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Associate Expert Programme (Junior Professional Officer/JPO)

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United Nations Volunteers programme (UNV)

The United Nations Volunteers program is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide: more info

 

Internship programmes

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Internship at the United Nations Regional Information Centre (UNRIC), Brussels
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Vacancies Brussels

Vacancy WHO Brussels, P5 Senior Advisor

 
The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: EURO/16/FT432 
 
Title: Senior Advisor (Brussels) 
 
Grade: P5 
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment 
 
Duration of contract:  2 years (*please see under additional information) 
 
Date: 14 July 2016 
 
Application Deadline: 6 August 2016 
(19 day(s) until closing deadline
Currently accepting applications 
 
Duty Station:  Brussels, Belgium 
  
Organization unit: EU/PAR Strategic Partnerships (EU/PAR) /
EU/WEU WHO/EURO Office to the EU (EU/WEU)
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
WHO's presence in Brussels aims to contribute to further advance and enrich the WHO strategic partnership with the EU. The WHO Brussels office's roles are mainly (but not exclusively) to -

i) Monitor EU-related policies, strategies, initiatives, programs and interventions and disseminate related information within WHO.

ii) Facilitate working relations between WHO experts and EU institutions staff and through this help shape up the health related Brussels debates, focusing specifically on health systems. 

iii)  Identify opportunities for improving the cooperation at the global, regional and country levels. 

 iv) Defend, maintain and enhance the WHO corporate image, work and reputation in the EU context and ensure the visibility of WHO's work and products. 

v)  Promote WHO health priorities and policies towards EU institutions and Brussels-based stakeholders.

All these activities are done within the framework of the EU role in global health and health-related dimension of its external and internal policies.

Description of duties:
Under the supervision of WHO Representative to the European Union (WEU) the incumbent:

1. Represents and acts on behalf of the Head of the WEU when required;

2. Leads the relevant WEU activities with European institutions and other relevant stakeholders on health, and health systems;

3. Presents and promotes WHO policies and programmes in relations with European Union Institutions (particularly with the European Commission and European Parliament);

4. Monitors, analyzes and reports on the policies, programmes and positions of the European Institutions legislation of the European Institutions relevant for global health agenda; 

5. Leads collaboration with the network of permanent representation offices present in Brussels to ensure dialogue and promote and advocate on WHO policies and programmes;

6. Supports participation in EU technical work in coordination with HQ and regional offices, on health and health -related issues with emphasis on health system strengthening;

7. Maintains close cooperation with WHO headquarters and Regional Offices with regard to on-going and potential cooperation with the European Institutions. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential:
Advanced university degree (Master's level) in medicine and/or public health or relevant social science field from a recognized university.
Skills: 
Essential:
The incumbent needs to have strong networking and diplomatic skills. H/she should have a sound knowledge of EU, its structure and policy forming process. Knowledge of global health and inter-relationships between health and EU Policies is an asset.

Other skills: Computer skills in writing including PowerPoint presentations.

Competencies required - 

1) Promoting WHO's position in health leadership - The incumbent is competent to provide state of the art technical inputs in health and health related issues at the European Union institutions in line with WHO Global Programme of Work (GPW), relevant policies and resolutions. H/She is resourceful and evidence-based oriented and promote WHO's leadership position in health in the context of EU policy formulation. 

2) Communicating in a credible and effective way - 
he incumbent needs to communicate with policy and decision makers of EU partner institutions in an effective way, possessing strong written and oral communication skills, including competency in public speaking as well as strong diplomatic and negotiating skills. 

3) Building & promoting partnerships across the Organization - The incumbent has the capacity to maintain and expand WHO network with the stakeholders involved in the EU work. He/she is competent to liaise effectively with different levels of WHO and diverse divisions and programmes across the Organization. The incumbent seeks to understand and promotes synergies between the work produced in WHO and the work of external partners to improve organizational success. 

4) Driving WHO to a successful future - The incumbent demonstrates an excellent understanding of the complex interrelations of factors within EU and beyond which impact on international public health in order to implement WHO policies.

