Impact Assessment Officer at WHO, Geneva, Switzerland

Deadline: 31 August 2018
Open to: applicants with a first level university degree in business, statistics, public health or related field
Remuneration: an annual base salary starting at USD 46,472


World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Impact Assessment Officer in Geneva, Switzerland. The duration of this post is 2 years.

The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

The role of the Impact Assessment Officer is to:

Provide technical input to Portfolio teams and grantees of Unitaid grants in the process of producing high-quality impact assessments and Value for Money assessments, including:- Participate in defining and modeling the potential impact of future investment opportunities (e.g. using methods such as Theory of Change development, cost-benefitor cost-effectiveness analysis); where relevant leading specific activities with internal and external partners (e.g. academic and subject matter experts); Analysis of impact estimates, triangulation with other sources, adhoc analyses and benchmarks for the review of funding proposals vis avis their impact and value for money; Supporting the finalization of grant packages,e.g. supporting proponents on impact evaluation methodology, aligning with Monitoring and Evaluation on the best measures of impact to measure in grant log frames, and quality assuring the final packages in advance of Senior Management and Executive Board review;- Participate in providing technical input to the annual, mid-term, and final review of grant performance; including engagement with external evaluators. Assist in developing and proposing the use of standard approaches to impact and Value for Money assessment, which can be used by colleagues from other Secretariat teams. Assisting with the preparation of a number of reports: Annual report, Key Performance Indicator Report, and Unitaid Board and Board committee reports;-Working with portfolio teams to regularly monitor and assess progress of grants;- Produce routine analyses on impact and Value for Money for senior management;- Perform any other duties relevant to the functioning of the Results team.


  • First level university degree in business, statistics, public health or related field;
  • Advanced degree in social sciences or numerate discipline;
  • At least 2 years of experience at national and/or international level in economic analysis, health economics., or public health analysis;
  • Experience of developing fit-for-purpose impact assessments and modeling;
  • Experience in development of technical and analytical documents for different audiences;
  • Demonstrated experience at the international level;
  • Experience in global health or health care;
  • Experience in application of economics principles (in particular health economics).


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 46,472 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2746 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children

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