Deadline: 22 August 2020
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Technical Officer (TAX Fiscal Policies for Health) in Geneva, Switzerland. The duration of this post is 2 years.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Technical Officer (TAX Fiscal Policies for Health) will perform the following functions:
- Provide advice, expertise, provide technical assistance and follow up in the development of innovative price and tax policy including, but not limited to: increases of excise duties on tobacco products; changes in the taxation structure for tobacco products; enforcement and recovery of tobacco taxes; and fighting illicit trade in tobacco products.
- Work independently, provides expertise to WHO Regions (with particular focus on AFRO) and Member States on: national tobacco price, taxation and illicit trade in tobacco products policy and legislation.
- Integrate data on such policies and legislation into the WHO global tobacco control information system, in collaboration with the Project Officer, Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic.
- Provide expertise in drafting and expanding best practice guidelines and case-studies for implementing and evaluating tobacco price, taxation and illicit trade in tobacco products policy and legislation.
- Provide advice, review and technical expertise in drafting reports, impact assessments and proposals in the field of tobacco taxation.
Applicants must have:
- University Degree in Economics from a recognized university in economics or closely related discipline.
- PhD in economics.
- 7 year’s of experience working in the area of tax policy, tax legislation and regulation, and tax evasion in the national and international level.
- Experience in working in the field of taxation, including tobacco taxation.
- Proven excellent writing and drafting skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance.
- Ability to be a cooperative team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work under tight deadlines and on a results-oriented basis.
- Ability to develop innovative approaches and solutions.
- Expert knowledge of English.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.