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Specialist, Planning, Performance Monitoring %26 Assessment

Washington D.C. (United States of America)

OBJECTIVE OF THE OFFICE/DEPARTMENT
This requisition is for employment at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO)
 
The Planning and Budget Department (PBU) is in charge of PAHO’s strategic planning, budget management and corporate performance monitoring, assessment and reporting. PBU coordinates the development of the Organization’s Strategic Plan (SP) and Program and Budget (PB) applying a results-based management (RBM) approach in line with the Organization’s mandates, policies and strategies.  It leads and facilitates operational planning and performance monitoring and assessment, in collaboration with all levels and parts of the Organization, to measure progress towards the priorities and results in the Strategic Plan and Program and Budget.  PBU also allocates resources to programs and monitors financing and implementation levels throughout the biennium.  The Department is accountable to the Director and Deputy Director of PAHO for ensuring programmatic and budget accountability, including the preparation and presentation of reports to PAHO’s Executive Management and Governing Bodies, and to WHO.
 
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the general supervision of the Director, Planning and Budget (PBU), and the direct supervision of the Senior Advisor, Planning, Performance Monitoring and Assessment (PBU/PM), the incumbent is responsible for, but not limited to, the following assigned duties\:
  1. Support the development, maintenance, and update of processes, guidelines, tools and information systems to facilitate the monitoring and assessment of the PAHO Strategic Plans and its Program Budgets (PBs), in collaboration with entities across the PASB and with Member States;
  2. Support the review and update the compendium of indicators for the PAHO Strategic Plan and PBs, and the validation of baselines and targets for indicators in collaboration with the PBU/PM team and Categories and Program Areas Network (CPAN);
  3. Support coordination and communication with planning and program management networks, including the Categories and Program Areas Network (CPAN) for the PAHO Strategic Plan and PB;
  4. Gather, process and analyze information for the preparation of progress reports on the implementation of the Sustainable Health Agenda for the Americas, PAHO Strategic Plan and PBs for Executive Management, WHO and PAHO Governing Bodies;
  5. Support the implementation of the organization’s operational planning process ensuring the application of the results-based management approach to planning and budgeting, including the review and update of guidelines for BWP development and PMA processes;
  6. Participate in the review process and provide support to entities in the development of their BWPs and in conducting their PMA exercises in line with established corporate guidelines and technical orientations from PBU;
  7. Assist in monitoring the implementation of recommendations related to planning and PMA processes, and prepare status reports for PBU’s internal management and for EXM;
  8. Organize and facilitate meetings and orientation sessions on planning, PMA, budget and related topics, including the preparation of training materials;
  9. Support the development of the Program and Budgets to implement the PAHO Strategic Plan;
  10. Support the formulation, review and monitoring of the Country Cooperation Strategies (CCS), Regional Strategies and Plans, and voluntary contributions, ensuring that all of these align and contribute to the priorities set in the Sustainable Health Agenda for the Americas, PAHO, Strategic Plan and PB;
  11. Collaborate in the review and translation of guidelines and reports in English and Spanish;
  12. Perform other related duties, as assigned. 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
 
Education\:
Essential\: A bachelor’s degree in a health or social science, business administration, economics or related field from a recognized university.
 
Desirable\: Training and /or education in results-based management (RBM), planning or project management would be an asset.
 
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/.  PAHO will also use the databases of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation http\://www.chea.org/search/default.asp and College Navigator, found on the website of the National Centre for Educational Statistics, https\://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator to support the validation process.
 
Experience\:
Essential\: Five years of combined national and international work experience in planning, program management, monitoring and assessment, development program implementation or evaluation.
 
Desirable\: Experience working with a UN system organization and/or developing countries would be assets. 
 
SKILLS\:
PAHO Competencies\:
  • Intrainstitutional Action\:  Operates in a fair, consistent and equitable manner, and displays such behavior by example. Ensures that the mission and the values of the Organization as well as the setting in which projects will be carried out are the drivers in one's technical work. Understands the results required and performs to that standard. Behaves consistently in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the Organization.
  • Analysis, Synthesis, and Forecasting\:  Takes or organizes individual and collective action after analyzing situations on the basis of the available evidence and knowledge. Continuously analyzes the evolution of situations in an area of work and makes suggestions to adjust or confirm the decisions necessary to implement required actions. Is capable of anticipating the implications of an analyzed situation between six months to one year ahead.
  • Teamwork\:  Promotes team work and leads one's area to finish tasks and accept responsibility.  Creates a positive environment within the area of work.  Makes everyone feel like they are part of the team as well as welcomes and appreciates everyone's ideas and suggestions.  Able to see the positive aspects of working as a team, shares the team's enthusiasm for achieving mutual goals. 
  • Accountability\:  Identifies, in conjunction with management, specific activities, processes jobs that require defined accountability, linking them to accountability strategies and objectives. Revises periodically progress made in the established work plan with his/her supervisor. Constantly reaches their objectives.
  • Knowledge Management\:  Shares knowledge and information appropriately and participates in activities to facilitate sharing. Develops tools and protocols for creation, integration and dissemination of knowledge. Researches opportunities, methods and approaches for delivering value through improved knowledge. 
  • Thinking, planning and the strategic management of technical cooperation interventions\:  Proposes priority ideas for executing interventions after anticipating their critical points, eventual risks and solutions. Evaluates proposals for interventions before making decisions to execute them. Lays the technical foundations for executing technical cooperation interventions following the Organization’s strategy in order to generate the expected results.
  • Evaluation of technical cooperation interventions\:  Proposes criteria for evaluating interventions at the process, management, and outcome level, in addition to plans for evaluating technical cooperation, in keeping with the PAHO's strategic direction. 
Technical Expertise\:
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of results-based management concepts and their application, especially related to planning, budgeting and program management, monitoring and assessment in the health or social sector. 
  • Experience in international technical cooperation with emphasis on public health planning, program development and implementation, and performance monitoring and assessment.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess, analyze, synthesize and provide recommendations on key technical issues.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a complex organizational environment and re-prioritize actions on short notice when required.
  • Knowledge of modern communication and information management technologies.
  • Excellent logistical, administrative and organizational skills to facilitate the implementation of the plans and follow-up actions.
  • Excellent organizational and analytic skills combined with strong professional oral and writing skills including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical/persuasive documents for consideration at the highest levels of the Organization.
Languages\:
Very good knowledge of English or Spanish, with a working knowledge of the other language. Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.
 
IT Skills\:
Demonstrated ability to effectively use a computer and utilize software programs such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Outlook.  Knowledge of other software programs such as Visio, Microsoft Projects, Tableau, and use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and or data management systems would be an asset.
 
REMUNERATION
Annual Salary\: (Net of taxes)
US $46,472.00
 
Post Adjustment\: 47.1% of the above figure(s).  This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.
 
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.
 
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to PAHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and e-Manual.
 
For information on PAHO please visit\: http\://www.paho.org
 
PAHO/WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
 
PAHO/WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
 
PAHO/WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary and post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance).  Other benefits include\:  30 days annual leave, dependency benefits, pension plan and health insurance scheme.  Benefits for internationally recruited staff may include home leave, travel and removal expenses on appointment and separation, education grant for dependent children, assignment grant and rental subsidy.
 
Candidates appointed to an international post with PAHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
 
All applicants are required to complete an on-line profile to be considered for this post. 
 
Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration. A written test and/or interview will be held for this post.  The post description is the official documentation for organization purposes.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2018-03-14

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