Technical Officer, Donor Relations


Grade: P3

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment

Contract duration: 2 years

Job Posting

: May 9, 2018, 8:46:05 AM

Closing Date

: Jun 5, 2018, 10:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: Philippines-Manila


: WP/RDO Office of the Regional Director


: Full-time  

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The Office of the Regional Director (RDO) supports the work of the Regional Director, and provides overall leadership and coordination of communications, external relations and partnerships, information products and services. RDO also supports the work of WHO's governing bodies.   


The External Relations and Partnerships Unit (ERP) within RDO works in close collaboration with many different parts of the Organization to provide staff with tailored support in order to make the process of mobilizing and managing resources as fast, simple and efficient as possible (from proposal submission, to negotiation and agreement, to reporting to donors on activities). A critical part of this is developing rapport and fostering partnerships with prospective donors/partners, as well as ensuring timely and quality reporting to existing donors/partners.


Under the supervision of the Technical Officer, External Relations & Partnerships Unit, the incumbent is responsible for the following functions:


1. Monitor upcoming donor reports and work closely with the relevant country offices and technical units to ensure all reports adhere to a basic checklist of quality indicators. This includes providing writing, editing, and formatting support, as well as ensuring overall compliance with donor agreements and WHO policies;


2. Maintain the regional digital repository of donor reports, to provide quick and easy access to existing reports, and highlight examples of good quality reports;


3. Assist in the coordination of an informal ‘peer review' system within the Western Pacific Region, to provide feedback from peers on donor reports and help build regional learning and capacity;


4. Assist in soliciting and managing donor feedback, that is, collating feedback from donors, reporting back on data collected, and using this to ensure continued enhancements in quality;


5. Support the Technical Officer, ERP, to undertake capacity-building with country offices and technical units, and develop and maintain a stock of capacity-building materials and tools; and


6. Perform other duties as required.



Essential: University degree in international relations, social sciences, business administration, public administration, development studies or related field.
Desirable: Degree or training in communications or public health.


Essential: Minimum five years' national and international experience in donor reporting or data management and information analysis.
Desirable: Work experience in the field of health communications. Experience in international organization, especially WHO.


1. Outstanding written communications skills in English;

2. Ability to think strategically, and take a creative approach to problem-solving;

3. Strong project management (and time management) skills;

4. Thorough working knowledge of essential WHO systems, procedures, policies, and structure - or ability to acquire this knowledge quickly;

5. Ability to work independently, and to take initiative;

6. Ability to maintain the standard of conduct of an international civil servant and to work harmoniously as a member of an international team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Moving forward in a changing environment
Knowing and managing yourself

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Excellent knowledge of spoken and written 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 59,151 (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 1893 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.
  • 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: 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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