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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Manila
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2019-07-23

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Technical Officer (External Relations and Partnerships) (October 2019-March 2020)

Manila (Philippines)


The purpose of the External Relations and Partnerships Unit is to (a) provide staff with tailored support so as to make the process of seeking voluntary contributions as efficient as possible (b) actively reach out to donors and partners to strengthen relationship between organizations.

The Office of the Regional Director (RDO) provides leadership, strengthens governance and fosters partnership and collaboration with countries, the United Nations system and other partners/stakeholders in order to fulfil the mandate of WHO in advancing the global health agenda within the Western Pacific Region.


Under the general direction and supervision of the Director, Office of the Regional Director and Communications and External Relations (EXD), the incumbent is responsible for the following functions\:

1. Supporting effective communications between WHO/WPR and our donor/partner community\:

• Builds and maintains donor/partner intelligence through\:

o Researching and updating donor and partner profiles;

o Preparing a monthly Donor News document for the Region;

o Takes a lead in coordinating specialist Donor Interest Groups focusing on key donors and donor groups;

o Preparing bi-monthly newsletter to donors and partners;

• Consolidates and prepares reports on what WHO has achieved for public broadcast and specialist donor/partner reporting;

• Ensuring formal reports are provided to donors in a timely manner and working with technical units to improve the quality of the reports;

2. Strengthens core donor/partner base by\:

• Developing and engaging in strategic approaches to donors/partners including the development and implementation of (a) regional donor engagement strategy (b) regional partner engagement strategy (c) regional corporate sector engagement strategy;

• Exploring potential support among new donors including corporate sector;

• Preparing an annual report that analyses WHO/WPR and our donor/partner/NGO interactions and makes recommendations to the Regional Director on areas for strengthening and areas for repositioning of the organization;

3. Provision of protocol and information analysis support to Regional Director's Office

• Accesses and analyses information including technical, political and policy information required to support the strategic work of the Regional Director;

• Acts as Protocol Officer and takes a lead on managing high level visits to WPRO and with the Regional Director;

• As Protocol Officer manages NGO interactions and other protocol related issues at Governing Bodies meetings and in other ministerial level forums as needed;

• Provides technical support on external relations and donor/partner engagement to the bi-monthly Technical Team Leaders' Meetings

4. Accomplishes any other duties according to the instructions of EXD/RD.



Essential\: University degree in public administration, business administration or other relevant social sciences, or equivalent professional training/self study.


Essential\: Five years' experience in administration in a national and/or international organization with analytical and communications responsibilities.


1. Able to research, classify, analyse and sift large amounts of information in a short time in order to report on what is relevant, necessary and pertinent.

2. Able to think strategically and help the organization position itself in the most effective manner

3. Possesses excellent diplomacy, tact and negotiating capacity. Experienced in organizing high level events and good awareness of protocol issues.

4. Has a thorough working knowledge of essential WHO systems, procedures, policies, and structure.

5. Has excellent communication skills with the ability to work well with, and positively relate to, people at all levels and from all backgrounds and orientations.

6. Able to work independently, and to take initiative quickly.

7. Ability to maintain the standard of conduct of an international civil servant and to work harmoniously as a member of an international team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.

WHO Competencies

Moving forward in a changing environment
Knowing and managing yourself
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Use of Language Skills

Essential\: Expert knowledge of written and spoken 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 60,233 (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 2229 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\:// 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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link\: http\:// 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.
  • For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.
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