Deadline: 3 May 2016
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Officer in Geneva, Switzerland. The duration of this post is 1 year.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Programme Officer will perform the following functions-
- Support the management and reporting on the use of financial resources for donors and WHO offices as follows:
- Provide input to in cross-agency working groups on financial management and funding allocations.
- Respond to requests from WHO regional and country offices for financial allocations in line with GPEI financial resource requirements and WHO cash flow projections.
- Perform financial analyses in relation to financial management of the global polio programme.
- Provide managerial and administrative support to the Polio Department at HQ level as follows:
- Coordinate input to WHO planning and budgeting processes (PBPA).
- Ensure awards are implemented as per donor agreements, and that reports and proposals are submitted as per established deadlines.
- Provide advice in response to administrative policy and procedural issues, developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and ensuring clear communications and training of procedures changes.
- Coordinate directly with existing and new polio eradication donors to renew major grants, finalize new grants, report on the use of POL financial resources and participate in donor review meetings.
- Provide advice to the HQ polio eradication team (POL) and the global WHO polio programme on issues of administrative management, administrative and management requirements; financial implications of plans and proposals. Addresses and resolves other administrative and management issues relating to the work of the polio eradication initiative.
Applicants must have-
- An advanced university degree (Masters Level or above) in business administration, management, economic or social development, social sciences, related field.
- Specialized training in public health and administration.
- 7 years of experience in the management and administration of international and/or national programmes/projects (with proven skills in working with senior officers of UN organizations, the private sector, multinational organizations and non-governmental organizations).
- Experience in negotiations with external agencies and knowledge of resource mobilization and advocacy.
- Experience with international organizations and/or nongovernmental organizations and/or WHO.
- Expert knowledge of English and intermediate knowledge of French are required.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WHO.