Technical Officer (SDGs and GPW 13–targets)

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This is a P-5 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 10 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 194,242 USD and 243,430 USD.

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The objective of the office of the Director is to provide strategic advice and support across WHO's multidisciplinary programme area of work, particularly on the first and third billion of the GPW13 and in synergy with other pillars, bringing cohesion to Organization's global health policies, programmes and response across the three levels of WHO. The aim is to promote universal health coverage, reduce the burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases, champion WHO's mission in ensuring efficient and effective development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of technical programming issues across all levels of the Organization.



  • Provides expertise, strategic advice and facilitate coordination in the area of programmatic delivery, implementation and impact.
  • Specifically:Support effective implementation of corporate policies, priorities and recommendations to deliver as “One WHO”;
  • Coordinate and provide technical expertise to special programmes and initiatives (like Internal Boost) along with the development, contribution and coordination of emerging priorities;
  • Provide technical and managerial support, including assisting in the coordination and preparation of external meetings, strategic dialogues, member states information sessions along with relevant communication and briefing notes and ensure appropriate follow-up on decisions and actions;
  • Act as the focal point on cooperation with external partners, fostering existing and new partnerships and opportunities with State and Non-State Actors to accelerate the achievement of GPW13 and SDG targets;
  • Provide support in the facilitation of the overall coherence and coordination of partners on the delivery of SDG 3 Global Action Plan for healthy lives and well-being;
  • Support and advise on development of strategy and policy decisions, including preparation of information needed for decision-making;
  • Represent the Director in select meetings/situations, including responding to requests of Departments as appropriate;
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.





  • An advanced level university degree (master level or above) in political science, business administration, international development, public health, medical sciences or related field. (If the post-graduate degree is not in a public health/medical sciences related field, then the first degree must be).


  • Post graduate degree in a discipline relevant to Public Health Policy and Planning.



  • A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the global health landscape, health systems strengthening, stakeholder engagement and relevant international multilateral and donor networks, including experience in the area of health policies and strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing human and financial resources.
  • Demonstrated experience at the international level.


  • Experience in working with international and multinational organizations.


  • Concrete skills in the coordination and management of multidisciplinary public health programmes;
  • Ability to engage effectively and diplomatically with partners including member states, donor institutions, civil society, and other stakeholders;
  • Strong skills in the area of developing and establishing polices and strategies;
  • Excellent skills and ability in managing diverse teams and financial resources;
  • Proficient in developing technical documents with strong written and verbal communication skills

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills


  • Expert knowledge of English.


  • Intermediate knowledge of French.
  • Intermediate knowledge of official WHO language.


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.

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