5) Moving forward in a changing environment - The incumbent needs to adapt to an evolving EU context (e.g. the Lisbon Treaty application, new EU Budget 2014-2020, among others) as well as within the UN Brussels Team constantly evolving context (food crisis-economic crisis-climate change,etc.).

Experience:
Essential: 
Minimum of ten years of relevant experience in public health and/or health systems and/or health and development sector and in building partnerships; including at least 5 years at international level. 

Desirable: 
Considerable experience of public health in both Europe and other WHO Regions including developing countries.

Languages:
Essential: 
A very good command of the English language and knowledge of another WHO official language and/or EURO official language. 

Desirable: 
Knowledge of French would be an asset.

Additional Information:
* Extension of appointment is subject to a) satisfactory performance, b) continued need for the function, and c) availability of funds.

Similar positions at the same grade may be filled using this vacancy notice.

Long-listed candidates may be contacted to sit a written test or presentation prior to final short-listing. This does not preclude a written test or presentation prior to final interview.

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 these will be reviewed individually.

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.

WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. 

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO:
http://www.who.int - to learn more about WHO's operations 
http://icsc.un.org Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by date 

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 82,586 at single rate
USD 88,898 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 36.7 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

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Vacancy WHO Brussels - Internship in administration

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION - ORGANISATION MONDIALE DE LA SANTÉ

OFFICE AT THE EUROPEAN UNION -  BUREAU AUPRÈS DE L'UNION EUROPÉENNE

Location:

Brussels WHO Representation to the EU

Duration:

Minimum 3 months, and extendable to maximum 6 months (24 weeks) upon mutual agreement.

Summary of the position:

The main objective of the internship is to provide a framework where the educational experience of the intern can be enhanced through practical work assignments. Consequently, the intern is expected to support the team systematically with administrative and support tasks. This will involve working on existing information tools, using a variety of software programmes, apply office procedures adequately and consistently and execute information monitoring and updating. Any actions taken will help to ensure the WHO office is at all times fully operational.

Scope of activities:

The intern will help the Brussels office of WHO, with administrative and secretarial tasks not necessarily requiring knowledge of (public) health, as follows (the list is not exhaustive and all activities may not be covered during the period of the assignment):

1.Assists the supervisor(s) in drafting correspondence and documents based on written/verbal prompts from the Professional staff of the unit, in line with the WHO style guide and verifies for correctness. Composes and finalizes correspondence of administrative nature. Provides rough translation or synopsis of incoming mail. Takes notes at meetings. Takes and transcribes from dictation, recordings and handwritten drafts, correcting as appropriate. Types reports and other documentation.

2.Assists with the administrative preparation and conduct of meetings and educational activities, in accordance with established procedures.

3.Makes travel arrangements for duty travels and, in accordance with established procedures, prepares approval memoranda, travel authorizations and follows up on issue of duty travel reports.

4.Provides administrative support as required by the supervisor(s), such as formatting a variety of documents and filing upon instruction.

5.Initiates action to process or follow up on correspondence, documentation and forms. Creates background files and compiles reference material as appropriate. Accesses and retrieves information from relevant databases and updates as required.

6.Responds to and acts on telephone enquiries and requests for information. Assesses the critical nature of technical enquiries and refers them to appropriate staff for reply. Sets up and coordinates appointments for supervisor, places telephone calls upon request, receives visitors to the office and organizes a relevant programmes for visitors upon instructions.

7.Ensures registration of the supervisor(s) in any events of their interest and follows up on any contacts made. Prepares relevant briefing files upon instruction.

Performs other related duties as required.

What we offer

Interns are fully involved in all aspects of our work at the WHO representation to the EU. They are part of an international team that supports them in acquiring skills to work in an intergovernmental organization and hands-on knowledge of how major international actors and stakeholders inter-relate, at the European and global levels. Interns are given the opportunity to focus on their tasks and they will help in supporting the activities of the office. They are also empowered with responsibilities to develop and manage portfolios of certain topics, which they keep updated on and follow closely.

