Thursday , March 23 2023

WHO Vacancies – Programme Management Officer

Website World Health Organization

Job Description:

To support the achievement of national health and development agenda, the programme management function will be instrumental in the WHO Country Office in ensuring strategic and operational planning, programme budgeting, resource distribution, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and contributing towards resource mobilization efforts while ensuring strict adherence to organizational guidelines and standards. The unit will contribute towards better integration, collaboration and planning for results and ensuring performance assessment is conducted on timely basis and results are reported

Job Responsibilities:

  • Under 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 following duties: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. 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.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 results. 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.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 reporting processes. 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 administrative provisions. 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. Build and update a stakeholder database of key operational partners with the aim of strengthening multi-sectoral dialogue and collaboration for improved health sector performance. 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.Build the capacity of internal and external stakeholders, and promote accountability, responsiveness and transparency.Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to propose innovative approaches and solutions to challenging situations.
  • Strong technical, analytical, conceptual and inter-personal skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to foster internal (within Country Teams) and external collaborations with various stakeholders including Member States and partners
  • Strong theoretical and practical knowledge in results-based management in the health sector.
  • Familiar with value-for-money principles, resource mobilization and communication for impact
  • Ability to manage multiple issues and tasks and reprioritize actions on short notice
  • Knowledge and experience in quantitative and qualitative methods
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including the development of written reports and oral presentations

Qualification & Experience:

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international levels in programme management in a public health context
  • Prior relevant experience working with WHO, other UN Agency or health-sector international Organization in planning, monitoring and evaluation. Experience in emergency settings would be an asset
  • Masters level university degree in public health. Candidates with a university degree in business or public administration, social sciences or related field may apply provided they have at least seven years of relevant work experience in an international health organization

Job Details:

Company: World Health Organization

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Pretoria, Gauteng, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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