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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/12/ERM/FT439
Title: Coordinator
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  One year
Date: 14 November 2012
Application Deadline: 5 December 2012 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/ERM Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response (HQ/ERM) /
HQ/ERX ERM Resource Mobilization and External Relations (HQ/ERX)
The ERM Department works to reduce the impact of emergencies on people's health. ERM leads the development of global strategies, identifies best practices, informs global policies, analyzes health trends, provides technical guidance, and mobilizes WHO and partner capacities to provide support to regional and country offices. All ERM's work is guided by the principles of partnership, accountability, evidence-based decision making and equity. Within this department, the unit of External Relations, Resource Mobilization and Advocacy (ERX): (1) mobilizes resources for WHO's core staff and activities in emergency work and for WHO's country-level emergency response; (2) advocates for WHO's policies and work in ERM and HR, using publications, the website, other information products and donor meetings; (3) maps existing and potential funding support, identifies funding opportunities, and translates needs into funding proposals; (4) trains and supports WHO staff to advocate and mobilize resources for WHO's work in emergencies at the three levels of the Organization; and (5) creates an enabling environment with internal and external partners.
Description of duties:
The incumbent is responsible for the overall direction and coordination of the external relations, resource mobilization and advocacy work for WHO's work in all-hazards emergency risk management and humanitarian response and is accountable for the following:

Manage and mentor a team of external relations and communications professionals.
Prioritize activities, monitor progress and efficiency of implementation, promote teamwork to ensure effective working relationships, identify and resolve significant implementation problems.
Provide performance appraisal for ERX staff under direct supervision.
Develop and implement a work plan in the areas of external relations, resource mobilization and advocacy/communications/public information, with effective activities in line with country, regional and global needs.

External Relations/Resource Mobilization:
Lead the formulation and implementation of a consolidated global strategy for external relations and resource mobilization, with targets.
Monitor, analyse and document WHO progress toward targets.
Collaborate with Director ERM and ADG/PEC to enhance/align their external relations work.
Ensure sufficient financial resources for WHO's work in all-hazards emergency risk management and humanitarian response through direct negotiations with existing donor partners, bilaterals, foundations, development banks and the private sector.
Serve as the WHO focal point for all related resource mobilization activities, leading and coordinating work to increase level of support from existing donors and identify, approach and secure funding from new donors.
Develop resource mobilization documents and proposals with inputs from the technical and grant management staff for all-hazards emergency risk management and humanitarian response.
Monitor donor policies, trends and funding mechanisms for all-hazard emergency risk management and humanitarian assistance.
Use to advise ADG/PEC, Director ERM and regional and country offices.
Develop and maintain relations with global donors; organize regular donor meetings; and foster a comprehensive, consistent approach to donor interactions across the Organization; identify and exploit new funding opportunities; deepen and systematize the engagement of global partners in ERM to ensure a robust donor voice in WHO's work in all-hazards emergency risk management and humanitarian response.
Provide guidance to regional and country staff on the development of resource mobilization proposals, donor agreements, donor reports, donor briefs and matters related to the fulfillment of the terms of contribution agreements.
Develop and maintain a tracking system for monitoring and following up on the status of approaches to donors and pledges, to improve donor servicing and prepare forecasts of contributions, analyses and trends.
Maintain minimum funding of US $2,000,000 in the ERM revolving Rapid Response Account for initial response requirements including initial rapid staff deployments.
Represent WHO in inter-agency fora dealing with resource mobilization for both emergency risk management and for humanitarian response.
Increase the country-level use of development and humanitarian multi-donor trust funds.
Advocacy/visibility lead the formulation and implementation of a consolidated global strategy for donor advocacy and communications, with targets.
Monitor, analyse and document WHO progress toward targets.
Develop and disseminate targeted information products to advocate for support for WHO's role in all-hazard emergency risk management and humanitarian response.
Oversee development of appropriate materials to support external relations work, including quarterly financial resource requirements, annual global progress reports, press releases and other related materials, to gain support and to mobilize financial resources.
Produce briefs for Director/ERM, ADG/PEC and the Director-General.
Collaborate with other clusters to ensure appropriate ERM visibility.
Collaborate with the Director-General's office to ensure ERM messages are effectively communicated through DG speeches, interviews and other external communications.
Direct the communications staff in identifying/producing materials; PR events to stimulate financial support.
Participate as a full member of the WHO Global Emergency Management Team.
Provide any other support as required by the Director/ERM and ADG/PEC.
Advanced degree in relevant field, e.g. business administration, international or public relations, communications, public health or equivalent.

Professional certification or other specific training in resource mobilization.
Extensive knowledge of resource mobilization and/or public relations.
Good knowledge of humanitarian funding and donors.
Demonstrated managerial, supervisory and leadership ability.
Demonstrated negotiation and communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills.
Computer literacy: word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software; knowledge of office software applications.

Knowledge of the UN's emergency risk management and humanitarian mechanisms (IASC, ISDR, CAPs, CERF, multi-donor trust funds, etc.).
Knowledge of development donors, particularly for emergency risk management.
Ability to identify new funding streams and to develop and implement innovative resource mobilization strategies.
Integrity, tact and discretion dealing with numerous contacts.
Ability to plan and organize large-scale meetings.
Knowledge and understanding of the private sector culture, and experience with legal issues related to private sector collaboration.

WHO Competencies:
1. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
3. Producing results
4. Fostering integration and teamwork.
At least 10 years of experience in national and international fund raising, including extensive experience in humanitarian fund raising, of which at least five years of international experience.
Considerable experience working with and influencing fund raising systems, donor organizations and decision-makers.
Considerable experience in international relations, communications, journalism or public relations. Considerable experience in writing and editing.
Experience in team management.

Experience in WHO or the UN system.
Experience at country and regional levels.
Experience in resource mobilization for work in emergency risk management including preparedness and risk reduction.
Excellent knowledge of English is essential.
A working knowledge of French is desirable.
A working knowledge of any other WHO official language would be an asset.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this Vacancy Notice. This vacancy is published in English only.

The following priority order will be observed in the screening of candidates: 1. WHO staff members (Continuing, Fixed-term and Temporary appointments, 2. External candidates.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 80734 at single rate
USD 86904 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 97.7 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

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

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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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.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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