Programme Management Officer at WHO, Kampala, Uganda


Deadline: 4 April 2019

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Management Officer in Kampala, Uganda. The duration of this post is 2 years.

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The Programme Management Officer will ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of programme management processes in countries using a results-based management (RBM) approach to planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Programme Management Officer will perform the following functions:

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  • 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 System.
  • 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 interventions.
  • Build the capacity of internal and external stakeholders, and promote accountability, responsiveness and transparency.
  • Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Master’s 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 7 years of relevant work experience in an international health organization.
  • At least 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international levels in programme management in a public health context.
  • Expert knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.

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