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Programme Management Officer

Pretoria (South Africa)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Pretoria (South Africa)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2022-02-02

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

To support the achievement of national health and development agenda, the programme management function will be instrumental in the WHO Country Office in ensuring strategic and operational planning, programme budgeting, resource distribution, monitoring, evaluation, reporting and contributing towards resource mobilization efforts while ensuring strict adherence to organizational guidelines and standards. The unit will contribute towards better integration, collaboration and planning for results and ensuring performance assessment is conducted on timely basis and results are reported

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under the direct supervision of the Head of WHO's Country Office, and the overall guidance of the Director Programme Management (DPM), the incumbent is responsible for, but not necessarily limited to the following duties:Lead and facilitate the development of the Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) and other strategic planning documents, in accordance with WHO's guiding principles; while ensuring collaboration with all levels of the Organization and alignment of Country Office priorities with the General Programme of Work, UNDAF and delivering as One United Nations System. Coordinate operational planning and undertake regular planning reviews with WHO teams at all levels and provide recommendations for adjustments based on technical and/or emergency needs.Monitor the Programme Budget (PB) implementation and provide strategic recommendations on financial, administrative and human resource allocation as well as related programme management decision-making on resource utilization for optimal results. Report on identified programme management issues and risks if any and liaise with the WR and/or relevant staff to ensure timely mitigation and resolution.Coordinate performance monitoring and assessment in WHO Country Offices to measure progress towards defined priorities and results including coordinating the quarterly, semi-annual, mid-term and end of biennium review and reporting processes. Contribute to resource mobilization efforts by supporting the development of results-focused proposals, donor agreements and other grant-related instruments ensuring quality and alignment with WHO policies, pertinent documents and other administrative provisions. Coordinate evaluation activities to support Organizational learning.Oversee and/or design standardized methods of capturing and consolidating evidence on health interventions as well as document lessons learnt, best practices and trend analyses to support health sector/cluster coordination and responsive decision-making. Build and update a stakeholder database of key operational partners with the aim of strengthening multi-sectoral dialogue and collaboration for improved health sector performance. In emergency settings, analyse and document WHO performance based on the WHO Emergency Response Framework (ERF) while ensuring the implementation of remedial actions for effective emergency response health interventions.Build the capacity of internal and external stakeholders, and promote accountability, responsiveness and transparency.Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: Masters level university degree in public health. Candidates with a university degree in business or public administration, social sciences or related field may apply provided they have at least seven years of relevant work experience in an international health organization
Desirable: Specialized training in planning, results-based management and/or project management would be an asset and knowledge of WHO Planning, Budgeting and Monitoring framework would be an asset. Knowledge of WHO Emergency Response Framework (ERF) would be an additional asset

Experience

Essential: At least 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international levels in programme management in a public health context
Desirable: Prior relevant experience working with WHO, other UN Agency or health-sector international Organization in planning, monitoring and evaluation. Experience in emergency settings would be an asset

Skills

• Strong theoretical and practical knowledge in results-based management in the health sector.• Strong technical, analytical, conceptual and inter-personal skills• Knowledge and experience in quantitative and qualitative methods• Ability to manage multiple issues and tasks and reprioritize actions on short notice• Ability to propose innovative approaches and solutions to challenging situations.• Excellent oral and written communication skills including the development of written reports and oral presentations• Familiar with value-for-money principles, resource mobilization and communication for impact• Demonstrated capacity to foster internal (within Country Teams) and external collaborations with various stakeholders including Member States and partners

WHO Competencies

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

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Beginners knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of Portuguese.

REMUNERATION

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 2060 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • 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: http://www.whed.net/. 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: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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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