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Functional Coordinator, Multi Country Assignment Teams

Brazzaville (Congo Republic)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Brazzaville (Congo Republic)
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-28

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The overall objective of the Country Focus and Coordination (CFC) Unit is to ensure the provision of strategic, responsive and coordinated support by the Regional Office to strengthen the leadership and capacities of WHO Country Offices (WCOs) in the African Region to become the lead in the definition and coordination of the implementation of national health agendas to achieve health impact, including the SDG 3 and other health-related SDG targets, within the context of the ongoing UN reform. The Unit provides advice to WHO Country Offices on the planning, development, monitoring and evaluation of Country Cooperation Strategies (CCS) and ensures that the country perspectives are integrated in Regional policies and plans. The Unit is also responsible for advising the Regional Director on issues concerning the effective operations and program delivery of the country offices, making recommendations for appropriate policy or procedural change.


The incumbent will be expected to perform the following duties:Under the supervision of the CFC Team Lead, the incumbent will perform the following functions: Coordinate the conduct individual country technical support needs analysis based on programme targets and integrated approach in conjunction with the WRs and Regional Office Clusters;Coordinate the translation of the needs' analysis into support plans through an annual planning in collaboration with the MCATs staff, WCOs, and Regional Office ClustersEnsure fair and needs based provision of support through quarterly planning and monitoring of activities of the MCAT staff, in coordination with concerned WRs and Clusters;Promote/Oversee the integration of activities among the technical functions represented in the MCATs, through the life course approach;Develop and implement a monitoring and evaluation framework based on the AFRO KPIs to track and monitor performance Develop and implement a mechanism to monitor the quality of the technical support provided by the MCATs staff in collaboration with the WRs of the recipient countries and provide feedback to the hosting WRs and the Clusters;Provide support to the country offices and clusters to mobilize and manage resources for the smooth operations of the MCATs in collaboration with EPG;Facilitate the sharing of best practices and lessons among the various countries receiving support;Perform any other related duties, as required by the supervisors.Achievement Activities Include: The development and implementation of MCATs work plans, the monitoring of technical progress through the KPIs, the evaluation of financial viability and technical performances of the MCATs.



Essential: Advanced degree in Health-related discipline or Medicine and Post Graduate degree in Public Health, Social Sciences and or Management.
Desirable: Medical degree is an advantage.Training in programme planning, project development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.


Essential: At least ten years' experience, at national and international levels, in Programme Management, Administration, Country Cooperation, Resources Mobilization or in any related area relevant to the function.
Desirable: A relevant experience in the field of public health. Some experience in Resource Mobilization and/ or Communication especially in the context of the UN.


• Strong interpersonal, representational and organizational skills, with proven ability to facilitate and strengthen the involvement and collaboration of a broad range of internal and external partners.• Integrity, tact and discretion• Ability to "think out of the box" and to make innovative proposals as related to joint resource management

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: Expert knowledge of English or French with a working knowledge of the other.
Desirable: Intermediate 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 89,837 (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 4866 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.
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