The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations
Essential: – Master’s degree in Public health and/or other related field from a recognized university.
Desirable: – Training or experience in public health emergency and partners’ coordination
Essential: – A minimum of seven years of relevant experience at national and international levels in public health emergency management
Desirable: Work experience with WHO or other UN agencies in emergency management would be an asset
At least 7 years of relevant professional experience in emergency preparedness and response;- Sound technical expertise and experience in risk assessment in the health sector- Knowledge of WHO risk assessment tools will be an asset
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Producing results
- Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following duties:
- Support the effective implementation of WHO strategies for technical and operational partnerships on health emergencies in the hubs
- Establish and update active mapping of partners at sub-regional level as well as the matrix of partners ‘capacity on the ground, in the countries of East and Southern Africa sub-region
- Follow up with partners the implementation of agreed upon joint strategies, plans, and activities at sub-regional level
- Maintain a two ways communication between the EPR program and partners to ensure that partners feedback and relevant expectations are incorporated in EPR approaches strategies, and interventions.
- Ensure the proper mobilization of relevant partners for ensuring a collective and coherent preparedness and response operations to health emergencies.
- Seek opportunities to expand and strengthen existing partnerships, especially through the development of new partnerships in the hub.
- Liaise with partners to ensure appropriate reporting mechanisms for effective joint monitoring and evaluation purposes;
- Receive, compile relevant technical information on a range of technical issues and share with partners to inform their strategies and programs for emergency preparedness and response
- Initiate and coordinate relevant activities related to technical collaboration between partners for emergency preparedness and response in the sub-region
- Organize and participate in partners’ health group meetings as well as other technical working groups for public health emergency management or humanitarian coordination mechanisms at sub-regional level
- Coordinate and provide input to joint planning and reporting processes
- Arrange and hold one-to-one partnership activities to deliver technical aspects of the partnership in collaboration with the relevant technical officer within the hub/ESA
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DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
During deployment, the duty station may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.
- Develop a resource mobilization plan for the incident management system based on existing and potential donors and fundraising mechanisms. In coordination with relevant technical officers, develop a "Donor brief and funding request" and other WHO and UN appeal documents based on WHO's strategy; to be used as an advocacy tool.
- In close coordination with project management and planning officers, manage the overall and day-to-day activities related to mobilization of resources, monitoring and tracking funding needs and gaps.
- Liaise with HQ on the required legal and financial clearances and engagement with donors whose agreements are managed by HQ e.g. CERF, DFID, ECHO, and OFDA/USAID, etc.
- In coordination with relevant technical officers at the three levels of the organization, develop specific project proposals in compliance with both WHO and donor requirements.
- Research the interests and application requirements of the main donors and other sources of funding to the country. Provide technical advice to the Incident Manager and HCO on opportunities.
- Identify and partner with main humanitarian donors to the country (in consultation with HQ and Regional Office resource mobilization teams). Represent the WHO incident management team at donor coordination meetings; proactively contribute in negotiations for rapid donor agreements.
- Establish and manage a network of donor contacts, track proposals submitted, funds pledged/received and donor agreement implementation requirements (implementation deadlines, earmarking for specific activities, visibility requests, reporting, etc.). Liaise with technical officers, budget and planning staff to ensure that allocation of funds is in compliance with donor requirements.
- Report on expected results and resource mobilization activities in compliance with related documents to be disseminated among donors, and draft specific reports to donors as stated in legal agreements.
- Liaise with the local representatives of OCHA or other coordination agencies in the country to ensure that WHO information and updates are adequately captured in the respective situation reports, donor briefs and other relevant documents.
- In coordination with the Communication and Advocacy Officer, effectively utilize the communication products and advocacy material in convincing and encouraging donors to fund the overall health sector response to affected populations. If required, research, write and edit information materials in support to resource mobilization activities, including success stories.
- Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
Essential: Advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in social sciences, international relations, political sciences, business, communications, marketing, management or economics 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.
- At least seven years' related experience, at the national and international level, in resource mobilization and external relations.
- 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, tack 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.
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Promoting innovation and organizational learning
- Creating an empowering and motivating environment
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 2659 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.
- 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.
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