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Operational Planning Officer

Cairo (Egypt)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Cairo (Egypt)
  • Grade: NO-B, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-26

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Position numbers: 422099, 422100


PMEunit facilitates and supports the development of General Programme of Work (GPW)including biennial Programme Budget development and management through GeneralLedger, Operational Planning, performance monitoring and assessment andreporting. Result based management framework and planning tools are developedto ensure proper resource distribution and coordination, and efficientprogramme implementation. The unit is supporting the development of the Regionalprogramme budget and managing the regional budget analysis across budgetcenters and the strategic priorities, also coordinating EMRO contribution toWHO efforts towards providing support to countries. PME is responsible forconducting technical monitoring and assessment exercises (MTR, EOB, adhoc…) anddeveloping tools, systems and reports/dashboard for efficient programme and budget management.


Provide technical input to the StrategicPlanning processes in EMR (Country prioritization and PB development) followingthe organization wide process guidance and timeline.Actively participate in thepreparation of the regional Programme Budget by performing analysis of thecurrent biennial budget figures of HR and activity components and communicatewith EM budget centers' for expected voluntary contribution financing to ensureall needs are accommodated in the new biennial budget allocations.Ensure submissions of the EMRbudget centers' during the development of the Country Support Plans (CSP) budgetare within released budget envelopes, cost alignment to priorities, HR/activityratios and reliance on CFF followed by consolidation of the related regionalbudget figures. Review the submissions of EM budgetcenters' contributions to the PB development and operational planning exercisesusing the adequate planning tool, verify the submissions against the allocatedbudget envelopes and consolidate the budget submissions in preparation for theEM regional submission to RC, PBAC, EB and WHA.Contribute effectively in theregional review of workplans during the operational planning by performing thenecessary structure compliance review of the Activity and Salary workplans againstthe developed guidelines, the budget allocations and the approved HR Plans duringthe planning phase.Review and analyze budget requests,process budget journals and maintaining regional holding account. to ensureavailing budget space allocations to the region and budget centers at all times.Review budget centers submissions of the globalreprogramming exercises, consolidating budget needs and processing the approvedbudget revisions.Submit regular reports on the currentCorporate Flexible Funds (CFF) status and provide related analysis and reports toensure funding gaps in both the salaries and activities are attended to.Coordinate with Budget and Financeunit to reflect the approved CFF distribution in BMS financial modules and addressthe distribution mismatches for rectification.Provide briefings, and necessarysupport to Regional and Country Office staff on matters related to budgetmanagement, operational planning, workplan management, monitoring & reportingand provide day-to-day support on all programme management related functions.Contribute to the preparation of communications,analysis and monitoring and progress reports as requested by the RA/PME.Participate in capacity buildingactivities in areas related to planning, budgeting and monitoring/evaluation and prepare the needed PME training and briefing materials.Monitor the testing of new systemsand business process optimization during the development, update and post go-livephases to ensure the new initiative capabilities meet the needs of the organization.



Essential: University degree in Business Administration, Healthand health sciences, or Accounting or other related fields of discipline.
Desirable: Master's degree in Management, Business Administration,or a related discipline


Essential: At least two years of relevant experience in ProjectManagement, Enterprise Resource Planning Support, Business Intelligence andBudget Management
Desirable: Experience in training and user support, as well asexperience with the UN organizations


Knowledge of programme planning, budgeting, and implementation in a results-based management framework. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely; analyze results and budget and recommend appropriate actions. Ability to apply IT technology to result based management issues.Goodworking knowledge of budget and programme management area

WHO Competencies

Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model:

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Arabic.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Other UN language .


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at EGP 601,552 (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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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