Deadline: 16 June 2020
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Grant Officer in Geneva, Switzerland. The duration of this post is 1 year.
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The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
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The Grant Officer will perform the following functions:
- Coordinate production and prepare (draft, compile, write, edit and finalize) proposals, agreements as well as technical reports and related supporting documents to donors based on inputs received from technical teams and guidance from the HQ Coordinated Resource Mobilization (CRM) team.
- Monitor funding of proposals, grants implementation rates and reporting deadlines in accordance with donors’ specific reporting schedules and requirements.
- Ensure timely funds distribution/re-programming across the three levels of the Organization, timely funding and budgeting, and accountability to the donor on the agreed terms.
- Prepare regular briefings to senior management on the donor engagement and grants implementation, including for the meetings with partners and donors.
- Work with technical units at all levels of the Organization to facilitate and consolidate the results of operational planning, to define the resource requirements for the emergency preparedness activities against specific Outputs and Global Public Health Goods.
- Disseminate information to all stakeholders on standard policies and procedures for resource and grant management, compile information on best practices and lessons learned.
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Applicants must have:
- First Level University Degree in project management or administration, communication, or economics or related field.
- Advanced University Degree in Business Administration, Management, or related field relevant to the position.
- At least 5 year’s of experience in project administration, communication, grant proposal and report writing, financial/grant tracking, or similar experience in a relevant field.
- Experience working in an International Organization, preferably WHO, to have a good knowledge of its administrative and financial rules and procedures.
- Experience working in donor relations in the context of emergency preparedness and International Health Regulations (2005).
- Experience working in an international organization or recognized humanitarian organizations including at the regional/country level.
- Experience in developing grant management tools, frameworks and timelines for donor submissions.
- Demonstrated writing and communication skills combined with ability to understand technical issues in the field of public health as well as financial issues.
- Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
- Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities, work productively under pressure and adhere to tight deadlines.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, diplomacy, tact and discretion, sound judgment and initiative, ability to clearly and articulately present concepts and procedures on a broad range of issues.
- Expert knowledge of English.
- Intermediate knowledge of French.
- Beginners knowledge of another WHO official language.
How to Apply
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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.
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