Technical Officer, Geneva, Switzerland 349 views

Technical Officer

( 1905174 )

Grade : P3

Contractual Arrangement : Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract duration : 6 months

Job Posting: Nov 27, 2019, 4:14:43 PM

The Global TB Programme leads and guides the global effort to end the TB epidemic throughuniversal access to people-centred prevention and care, multisectoral action and innovation. Specifically GTB: 1) provides global leadership to end TB through strategy development, political and multisectoral engagement, strengthening review and accountability, advocacy, and partnerships, including with civil society;

2) shapes the TB research and innovation agenda and stimulates the generation, translation and dissemination of knowledge;

3) develops policy options, norms and standards for TB prevention and care and facilitates their implementation;

4) provides specialized technical support for Member States and partners, working with WHO regional and country offices to catalyse change and build sustainable capacity; and

5) monitors, evaluates and reports on the status of the TB epidemic and progress in financing and implementation of the end TB Strategy at global, regional and country levels.


Provide strategic information, analysis and briefing notes on relevant national, regional and global good practices in operating accountability mechanisms, and contribute to supportive implementation tools for use at country level. Provide support in strengthening multisectoral accountability for the End TB response in regional/country offices, based on requests made in country support plans. Support the successful organization of a multiagency coordination meeting on roles in implementing the multisectoral accountability framework, the WHO Strategic and Technical Advisory Group meeting, and related consultations. Support the development of content relating to an ‘investment case’ for the work by WHO in the context of the TB epidemic. Support to the cost analysis for TB related interventions and the use of the One Health costing too for TB services, specifically in the context of budget development for people-centred National Strategic Plans. Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Essential: A first level university degree in Public Health, Business Administration, Economics or related field.


  • Essential: A minimum of five years’ experience working with public health programmes providing technical and administrative support on programmatic issues. Experience in global health, policy analysis or related area.
  • Desirable: Experience of working in a large organization in an international context, such as an organization of the UN system. Experience providing management services in a health programme would be an advantage. Experience in TB also an advantage.


Good knowledge of Global Public Health. Strong numeracy skills. A good level of knowledge of the global tuberculosis epidemic. Excellent inter-personal skills with ability to cooperate and negotiate with technical and funding agencies, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with international and national staff at all levels. Proven skills in writing technical reports to effectively present technical information to different target audiences through a wide range of media channels. Proactive inclination and ability to work in a complex environment and under pressure. Proven ability to adapt to fast-pace change, monitoring emerging trends and to adapt to new interventions. Tact, discretion and diplomacy. Excellent verbal and written communication skills to work effectively with internal and external partners, and to resolve problems.

WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Producing results

Driving the Organization’s Position in Health Leadership

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 60,233 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 3850 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit:
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • *For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.

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