Deadline: 9 June 2016
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Ethics Specialist in Washington, D.C., United States. The duration of this post is 2 years.
The Ethics Specialist will provide guidance, advice and training to help staff make the right ethical decisions, assuring compliance with PAHO’s Code of Ethical Principles and Conduct and the International Civil Service Commission’s Standards of Conduct and engaging in anti-fraud and anti-corruption activities.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Ethics Specialist will perform the following functions-
- Provide timely and confidential advice and guidance to staff at all levels to ensure compliance with PAHO’s Code of Ethical Principles and Conduct and the Standards of Conduct for the International Civil Service.
- Respond to individual consultations from PAHO personnel on ethical issues, including on conflicts of interest, the acceptance of gifts, outside employment and activities, the employment of relatives and other issues that might give rise to ethical concerns.
- Administer the Organization’s Declaration of Interest Program for selected PAHO staff, consultants and external experts.
- Provide guidance on issues that have been disclosed in order to prevent or manage possible conflicts of interest.
- Develop new policies in the ethics, integrity and compliance field and ensure that existing policies are up to date and in line with best practices.
- Oversee the work environment and ethics culture survey, monitor trends and conduct an analysis into the underlying causes of ethical dilemmas for staff and workplace conflict.
- Implement initiatives to foster an ethical culture throughout the Organization.
- Develop training and outreach materials, programs and literature to help guide staff on ethical issues that arise in the workplace.
- Plan and conduct training activities in PAHO/HQ and country offices and centers to help raise staff awareness on ethical standards and expected behavior inside and outside the workplace.
Applicants must have-
- University degree in law, ethics, auditing, public or business administration, social sciences or a related field from a recognized institution.
- Master’s degree in any of the above disciplines would be an asset.
- 7 years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in organizational ethics, law, corporate compliance, auditing, governance, anti-corruption activities or employee relations.
- Previous experience in a U.N. or other international organization would be an asset.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively use software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook.
- Other IT skills, including familiarity with case management systems and knowledge of other software programs would be an asset.
- Good knowledge of English or Spanish with a working knowledge of the other language.
- Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WHO.