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Subject: Job Posting: Trainer / Technical Communicator Contract Position
The World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, a United
Nations specialized agency, is currently looking for a trainer / technical
communicator to begin working in Geneva immediately.
The Information Systems Management (ISM) division is looking for a
trainer/technical writer to assist in the development of training materials
and delivery of end-user training for its Activity Management System (AMS),
a newly developed project and budget management software system.
You will be working under the supervision of another trainer to develop
materials for the training.
We are looking for a trainer/writer who meets the following criteria:
has several years of solid, relevant experience in development of training
materials for turn-key computer systems (preferably corporate systems);
has several years of solid, relevant experience in delivery of end-user
training for turn-key computer systems (preferably corporate systems);
holds at least a Bachelor's degree, a degree in Technical Communication
would be a plus
Speaks English as a native language. A knowledge of French would be useful
because Geneva is in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, but not
necessary. The working language of WHO/ISM is English.
All printed documentation is being prepared in Word so experience using
Microsoft Word is essential.
Sensitivity to multi-cultural issues is essential.
Takes initiative?is a self-starter.
Enjoys working with programmers and users.
Knowledge of instructional design and training development issues an
graphics skills would be a plus.
financial or project management knowledge would be a plus.
This contract position requires you to work on-site in Geneva, Switzerland.
Additional international travel to one of WHO's regional and country
offices may be required. A round-trip plane ticket is provided, but no
relocation assistance. Legally-married spouses and dependents are
permitted, but must be brought over at your expense.
The initial contract will be for 3-4 months. If the work is satisfactory
during the initial contract, it is anticipated that the contract will be
renewed on an on-going basis.
If this position is of interest to you, please send your resume as soon as
possible to Mr. John Kennedy at the address below.
Please be prepared to submit of portfolio of work that contains writing
samples that are no more than 2 years old. These samples should demonstrate
how your skills can meet our needs.
Mr. John Kennedy
World Health Organization
ISM/MIS, Room 4174
20, Avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
Facsimile: (+41) 22 791 48 40
E-Mail: kennedyj -at- who -dot- ch