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Technical Officer

Cairo (Egypt)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Cairo (Egypt)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
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  • Closing Date: 2021-07-28

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Technical Officer, Quality Assurance, Performance Monitoring and Assessment (FT positon no 398471)


The unit of Programme Planning, Budget, Monitoring and Evaluation is in charge of EMRO's strategic planning, budget management and corporate performance monitoring, assessment and reporting. PME coordinates the development of the Programme and its Budgets (Programme Budget - PB) applying a results-based management (RBM) approach in line with the Organization's mandate, policies and strategies. It leads and facilitates operational planning and performance monitoring and assessment, in collaboration with all levels of the Organization, to measure progress towards the priorities and results as outlined in the General Programme of Work, CCS and related Programme Budget. PME advises on corporate resource allocation to programs and monitors the programme budget, its workplans, its financing and implementation levels throughout the biennium. The unit is accountable to the Director of Programme Management for ensuring programmatic and budget accountability, including the preparation and presentation of reports to Cabinet and Governing Bodies.


The incumbent will perform the following duties:

1- Act as an advisor to technical programmes on sound results-based formulations of outputs and planning elements at the regional and country levels.

2- Promote the cross programme collaboration and joint planning with countries.

3- Plan, manage and coordinate related quality assurance process for EMRO's Programme Budget (PB) inputs and operational plans.

4- Oversee the formulation and maintenance of a compendium of EMRO specific PB indicators (as related to global indicators) for the work at regional and country level, including technical specifications and performance metrics, in collaboration with IER.

5- Develop new processes, systems, guidelines and tools to ensure results- and evidence-based performance monitoring across all entities and programs of the Organization.

6- Lead the performance monitoring, assessment and reporting exercises including developing peer review mechanism during the mid-term and end of term.

7- Analyse and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the current practices for performance monitoring, assessment and reporting, and design new approaches and mechanisms to address both emerging and on-going issues at both regional and country levels.

8- Manage the implementation of joint monitoring and assessment with Member States as applicable.

9- Act as Secretariat for the EMRO standing group on evaluation and commission leading the biennial evaluation workplan.

10- Conduct periodic ad hoc programme, thematic reviews and analyses of the progress towards achieving the established results in the PB and workplans. Prepare background documents, concept papers, situation analysis, develop technical reports assessing the implementation of related programmes.

11- Develop new communication channels and strengthen collaboration with the global network to improve monitoring and evaluation policies and process.



Essential: Master's degree in public health or social sciences.

- Diploma in business administration or management or international relations.

- Specialized training in planning, results-based management and/or project management would be an asset.


Essential: At least seven years of progressive combined experience at the national and international levels working in programmatic monitoring, assessment, and evaluation. This should include at least two years of experience working at corporate level.
Desirable: Experience working in WHO / United Nations system would be an asset.


- Strong theoretical and practical knowledge in policy formulation, planning, monityoring and evaluation in the health or related sectors, also in programme budgeting, management , and disciplines related to result-based management, analysis and forecasting.

- Excellent analytical and strategic skills performing complex analyses on a wide range of factors, requirements and priorities for the assessment and implementation of activities in multisectoral and multicultural environments.

- Knowledge and experience in quantitative and qualitative methods.

- Mature judgment, strong technical, analytical, conceptual, inter-personal and communication skills.

- Demonstrated capacity to contribute to the design, configuration and implementation of information systems to produce timely and reliable program and management information.

- Ability to manage multiple issues and tasks in a complex organizational environment and to re-prioritize actions on short notice.

- Strong professional communication skills, including the development of written reports and oral presentations.

WHO Competencies

Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model:

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Moving forward in a changing environment
Producing results
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of Arabic.


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 74,913 (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 2191 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.
  • Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line through Stellis. For assessment of your application, please ensure that: 1 -Your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated; 2- All required details regarding your qualifications, education, training and experience are provided under relevant sections; 3- Your experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.

  • 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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