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The incumbent will lead WHO's work in advocacy, research and development of topical microbicides for prevention of sexually transmitted infections, especially HIV grounded in comprehensive sexual and reproductive health and human rights, and builds capacity in developing-country institutions to advance topical microbicide products through the development of normative guidance, clinical testing, licensure and introduction.
The scientist will lead and convene technical and scientific experts, both inside and outside of the Department, in the design and implementation of modelling approaches for and estimates of sexual and reproductive health indicators, working closely with WHO’s partners. The Scientist will also coordinate activities at the regional and global level to develop and build consensus on methodologies and estimations of sexual and reproductive health indicators. This is a critical position within the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP).
The Communications Specialist will be responsible for writing and developing content for various departmental information materials, targeted at diverse audiences and across varied platforms. The successful candidate will have demonstrated an ability to convey complex scientific matter in a clear and understandable style appropriate for non-scientific audiences.