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Resource Mobilization Officer - (1801128)

Grade: P4

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-Term Appointment

Contract duration: 12 MONTHS

Job Posting: Apr 12, 2018, 5:36:33 PM

Closing Date: Apr 30, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Primary Location: Congo-Brazzaville

Organization: AF_COG Congo, Republic of Congo

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device's system settings. 

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

*Purpose of the Position

The Resource Mobilization Officer contributes to the external relations efforts for WHO’s work in health emergencies in close collaboration with HQ, regional and country offices and partner agencies. The incumbent contributes to increasing WHO’s profile among regional donors and key stakeholders in close collaboration with HQ in order to support resource mobilization efforts related to WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme at the three levels of organisation.

The incumbent will be deployed to emergency operations when required.cadre de la plateforme de surveillance hebdomadaire ; 2) un système de gestion des documents mis à jour et tenu à jour, conformément aux critères de documentation sur les épidémies ; 3) la création et le maintien en place d’une base de données et d’un dépôt d’informations essentielles sur le suivi de la riposte ; 4) une analyse statistique hebdomadaire sur les maladies prioritaires devant faire l’objet de SIMR dans la Région.

*Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate Category

The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.

The External Relations area of the Health Emergencies Programme is responsible for providing accurate and timely health emergency communications and sustainable financing. This includes developing donor appeals and engaging with donors to ensure adequate and timely financing for core functions and in response to emergencies, working closely with the planning and donor reporting focal points; developing and implementing a strategy on WHO communications for emergencies to engage with key audiences; and developing and implementing advocacy strategies and plans.

*Organizational context (Describe the individual role of incumbent within the team, focusing on work environment within and outside the organization)

The Resource Mobilization Officer reports to the Programme Area Manager EXR with second level supervision by the Regional Emergency Director.

Assignments requires working closely and partnering with External Relations staff, Grant Management staff, assigned department's staff, Regional and Country Office counterparts and other key stakeholders. The incumbent exercises judgment on the relevance of WHO’s guidelines for relationships with donor organizations and may propose their adaptation or modification or propose new guidelines to meet particular requirements or changing circumstances. The incumbent provides recommendations on new funding opportunities and approaches to best exploit them.

The incumbent is expected to welcome opportunities to support multi-disciplinary, cross cutting approaches to work and facilitates participation in such approaches. Work is regularly reviewed in discussion with the supervisor, in briefings and de-briefings around duty travel and through the PMDS process.

The present position under WHE (which is a single Programme across the Organization) may be relocated to another duty station, including at HQ, Regional or Country level, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.

*Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives; include main achievements expected)

Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities:

  1. Ensure implementation of a consolidated regional strategy for resource mobilization for the Health Emergencies Programme (encompassing regional and country office levels) including monitoring, analysing and documenting progress toward targets. 

  2. Monitor regional and country level donor policies, trends and funding mechanisms for WHO health emergencies to facilitate the development and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy in support of WHO's work in health emergencies.

  3. Develop regional donor profiles and solicitation strategies, while strengthening  maintaining relations with donors to raise funds. Identify and exploit new funding opportunities.

  4. Work closely with members of the teams covering WHE budget and finance on financial planning in order to help manage financial resources and ensure appropriate allocation. 

  5. Guide and support WHO’s teams at regional and country offices level in funding for health emergencies. Collaborate with them to foster a comprehensive, consistent approach to donor interactions and support them in their resource mobilization activities as required. 

  6. Plan and contribute to the development at regional and country office level of WHO capacity, processes and knowledge on health emergencies resource mobilization. 

  7. Ensure efficient donor reporting and develop resource mobilization presentations, proposals, briefing notes; prepare donor meetings and assist in the finalization of donor agreements. 

  8. Perform all other related duties including replacing and backstopping as required.

COMPETENCIES :

1. Producing results.

2. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

3. Communicating in a credible and effective way

4. Fostering integration and teamwork

5. Moving forward in a changing environment

FUNCTIONAL KNWOLEDGE AND SKILLS

Extensive knowledge of resource mobilization

Extensive knowledge of the UN system

Demonstrated negotiation skills

Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills

Integrity, tact and discretion

Ability to guide, support and encourage colleagues to work towards common goals

Excellent oral and written communication skills

High level of judgment and initiative

EDUCATION QUALIFICATION

*Essential

Advanced university degree in international or public relations, business administration, communications, social sciences or law or other related field.

Desirable

Professional certification or other specific training in resource mobilization.

EXPERIENCE

*Essential

At least 7 years of combined national and international experience in resource mobilization

Considerable experience writing and editing, particularly in the context of donor reporting/relations and in developing messaging for advocacy purposes.

Considerable experience working with and/or influencing funding systems, donor organizations and decision-makers. Experience in grant management and administration processes.

Desirable

Experience in WHO

Experience working at country and regional levels

Experience in working with key bilateral donors, CERF, ECHO, CAP and/or flash appeal processes.

USE OF LANGUAGE SKILLS

Essential : Expert knowledge of english or french

Desirable : Intermediate knowledge of english or french in addition to the above

OTHER SKILLS (e.g. IT)

Computer literacy.  Familiarity with software of common use, particularly Word, PowerPoint and Excel. 

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 70,647 (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, 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.

For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

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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