, including technical and managerial program management.
- Demonstrated experience managing and reporting donor-funded projects.
- Experience managing cross-cutting initiatives involving different departments or organizational entities in a multinational context such as the UN, WHO or similar.
- Experience in undertaking communication activities.
- Experience from working in or with different WHO regions, desirable.
- Experience in emerging areas such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), masculinities, men’s health and GER, desirable.
- Fluency in English is essential.
- Intermediate knowledge of other (s) WHO official language is desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WHO.