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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/14/PEC/TA2
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  6 months
Date: 14 January 2014
Application Deadline: 4 February 2014 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/PEC Polio, Emergencies and Country Collaboration (HQ/PEC) /
HQ/ENB Enabling functions in support of PEC cluster (HQ/ENB)
HQ/PCM Programme Operations and Cluster Management
The Programme Operations and Cluster Management Unit of the Polio, Emergencies and Country Collaboration (PEC) Cluster is, in the emergencies context, responsible for: 1) overseeing all aspects of grant management for WHO's work in emergency risk management and response; 2) ensuring the effective and appropriate management and application of financial resources for emergency risk management and response; 3) providing assistance to regional and country offices in the area of grant management for emergencies, particularly grant tracking; 4) coordinating the development and application of standard budget formats, grant proposal structures and reports.
Description of duties:
The Technical Officer is responsible for the following tasks:

In close collaboration with the Emergency Risk Management and Humanitarian Response's (ERM) external relations team (ERX), support WHO country offices in the preparation of funding proposals and their associated budgets for countries implementing emergency and humanitarian operations.
Provide close grant management support to WHO Country Offices (WCOs) throughout the project cycle.
Monitor project implementation rates and reporting deadlines.
Provide close editorial support for the preparation of interim and final technical reports, ensuring they comply with donor reporting requirements and are aligned with the activities and expected results set out in project proposals.
Monitor financial implementation of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO)-funded projects, including multi-donor grants.
Assist with the analysis of expenditures from ECHO and all other co-funders, ensuring they comply with ECHO's eligibility rules and support the achievement of expected results set out in ECHO project proposals.
Guide and advise WCOs on ECHO rules, procedures and funding and training opportunities.
Monitor reporting dates and deadlines for submitting complementary information.
Support the preparation of detailed technical and financial reports.
Work with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs' (OCHA) Financial Tracking Service (FTS) to harmonize WHO and FTS data on emergency contributions received by WHO.
Support the design and development of best practice project proposals, including standard logical frameworks and output and outcome indicators.
Advocate with WCOs for the consistent use of ERM's best practice reference library as a basis for preparing project proposals adapted to specific crises.
Support the development of grant management standard operating procedures (SOPs) for emergencies.
Work with emergency focal points in WCOs to pilot-test grant management SOPs and advocate for their consistent use.
Identify gaps and propose/draft additional grant management SOPs in close collaboration with other Programme Operations and Cluster Management (PCM) team members.
Work closely with PCM and ERM/ERX team members to streamline/improve grant management practices and enhance coordination between the two teams.
First level degree in business management or a related area.*

Additional degree or certification in financial management.

* (For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220)
Ability to work and produce results under pressure and meet deadlines.
High level of judgement and initiative.
Excellent analytical and drafting/editing skills.
Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills.

WHO Competencies:
1. Producing results
2. Knowing and managing yourself
3. Moving forward in a changing environment.
At least five years' relevant experience in financial and grant management.
Experience in management and administration.
Experience in grant proposal and report editing and financial grant/tracking.

Experience in developing frameworks and timelines for donor submissions.
Relevant experience in donor relations.
Relevant experience in the context of emergency work.
Expert knowledge of English.

Intermediate knowledge of French.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this Vacancy Notice. This vacancy is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56091 at single rate
USD 60091 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.

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

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
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.

Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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