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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/14/FT82
Title: NPO (Project Manager, RAHA), Post 357719
Grade: NO-C
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Post of limited duration for one year
Date: 19 February 2014
Application Deadline: 20 March 2014 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Islamabad, Pakistan
Organization unit: EMCO Countries (EM_ACO) /
EM_PAK WHO Representative's Office, Pakistan (EM_PAK)
EM/DPM Director of Programme Management- EM/EHA Emergency Humanitarian Action
Purpose of the Post:
To manage the One UN RAHA (Refugees Affected and Hosting Areas) programme in Pakistan for WHO. The incumbent will liaise and coordinate with the officials of Government of Pakistan the implementation of RAHA initiatives in the health sector at the national level.

Objectives of the Programme:
The overall objective of the RAHA program is to improve livelihoods, rehabilitate the environment and enhance social cohesion within communities of refugee-affected and hosting areas. To develop public services and effective policies by strengthening the capacities of the government, community institutions and vulnerable groups. The UN One Program crosscutting issues relating to human rights, gender equality, civil society engagement and refugees will be addressed and peaceful co-existence between the communities will safeguard a more predictable stay for Afghans until they can return to Afghanistan.

Organizational Context:
The incumbent will coordinate and implement the health activities in RAHA. He/she will supervise and manage the RAHA team on day-to-day level to implement the agreed activities within the RAHA framework and work plan. The individual will coordinate with the Government counterparts to seek approval of the RAHA work plan on the platform of RAHA Task force both at the Federal and Provincial levels. If required, the individual will also interact with the potential donors such as USAID, UNHCR and etc. for resource mobilization and seek additional funds for the RAHA program.
Description of duties:
Under the direct supervision of WR Pakistan and the overall supervision of Coordinator, EHA the incumbent will perform the following duties:

 Lead and coordinate with the concerned officials and partners at the national, provincial and local levels in dealing with the design, planning and implementation of the project activities from WHO side.
 Coordinate, and supervise the implementation of anticipated interventions and the facilitation of achievements of the overall results and performance of the Refugee Affected & Hosting Areas (RAHA) project in the 4 provinces.
 Lead the organisation annual planning process, develop work plans for RAHA in consultation with the Health Departments, Afghan Commission of the provinces and all the relevant UN agencies.
 Represent WHO at RAHA Inter Agency Working Groups (IAWG) meetings.
 Coordinate the intra-agency efforts with all the relevant WHO programmes namely DEWS, Environmental Health, Reconstruction, Procurement and Finance for the implementation of RAHA activities.
 Provide support to all partners (participating UN agencies, provincial governments as well as partner NGOs)
through information provision, meetings as appropriate.
 Identify areas for building synergies between partners, highlight duplication of effort, while actively building productive relations with programme stakeholders.
 Harmonize the programme interventions with other donors/international organizations in pursuit of effective and efficient implementation.
 Advise on sub-contracting and selection of the partners for the implementation of the Primary Health Care activities.
 Monitor the project activities to ensure program compliance and fidelity with the required processes and attainment of targeted outputs/outcomes.
 Prepare, consolidate the work plan and disseminate progress reports for wider circulation.
 Ensure timely preparation and dissemination of progress and technical reports requested by donors.
 Supervise and manage the RAHA national and provincial teams, guide project staff and provide oversight to field operations/ activities.
Essential: University degree in Medicine.

Desirable: Master's Degree in Public Health.
1) Producing results
2) Ensuring the effective use of resources
3) Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
4) Knowing and managing yourself

Functional Skills and Knowledge (Describe skills and knowledge specific to the post):
Broad knowledge in health systems delivery, Project Management, health monitoring & strengthening; the ability to lead teams as well as work harmoniously within teams.
Essential: At least 5 years of experience in Project Management and Health System Strengthening.

Desirable: Experience in Primary Health Care, Information Management, health monitoring and health needs assessment in relief and recovery.

Excellent knowledge of English and the local language.
Additional Information:
- Only nationals of the country will be considered for this position.
Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates.
- Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered.
- A written test/presentation and interviews will be used as a form of screening. The written test might be used as an eliminatory tool.
- Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice (this could be the base for rosters).
- Interviews will include competency-based questions.
- This Vacancy Notice is published in English language only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
PKR3695370 at single rate

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