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Aug 22, 2010



Vacancies at World Health Organization for Economist

Organization : World Health Organization

Post : Economist

Annual salary: (Net of tax)

USD 79,537 at single rate

USD 85,615 with primary dependants

Vacancy Notice No: UNITAID/10/FT395

Title: Economist

Grade: P5

Contract type: Fixed-term appointment

Duration of contract: 2 years

Date: 12 August 2010

Application Deadline: 23 September 2010
(32 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications

Duty Station: Geneva Switzerland

Organization unit: UT UNITAID (UT)
Advanced degree in health or industrial economics, or related field.

Degree or certification in business or marketing an asset. Degree or certification in law or intellectual property.
Extensive modeling and economic evaluation skills.
Proven skills in designing and conducting operational and public health research.
Ability to create, maintain, and analyze complex data sets from primary and secondary data sources.
Knowledge of international health issues relating to
market dynamics in the area of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria.
Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to multi-task.

WHO competencies:
Moving forward in a changing environment
Communicating in a credible and effective way
Producing results
Fostering integration and teamwork
Ensuring the effective use of resources
At least 10 years of professional work experience in the area of applied health or industrial economics, with experience of research related to market dynamics for pharmaceuticals and diagnostic products.
Experience using epidemiologic methods and/or economic modeling to address key public health issues.
Experience creating, managing and analyzing large multi source databases.
Experience in the fields of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, or malaria.
Publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Experience working in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic or medical device industry.
Experience in market research.
Experience in intellectual property.
Experience in trade relations.
Excellent knowledge of English required. Working knowledge of French an asset.
Additional Information:
As a WHO staff member assigned solely and exclusively to support UNITAID, selected staff will have no right of reassignment or transfer outside UNITAID either during or at the end of his/her appointment, including pursuant to WHO Staff Rule 1050.

Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.

A written test may form part of the screening process.

This Vacancy Notice is published in English only


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