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Vacancy Notice No: EURO/13/FT57
Title: Head, Programme and Resource Management (PRM) - CLOSING DATE EXTENDED
Grade: P6
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years* See Additional Information below
Date: 12 February 2013
Application Deadline: 28 April 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Copenhagen, Denmark
Organization unit: EURO Europe Regional Office (EU/RGO) /
EU/DAF Division of Administration and Finance (EU/DAF)
Programme and Resource Management
The Division of Administration and Finance is responsible for the overall support of the WHO European Office's health programmes. Based in this division, the PRM Unit supports the Director of Administration and Finance in promoting results-based management and efficiency across the region through the development of EX-Reports and budget analyses, diagnosing challenges, identifying and weighing the alternative solutions; provides programme and resource management input to make the vision for Better Health in Europe a reality; develops frameworks and approaches for integration of programme planning and management across programmes and country and inter-country levels; monitors implementation in an empowering and energizing way; ensures that Regional Strategic Plans are aligned with the Global Health Agenda and the Global Program of Work of WHO.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the position
Provide strategic advice on programme and resource management, including budget analysis. Represent the Regional office in global fora related to programme and resource management. Lead the Programme and Resource Management Unit (PRM) in developing and supporting the implementation of Programme Budget, management systems and approaches to facilitate the underlying conditions for EURO to reach a level of efficiency and excellence in international public health. Contribute to organizational learning through sharing of lessons learned from various assessments and evaluations conducted at all levels of the Regional Office.

Under the supervision of the Director Administration and Finance, the incumbent is assigned the following duties:
  1. Strategic and operational analysis and synthesis: synthesize contextual, performance and other data to support continuous region-wide strategic and operational learning, adaptation and performance improvement; develop EXC Reports for the consideration of senior management; ensure the management of the PRM team providing leadership, guidance and monitoring by setting clear work objectives, ensuring timely and effective use of performance reviews and feedback mechanisms; to continue refining the results-based management and accountability approach; support formulation and operationalization of EURO's business plan and strengthening of EURO's managerial capacity, to ensure that the region-wide approach and business models are aligned with WHO's vision, mandate and global policies and strategies.
  2. Results coordination, monitoring and evaluation: in collaboration with the DAF and the Regional Director, coordinate EURO's contribution to the GPW, MTSP, and Programme budget according to the evolving needs of the Regional Office; guide the strategic planning process through the analysis of programmatic proposals and budgetary matters and the identification of efficiency strategies; assure the timely monitoring, reporting and evaluation of results and accomplishments for the benefit of Member states and the Organization; support global technical-networking; coordinate internal programmatic reviews; commission one or two outcome evaluations per biennium; and facilitate corporate learning to refine strategies and approaches.
  3. Budget and resource coordination: advise the DAF, the Regional Director, Technical Directors, country teams, technical programmes and administrative units to ensure integrity of budget and resource data and adherence with policies, strategies, plans and commitments; and support and facilitate efficient allocation and use of resources for a balanced and sustainable development and implementation of EURO's programme portfolio.
  4. Programme planning and GSM development: propose alternatives, team-work and support the region-wide prioritization and operational planning for inter- and in-country programmes based on a careful analysis of needs and capacities; and to set up and support monitoring and reporting systems to enhance public health relevance, transparency and accountability.
  5. Resource mobilization and donor relations: in collaboration with the Resource Mobilization Officer develop and support the implementation of a regional strategy to increase the amount and flexibility of resources and their alignment with EURO's priorities; establish processes to enhance timeliness and quality of donor agreements and reporting; and further augment confidence in EURO.
  6. PRM Integrated Help Desk: oversee the provision of day-to-day support, guidance and training to technical Divisions and country offices on all aspects of planning, budget, resource and programmatic award management; annual and biennial reporting; to support the six-monthly office-wide reviews; and to oversee the reporting, testing and implementing GSM fixes and enhancements in programme management.
  7. Any other duties as assigned by the Director Administration and Finance (DAF).
Essential: Advanced universtity degree in management, program planning or equivalent professional qualification.
Desirable: Relevant degree at PhD or Doctoral level, a degree in public health.
Functional skills and knowledge:
Thorough knowledge of management, planning, monitoring and evaluation theory and practice with the ability to translate and transform complex issues in to practical application and impart this knowledge to others. Advanced analytical skills with the ability to synthesize and communicate complex strategic and managerial issues. Sound knowledge and understanding of the WHO's mission, mandate, governance and goals.

Competencies: see WHO Global Competencies model at http://www.who.int/employment/competencies/en/
  1. Promoting innovation and Organizational learning: Drives change and improvement, continually searching for new ways to position the Organization for success.
  2. Driving WHO to a successful future: Demonstrates a broad-based understanding of the growing complexities of health issues and activities. Develops strategic plans which are in line with WHO's mission and which balance competing priorities. Shows astuteness and uses all relevant processes to get things done.
  3. Ensuring the effective use of resources: Identifies priorities in accordance with WHO's strategic directions. Develops and implements action plans, organizes the necessary resources and monitors outcomes.
  4. Promoting WHO's position in health leadership: Positions WHO as a leader in health issues. Gains support for WHO's mission. Coordinates, plans and communicates in a way that attracts support from intended audiences.
  5. Fostering integration and teamwork: Develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts. Works collaboratively with team members at different levels across the Organization to achieve results.
Essential: At least 10 years of progressively responsible professional managerial experience in health programming and results based management at national and international/multilateral organizationws.
Desirable: Experience in working in a results-based management environment using ERP systems. Experience within the UN system or similar organization.
Essential: Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of another WHO and/or EURO official language.
Desirable: Knowledge of other official WHO European languages.
Additional Information:
(*) Extension of appointment is subject to a) satisfactory performance, b) continued need for the function, and c) availability of funds.Similar positions at the same grade may be filled using this vacancy notice.

WHO has an on-line recruitment system, therefore ONLY applications submitted on-line at www.who.int/employment/en will be accepted.

All on-line applications are automatically acknowledged. If you do not receive an e-mail within 24 hours confirming receipt of your application, you should verify your on-line profile. In case of repeated difficulties, contact by e-mail HrsRecruitment@euro.who.int indicating the vacancy title and number in the subject line.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 95,394 at single rate
USD 103,204 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 80 % 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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