Field Offices Coordinator - (1801148) 

Field Offices Coordinator - (1801148)  

Grade: NO-D

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-Term Appointment

Contract duration: One Year

Job Posting

: Mar 27, 2018, 3:04:00 PM

Closing Date

: Apr 17, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: South Sudan-Juba


: AF_SSD South Sudan


: Full-time  

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WHO South Sudan is one of category 1 countries in the WHE grading. The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinator international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.


In the context of the WHO  Transformation Agenda the incumbent will  provide overall coordination and supervision of WHO  support to the Ministry of Health through the Subnational Teams(state and County), to ensure efficient and effective  implementation of Country office activities as well as  ensuring visibility of the technical and operational leadership role of WHO.


  1. Coordinate WHOs Subnational teams through regular supervision and direct support to the State Coordinators, support the development and implementation of work plans, budgets, as well as ensuring sound financial and human resources management for WHO subnational work.
  2. Manage operational planning and implementation of whose incident management system at the state hub level; coordinate the technical, normative, and operational inputs, in cooperation with state team members, ensuring fulfilment of WHO core functions.
  3. Participate and contribute in the Senior Management Team to develop and implement the overall direction and operation of the  WHO South Sudan Country Office
  4. Ensure performance management and staff development for State Coordinators and in extensions for all state teams.
  5. Compile and consolidate all weekly/monthly/Quarterly reports, plans and budgets from the field offices and make recommendations for actions to the Senior Management Team and WHO Representative
  6. Work closely with operations, administration and support services, and resource mobilization to develop and manage budgets, support resource mobilization, compliance and accountability.
  7. Work with the communications team to increase the internal and external recognition of WHOs work at sub-national level.
  8. Inform, and monitor strategic decision making, planning and implementation through the health cluster response in support of national and local health authorities’ identified priorities.
  9. Support the systematic and regular identification and monitoring of health risks and needs and the planning and implementation of the most effective prevention, control and response measures. This includes the dissemination of risk communication messages, the strengthening of early warning and surveillance systems, the delivery of quality health services and the undertaking of operational and scientific research to improve interventions as needed in response to affected populations, at the State level.
  10. Make recommendations on WHO response staffing needs; liaise with WHO country office to ensure timely mobilization of the required human resources.
  11. Provide the Security Officer, on Weekly basis, with an updated list of staff, consultants, partners and dependents present at the respective field locations.
  12. Liaise and coordinate with the Technical Clusters at the Country office to ensure that all WHO activities at the subnational Level is aligned to national strategies and priorities and are informed by WHO standards.
  13. Provide the WHO country office with briefings, situation reports and event management information; to enable the overall continuous monitoring and planning process would feed into whose communication and advocacy products, situation reports, etc. Bring issues and concerns to the attention of Management with a recommended course-of-action.
  14. Conduct regular and frequent coordination meetings with all State Hubs and other sectors’ partners, convene internal meetings to monitor and evaluate programme implementation, district work plans, facilitation of resource mobilization, prioritization, accountability of all stakeholders and effective decision-making.
  15. Perform all other related duties as assigned by the supervisor.



Essential: An advanced university degree (Master’s level or above) in public health, management or public administration or related field from an accredited/recognized institute.

Desirable: Medical degree from a recognized University.


Essential: At least seven (7) years' relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in Coordination and management of teams in a complex emergency setting, planning and implementing of emergency incident management and response programmes.

Considerable experience in managing teams, budgets and resources including developing and promoting collaborative actions in South Sudan Context.

Desirable: Prior humanitarian working experience at field level with WHO, other UN agencies, health cluster partners or an international nongovernmental or recognized humanitarian organizations with expertise in disaster and outbreak response.

Demonstrated experience working with subnational health authorities (State, or County) at the country level.


  • Ability in strategic planning and to organize,  guide different team players, working groups towards agreed goals
  • A track record in leading and managing teams and senior practitioners from a distance.
  • Ability to communicate in a credible and effective way, written and oral presentation
  • Experience in developing and managing budgets
  • Experience in leading and functioning in a matrix management environment.
  • Proven skills in working with partners and strengthening their technical, management and operational capacity within the incident management system. 
  • Demonstrated ability to produce results, while respecting WHO's professional, ethical and legal framework. 

WHO Competencies

1. Communicating in a credible and effective way

2) Ensuring the effective use of resources

3) Moving forward in a changing environment

4) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond.

5) Respecting individual and cultural differences

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of Arabic or another WHO official language would be an asset.


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 61,836(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. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members.


 .    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.

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·     WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

·     WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

·     Applications from women are particularly encouraged.

    ·     This is a National Professional Officer Position. Therefore,

          only  applications from nationals of the Country where the

          duty  station is located will be accepted. Applications who are not

         Nationals of this Country will not be considered.

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