Job: Administrative Officer (IPS)

2/26/15 –  Administrative Officer (IPS)
World Health Organization (WHO), WPRO Regional Office for the Western Pacific, Duty Station: Manila, Philippines

Sarah P. commentsThis position is for people already living in Manila.Post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the office.’

Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year
Application Deadline: 11 March 2015

To provide guidance and ensure production of high quality WPR information products including efficient dissemination, sales and marketing, promotion, and evaluation of WPRO information products;

To ensure availability of valid health information products, in printed, electronic and other forms to WHO staff, other UN agencies and international organizations, in appropriate language and format;

To promote and enhance regional and global library activities and services; and

To ensure that cost-efficient and timely translation services are provided in the Organization.

Description of duties:
The incumbent will carry out the following duties:

1. Support technical units in the production of technical documents, brochures and other information products (both in print and electronic forms);
2. Plans, designs and implements marketing campaigns in the Western Pacific Region for WHO printed and electronic information and communication products;
3. Develop ideas and support the introduction of new technologies for the dissemination of information products;
4. Manage the social media presence of the WHO Regional Office, draft short stories and support technical units in the production of short stories for the WPRO social media accounts;
5. Promotes and advocates the development and enhancement of regional and global library activities and services; and
6. Support the development and implementation of library initiatives and resources.

A university degree in library science, communication, social sciences or another related field of study is essential. A degree in health sciences or public health is an advantage.
Essential: Knowledge in information, publishing and library services. Knowledge in managing translation and reproduction rights contracts including issues in copyrights. Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal. Strong customer service abilities. Courtesy, tact and ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.

Desirable: Artistic creativity combined with sound business judgement. Excellent managerial and delegation skills. Ability to build and maintain external partner relationship. Ability to multi-task successfully in a highly-pressurized environment.

Other Skills: Demonstrated ability to use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Publisher, Outlook and Internet HTML. Thorough knowledge on the use of desktop publishing softwares such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, PageMaker, and CorelDraw. Other IT skills and knowledge of other software such as Visio and Microsoft SharePoint.

1. Knowing and managing yourself
2. Moving forward in a changing environment
3. Ensuring the effective use of resources
4. Communicating in a credible and effective way
5. Fostering integration and teamwork

Minimum of three years of progressively responsible professional experience in programme management, communication or information science is essential. Experience in WHO, other UN agencies or in another international organization an asset.
Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English.
Additional Information:
This vacancy notice is published in English only. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the office.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
PHP 887 961 at single rate
PHP 887 961 with primary dependants


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