Professional Officer on Benefit Design/Primary Health Care /WHO – Kyiv

The successful candidate will be a self-starter, self-motivated, self-manager, including ability to demonstrate initiative and work on her/his own after minimal instructions from supervisors. S/he will have willingness and ability to take responsibility, to juggle many tasks concurrently and prioritize workload in a pressured environment with competing demands and high expectations. S/he will have demonstrated innovative, analytical and problem-solving coordination, monitoring and evaluation skills. The candidate will have a proven ability to lead policy dialogue, advocacy and partnership on health systems and policies, produce results and foster integration and teamwork, communicate in a credible and effective way and be able to move forward in a changing environment.

She/he will have an ability to systematically keep track of actions and large volume of information, with excellent interpersonal skills, including integrity, good judgment and diplomacy. The candidate will have a cooperative spirit, flexibility and openness to new ways of working, be willing and able to work in a team of staff with mixed skills, sharing information, assignments and tasks to ensure achievement of shared goals. She/he must be suitable for work in a high-level political environment; be able to establish and maintain good working relationships with high-ranking officials, staff members, national and international partners. Tact, discretion and courtesy are essential personal attributes of the successful candidate.

She/he will be proficient in standard computer applications, e.g., electronic communication, database searches and management, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation and project planning software.

Language skills

Excellent knowledge of English, Ukrainian and Russian. The candidate must be able to read and understand the essential meaning of a wide variety of written material and the nuances and technical terminology applicable to the job in English, Ukrainian and Russian. She/he must be able to compose, draft and adapt correspondence and documentation as well as to understand and express orally a wide range of information, utilizing an extensive vocabulary, correct grammar and clear pronunciation in the required three languages.

To apply, please send the following documents by email to [email protected]:

  1. P-11 form that can be found on www.searo.who.int/about/employment/internships_phf.doc
  2. Cover letter.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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