United Nations UN Resource Mobilization Officer Jobs – World Health Organisation (WHO)

Organisation: World Health Organisation (WHO)
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/16/ROST32
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Grade: P4
About WHO:
World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for
health within the United Nations (UN) system. It is responsible for providing
leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda,
setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options,
providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop a resource mobilization plan for the
    incident management system based on existing and potential donors and
    fundraising mechanisms. In coordination with relevant technical officers,
    develop a ‘Donor brief and funding request’ and other WHO and UN appeal
    documents based on WHO’s strategy; to be used as an advocacy tool.
  • Work in close coordination with Project
    Management and Planning Officers, manage the overall and day-to-day
    activities related to mobilization of resources, monitoring and tracking
    funding needs and gaps.
  • Liaise with HQ on the required legal and
    financial clearances and engagement with donors whose agreements are
    managed by HQ e.g. CERF, DFID, ECHO, and OFDA/USAID etc.
  • The incumbent will research the interests and
    application requirements of the main donors and other sources of funding
    to the country. Provide technical advice to the Incident Manager and HCO
    on opportunities.
  • Identify and partner with main humanitarian
    donors to the country (in consultation with HQ and Regional Office
    Resource Mobilization teams). Represent the WHO incident management team
    at donor coordination meetings; proactively contribute in negotiations for
    rapid donor agreements.
  • Establish and manage a network of donor
    contacts, track proposals submitted, funds pledged/received and donor
    agreement implementation requirements (implementation deadlines,
    earmarking for specific activities, visibility requests, reporting, etc.).
    Liaise with technical officers, budget and planning staff to ensure that
    allocation of funds is in compliance with donor requirements.
  • Report on expected results and resource
    mobilization activities in compliance with related documents to be
    disseminated among donors, and draft specific reports to donors as stated
    in legal agreements.
  • Work closely with the local representatives
    of OCHA or other coordination agencies in the country to ensure that WHO
    information and updates are adequately captured in the respective
    situation reports, donor briefs and other relevant documents.
  • Work in close coordination with the
    Communication and Advocacy Officer, effectively utilize the communication
    products and advocacy material in convincing and encouraging donors to
    fund the overall health sector response to affected populations. If
    required, research, write and edit information materials in support to
    resource mobilization activities, including success stories.
  • Perform any other incident-specific related
    duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidates for the World Health
    Organization (WHO) Resource Mobilization Officer  job placement should hold an Advanced
    university degree (Masters level or above) in Social Sciences,
    International Relations, Political Sciences, Business, Communications,
    Marketing, Management or Economics from an accredited/recognized
  • Specific studies on resource mobilization,
    studies on development and/or humanitarian work.
  • A minimum of seven years’ related experience,
    at the national and international level, in resource mobilization and
    external relations. Documented achievements in fundraising activities,
    part of which supporting humanitarian emergency or health outbreak response
    and recovery activities.
  • Proven experience in writing resource
    mobilization proposals, donor reports and related documents.
  • Prior working experience with WHO/UN or with
    an international Non-Governmental Organization is desirable
  • Training in donor intelligence, proposal
    writing, and general project management.
  • Excellent interpersonal, representational and
    organizational skills, with proven ability to facilitate and strengthen
    the involvement and collaboration of a broad range of internal and
    external partners.
  • Demonstrated success in resource mobilization
    complemented by the ability to conceptualize ideas and promote consensus.
  • Integrity, tack, and discretion, .
  • Ability to work and achieve goals under
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of the
    impact of emergencies and crises on social and economic development, and
    its burden on populations.
  • Ability to “think out of the box”
    and to make innovative proposals as related to mobilization of resources.
  • Good knowledge of WHO mandate and goals in
    the emergency incident management context is an asset.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Languages: Excellent knowledge of English or
    French (depending on the country of assignment). Working knowledge of
    another WHO official language would be an asset.
Personal Competencies:
  • Communication
  • Respecting and promoting individual and
    cultural differences
  • Promoting WHO’s position in health
  • Creating an empowering and motivating
  • Teamwork
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources.
How to Apply:
candidates who so desire to join the United Nations World Health Organisation
(WHO) by sending their online applications to enable WHO to store their
personal profiles in a permanent database. Visit WHO’s e-recruitment website
below and follow the instructions for online application procedures.
NB: 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.
Deadline: 17th August 2016

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