Gender Equality Adviser
World Health Organization (WHO)
HQ/SRH Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research
Close on 4 Nov 2020
Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
Grade: P5, Chief and Senior Professional
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Job Description

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The World Health Organization's Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Research (SRH) includes theUNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF-WHO-World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP). HRP is the main instrument within the United Nations system for identifying research priorities on sexual and reproductive health and rights; for promoting, conducting, evaluating and coordinating related interdisciplinary research; for collaborating with countries to build national capacity to conduct research; and for promoting the use of research results in policy making and sexual and reproductive health programmes. The Department draws on research and global expertise to set norms and standards and develop global guidelines on sexual and reproductive health and rights. More information about SRH and HRP can be found at http://www.who.int/reproductive-health/hrp

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

(1) Lead the Department's research and normative work on gender equality for implementation of the WHO 13thGlobal Programme of Work and the Reproductive Health Strategy, as well as the 2020 HRP Theory of Change. (2) Lead a consultative process to develop and implement a research agenda for HRP in the area of gender equality and SRH, and provide strategic advice on the application of gender equality principles in the development of research and programme priorities and strategies. (3) Provide technical advice to Member States and UN agencies on the implementation of approaches that promote gender equality for the achievement of sexual and reproductive health. (4) Guide countries, as well as WHO Regional and Country Offices, on the use of gender analysis of policies as well as the development of appropriate laws, policies and guidelines in support of gender equality for sexual and reproductive health and rights. (5) Lead policy development, advice and guidance on integration of gender equality principles and practices in policies and programmes for achieving sexual and reproductive health and rights in health emergencies. (6) Liaise with Member States and UN partners in support of the effective implementation and monitoring of international treaties relevant to gender equality in sexual and reproductive health, and their integration into national legislation, policies and programmes. (7) Co-lead the organization of the HRP Gender and Rights Advisory Panel (GAP). Facilitate and support an annual assessment by GAP of the extent to which HRP's work is conducted in ways that respect and reflect gender equality. (8) Perform other relatedduties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: Advanced university degree in social sciences, gender studies, public health, or a related field.
Desirable:

 

Experience

Essential: At least 10 years' experience in gender equality and sexual and reproductive health, including at the international level and in low- or middle-income countries. Experience in gender equality policy analysis and development and in global consensus development processes.Experience in gender equality programme development and implementation. Demonstrated experience at the international level.
Desirable:

 

 

Skills

Expert knowledge of gender equality and sexual and reproductive health.Strong interpersonal skills.Excellent presentation and English-language writing skills.Strong research and analytical skills as evidenced by a considerable record of publication in peer-review journals

 

 

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Driving the Organization's Position in Health Leadership
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

 

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Expert knowledge of Other UN Language.

 

 

REMUNERATION

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 88,162 (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 6524 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.

 

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

  • 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: http://www.whed.net/. 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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • 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: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.

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