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Cordialmente, Elenice de Castro, Profa. Dra.BIREME/OPAS/OMS
Vacancy Notice No: PAHO/10/FT215 Title: Center Director, Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences and Information (BIREME) Grade: P5 Duration of contract: Two years, first year probationary period
Application Deadline: 11 June 2010 Duty Station: Sao Paulo Brazil Organization unit: AM Americas (AM)Knowledge Management & Communications (KMC)/Deputy Director (DD)
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :The Latin American and Caribbean Center on Health Sciences Information (BIREME)'s objective is the promotion of technical cooperation in scientific and technical health information with the countries and among the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, aiming to develop the means and the capacities for the provision and the equitable access to the relevant and up-to-date scientific and technical health information, rapidly, efficiently and at adequate costs.
Description of duties:Under the general guidance of the PAHO Director (D), the general supervision of the Deputy Director (DD), and the direct supervision of the Manager, Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC), the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties:a) Manage, plan, organize, execute and monitor BIREME's program of work within the scope of the Center's core mandates, in coordination and convergence with KMC's program of work to accomplish the mission, objectives and functions in technical cooperation, standardization, training, research and operation of methodologies, technologies, products, services and events on scientific information, knowledge management and scientific communication for health; b) Manage, plan, implement and monitor the technical cooperation programs and activities with the Brazilian Government on health sciences information, knowledge management and scientific communication, under the leadership of the PAHO/WHO Office in Brazil and within the Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) framework;c) Promote the development, strengthening, expansion and innovation of health information sources and web-based systems, such as the Virtual Health Library, through decentralized national and thematic networks of health related libraries, documentation and information units, editors and publishers to improve the cooperative gathering, indexing and dissemination of health sciences literature produced at local, national and regional levels; d) Promote and establish networks, collaboration and partnerships with international, regional and national organizations to improve regional and national health sciences information and communication according to the international state of the art, such as the US National Library of Medicine; develop and implement a regional strategy to provide access to a multilingual collection of high caliber international, regional and national health information, including LILACS, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, PAHO/WHO Web, and WHO Institutional Repository and WHOLIS. e) Cooperate with governments of member countries in the design, planning, and execution of proposals for soliciting external financing for research and field activities in health sciences information, knowledge management and scientific communication, in coordination with PAHO Country Offices (Country Cooperation Strategies) and Regional Office;f) Coordinate the development and updating of the Descriptors of Health Sciences (DeCS) in English, Portuguese and Spanish to improve search and navigation through health concepts regardless of language and to improve Scientific Production in Latin America and the Caribbean region; develop web-based information services to organize and disseminate up to date scientific evidence to improve informed policies and support knowledge based decision at the collective and individual level; promote and develop network-based research and development programs related to information sciences and librarianship.g) Organize technical meetings and scientific forums (such as the Virtual Health Library Regional Coordinating Meeting and the Regional Congress on Health Sciences Information) to share experiences, lessons learned and advance lines of action and public health innovations to reach the international and regional state of the art in scientific information, knowledge management and scientific communication. h) Promote and implement training programs on scientific information, knowledge management and scientific communication, combining in-person and distance learning oriented to users of health education, health research and health care systems, in coordination with the PAHO Virtual Campus Team and KMC.i) Coordinate the participation of BIREME as the Technical Secretariat to the PAHO Director's Advisory Committee of BIREME; Present an annual progress report on BIREME and submit it to the Advisory Committee for review and recommendations to the Director of PAHO; represent BIREME and PAHO at national and international events, forums, networks and instances relevant to its programmatic functions and in convergence with PAHO's priorities and KMC program of work;j) Promote, expand and strengthen inter-operability among national, regional and global information systems and networks, including the Virtual Health Library, the Global Health Library, PAHO Virtual Campus of Public Health, ePORTUGUÊSe, EVIPNET, SciELO, ScienTI, TropIKS.net, etc.; promote, establish and disseminate innovative and open source solutions to overcome barriers to access and contextualize updated quality health information and knowledge, including those barriers related to language, connectivity, economic, education, social and cultural conditions. k) Coordinate with the Universidade Federal de São Paulo cooperative programs and activities on the development of common products, services and events. l) Develop, define and establish the objectives, strategy, plan and budget of the Center; ensure that results and products delivered by the Center are aligned with the Organizational Strategy and make significant contributions with the Expected Results (ER) and Strategic Objectives (SO) in order to achieve equity in health; administer, allocate and monitor the Center's financial, logistical and staff resources; plan and organize the formulation, development, implementation and control of information systems to monitor and improve the Center's business processes. Oversee negotiation and approve contracts and agreements with suppliers, distributors, federal and state agencies, and other organizational entities. Establish contingency and business continuity plans for the Center; ensure that relevant staff is knowledgeable and trained accordingly; m) Participate in the definition of the Center's personnel component, including selection, training and development. Initiate and recommend approval of personnel actions for all staff and assure timely personnel evaluations. Monitor the competencies of the Center to ensure optimal performance and staff development, monitor workloads to ensure equitable distribution of work and maintain job satisfaction, efficiency and output; follow up on any deviation of work results from objectives;n) Provide a stable managerial framework that demonstrates credibility, trust and value to Member States, clients and donors, while optimizing staff performance; o) Promote team work across the Center and the establishment of an environment which encourages participation, stimulates each staff member's creativity, and fosters a multidisciplinary approach to the solution of specific problems; p) Provide leadership, guidance and monitoring of supervised staff by setting clear work objectives, ensuring timely and effective use of performance reviews and feedback mechanisms, engaging in regular communications, and solving interpersonal or technical conflicts; establish and support a learning environment; q) Direct and participate in the development of policies and their implementation and provide authoritative advice in relation to policy and procedures under the areas of responsibility;r) Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Education:Essential: A bachelor's degree in one of the health or information sciences and a master's degree in knowledge management, information systems or public health from a recognized university. Desirable: Formal training in emerging technologies and methodologies for knowledge management and communication and public health would be an asset.