Your profile

We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic young bachelor student, who, as part of the course they are following, would like to spend time with us in our Brussels office as part of a multinational team and who:

  • -  Is currently enrolled as a student in a relevant course of study (office management, communication management, administration, ...) leading to a formal qualification, or have finished such study less than 6 months before the appointment date. (necessity)

  • -  Other knowledge relevant to the required duties (evening classes in computing, extra languages, etc.) will be considered an asset;

  • -  Knowledge of the European institutions and their functioning is desirable;

  • -  An interest in issues related to health, consumer and social policies in Europe

    (optional)

  • -  An excellent command of English, in speech and writing, as well as at least another

    official UN and/or EU language (necessity)

  • -  The ability to write clearly and succinctly in English

  • -  A desire to work in a dynamic and international environment

  • -  Excellent working knowledge of basic Office applications and powerful skills in online research

Who are we?

WHO is the United Nations specialized agency for health. The Brussels office is its official representation to the EU, with a function of liaising with all relevant EU stakeholders and keeping WHO Headquarters and regional offices in the centre of the European health debate, with an equally high interest in the policies being developed and implemented in the health and non-health sectors.

Conditions

According to the rules and regulations of WHO, the internship is not remunerated. Applicants should be minimum 20 years of age. The minimum appointment needs to be 12 consecutive weeks.
The Intern will be based in the WHO office in Brussels, with their own workstation and all other office facilities. For the duration of the internship, they are part of the information network and IT system of WHO.
Please specify during your application whether you are likely to receive funding or a scholarship from an outside source.

Desired starting date

At the moment we are looking specifically for a starting dates as from 1 October 2016. We usually plan the different assignments well ahead in time and try to cover a full calendar year in advance. Please make sure to indicate your availability.

How to apply

Please submit your motivation letter accompanied by an update of your CV to the HR Administrator of the WHO Brussels Office by 15 August 2016. Only candidates subsequently selected for an interview will be contacted and requested to complete further administrative forms.

Checklist before submitting your application:

You should be able to tick off every item on the list below in order to comply with WHO’s administrative requirements and conditions for being considered for an internship assignment:

The candidate:

is at least 20 years of age; Date of birth: ___________

  •   is not related to a WHO staff member (son/daughter or brother/sister);

  •   (1) has completed three years of full-time studies (bachelor's level or equivalent) at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment; or (2) is enrolled in an advanced degree programme in a graduate school (second university degree, equivalent, or higher) at the time of application; or (3) possesses a first degree in a public health, medical or social field related to the technical work of WHO or a degree in a management- related or administrative field

  •   applies for an internship within six months of graduation;

  •   is available for a minimum of 12 consecutive weeks and can work full time (40 hours/week);

      has a very good working knowledge of English (reading, writing and speaking) as well as at least another official UN and/or EU language;

      possesses good computer skills (Microsoft Office);

      can provide proof of valid and adequate health insurance coverage (for example European health insurance card);

      will cover own expenses, including arrangements for return travel to the office of assignment, visas, accommodation & related living expenses, i.e., an internship is not paid in any way by WHO.

Contact

If you are interested in working with us, please contact Ms Ine Mortelmans, HR Administrator: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Tel. +32-2-506.46.64

Rue Montoyer 14 1000 Brussels Belgium

Deadline

Please apply by 15 August 2016 the latest

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Vacancy WHO Brussels - Public Health Technical intern

Location:

Brussels WHO Representation to the EU

Duration:

Minimum 3 months, and extendable to maximum of 6 months (24 weeks) after mutual agreement.

Title of the position: Technical intern Public Health

Summary of the position:

The main objective of the internship is to provide a framework where the educational experience of the intern can be enhanced through practical work assignments. Consequently, the intern is expected to support the professional office team in systematically gathering information regarding the EU activities related to health. This will involve working on existing information tools, as well as developing new ones that would put in place a scheme of standardized information monitoring and updating. This implies identifying key actors at the EU institutions, key information sources, analyses of the information available and ability to summarize it in accordance to concrete needs of different target audiences. This will help stabilize and expand the information brokering and exchange function of the whole office.

