Ethics Officer – WHO – Geneva, Switzerland
Description of Duties
The incumbent will work in the Office of Compliance, Risk Management and Ethics (CRE) under the supervision of the Coordinator (Ethics), and Director CRE. The incumbent is expected to provide support to the work of CRE’s Ethics team to provide ethical advice and promote/uphold the Organization’s ethical principles.
He/she will support the Ethics team in developing advice on a range of ethical dilemmas, support the development of communication materials and policy documents.
Specifically, the incumbent will:
- Carry out research and analysis on conflict of interest situations, monitoring and reviewing requests of authorization for outside activities, and analysing disclosures of potential conflict of interest issues to prepare advice to staff members and/or senior management;
- Conduct complex research on organizational managerial and/or legal matters, consulting and liaising with relevant offices as required;
- Prepare confidential correspondence to individuals seeking advice on ethical issues, and assist Coordinator Ethics in developing creative solutions to address ethical dilemmas and timely and confidential management recommendations;
- Manage confidential files and track and monitor requests for advice and cases received by the Ethics team;
- Support Coordinator Ethics in developing and implementing ethics training materials and activities, and in developing and improving public communications and reporting material on Ethics;
- Conduct research and analytical reviews, data collection and monitoring for reporting purposes, and prepare summaries of findings in text/ presentation and online communication formats to support Coordinator Ethics in fostering coherence of standards, policies and processes with regards to Ethics organization-wide across different issues, and with UN common system bodies; 7. Support the organization of meetings, including external meetings, such as UN and other, draft relevant meeting reports, and support the production of and monitoring of other inputs from the Ethics team as required;
- Assist with problem solving on related matters, within the delegated responsibilities, as required;
- Perform other related duties, as assigned by the Coordinator (Ethics) and Director, CRE.
- University degree (ideally at Master’s level or equivalent) in law, social sciences (including public administration), public health, human resources management or related field.
- Professional certifications in any of the above-mentioned subject fields.
- At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders, and supporting decision making processes in complex organizations, with at least two years’ experience at the international level.
- Understanding of ethics/professional conduct issues.
- Experience conducting research and analysis of complex situations/processes, including policy analysis and/or legal advice in large organizations.
- Experience in conflict of interest management, training and provision of confidential individual advice.
- Good understanding of the structures and environment of large international organizations, policies and practices, rules and regulations.