Jobs in Denmark: Technical Officer, WHO

Vacancy Notice No: EURO/09/FT676
Title: Technical Officer, Strategic Analyses
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term appointment
Duration of contract: Two years
Deadline for application : 14 November 2009
Duty Station: Copenhagen Denmark

Description of duties:
Technical Officer, Strategic Analyses, provides critical analytical capacity and support to the Director, Administration and Finance and is expected to perform following duties:
- Lead substantive strategic analyses based on Global Management System (GSM) for corporate strategic planning, budgeting;
- Ensure the alignment and integration of corporate strategic planning, budgeting and performance management approaches;
- Design analytical reporting templates to provide management with a timely and accurate analyses and overviews, including recommendations on Programme Budget implementation; development and implementation of human resources plan, evaluation of progress against objectives, etc;
- Lead the design and propose a framework for budgetary control and performance monitoring;
- Monitor regularly corporate financial implementation and propose corrective measures/actions, when needed;
- Support and challenge relevant internal stakeholders, to inspire innovative solutions, and act as a resource for sounding on approaches;
- Ensure the involvement and alignment across management practice groups and throughout regional structures; build consensus and agreement with colleagues and management;
- Advise and represent DAF (on a case by case basis) in global working groups on the above topics;
- Perform other related duties as required.

Essential - University degree (Master's) in business or public administration, social sciences or a related field. Desirable - PhD in any of the above.

Functional skills:

Essential - Sound judgment and initiative. Ability to recommend and interpret administrative and financial policies and systems and establish and maintain effective working relationships in a team with multi-cultural backgrounds in a multi-disciplinary management service environment. Sound understanding of underlying process. Desirable - WHO business framework is an asset.

Other Skills (e.g. IT) - Expert level skills in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint.

Competencies required:
1) Communicating in a Credible and Effective Way - Speaks and writes clearly, adapting communication style and content so they are appropriate to the needs of the intended audience.
2) Moving Forward in a Changing Environment - Recognizes opportunities for improvement and proposes workable solutions and actively seeks to apply new methods and technologies to improve work processes.
3) Fostering Integration and Teamwork - Encourages co-operation and builds rapport among fellow team members and identifies conflict early and supports actions to facilitate its resolution.
4) Ensuring the effective use of resources - Identifies priorities in accordance with WHO's strategic directions. Establishes measures to monitor resources and progress of activities as planned.
5) Producing Results - Acts without being prompted and makes things happen; handles problems effectively and produces high-quality results and workable solutions that meet client needs.

Essential - Considerable and progressively responsible experience at national and/or international level. Desirable - WHO/UN experience.

Essential - Proficiency in English and working knowledge of another WHO EURO official language (ie Russian, French or German). Desirable: Working knowledge of another WHO/EURO official language.

Additional Information:
WHO has an on-line recruitment system, therefore ONLY applications submitted on-line at will be accepted. All on-line applications are automatically acknowledged. If you do not receive an e-mail within 24 hours confirming receipt of your application, you should verify your on-line profile. In case of repeated difficulties, contact by e-mail indicating the vacancy title and number in the subject line.

A written test may be part of the initial short-listing procedure which does not preclude a written test or presentation prior to final interview.
Interviews will be carried out using a competency-based approach.
Similar positions may be filled using this vacancy notice.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
64,521 USD at single rate
69,287 USD with primary dependants


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