Job Title: Resource Mobilization Officer
Organisation: World Health Organisation (WHO)
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/16/ROST32
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations (UN) system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop a resource mobilization plan for the incident management system based on existing and potential donors and fundraising mechanisms. In coordination with relevant technical officers, develop a 'Donor brief and funding request' and other WHO and UN appeal documents based on WHO's strategy; to be used as an advocacy tool.
- Work in close coordination with Project Management and Planning Officers, manage the overall and day-to-day activities related to mobilization of resources, monitoring and tracking funding needs and gaps.
- Liaise with HQ on the required legal and financial clearances and engagement with donors whose agreements are managed by HQ e.g. CERF, DFID, ECHO, and OFDA/USAID etc.
- The incumbent will research the interests and application requirements of the main donors and other sources of funding to the country. Provide technical advice to the Incident Manager and HCO on opportunities.
- Identify and partner with main humanitarian donors to the country (in consultation with HQ and Regional Office Resource Mobilization teams). Represent the WHO incident management team at donor coordination meetings; proactively contribute in negotiations for rapid donor agreements.
- Establish and manage a network of donor contacts, track proposals submitted, funds pledged/received and donor agreement implementation requirements (implementation deadlines, earmarking for specific activities, visibility requests, reporting, etc.). Liaise with technical officers, budget and planning staff to ensure that allocation of funds is in compliance with donor requirements.
- Report on expected results and resource mobilization activities in compliance with related documents to be disseminated among donors, and draft specific reports to donors as stated in legal agreements.
- Work closely with the local representatives of OCHA or other coordination agencies in the country to ensure that WHO information and updates are adequately captured in the respective situation reports, donor briefs and other relevant documents.
- Work in close coordination with the Communication and Advocacy Officer, effectively utilize the communication products and advocacy material in convincing and encouraging donors to fund the overall health sector response to affected populations. If required, research, write and edit information materials in support to resource mobilization activities, including success stories.
- Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidates for the World Health Organization (WHO) Resource Mobilization Officer job placement should hold an Advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences, Business, Communications, Marketing, Management or Economics from an accredited/recognized institute.
- Specific studies on resource mobilization, studies on development and/or humanitarian work.
- A minimum of seven years’ related experience, at the national and international level, in resource mobilization and external relations. Documented achievements in fundraising activities, part of which supporting humanitarian emergency or health outbreak response and recovery activities.
- Proven experience in writing resource mobilization proposals, donor reports and related documents.
- Prior working experience with WHO/UN or with an international Non-Governmental Organization is desirable
- Training in donor intelligence, proposal writing, and general project management.
- Excellent interpersonal, representational and organizational skills, with proven ability to facilitate and strengthen the involvement and collaboration of a broad range of internal and external partners.
- Demonstrated success in resource mobilization complemented by the ability to conceptualize ideas and promote consensus.
- Integrity, tack, and discretion, .
- Ability to work and achieve goals under pressure.
- Broad knowledge and understanding of the impact of emergencies and crises on social and economic development, and its burden on populations.
- Ability to "think out of the box" and to make innovative proposals as related to mobilization of resources.
- Good knowledge of WHO mandate and goals in the emergency incident management context is an asset.
- Excellent knowledge of Microsoft office applications.
- Languages: Excellent knowledge of English or French (depending on the country of assignment). Working knowledge of another WHO official language would be an asset.
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Promoting WHO's position in health leadership.
- Creating an empowering and motivating environment
- Ensuring the effective use of resources.
How to Apply:
All candidates who so desire to join the United Nations World Health Organisation (WHO) by sending their online applications to enable WHO to store their personal profiles in a permanent database. Visit WHO’s e-recruitment website below and follow the instructions for online application procedures.
NB: All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
Deadline: 17th August 2016
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