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Technical Officer – External Relations

Maputo (Mozambique)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Maputo (Mozambique)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-17

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The External relations unit of the WCO/Mozambique will strengthen the county office in funds mobilization, advocacy and partnerships with all relevant partners, including non-state actors. The incumbent will serve as the principal advisor to the WHO Representative (WR) and country office, in resource mobilization, advocacy and partnership activities. As a key member of the WCO/Mozambique management team, the Resource Mobilization and External Relations Officer will manage the coordination, expansion, development and oversight of the country offices' funding and associated partnerships.


Under the overall supervision of the WHO Representative, the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to, the following assigned duties\:1. Develops a flexible and innovative resource mobilization action plan for WCO/Mozambique to ensure sustainable financing for core and emergency activities. 2. Researches the interests and application requirements of the main donors and other sources of funding to the country. Drafts proposals, donor briefings, reports and updates to ensure accurate and timely reporting;3. Identifies and partners with main donors in the country (in consultation with HQ and Regional Office external relations teams). 4. Maintains partner relations through innovative approaches; while concisely, clearly and convincingly communicating WHO yearly/biennial strategic direction; proactively contributes in negotiations for rapid donor agreements; 5. Oversees the overall activities related to mobilization of resources, grants management, funding needs and gaps and the awards process. Maintains project calendars and milestones; analyses information on project activities and monitors progress towards targets using various project management databases;6. Liaises with HQ and Regional Offices to secure the required clearance, includinglegal and financial clearances for proposals and donor agreements before signature. 7. Manages 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, logistics, HR and technical staff to monitor the overall implementation of projects in the country office;8. Liaises with coordination agencies in the country to ensure that WHO/Mozambique participates in system-wide resource mobilization activities and that it effectively engages with staff of Country-Based Pooled Funds to secure funding from those sources;9. In coordination with the Communication Officer, effectively utilizes 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 to WHO's strategic plans and proposals;Performs any other relevant duties, as required by the supervisor



Essential\: Bachelor's degree in Social sciences, International relations, Communications, Marketing, Economics, Accounting or Financial management, Business or Public administration from a recognized University
Desirable\: An Advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in social science fields or business and finance or related fields.Specific studies in resource mobilization, communication,development and/or humanitarian work. Training in donor intelligence, proposal writing, and general project management


Essential\: At least five (05) years of progressive experience in resource mobilization at national or international level.Documented achievements in fundraising activities, part of which is 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.--> Experience in working for WHO/UN agencies or international organizationsExperience working in emergency context


Strong interpersonal, representational and organizational skillsProven ability to strengthen the involvement and collaboration of a broad range of partnersSkills in Project management Skills in proposal developmentDemonstrated success in resource mobilization complemented by the ability to conceptualize ideas and promote consensusGood knowledge of WHO mandate and goals is an asset

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

Essential\: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable\: Beginners knowledge of Portuguese .


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 2173 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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