Thursday, April 3, 2014

Technical Officer (P.I.C & R.M) - WHO (Apply by: 22 April 2014)

Vacancy Notice No: SEAR/RO/14/FT05

Title: Technical Officer (Partnerships, Interagency Coordination and Resource Mobilization)

Grade: P5

Contract type: Fixed-Term Appointment

Duration of contract:  Two Years 

Date: 2 April 2014 

Application Deadline: 22 April 2014 

(19 day(s) until closing deadline) 

Currently accepting applications

Duty Station:  New Delhi, India
Organization unit: 

SE/PIR Partnership, Interagency, Coordination and Resource Mobilization, Regional Office for the South-East Asia (SEARO)


The objective of the Partnerships and Interagency Coordination programme is to provide coordination and effective technical support and facilitation to all activities relating to partnerships, interagency coordination and resource mobilization at regional and country level in support of WHO's programmatic priorities and programme budget implementation.

Voluntary contributions are an essential and dominant component in WHO's program budget. Increased flexibility, predictability and sustainability of funding, alignment of donor resources to WHO's priorities and the programme budget, developing new income streams and expanding the donor base of the organization requires the development and strengthening of strategic and innovative relationships with donors and partners.

Description of duties:

Under the direct supervision of the assigned officer, the incumbent:

1. Coordinates WHO SEARO's corporate-level strategic partnership relations and alliances, both within and outside the UN system, in particular with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector.
2. Coordinates WHO SEARO's corporate-level resources mobilization activities, requiring continual development and refinement.
3. Coordinates the development, improvement, dissemination and implementation of WHO policy guidelines, strategies, and plans of action on partnerships, relations with UN system agencies and regional intergovernmental organizations and resource mobilization, at regional and country levels.
4. Assists in the development and implementation at regional level of WHO's policy and operational guidelines on partnerships with the private sector.
5. Assists in the development and implementation at regional level of WHO's policy and operational guidelines on partnerships with non-governmental organizations.
6. Advises Technical Units and WHO Country Offices (WCOs) in the Region on donor policies and priorities, and facilitates negotiations of project proposals, Memoranda of Understanding and other agreements and interactions with donors.

7. Serves as the focal point for communications and dissemination of information on partnerships, WHO's relations with UN system agencies and regional intergovernmental organizations and resource mobilization for the Region.
8. Provides technical support to all WHO meetings, development forums and dialogues with partners at regional and country level.
9. Coordinates SEARO's collaboration with regional intergovernmental organizations including ASEAN and SAARC and UN System regional and country level coordinating mechanisms such as the United Nations Development Group for Asia and the Pacific (UNDG-AP) and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF).
10. Advises Technical Units in SEARO and WCOs on WHO's engagement with initiatives of the UN system including UN Reform, the UN Resident Coordinator's System (UNRC), and the UN Development Assistant Framework (UNDAF).
11. Serves as focal point for the Peer Support Group of the United Nations Development Group for Asia and the Pacific (UNDAG-AP).
12. Explores new and innovative partnership development opportunities with public and private sector organizations, NGOs, and civil society organizations to strengthen SEARO's partnership base and develop new funding streams.
13. Prepares policy and analytical briefs for the DPM/RD on strategic partnership, interagency and resource mobilization issues.
14. Ensures effective coordination between WCOs, the Regional Office and Headquarters in developing and implementing joint actions to mobilize resources and collaborate with bilateral and multilateral development agencies, public and private sector partners, NGOs, and civil society organizations for WHO programme implementation and coordinated support for national health development in the Region.
15. Analyzes the funding situation in the Regional and Country Offices, as well as donor priorities and initiatives and prepares regular analytical reports in this respect for the executive management.
16. Coordinates Regional Resource Mobilization Network of resource mobilization focal points from Regional technical units and country offices.
17. Provides overall coordination for the clearance of all donor/funding agreements as well as cooperation agreements in the Regional and Country Offices and assumes the responsibility of regional depository of all donor agreements concluded in the Region.
18. Any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor.



Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in public health,or international relations or other health related sciences.


Excellent knowledge on international development issues, bilateral and multilateral partnership development; ability to lead the development and implementation of strategies and approaches for partnerships; strong analytical skills combined with good judgment; proven skills to coordinate and solicit consorted actions among various stakeholders; strong communication skills and ability to motivate various stakeholders for common cause.

Other Skills:

Knowledge of office software applications


* Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond
* Promoting WHO's position in health leadership
* Communicating in a credible and effective way
* Moving forward in a changing environment



Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in management of international development cooperation or partnerships building including at least five years of experience at international level, experience in policy formulation and strategy development; 


Specialized knowledge of development financing and the major donors' landscape including bilateral, multilateral, UN system agencies, and foundations is an asset.


Excellent knowledge of English. Knowledge of other WHO working language would be an advantage.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 80,887 at single rate
USD 87,069 with primary dependants

Post Adjustment: 39.60 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Currently accepting applications

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