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Grant Manager

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Managerial positions
    • Grant writing
  • Closing Date: 2021-01-21

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The objective of the WHO's PolioEradication Programme is to eradicate polio globally in accordance with WorldHealth Assembly (WHA) resolutions, and fully implement the Global Polio Eradicationand End Game Strategic Plan in conjunction with GPEI partners and Member States. The Regional Polio Programme has as itsimmediate objectives, stopping polio transmission in Pakistan and Afghanistan,and protecting polio-free countries in the Region from importation of wildpoliovirus. Upon eradication, to achieve the destruction or safe containment ofpolioviruses in the Region.


Prepare draft and finalize proposals as well as technical reports to donors based on inputs received from technical teams and guidance from the Coordinated Resource Mobilization (CRM) team.

Develop and maintain Grant Management/Resource Mobilization tools, such as upcoming/due donor reports tracker, pipeline-tracker, country/emergency specific information/analysis, workflow documents, etc. Such tools should adequately support the overall management of Awards including Activation, Distribution, Amendments, implementation, monitoring and reporting.

Update and maintain therelated grant and finance tracking systems to monitor deadlines for submissionof proposals and reports to donors. Monitor funding proposals, grants implementation rates and reporting deadlines in accordance with donors' specific reporting schedules and requirements to ensure correct and timely use of awards, and ensure awards are used in line with donor agreements;Manage awards implementation with specific regards to encumbrances management, and coordinate inputs to periodic donor technical and financial reporting.Coordinate closely with POL/HQ to support the effective implementation of the GPEI Resources mobilization strategy;

Working closely with other relevant units both in EM/POL and HE/POL, Source and share donor/partner intelligence by researching and keeping up to date donor and partner profiles, including technical, political and policy information required to support the strategic engagement of partners at the regional level;

Draft, review and provide quality assurance for technical donor reports, proposals, modification requests, and any other type of fundraising documents and ensure their timely submission;

Monitor interventions andprogrammes funded by grants to ensure compliance with established WHO rules andprocedures and donor requirements Identify gaps in the process and recommendcorrective actions.



Essential: University degree in economics, law, political science, Accounting, Finance or international relationsor related field from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desirable: Specific studies related to resourcemobilization, partnership building, proposal and report writing and generalproject management.


Essential: At least five years of experience in developingand implementing resource mobilization activities, and/or managing grants, support ofprogramme management and data base administration at national or internationallevel
Desirable: Prior working experience with an international NGO or WHO/UN in a country outside of the applicant's country of origin/nationality, working on resource mobilization or grant management.


• Extensive practical knowledge of financial and grantsmanagement principles and techniques, especially with respect to largeadministrative operations at national, regional and/or global levels.• Excellent analytical skills complementedby the ability to conceptualize ideas and write excellent briefs, proposals andreports• Proven negotiating and influencingcapacity.• Abilityto work under pressure• Demonstratedability to plan and implement work, and to communicate ideas effectively. Stronginterpersonal, representational and organizational skills, with proven abilityto facilitate and strengthen the involvement and collaboration of a broad rangeof internal and external partners.• Demonstratedability to work in highly complex multicultural international organizations andestablish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within andoutside the organizations.• GoodKnowledge of WHO mandate and goals

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Another WHO off.lang.


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 60,962 (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 2291 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: 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: 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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