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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/GMG/TA124
Title: Project Manager
Grade: P6
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  9 months
Date: 21 November 2013
Application Deadline: 5 December 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/GMG General Management (HQ/GMG) /
HQ/PRP Planning Resource Coordination and Perf Monitoring (HQ/PRP)
The objective of the financing dialogue is to secure full funding of the US$ 4 billion programme budget 2014-2015.

The Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly decided in May 2013 to establish a Financing Dialogue to improve the alignment, predicability, flexibility and transparency of the US$ 3.977 billion programme budget 2014-2015. The Financing Dialogue, which was launched in June 2013, represented the second phase (following the priority setting and development of the programme budget 2014-2015) of a three-phase approach to funding the programme budget. The follow-up to the second Financing Dialogue meeting in November 2013 will be a global action plan to fill remaining 2014-2015 shortfalls and ensure a fully-funded programme budget (phase three).

This position will lead the development of this action plan, which will include the resource mobilization work of the category networks. Linked to this work, this position will also support the work of two resource mobilization studies requested by the Global Policy Group, further to a recommendation of the Task Force on Resource Mobilization and Management Strategies: (i) broadening WHO's donor base, and (ii) professionalizing resource mobilization across all levels of the Organization.
Description of duties:
Under the direction and guidance of Director, PRP, the Project Manager will:
1. Manage and provide leadership to the global Financing Dialogue Project Team, aiming to create a model of matrix management.
2. Guide the work of two resource mobilization studies requested by the Global Policy Group: (i) broadening WHO's donor base, and (ii) professionalizing resource mobilization across all levels of the Organization.
3. Develop an approach to coordinating WHO resource mobilization following the November 2013 Financing Dialogue meeting, ensuring the engagement of key stakeholders in the process.
4. Lead an ambitious programme of work for phase 3 of the new approach to resource mobilization, including ensuring a mapping of alignment between contributor interests and WHO funding shortfalls, the articulation of a process for WHO engagement with specific contributors, and overseeing the development of tools necessary to support these coordinated resource mobilization activities (e.g. donor intelligence gathering and dissemination, proposal template development).
5. Ensure regular reporting, including to WHO governing bodies, on progress towards full funding of the programme budget 2014-2015.
Master's degree in public health, development, social sciences, business administration or other relevant subject area.
Additional degree in management/communications.
Demonstrated ability to:
- build successful coalitions across and among large, complex organizations with differing political agendas
- develop innovative strategies, implement plans to unforgiving deadlines and manage and measure results
- negotiate with senior officials manage in a matrix organization.
Extensive knowledge of WHO programmes and administration.
Extensive knowledge of development policies and priorities of WHO Member States and other development partners.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.

WHO competencies:
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Promoting WHO's position in health leadership
Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Producing results

Other skills:
Computer literacy: word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software.
10 years in resource mobilization, a significant portion of which should have been gained at the international level.
Project management experience.

Administrative experience in strategic planning and managing teams would be an asset.
Expert knowledge of English required. Intermediate knowledge of French an asset.
Additional Information:
Priority to be given to internal candidates
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
A written test may form part of the screening process.
This Vacancy Notice is published in English only.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 95394 at single rate
USD 103204 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 103.3 % 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.

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