Project Management Officer, Tunis, Tunisia

Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)

Country: Tunisia

City: Tunis, Tunisia

Office: WHO Mediterranean Centre Tunis

Grade: P-3

Closing date: Saturday, 20 February 2021

Project Management Officer

( 2005261 )

Grade : P3

Contractual Arrangement : Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 1 year (subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the position)

Job Posting: Jan 25, 2021, 11:15:37 AM

The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinator international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

During deployment, the duty station may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.

Provide technical support to the overall programme management, grants management, budget, work planning, including the development, day-to-day operation, monitoring and evaluation of work plans to ensure the effective execution of the outbreaks and health emergencies programmes.

Collaborate, with technical leads and other teams, in the development, implementation and monitoring of the technical, operational and HR work plans.

Ensure proper use of designated funds to achieve results as per defined indicators; underpin compliance with project management principles.

Liaise with Resource Mobilization Officer to secure rapid funding for immediate needs; with sustainable, predictable financing for programme activities.

Coordinate the analysis, consolidation and dissemination of information on programme management. Contribute to the preparation of monitoring and progress reports, briefings, proposals, reports, communications and advocacy documents required for strategic decision making.

Attend various project management meetings, coordinate relevant activities, ensure predictable follow-up on agreed action points with relevant stakeholders.

Develop flexible and innovative solutions to support WHO’s outbreak and health emergency operations, in line with the IMS standard operating procedures (SOPs).

Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: A university degree in management, administration, health policy/planning, economics, social development, social sciences or international relations from a recognized/accredited institute.

Desirable: Formal training in project management.

Experience

Essential: A minimum of five years‘ experience in project management with experience planning, grant management, budget, finance and/or related field, including sound understanding of resource mobilization. Related experience in the context of outbreaks and/or emergency programmes.

Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies, Health Cluster Partners, recognized Humanitarian Organizations or relevant nongovernmental organizations.

Skills

Proven knowledge of project management, budgetary, financial, practices and the ability to develop improved systems that support these processes.

Strong analytical skills and ability to analyse and synthesize information from multiple sources.

Excellent knowledge and expertise in project design, monitoring and evaluation.

Tags health emergencies health policy international relations monitoring and evaluation programme management project management resource mobilization social development social sciences

Strong professional skills in the development of reports and persuasive documents.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Communication

Producing results

Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable: REMUNERATION

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 60,962 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 1702 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

A written test may be used as a form of screening.

In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.

For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.

WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.

Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

*For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line. For assessment of your application, please ensure that your profile on Stellis is updated; all experience records are entered with elaboration on tasks performed at the time. Kindly note that CV/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessible.