Deadline: 24 April 2021
World Health Organisations (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Chief Learning Officer in Lyons, France. The duration of this post is 2 years.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Chief Learning Officer will perform the following functions:
- Provide strategic leadership, oversight, and coordination between the WHO Academy and key internal and external stakeholders in order to meet current global needs for health-focused adult education and lifelong learning.
- Ensure effective corporate governance across the Academy hub and its regional spokes for impact and long-term success.
- Lead the development of a certification process for health workers as a method for workers to show new capabilities gained through WHOA and to serve as a measurement mechanism for understanding capabilities around the world.
- Manage multi-million dollar outsourcing contracts for managed services in the areas of networks, platforms, hosting, and technologies that enable the functioning and expansion of the Academy.
- Lead resource mobilization efforts to achieve bi-annual fundraising targets and ensure financial sustainability of the Academy.
- Oversee corporate strategy development, investment-related decision making, intellectual property rights, regular risk management and compliance monitoring, as well as human resources and talent management.
- Establish strong partnerships to advance the Academy’s mission.
- Lead the implementation of global initiatives within the mandate of the Academy, coordinate global stakeholder engagement, partnerships, external relations, communications, marketing and customer services, and oversee the production and review of regular stakeholder analysis.
- Collaborate closely with Member States, donors, and other institutional partners. Foster relationships and engagement mechanisms for external stakeholders to ensure that WHO meets the needs of non-WHO people and is adopted widely by them.
- Respond quickly to emergency situations both globally (e.g. ebola, coronavirus) and locally (e.g. local conflict or cholera).
- Ensure that all operations and functions of the WHO Academy are properly coordinated and coherent, that they support WHO’s key priorities across the three levels of the organization.
Applicant must have:
- Advanced University Degree in education with an emphasis on adult education, or social sciences, public health, economics, business management, public administration or a relevant discipline directly relevant to the responsibilities of the position.
- Professional certification in one or more of the following quality management or organizational management and University Degree in public health or another applied health field of relevance to the position.
- At least 15 year’s relevant experience including 10 years’ experience at a senior and/or executive management position with a leading educational institution, or global multinational or intergovernmental organization, successfully managing teams of highly-qualified and professional staff with different skills, disciplines, cultures and backgrounds, and engaging with the highest levels of representatives from governments, private sector as well as multilateral, and non-profit organizations.
- Experience in transforming and leading a large-scale enterprise.
- Demonstrate experience in cultivating the ability of staff, leaders, health workers to explore, learn and grow for impact and this will be necessary in order to rapidly establish the Academy as a sustainable and cutting-edge enterprise which meets the needs of WHO staff and key external audiences.
- Experience as an international leader in high-impact adult learning in order to be able to advance the Academy’s ambitious vision and robust track-record of inspiring the adoption of adult learning science and digital innovation, curating and co-creating learning, fostering peer-to-peer learning, balancing face-to-face and digital learning for personalized and immersive learning experiences, measuring impact, and continuous innovation and improvement.
- Operational experience leading a global educational programme and experience in resource mobilization and communication and experience in both the public and private sectors.
- Offer clear, visionary leadership to the WHO Academy which reflects the WHO’s values.
- Foster an innovative, nimble, efficient working environment committed to continuous improvement and excellence in delivery.
- Guide, motivate and inspire teams to work collaboratively for the good of the organization.
- Communicate effectively with diverse constituencies and offer strong people management skills to mobilize towards the WHO Academy goals.
- Demonstrate the ability to use storytelling to motivate collaborators and gain public recognition for WHO Academy efforts.
- Use leadership skills in multicultural setting to bring about organizational change at scale leverage.
- Strong partnership skills to enable positive engagement and contribution.
- Strengthen and build partnerships and synergies internally across WHO functions and geographies, and externally with key institutions, including governments and international organizations.
- Demonstrate sound business acumen and persuasiveness, as well as the ability to work with external stakeholders to generate external grants and other funding.
- Demonstrate developed strategic thinking with an ability to map business strategy into organizational design, people plans and resource requirements.
- Strong interpersonal skills to build positive relationships by promoting co-operation and sense of being part of a collective endeavor.
- Demonstrate sound judgement combined with a focus on professional adaptability, the ability to innovate and deliver new policies and systems.
- Expert knowledge of English and French.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit applications through online process.
For more information, visit WHO.