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External Relations and Data Management Officer

Brazzaville (Congo Republic)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Brazzaville (Congo Republic)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Scientist and Researcher
    • Statistics
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-21

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The mission of the EPG Unit is to mobilize political will and resources, build strategic alliances and partnerships, manage external relations, coordinate the work of the Regional Committee and enhance the contributions of delegations of the African Region to the work of WHO's Governing Bodies in support of the achievement of regional health goals. The Unit manages WHO/AFRO's relationship with the international community by contributing to the positioning of the Organization's regional health priorities into the agenda of the international community and in positioning the Organization to attain technical and strategic recognition within the regional setting.


Under the supervision of the Coordinator, External Relations, Partnerships and Governing Bodies Unit, the incumbent will undertake the following tasks\:--> Undertake donor research, produce and update donor profiles, and maintain the External Relations and Governing Bodies SharePoint; --> Provide periodic reporting to management on donors by programme areas and analysis from donor/partner databases;--> Assist departments and teams in the development of quality proposals, preparation of grant agreements; timely reporting; disbursement requests, no-cost extension and other relevant correspondence as relevant; --> Guide and advise AFRO' technical units on their engagements with partners and particularly non-State actors--> Develop websites and resource mobilization platforms;--> Liaise with the Communication, Advocacy and Media Unit in supporting departments and teams to increase visibility of their work vis-a-vis the donor community;--> Support operating procedures by liaising with respective business owners to secure the required clearance, including legal and financial clearances for proposals and donor agreements before signature. Perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.



Essential\: University degree in public health, business administration, management, communications, international relations or a related field.
Desirable\: .


Essential\: At least five (5) years' experience working in grant management, donor funding, proposal development, and resource mobilization. At least three (3) years' experience working in database development and management, data analysis and data reporting.
Desirable\: Experience in WHO, other UN agencies or in similar field.


Good communications, negotiations, resource mobilization, public relations and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of the principles, techniques and practices of partnership development and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural environment. Ability to establish and maintain partnerships at organizational, local and international levels. Excellent analytical and writing skills.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential\: Excellent knowledge of English with 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 2821 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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