External Relations, Partner Coordination, Resource Mobilization Officer

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-12-06
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
To ensure that effective WHO Country presence is established to formulate, evaluate and implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State’s health development agendas that aim to increase access to and effectiveness of high-quality health care, sound Health Financing, and Human Resources strategies and better Health Governance.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
1. Develop a flexible and innovative resource mobilization strategy to ensure sustainable financing for core positions and emergency activities at the country level. In coordination with relevant technical officers, write the donor briefing materials, funding proposals, and other WHO and UN appeal documents; to be used as advocacy and fundraising tools.
2. Identify and partner with main humanitarian donors to the country (in consultation with HQ and Regional Office resource mobilization teams). Represent WHO at donor coordination meetings; proactively contribute to negotiations for rapid donor agreements.
3. Research the interests and application requirements of the main donors and other sources of funding to the country, identifying trends as well as opportunities and risks, in consultation with HQ.
4. Oversee the overall activities related to mobilization of resources, grants management, funding needs and gaps, and the award management process at the country office level. Maintain project calendars and milestones; analyze information on project activities and monitor progress towards targets using various project management databases.
5. Work closely with HQ and the relevant Regional Office focal points as required to secure on the required clearance, including legal and financial clearances for proposals and donor agreements before signature. Provide technical guidance to the respective staff with the recalibration of inputs, outputs; ensure that timely donor approval is requested for project amendments.
6. Manage multiple projects throughout the project life cycle: monitor implementation rates and reporting deadlines and ensure activities and expenditures are aligned with the terms and conditions set out in individual donor agreements; work closely with procurement, logistic, HR, and technical staff to monitor the overall implementation of emergency projects.
7. Liaise and build partnerships with local representatives of OCHA or other coordination agencies in the country to ensure that WHO participates in system-wide resource mobilization activities organized by OCHA and that it effectively engages with CERF and Country-Based Pooled Funds staff at the country level to secure funding from those sources. 8. In coordination with the Communication and Advocacy Officer, effectively utilize the communication products to inform donors about both Health Sector and WHO’s strategies and work to encourage them to fund the overall health sector response to affected populations and WHO’s strategic plans and proposals.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education
WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/.
Essential: Masters Degree in social sciences, international relations, political sciences, communications, marketing, management, economics accounting, financial management, business or public administration.
Desirable: Specific studies on resource mobilization, communication, studies on the development and/or humanitarian work. Training in donor intelligence, proposal writing, and general project management.
Experience
Essential
  • Strong interpersonal, representational, and organizational skills, with proven ability to facilitate and strengthen the involvement and collaboration of a broad range of internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated success in resource mobilization, including the ability to conceptualize resource mobilization strategies and approaches and promote consensus with donors and partners.
  • Integrity, tact, and discretion.
  • Ability to work and achieve goals under pressure.
  • Sound understanding of the impact of emergencies and crises on social and economic development, and its burden on populations.
  • Ability to "think out of the box" and to make innovative proposals as related to mobilization of resources.
  • Good knowledge of WHO mandate and goals in the emergency incident management context is an asset.
WHO Competencies Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model: https://www.who.int/employment/WHO_competencies_EN.pdf?ua=1
  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Promoting WHO’s position in health leadership
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Use of Language Skills
Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of another WHO official language would be an asset.
Other Skills (e.g. IT)
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
REMUNERATION
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 74,913 (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 1511 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
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero-tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority, and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online. For assessment of your application, please ensure that
    • your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated;
    • all required details regarding your qualifications, education, and training are provided;
    • all experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.
    • Kindly note that CV/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessible.
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