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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Vacancy Notice No: SEARO/09/ROST7 Date: 13 June 2009 Title: Temporary International Professional (Nursing & Deadline for application : 7 August 2009 Midwifery) Duty Station: Multiple duty stations Grade: P4 Organization unit: SE/HSD Department of Health Contract type: Rosters Systems Development (SE/HSD) / SE/NUR Nursing and Midwifery (SE/NUR) Duration of contract: From 1 month to 24 months OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : To strengthen nursing and midwifery education, services, regulations and workforce to improve health outcomes. The objective of the regional programme is to provide technical assistance to Member States in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of nursing activities in relation to strengthening nursing and midwifery in the Region. Description of duties: Under the general guidance and supervision of the Director, Department of Family Health and Research (FHR), WHO/SEARO, and in close collaboration with the Regional Adviser, Nursing and Midwifery, other technical units at SEARO, country offices and national authorities in the respective member countries in the Region, the incumbent will be expected to perform one or more, but not limited to the following duties: 1. Providing technical advice to national authorities and concerned organizations in the development of policy, plan strategies or actions for strengthening nursing and midwifery workforce, education, service, research and regulatory body; 2. Assisting member countries in strengthening capacity of nursing and midwifery educational institutions and quality of education; 3. Assisting member countries to scale up nursing and midwifery service contributing to Millennium Development Goals and health goals of the respective countries; 4. Assisting member countries to build capacity of nursing and midwifery regulatory body; 5. Assisting member countries to effectively manage nursing and midwifery workforce; 6. Developing nursing and midwifery database, information, research, modules, guidelines or teaching materials; 7. Carry out other work to strengthen nursing and midwifery as assigned by the supervisor; 8. Preparation of assignment report at the end of assignment is mandatory; and 9. The selected candidate may be asked to perform any combination of above duties. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Essential: At least Master's Degree in nursing, midwifery or equivalent. Competencies: Producing results; Moving forward in a changing environment; Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences; Communicating in a credible and effective way; Ensuring the effective use of resources. Skills: Essential: Teaching, research, service provision or management of nursing and/or midwifery. Desirable: Excellent communication skills and ability to work in an international environment, understanding and respect of cultural and gender sensitivities. Other Skills (e.g. IT): Excellent knowledge of MS Office applications and computer skills for making high quality technical presentations including data analysis. Experience: Essential: Minimum of seven years of relevant experience including three years of international experience in nursing and midwifery education, service or administration. Languages: Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English. Additional Information: The purpose of this vacancy notice is to invite qualified professionals with expertise in one or more of the following fields: nursing and midwifery education, nursing and midwifery services, nursing and midwifery research, nursing and midwifery council, nursing and midwifery workforce management, public health nursing or midwifery for temporary assignments which may arise from time to time at the WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia or any of the WHO country offices located in the member countries of the Region, namely Bangladesh, Bhutan, DPR Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste. The duration of specific temporary assignments may vary from one month up to a maximum of 24 months. The applications of qualified candidates (evaluated by the screening committee) will be kept in active roster and a competitive selection will be made as and when required for each specific assignment. The selected candidate will be informed accordingly. All applicants are requested to refrain from enquiring about the status of their applications. Their enquiry will not be entertained. Annual salary: (Net of tax) USD 64,521 + P.A. at single rate USD 69,287 + P.A. with primary dependants Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are particularly encouraged. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Currently accepting applications Off-line applications should be sent to: Regional Personnel Officer World Health Organization Regional office for South-East Asia I.P. Estate, Ring Road New Delhi 110 002. India E-mail: email@example.com WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or other tobacco users.
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