Reports Officer

  • Full Time
  • India

World Health Organization


Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 years
Job Posting: Feb 26, 2023, 9:37:19 PM
Closing Date: Mar 20, 2023, 4:59:00 PM
Primary Location: India-New Delhi
Organization: SE/DPM Director, Programme Management
Schedule: Full-time

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To provide quality assurance of scientific, technical and advocacy information related to health; to establish mechanisms to screen and process publications in line with WHO policies; to implement styles, standards, norms and guidelines for the preparation and production of health information materials, and to support SEAR professional staff and Member States in the production of high quality information materials.


Under the general guidance of the Regional Director and direct supervision of the Director (Programme Management), the incumbent will:

Elaborate, implement and monitor the workplan of Documentation unit

Edit, revise, rewrite and otherwise review a variety of reports, books, publications and other materials, and SEAR Governing Body documentation, in print or electronic format, which may be complex and highly technical in nature, or for advocacy/fund raising purposes;

Organize in-house and contractual editing and processing of reports, books, publications and other documents for their design, layout and presentation;

Lead Documentation unit and ensure adherence by South-East Asia Region (SEAR) official publishing policies, principles and procedures related to the preparation of documents;

Supervise the Reports and Documents Unit team including the work of the Editorial Services, Text Processing and Designing units in producing publications of the highest quality;

Assure the editorial quality of all documentation for the Regional Committee and other high-level meetings (including the High-level Preparatory Meeting for the Regional Committee and the Regional Committee);

coordinating, editing and collating the work of the report writers and editorial assistants at sessions of high-level meetings;

editing Regional Committee resolutions; and editing the final reports of the Regional Committee and other high-level meetings in collaboration with the Associate Reports Officer.

Act as the Secretariat member of Regional Publishing Policy Group Capacity building for SEAR staff in WHO Style guide, report writing, editing etc. Any other related duties as assigned.



Essential: A Masters’ degree in English literature, journalism, publishing or related subject from a recognized University
Desirable: A master’s degree in public health or biomedical sciences


Essential: At least seven years of experience in editing and reviewing technical documents including some years of demonstrated international exposure at senior editor level.
Desirable: Experience in an international organization, preferably WHO, and/or of working in a developing country, and experience in editing and production of peer-reviewed health journals.


Excellent linguistic skills (writing, editing, proofreading) in English; knowledge of publishing practices and computer applications related to document processing.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Producing results
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


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 77,326 (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 2107 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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