Skills: -- Intrainstitutional Action: Displays, through leadership and decisions, understanding of the political systems and underlying drivers. Plans and evaluates both unit and individual results to achieve the PAHO's mission. Requires that projects be grounded in scientific evidence and that they be consistent with PAHO's mission and values, and appropriate for the setting in which they will be carried out. Demonstrates a full commitment to the mission and values of the Organization by aligning the Entity of work with the strategic direction of the Organization. -- Communication: Instills a culture that encourages effective communication in multicultural environments. Models effective dialogue that seeks all opportunities of conversation with key players by displaying or underlying drivers. Seeks to align the Entity of work with a strategic direction of the organization by displaying underlying values. -- Analysis, Synthesis, and Forecasting: Leads one's Entity toward a culture of decision-making that is based upon objective analysis of situational evidence and application of previously acquired knowledge. Provides oversight in the verification process that targets how Entity of work takes action in situations that will require future intervention, based on ongoing analysis. Presents solutions evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of each option. Is capable of anticipating the implications of an analyzed situation for two years or more.-- Performance Management: Evaluates the performance of subordinates in terms of the organizational strategy, provides feedback offering measurable suggestions and promotes their professional development. Develops and implements realistic and achievable work plans--including tasks, priorities, resources and schedules. Adjusts goals and courses of action to meet changing needs. In a systematic way develops people through demanding and challenging projects utilizing each employee's competencies. Effectively uses the Organization's official performance evaluation processes and systems. Provides constant and positive feedback to focus development efforts. -- Teamwork: Develops a high performing team in one's operational Entity and also encourages teamwork across the Organization. Establishes and models the standard for teams and teamwork. Provides significant contributions when participating in internal and external work teams. Initiates and leads mutually beneficial productive interpersonal relationships based on trust, both inside and outside the Organization. -- Knowledge Management: Systematically seeks and disseminates knowledge that can serve as evidence, lessons learned, and good practices within a particular area and the Organization as a whole. Encourages a culture where more experienced professionals share their knowledge within the Organization, letting others learn, create the best criteria and reinforce their knowledge. -- Resource Mobilization: Establishment of an internal culture that supports the Organization's strategic direction program of work and the organizational results to enable effective resource mobilization. Supports and makes all efforts to increase the level of resources that are considered necessary for operations. Is capable of negotiating with different types of organizations. Uses the financial and non-financial resources with objectivity. Is able to achieve the goals and results with the resources they have.Technical Expertise:- Managerial: Extensive experience in senior, progressively responsible positions in the management of a large public or private health information organization, administration of matters requiring sensitive negotiation and high level intervention and in organizational development. Management of health information systems and services and knowledge of relevant international legislation. Resourcefulness, initiative, highly developed judgment and interpersonal skills to deal with difficult situations and sensitive areas.- Administrative: Skills or experience in resource mobilization and familiarity with financial management, and the creation and integration of administrative platforms for the delivery of the highest quality Finance, Budget, Human Resources, General Administrative and Infrastructure services. Courtesy, tact, sensitivity to manage confidential information, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different professional levels, discipline, nationalities, and cultural background.- Technical: Extensive progressive experience at a senior decision-making level, in particular in managing complex public health information programs/systems at both national and international levels. Wide and varied knowledge of public health information sources and systems, including innovative use of the web and social media. Monitor and report program performance; provide technical advice.IT Skills: Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Demonstrated understanding of and experience with scientific, web-based and open source information systems as well the ability to operate desktop, web related applications, knowledge management and virtual collaboration tools and methodologies.
Experience:Thirteen years of combined national and international progressively responsible experience in technical cooperation in the management and operation of scientific information, knowledge management and scientific communication programs, products and services in institutions concerned with public health.
Languages:Very good knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese with a working knowledge of English. Knowledge of French would be an asset.