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Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): One-year renewable
Primary Location: Multiple locations
Other Locations: South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Nigeria
Organization: AF/DPM Director, Programme Management
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Purpose of the Post
ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of programme management
processes in countries using a results-based management (RBM) approach
to planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. In
the context of the WHO Country Office needs, the incumbent will
coordinate the creation, implementation and development of the strategic
response plans as well as the WHO operational plan, outlining the
activities and resources (staffing, equipment, funding) required for WHO
to perform its role as the lead technical agency in health, and more
specifically as the leader of the Health Cluster in humanitarian
emergencies and outbreaks. The incumbent will be deployed to emergency
Organizational context (Describe the individual role
of the incumbent within the team, focusing on the work environment
within and outside the organization) Under the direct supervision of the
Head of WHO’s Country Office and the overall guidance of the Director
Programme Management (DPM), the incumbent will coordinate the Country
Office planning, budget management, monitoring and evaluation processes.
In emergency settings, s/he will act as an advisor to the WHO emergency
team on Planning & Performance Management activities. The incumbent
will work closely with the other members of the Country Office team and
the respective technical leads, across the three levels of the
Organization to coordinate strategic and operational planning. S/he
ensures that planning is based on accurate data and that the expected
results with the associated inputs (human and financial resources) are
clearly defined and tracked.
the direct supervision of the Head of WHO’s Country Office, and the
overall guidance of the Director Programme Management (DPM), the
incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to the
1. Lead and facilitate the development of the
Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) and other strategic planning
documents, in accordance with WHO’s guiding principles; while ensuring
collaboration with all levels of the Organization and alignment of
Country Office priorities with the General Programme of Work, UNDAF and
delivering as One United Nations System.
2. Coordinate operational
planning and undertake regular planning reviews with WHO teams at all
levels and provide recommendations for adjustments based on technical
and/or emergency needs.
3. Monitor the Programme Budget (PB)
implementation and provide strategic recommendations on financial,
administrative and human resource allocation as well as related
programme management decision-making on resource utilization for optimal
4. Report on identified programme management issues and
risks if any and liaise with the WR and/or relevant staff to ensure
timely mitigation and resolution.
5. Coordinate performance
monitoring and assessment in WHO Country Offices to measure progress
towards defined priorities and results including coordinating the
quarterly, semi-annual, mid-term and end of biennium review and
6. Contribute to resource mobilization efforts
by supporting the development of results-focused proposals, donor
agreements and other grant-related instruments ensuring quality and
alignment with WHO policies, pertinent documents and other
7. Coordinate evaluation activities to support Organizational learning.
Oversee and/or design standardized methods of capturing and
consolidating evidence on health interventions as well as document
lessons learnt, best practices and trend analyses to support health
sector/cluster coordination and responsive decision-making.
and update a stakeholder database of key operational partners with the
aim of strengthening multi-sectoral dialogue and collaboration for
improved health sector performance.
10. In emergency settings,
analyse and document WHO performance based on the WHO Emergency Response
Framework (ERF) while ensuring the implementation of remedial actions
for effective emergency response health interventions.
11. Build the capacity of internal and external stakeholders, and promote accountability, responsiveness and transparency.
12. Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor
Generic (Describe the core, management or leadership competencies
required – See WHO competency model – list in order of priority,
commencing with the most important ones)
1. Producing results
2. Fostering integration and teamwork
3. Ensuring effective use of resources
4. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
• Strong theoretical and practical knowledge in results-based management in the health sector.
• Strong technical, analytical, conceptual and inter-personal skills
• Knowledge and experience in quantitative and qualitative methods
• Ability to manage multiple issues and tasks and reprioritize actions on short notice
• Ability to propose innovative approaches and solutions to challenging situations.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills including the development of written reports and oral presentations
• Familiar with value-for-money principles, resource mobilization and communication for impact
Demonstrated capacity to foster internal (within Country Teams) and
external collaborations with various stakeholders including Member
States and partners.
Essential: Masters level university degree in public health.
Specialized training in planning, results-based management and/or
project management would be an asset. Knowledge of WHO Planning,
Budgeting and Monitoring Framework and WHO Emergency Response Framework
would be an additional asset.
At least 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international
levels in programme management in a public health context.
Desirable: Working experience with WHO or similar UN Agency in planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.
Essential: Expert knowledge of English
Desirable: Working knowledge of another WHO official language would be an asset.
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Other Skills (e.g. IT):
Essential: Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Desirable: Knowledge of automated planning tools would be an asset