World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: External Relations / Resource Mobilization (EXR) Officer
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Objectives of the Programme
- The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.
Description of Duties
- During deployment, the duty station may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.
- Develop flexible and innovative resource mobilization strategy to ensure sustainable financing for core positions and emergency activities. In coordination with relevant technical officers, write the “Donor brief and funding request” and other WHO and UN appeal documents; to be used as an advocacy and fundraising tool. 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 in negotiations for rapid donor agreements. Research the interests and application requirements of the main donors and other sources of funding to the country.
- Oversee the overall activities related to mobilization of resources, grants management, funding needs and gaps and the awards process.
- Maintain project calendars and milestones; analyse information on project activities and monitor progress towards targets using various project management databases.
- Liaise with HQ and Regional Office to secure on the required clearance, including legal and financial clearances for proposals and donor agreements before signature. Provide technical support to the respective staff with the recalibration of inputs, outputs; ensure that timely donor approval is requested for project amendments.
- 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.
- Liaise with the 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 country level to secure funding from those sources.
- 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. Perform any other emergency-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
- Essential: Advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences, Communications, Marketing, Management, Economics, Accounting, Financial Management, Business or Public Administration from an accredited/recognized institute
- Desirable: Specific studies on resource mobilization, communication, studies on development and/or humanitarian work. Training in donor intelligence, proposal writing, and general project management.
- Essential: At least seven years’ related experience, at the national and international level, in resource mobilization, external relations and grants management.
- Documented achievements in fundraising activities, part of which supporting humanitarian emergency or health outbreak response and recovery activities. Proven experience in writing resource mobilization proposals, donor reports and related documents.
- Desirable: Prior working experience with WHO/UN, health cluster partners or with an international nongovernmental or recognized humanitarian organization
- 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 complemented by the ability to conceptualize ideas and promote consensus. 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 anasset
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Driving the Organization’s Position in Health Leadership
- Ensuring the effective use of resources
- Use of Language Skills
- Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
- Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.
- 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 73,516 (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 2555 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.
Application Closing Date
2nd September, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
- 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: //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.
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- WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: //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.