World Health Organization

Programme Management Officer (Roster), P3, Multiple Duty Stations at World Health Organization

00100, Nairobi Kenya
June 5, 2024
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Job Description

Programme Management Officer (Roster), P3, Multiple Duty Stations at World Health Organization

Description Of Duties
The incumbent will perform all or part of the following, and other related responsibilities as required by the needs of the office.

  • Support and promote technical dialogue between the WHO country office and WHO regional office during strategic and operational planning, including the country cooperation strategy.
  • Coordinate and provide support to the head of the WHO country office and senior staff on the implementation of the one-planning and monitoring approach anchored in the country cooperation agreement at the country level.
  • Coordinate the overall results-based management of the country office, including grants management, budget, work planning, and allocation to ensure the effective execution of the WHO country office public health programmes.
  • Collaborate with resources mobilization focal point on resources mobilization activities.
  • Ensure appropriate use of funds, especially the thematic funding and specified voluntary contributions (VCS) to achieve results.
  • Administer the planning, inclusion of critical programme performance measures, monitoring, analysis, and reporting of programme initiatives for the country office for quality results and strategic decision making including in emergency settings.
  • Prepare related elements for briefings, proposals, reports, communications, and advocacy documents required for strategic decision-making.
  • Organize various programme management meetings, capacity-building programmes, and relevant activities, supporting and ensuring follow-up on agreed action points with relevant stakeholders.
  • Administer the implementation of flexible and creative solutions to deficiencies in WHO country office management processes, towards enhanced results-based management, in line with the standard operating procedures (SOPs). Propose revisions to corporately generated SOPs.
  • Work closely with the health policy adviser or specialist to promote integrated approaches and cross-programme collaboration throughout the results-based management cycle.
  • Administer the capacity-building programme or initiatives of the country office for all results-based management processes and tools.
  • Apply the WHO Emergency Response Framework (ERF) to analyse and document WHO performance while ensuring the implementation of remedial programme management actions for effective emergency-response, health interventions.

Required Qualifications

  • Essential: A university degree (bachelor’s) in a relevant field (such as public health, public administration, management, administration)..
  • Desirable: An advanced university degree (master’s level or above) in public health, public administration, management, administration or related field.


  • Essential: A minimum of five years of work experience relevant to the position (providing programme or project management services in public-sector, international development or public health programmes).
  • Desirable: Experience in programme management. Experience of WHO processes and policies. Some of the above-listed experience to have been obtained at an international level.

Functional Skills

  • Delivering public health programmes
  • Facilitating strategic planning processes
  • Results-based management/ work planning, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Analytical skills and logical thinking.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, including for reports, presentations and technical documents.
  • Quantitative and qualitative analysis

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Ensuring effective use of resources
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use Of Languages Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of written and spoken English.
  • Desirable: Working knowledge of another WHO official language.

Other Skills (e.g. IT)

  • Proficiency in computers and office software packages, handling of web-based management systems, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and Cloud Management Enterprise System such as Workday.

Programme Management Officer (Roster), P3, Multiple Duty Stations at World Health Organization