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ROSTER Temporary - Donor Relation & Resource Mobilization Officer - National Professional Officer

Damascus (Syria)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Damascus (Syria)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • International Relations
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-28

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The objectives of WHO's emergency programme are to design and implement programmes that prepare the health sector to deal with emergencies and that improve health during and after crises. Within the emergency programme, the objectives of WHO's emergency response team are to support Member States by: 1) promptly assessing health needs of populations affected by crisis, identifying priority causes of ill-health and death; preparing damage estimates and emergency response and rehabilitation plans; providing prompt, credible health information and ensuring the continuity of essential health services; 2) coordinating and monitoring emergency health relief efforts under the aegis of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Health Cluster, of which WHO is the lead agency; 3) ensuring that critical gaps in the health response are rapidly identified and filled; 4) revitalizing and building the capacity of national health systems to deal with preparedness, mitigation and response.


the incumbent will perform the following duties:--> Prepare briefing documents and meeting proposals for regular engagement/interaction with donors.--> To engage with targeted partners at national, local and community levels with a view to increasing their participation in fund raising initiatives.--> Work closely with the WRO team andmembers of the technical teams facilitating meetings and coordinate with the government bodies and counter parts. --> Prepare proposals, reports and briefing documents in line with WHO procedures and donor-specific requirements to be submitted by the country office and/or HQ to donors and potential donors. --> Provide quality control for official correspondences and reports by reviewing documents.--> Propose options for addressing employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or any other employment concernsAttend official conferences and meetings with WR and act as official translator to mediate discussion.



Essential: University degree in administration, social sciences, arts or related field.
Desirable: Master's degree in Social Science or business administration.


Essential: At least 2 years of experience in a combination of the following areas: report writing, drafting of correspondence, resource mobilization etc.
Desirable: Experience in working with local authorities, UN organizations or NGOs


Demonstrated knowledge of dealing with national authorities and local partners, excellent skills in assessment, monitoring and analysis of emergency health situations. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure. Proven ability to communicate effectively. Tact, discretion and ability to promote consensus. Excellent presentation skills.

WHO Competencies

Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Local.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 25,511 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • 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.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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