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E-drug: P.4 Vacancy Available in EDM/DAP
Dear colleagues,

Please be informed of this P.4 vacancy notice in EDM/DAP.  The
closing date for applications is 16 March 2001.
[Applicants must contact the addresses given in the message
-   NOT  e-drug.  BS]

Title: Scientist Grade: P.4

Official station (country):  Geneva (Switzerland)

Organizational Location/Unit:
Health Technology and Pharmaceuticals (HTP)
Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy (EDM)
Drug Action Programme (DAP)

Objectives of the programme:

- To contribute to saving lives and improving health by developing 
guidance and by collaborating with countries to provide: (1) equity 
of access to essential drugs, (2) rational use of drugs, and (3) drug 
quality, safety and efficacy.

The objective of the Drug Action Programme (DAP) is to optimize WHO's 
technical support activities to Member States in the field of 
essential drugs;  and to integrate the outcomes from the EDM Quality 
Assurance and Safety:
Medicines (QSM) and Policy, Access and Rational Use (PAR) teams with 
EDM's policy, access and rational use programme development 
activities.  DAP also liaises with other UN agencies, bilateral donor 
governments and nongovernmental organizations in order to maximize 
the impact of its activities.

The successful candidate will:
- Support Member States in formulating a comprehensive national drug 
policy (NDP) document and identify relevant pharmaceutical policies 
to address the situation in countries.
- Assist Member States and support the regional offices and countries 
in the implementation of activities and strategies for different 
components of an NDP that will improve the pharmaceutical situation.
- Develop an indicator-based monitoring system to evaluate the impact 
of pharmaceutical programmes and WHO work at country level and to 
assist countries in setting up a sustained and relevant monitoring 
- Represent WHO at international, regional and national meetings 
related to EDM activities at country level.

Qualifications Required:
Education and Skills:
Graduate degree in medicine or pharmacy. Post graduate degree in 
public health or pharmacology would be an asset. Good knowledge of a 
comprehensive pharmaceutical system, setting policies and identifying 
and implementing relevant strategies to promote access and rational 
use and quality drugs at country level. Good knowledge of evaluation 
and assessment of the impact and outcomes of pharmaceutical 
strategies and programmes, using indicators to direct strategic 
policies in pharmaceuticals that are linked to drug information at 
national, regional and global level. Ability to organize, adapt and 
provide training on approaches towards the implementation of 
pharmaceutical strategies at regional and country level. Ability to 
assess proposals, promote implementation of operational research and 
gather evidence based on information from pilot activities at country 
level relevant to the implementation of a specific pharmaceutical 
strategy. It would also be an asset to have strong analytical skills; 
ability to manage and efficiently execute programmes involving=20
financial and human resources; ability to sustain efficient and 
pleasant working relationships with government officials, colleagues 
and other partners; sensitivity and ability to work in a 
multicultural environment; ability to draft precise and concise 
reports; ability to work in a team.

At least 8 years experience, in both developing and developed 
countries, in situation analysis, formulating and monitoring the 
impact and outcome of national drug policies and pharmaceutical 
strategies. At least five years experience of direct involvement in 
implementing developing country drug programmes (policy, legislation, 
regulation, supply, procurement, financing, rational drug use).

Excellent working knowledge of English or French with a good working 
knowledge of the other. Knowledge of other official WHO languages 
would be an asset.

Annual salary (net of tax):
US$ 52 503 at single rate and US$ 56 380 with primary dependants. 
Post Adjustment: 31.1% of the above figures. 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 

Applications should quote the vacancy notice number and include a 
detailed curriculum vitae and photograph.

PERSONAL HISTORY FORM. For more information see: How to Apply for a 


This vacancy is open to applicants of EITHER SEX. Applications from= 
WOMEN are encouraged.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for 
interview and test.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff 
Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual

Staff are subject to assignment to any office of the WHO in the world 
and mobility is encouraged.

Please send your application by mail to:

World Health Organization,
CH-1211 Geneva 27,

By fax to: 41 22 7914889

By Email to: htpvac@who.ch
NB: This Email address should ONLY be used for vacancy applications. 
Due to the large number of messages, any other type of correspondence 
may not be answered.

WHO has a smoke free environment.

Please consult this WHO webpage for more
information on the job description and requirements.



Dr. Germann Velasquez
Drug Action Programme (DAP)
Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy (EDM)
World Health Organization
CH-1211 Geneva 27
WWW: http//www.who.int/medicines
Tel. (+4122) 791 35 09 Direct
      (+4122) 791 27 24 Secretary
:(+4122) 791 41 67
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