Scope of activities:

The intern will help the Brussels office of WHO as follows:

  •   Develop briefings on topics chosen together with the team, i.e. relevant EU health theme that should be followed by WHO (including briefing notes, information summaries, minutes, reports, contacts of actors et al.);

  •   Prepare presentations and files on key EU-related issues (including, for instance, overviews of EU instruments, policies and programmes);

  •   Draft information products for the variety of information clients of the WHO office in Brussels internal WHO stakeholders as well as the external EU target groups (on topics to be chosen together with the team; the topics can be such in which the intern has a special interest linked to previous experience, career or further academic development plans);

  •   Monitor the upcoming health and health-related agendas of the EU institutions; work in the team for following and taking part in the activities of the main EU-related, Brussels-based stakeholders in health think tanks, NGOs, professionals associations, interest groups, news and media actors;

  •   Start, build and maintain a small database, according to the intern’s special interests: could be mainly for methodical search of the relevant topics of the moment through

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the most important opinion-making journals or a full database/inventory of the available (physically or electronically) publications and reference documents in the office;

  •   Follow up on actions and/or events of relevance (e.g. after certain policy dialogues or peak of action in a specific area, follow the development who in the EU is doing what, how the topic evolves, also among the other civil society actors);

  •   Support the monitoring, analysis, and reporting to WHO colleagues of the EU- related policies, strategies, initiatives, programs and interventions in the field of health systems at global level and in Europe, development aid for health within the framework of aid effectiveness (in particular IHP+ and post Busan developments), as well on research and development in those areas.

    What we offer

    Interns are fully involved in all aspects of our work at the WHO representation to the EU. They are part of an international team that supports them in acquiring skills to work in an intergovernmental organization and hands-on knowledge of how major international actors and stakeholders inter-relate, at the European and global levels. Interns are given the opportunity to focus on research and analysis and writing up reports to support the communication activities of the office. They are also empowered with responsibilities to develop and manage portfolios of certain topics, which they keep updated on and follow closely.

    Your profile

    We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic young graduate who, as part of the course they are following, would like to spend time with us in our Brussels office as part of a multinational team and who has:

    • -  At least a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as medicine, public health, public affairs and international affairs, political science and preferably with an explicit interest and knowledge of the EU and its operational mechanisms;

    • -  Currently enrolled as a (post-graduate) student in a course of study leading to a formal qualification in a field preferably related to health, or have finished such study less than 6 months before the appointment date. (necessity);

    • -  Other advanced degree with a focus on European affairs (an asset);

    • -  Knowledge of the EU stakeholders, as well EU policies, instruments, practices;

    • -  An interest in issues related to health, consumer and social policies in Europe,

      humanitarian aid and or development cooperation (optional);

    • -  An excellent command of English, as well as at least another official UN and/or EU

      language (necessity);

    • -  The ability to write clearly and succinctly in English;

    • -  A desire to work in a dynamic and international environment;

    • -  Excellent working knowledge of basic MS Office applications and powerful skills

      in online research;

    • -  Experience in an international relations environment (desirable).

      Who are we?

      WHO is the United Nations specialized agency for health. The Brussels office is its official representation to the EU, with a function of liaising with all relevant EU stakeholders and keeping WHO Headquarters and regional offices in the centre of the European health debate, with an equally high interest in the policies being developed and implemented in the health and non-health sectors.

Conditions

According to the rules and regulations of WHO, the internship is not remunerated. Applicants should be minimum 20 years of age. Undergraduates are not eligible to apply. The Intern will be based in the WHO office in Brussels, with their own workstation and all other office facilities. For the duration of the internship, they are part of the information network and IT system of WHO.

Desired starting date

At the moment we are looking specifically for a starting dates as from 1 September 2016. We usually plan the different assignments well ahead in time and try to cover a full calendar year in advance. Please make sure to indicate your availability.

How to apply

Please submit your motivation letter accompanied by an update of your CV to the HR Administrator of the WHO Brussels Office by 15 August 2016. Only candidates subsequently selected for an interview will be contacted and requested to complete further administrative forms.

Checklist before submitting your application:

You should be able to tick off every item on the list below in order to comply with WHO’s administrative requirements and conditions for being considered for an internship assignment:

The candidate:

Contact

If you are interested in working with us, please contact Ms Ine Mortelmans, HR Administrator: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Tel. +32-2-506.46.64

Rue Montoyer 14 1000 Brussels Belgium

Deadline

Please apply by 15 August 2016 the latest 

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