World Health Organization
World Health Organization Afghanistan Afghanistan
3 weeks ago
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The objective of the WHO's Polio Eradication Programme in Afghanistan is to eradicate polio in accordance with World Health Assembly (WHA) resolutions, and fully implement the Global Polio Eradication and End Game Strategic Plan in conjunction with GPEI partners and Member States. The Polio Eradication Programme in Afghanistan has, as its immediate objectives, stopping polio transmission and achieving eradication.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
The incumbent performs the following duties which may be amended based on the technical needs of the country programme:
• Support development and implementation of a polio resource mobilization strategy to ensure sustainable financing of polio, and coordinate with the external relations and communications teams to connect this with external communication flows.
• Contribute to managing and building the donor relations portfolio, managing the information flows related to WHO's partnership with donors, and provide donors... with briefing notes, information and updates, participate in donor coordination meetings, preparing talking points and presentations, respond to queries, writing proposals, donor agreements, donor reporting, responding to queries, etc.
• Support the overall grant management cycle and work closely with relevant teams at WCO and EMRO.
• Prepare, draft and finalize proposals as well as technical reports based on inputs received from the technical teams.
• Ensurethe timely submission of proposals and reports to donors and provide qualitycontrol.
• Provide support in the preparation of project evaluations, communicationsand advocacy documents, including success stories, required for resourcemobilization and strategic decision making.
• Track proposal and reporting deadlines,monitor implementation rates, maintain a pipeline tracker and develop grant management tools to ensure proper management of awards (activation, distribution, amendments, implementation, monitoring and reporting). Maintain project calendars and milestones; manage and analyze information on project activities and monitor progress towards targets. Secure rapid, sustainable and predictable funding for the core positions and polio eradication related activities of the country office.
• Liaise with HQ and the relevant Regional Office correspondents to secure the required clearance, including legal and financial clearances for proposals and donor agreements before signature.
• Participate in donor coordination meetings; contribute to negotiations to rapidly conclude donor agreements. Engage with the main donors in/to the country, in consultation with HQ and Regional Office Resource Mobilization teams, especially for donors whose agreements are managed by HQ (BMGF, FCDO, KFW, Rotary, and USAID).
• Monitor trends, identify opportunities and risks as regards to country level resource mobilization and inform HQ and the resource mobilization network in a timely manner, suggesting where appropriate actions to position the programme.
• Prepare regular internal risk and progress reports to inform the polio eradication team of project progress and issues to be resolved.
• In coordination with the Communication and Advocacy Officer, effectively utilize the communication products to inform donors and other partners about the progress towards polio eradication and WHO's strategies and encourage them to fund the WHO's strategic plans and proposals.
• Essential: First university degree in international relations, management, finance, accounting, business, economics, communications, ac.
• Desirable: Specific studies related to resource mobilization, partnership building, proposal and report writing and general project management in the development and/or humanitarian sector.
• Essential: At least five years of experience, with international exposure, in developing and implementing resource mobilization activities, managing grants and/or programmes. Proven experience in writing resource mobilization proposals, donor reports and related documents.
• Desirable: Prior working experience with an international nongovernmental organization (NGO) or WHO/UN, working on resource mobilization or grant management in the development and/or humanitarian sector.
• Extensive practical knowledge of financial and grants management principles and techniques.
• Excellent analytical skills complemented by the ability to conceptualize ideas and write excellent briefs, proposals and reports.
• Strong interpersonal, representational and organizational skills, with proven ability tonegotiate, facilitate and strengthen the involvement and collaboration of abroad range of internal and external partners (influencing capacity).
• Demonstrated success in resource mobilization, including the ability to develop resource mobilizationapproaches and materials, and promote consensus with donors and partners.
• Demonstrated ability to work in highly complex multicultural international organizations andestablish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outsidethe organizations.
• Shows integrity, tact and discretion. Ability to work and achieve goals under pressure.
• Good knowledge of WHO mandate and goals.
• Knowledge of the polio eradication context is an asset.
Use of Language Skills
• Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
• Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Another WHO off.lang.
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