Earn over 62,000 US Dollars (227m) as External Relations Officer at the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO)


Job Title:    External Relations Officer

Organization:  World
Health Organization (WHO)

Duty Station:  Kampala,

Salary: USD


About US:

The World Health
Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health
within the United Nations system.  WHO 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 External Relations Unit of the Country
Office will strengthen the office in resource mobilization, advocacy and
partnerships with all relevant partners, including non-state actors. The
External Relation officer will serve as the principal advisor to the WHO
Representative (WR) and country office, in resource mobilization, advocacy and
partnership activities. As a key member of the Country Office Senior Management
Team (SMO), the External Relations Officer will manage the coordination,
expansion, development and oversight of the country offices’ funding and
associated partnerships.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  The incumbent is assigned all or part of the
following responsibilities which are performed according to the needs and

and implement an innovative resource mobilization action plan for the Country
Office to ensure sustainable financing for core and emergency activities.

the interests and application requirements of the main donors and other sources
of funding to the country. Drafts proposals, donor briefings, reports and
updates to ensure accurate and timely reporting;

partner relations through innovative approaches (e.g, quarterly partner
briefing): while concisely, clearly and convincingly communicating WHO
yearly/biennial strategic direction; proactively contributes in negotiations
for rapid donor agreements;

the overall activities related to mobilization of resources, grants management,
funding needs and gaps and the awards process. Maintain project calendars and
milestones; analyses information on project activities and monitors progress
towards targets using various project management databases;

with Regional Offices to secure the required clearance, including legal and
financial clearances for proposals and donor agreements before signature.

multiple projects throughout the project life cycle; monitor implementation
rates and reporting deadlines and ensure activities and expenditures are
aligned with the terms and conditions set out in individual donor agreements;
work closely with Procurement, Logistics, Human Resource and technical staff to
monitor the overall implementation of projects in the country office;

with coordination agencies in the country to ensure that the Country Office
participates in system-wide resource mobilization activities and that it
effectively engages with staff of Country-Based Pooled Funds to secure funding
from those sources;

coordination with the Communication Officer, effectively utilizes the communication
products to inform donors about both Health Sector and WHO’s strategies and
work to encourage them to fund the overall health sector response to affected
populations and to WHO’s strategic plans and proposals;

any other relevant duties, as required by the supervisor.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the World Health Organization (WHO) External Relations
Officer job placement should hold a University degree in Social Sciences,
International Relations, Political Sciences, Business Administration,
Communications, Marketing, Management or Economics from an
accredited/recognized institute.

At least
five years’ related experience, at the national and international level, in
resource mobilization and external relations. Documented achievements in
resource mobilization activities.

Experience in UN agencies or in similar field. Experience working in emergency



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.

success in resource mobilization complemented by the ability to conceptualize
ideas and promote consensus.

analytical and writing skills.

tack and discretion.

to work and achieve goals under pressure.


Desirable: Specific studies on resource mobilization,
partnership building, and studies on development and/or humanitarian work.
Training in donor intelligence, proposal writing, and general project


WHO Competencies


and promoting individual and cultural differences


Use of
Language Skills

Expert knowledge of English.


How to Apply:

All candidates are
encouraged to apply online through the World Health Organization career portal
at the link below.




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