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Planning Analyst

Gaziantep (Turkey)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Gaziantep (Turkey)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
  • Closing Date: 2021-10-04

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The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies


As part of WHO emergency response to the Syria crisis, with implementation in Turkey and across border into northern Syria, this position will work under the guidance of the Operations Officer to provide operational support to the implementation of the operations of the Gaziantep Field presence, ensuring smooth running of administration, general budget and finance, human resources, logistics, building management and security. The incumbent will support the implementation of the activities of the field presence as follows:

Assist in the development of WHO's incident management workplans and associated budgets outlining the required response activities and resources(staffing, equipment).

Conduct a systematic collection and analysis of information pertaining to the joint operations plans(4Ws who does what where when), from relevant WHO offices and key operational partners, to generate a consolidated overview of needs and requirements.

Exchange information with relevant internal WHO teams and key operational partners in the development of a strategic response framework and joint operations plan (4Ws) to outline the response strategies to the emergency incident.

Compile and analyse data to monitor progress against plans according to established key performance indicators. Regularly report on response activities across all partners.

Track the implementation of WHO's projects and grants, assist in ensuring that the implementation, expenditure and reporting are consistent with plans and projects.

Flag any implementation issues to the attention of the responsible officers. Participate in the planning reviews, when necessary, to provide periodic estimates on response requirements based on technical needs.

Contribute to the preparation of monitoring and progress reports, briefings, proposals, reports, communications and advocacy documents required for strategic decision making.

Attend various project management meetings, plan relevant activities, ensure predictable follow-up on agreed action points with relevant stakeholders. Work with relevant WHO teams and key operational partners on the preparation of a transition and response demobilization plan. Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor



Essential: First university degree in public health, management, business or public administration or other social sciences from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desirable: Advanced university degree in public health, business or public administration. Specialized training in epidemiology, health management, or humanitarian interventions.


Essential: A minimum of two years of relevant experience in planning, managing data and monitoring operations or financial reporting, in a public health or humanitarian international context.
Desirable: Experience working in WHO, the UN and/or international organization, health cluster partners and recognized humanitarian organizations including at the regional/country level. Experience in change management and organizational development. Demonstrated experience in coordinating with and reporting on the work of diverse teams and financial resources at international level.


  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in reporting on large budgets and financial resources.
  • Proven knowledge of programme and financial management as well as administration of complex health programmes and services.
  • Ability to perform and adapt to complex and changing political, social, and economic contexts. • Knowledge of WHO or other UN agencies' governing mechanisms, procedures, planning and programme management.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


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 48,805 (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 736 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.
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