Project Officer (Direct Assistance to Parties)

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This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 130,785 USD and 171,253 USD.

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The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) is the world's first treaty made under the auspices of the WHO. The Convention Secretariat is a global authority concerning the implementation of the WHO FCTC, and its main functions are to: support Parties in fulfilling their obligations under the Convention, its protocols and guidelines; provide the necessary support to the Conference of the Parties (COP) and Meeting of the Parties (MOP); and translate the decisions of the COP and MOP into programme activities. The Convention Secretariat is an entity hosted by the WHO in Geneva and cooperates with relevant departments of WHO and other competent international organizations and bodies, and non-governmental organizations accredited as observers to the Conference of the Parties. The Convention Secretariat's Development Assistance Team (DAS) leads on the provision of implementation support directly to Parties, including through the FCTC 2030 project.


  • Conduct overall project management, work planning, grants management, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation of work plans, and procurement for the DAS Team to ensure the effective execution of the Team's responsibilities, including the FCTC 2030 project (in close coordination with the Convention Secretariat Program Managers).
  • Support the development, implementation and monitoring of work plans for the DAS Team, including coordinating DAS Team contributions to wider Convention Secretariat monitoring and performance management activity.
  • Collect and undertake analysis of information on DAS Team activities and lead or contribute to the preparation of monitoring and progress reports, financial and technical reports for donors, briefings, proposals and other relevant communication.
  • Provide financial and administrative policy/procedural guidance to WHO Country Offices and monitor financial resources that are mobilized to support WHO FCTC implementation at country-level.
  • Support the development of relevant SOPs for DAS Team operations.
  • Provide technical assistance to Parties to the WHO FCTC and Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products to support country-level implementation, including through the FCTC 2030 project as a focal point for assigned project countries, in coordination with the Legal Senior Advisor and the Reporting and Knowledge Management Team, when needed.
  • Ensure smooth organization and implementation of global, regional and country activities such as meetings and workshops arranged to support implementation of the WHO FCTC and Protocol, working in close collaboration with other Convention Secretariat teams.
  • Develop or contribute to publications relevant to the implementation of the WHO FCTC and the FCTC 2030 project.
  • Support the wider activities of the Convention Secretariat, including supporting the delivery of the Conference of the Parties and Meeting of the Parties and decisions made by those governing bodies, and the Global Strategy to Accelerate Tobacco Control.
  • Undertake other activities requested by the Head of the Convention Secretariat and the Team Lead - Development Assistance.





  • A first level university degree in public health, health science, public policy, political science, international development or related areas.


  • An advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in public health, health sciences, public policy, political science, international development or related areas.



  • A minimum of five years' experience within the UN system in project and programme management with experience in planning, grant management, budgeting, procurement and donor relations.
  • A minimum of five years' experience in supporting the implementation of the WHO FCTC at the international level.


  • Experience working to support WHO FCTC implementation by low- and middle-income countries.
  • Experience in building relationships, coordinating technical partnerships with other UN organizations, bilateral agencies, academic institutions, or NGOs to support LMICs.


  • Excellent knowledge of the WHO FCTC and the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based approaches to tobacco control and relevant policy options.
  • Knowledge relating to links between tobacco control and sustainable development.
  • Skills in project and programme management.
  • Skills in budget management and reporting.
  • Skills and experience in supporting coordinating and organizing multi-stakeholder collaborations and meetings at national, regional and global levels.
  • Solid technical expertise required in the areas relevant to the specifics and duties-profile of the position.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills


  • Expert knowledge of English.


  • Expert knowledge of Other WHO languages.


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 62,692 (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 4106 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.

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  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.

  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.

  • 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.

  • As a WHO staff member assigned solely and exclusively to support this Partnership, selected staff will have no right of reassignment or transfer outside the Partnership either during or at the end of his/her appointment, including pursuant to WHO Staff Rule 1050. (This does not apply to WHO fixed-term staff members reassigned from a non-Partnership position.)

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