World Health Organization
Project Officer – (2303622)
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): One (1) Year
Job Posting: Apr 24, 2023, 7:47:47 AM
Closing Date: May 15, 2023, 3:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Congo-Brazzaville
Organization: AF/ORD Office of the Regional Director
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The Office of the Regional Director’s (ORD) supports the Regional Director in the efficient delivery of his/her mandate and in the provision of effective leadership and coordination of the work of WHO in the African Region, including partnerships and collaboration with countries, the UN system,international organizations, bilateral and multilateral agencies and other stakeholders. The Office co-ordinates the Regional Director’s engagement and collaboration with Member States, the African Union Commission, the UN system, development partners,donors and other stakeholders. It is also responsible for coordinating the preparation of policy, technical and managerial briefs on relevant healthmatters to facilitate the decisions of the Regional Director and it assists in monitoring compliance in theimplementation of specific executive decisions and recommendations. The Office oversees the work of the Regional Office, Country Offices and Inter-CountrySupport Teams in the WHO African Region and the work of the WHO Secretariat with the Member States. ORD also oversees the implementation of the Transformation Agenda, and ensure effective change management.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
The Project Officer will work in close cooperation with other AFRO TAI staffmembers and will communicate with regional and country-office teams indischarging his/her assigned duties and responsibilities as outlined below: Support AFRO TAI in implementation the global Transformation Agenda evaluation recommendations in the Region; Using different tools (slido, SurveyMonkey), perform data collection and analysisrelated to the implementation of TA consolidation phase initiatives includingassessment of AFRO transformation initiatives; Prepare and present summaries and analyses of survey data, including tables, graphs, and fact sheets that describe survey techniques and results.Conduct preliminary research and interview to collect information on transformation and change at regional and country level;Organize and prepare interactive meetings using zoom,miro board, klaxoon, wooclap, and extract and exploit data collected in the reports and summaries of key points from the meeting; Maintain the TA Monitoring Dashboard and regularly update information on TAconsolidation activities, outputs and outcomes; Maintain and regularly update a database of relevant stakeholders – change agents,consultants; Contribute to the development of communication products that demonstrate TA progress inthe Region including preparation of relevant background materials for use inmeetings, correspondence and briefing;Collaborate with other team members in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of TA activities.Provide administrative support, including organising travel and assisting in consultants follow up;Other duties as may be assigned.
Essential: First university degree in public health, business administration, public administration, or a related field is required.
Desirable: Master degree in public health
Essential: A minimum of one year of progressive responsible professional experience in project or programme management, monitoring and evaluation, administration or related area is required. Experience in data analysis is required.
Desirable: Not less than 5 years experience within the relatedfield in an international organization, NGO or United Nations setting will be an advantage.
Results-based Management: Ability to manageprograms and projects with a strategy aimed at improved performance anddemonstrable resultsChange management: Knowledge of changemanagement concepts, principles and issues and the ability to apply tostrategic and practical situations, covering the organization, social and humandimensionsRelationship Management: Ability to engage andfoster strategic partnerships with other parties, inter-agency coordination andforge productive working relationshipsProject Management: Ability to plan, organize,motivate, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specificgoalsKnowledge Management: Ability to capture,develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of French.
The above language requirements are interchangeable.
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 39,401 (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 1665 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.
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