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.
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.
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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.
Applicants must have:
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- 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.
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For more information, please visit WHO.