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External Relations/Resource Mobilization (EXR) Officer

Kuwait (Kuwait)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Kuwait (Kuwait)
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-04

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Position number 422088


To ensure thateffective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO countrycooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State's health anddevelopment agendas and harmonized with the United Nations country team.


Support the development ofconsistent approach to country level resource mobilization to secure rapid,sustainable and predictable funding for the core positions and emergencyrelated activities. Liaise with HQ and EMRO to securethe required clearance, including legal and financial clearances for proposalsand donor agreements before signature. Participate in donor coordinationmeetings; contribute to negotiations to rapidly conclude donor agreements.Engage with the main donors in/to the country, in consultation with HQ andRegional Office Resource Mobilization teams, especially for donors whoseagreements are managed by HQ e.g. CERF, DFID, ECHO, and OFDA/USAID etc. Monitor trends, identifyopportunities and risks as regards to country level resource mobilization andinform HQ and the RM network in a timely manner, suggesting where appropriateactions are to be taken.Maintain project calendars and milestones;manage and analyse information on project activities and monitor progresstowards targets using Excel and other project management databases. Work closely with relevant staff inEMRO on the preparation of concept notes and project proposals includingproviding guidance on the recalibration of inputs, outputs; ensure that timelydonor approval is requested for project amendments. Manage projects throughout theproject life cycle; monitor implementation rates and reporting deadlines andensure activities and expenditures are aligned with the terms and conditionsset out in individual donor agreements; work closely with procurement,logistic, HR and public health staff to monitor the overall implementation of activities.Prepare regular internal risk andprogress reports to inform the HWCO of project progress and issues to beresolved.Support the preparation of donor reports and project evaluations, proposals,communications and advocacy documents, including success stories, required forresource mobilization and strategic decision making. Prepare regular reports on expectedresults and resource mobilization activities in compliance with relateddocuments. In coordination with theCommunication and Advocacy team in EMRO, assist to effectively utilize thecommunication products and inform donors and other partners about both HealthSector and WHO's strategies and work to encourage them to fund the overallhealth sector response to affected populations and WHO's strategic plans and proposals.



Essential: A first university degree in Social Sciences, InternationalRelations, Political Sciences, Communications, Marketing, Management,Economics, Accounting, financial management, business or publicadministration.
Desirable: Specific studies on resource mobilization, studies on development and/or humanitarianwork. Training in donor intelligence,proposal writing, and general project management.


Essential: At least five years' related experience, with international exposure, in resource mobilization, external relations and/or grants management. Documented achievements in fundraising activities, part of which supporting humanitarian emergency or health outbreak response and recovery activities. Proven experience in writing resource mobilization proposals, donor reports and related documents
Desirable: Prior working experience with WHO/UNor with an international Non-Governmental Organization.


Strong interpersonal,representational and organizational skills, with proven ability to facilitateand strengthen the involvement and collaboration of a broad range of internaland external partners.Demonstrated success inresource mobilization, including the ability to develop resource mobilizationapproaches and materials, and promote consensus with donors and partners. Integrity, tack anddiscretion. Ability to work and achievegoals under pressure. Good knowledge of WHO mandate and goals in the emergencyincident management context is an asset.

WHO Competencies

Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model:

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 WHO language .


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 62,120 (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 2236 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 prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • 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.
  • 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 properly entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time.
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