UN Programme Management Officer Job Careers – World Health Organisation (WHO)

Title:         Programme Management Officer 
Organisation: World
Health Organisation (WHO)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Director
Programme Management (DPM)
About US:
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
Job Summary:  The Programme Management Officer will
coordinate the Country Office planning, budget management, monitoring and
evaluation processes. In emergency settings, s/he will act as an advisor to the
WHO emergency team on Planning & Performance Management activities. The
incumbent will work closely with the other members of the Country Office team
and the respective technical leads, across the three levels of the Organization
to coordinate strategic and operational planning. S/he ensures that planning is
based on accurate data and that the expected results with the associated inputs
(human and financial resources) are clearly defined and tracked.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  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
  • 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
  • Build the capacity of internal and external stakeholders, and
    promote accountability, responsiveness and transparency.
  • Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidates for the United Nations World Health
    Organization (WHO) Programme Management Officer job should hold a 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
  • 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.
  • A minimum of seven years of relevant experience at the national or
    international levels in programme management in a public health context.
  • Extensive knowledge of WHO Emergency Response Framework (ERF) would
    be an additional asset.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including MS
    Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Desirable:
  • Knowledge of automated planning tools would be an asset.
  • Languages:  Expert knowledge of written and spoken
    English.  Intermediate knowledge of French and/or
    Portuguese would be an asset.
  • Producing results
  • Fostering integration and teamwork
  • Ensuring effective use of resources
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • 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
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
Deadline: 4th April 2019
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