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Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/14/TA43
Title: National Professional Officer (Non-Governmental Organisations Coordinator) - 358872
Grade: NO-A
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  12 months
Date: 8 May 2014
Application Deadline: 22 May 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
Organization unit: EMCO Countries (EM_ACO) /
EM_SYR WHO Representative's Office, Syrian Arab Republic (EM_SYR)
Director Programme Management
The objectives of WHO's information system is to design and implement programmes that prepare the health sector to deal with emergencies and that improve health during and after crises. Within the emergency programme, the objectives of WHO's emergency response team are to support Member States by:
(1) promptly assessing health needs of populations affected by crisis, identifying priority causes of ill-health and death; preparing damage estimates and emergency response and rehabilitation plans; providing prompt, credible health information and ensuring the continuity of essential health services;
(2) Coordinating and monitoring emergency health relief efforts under the aegis of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Health Cluster, of which WHO is the lead agency;
3) Ensuring that critical gaps in the health response are rapidly identified and filled;
4) Revitalizing and building the capacity of national health systems to deal with preparedness, mitigation and response.
Description of duties:
Purpose of the Post:

To strengthen and expand partnerships with local Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) with a view to providing decentralised emergency and humanitarian health services in hard to reach areas.

Organizational Context:

Under the supervision of the Emergency Coordinator and overall guidance of the WHO Representative Syria, the incumbent will conduct, coordinate and support emergency health delivery through CSOs and NGOs. This requires extensive contacts with a broad range of staff and partners, as well as on going contacts with officials and representatives from UN agencies, international, governmental and non-governmental organizations by providing guidance and coordination in the delivery of health services.

Summary of Assigned Duties:

The incumbent will perform the following duties:

1. Coordination of local NGO partners through quarterly coordination forums and monthly technical meetings with a view to improving on information sharing, reporting on implementation and identifying lessons learned that will result in effective planning.
2. Coordinate the screening of potential partner organizations and develop an NGO Indicator Framework.
3. Supervise the quality of work of partner organizations through the use of newly developed Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) tools, regular meetings, and telephone follow-ups.
4. In collaboration with the Technical Officer (M&E), conduct the Organizational Capacity Assessment of partner organizations.
5. Conduct regular capacity-building cycles in Project Cycle Management, monitoring and evaluation, fund raising etc. with key members of partner organizations.
6. Collect, and assess technical reports from the field.
7. Prepare monthly reports on NGOs' activities for the Technical Officer (M&E).
Essential: University degree in Social Sciences or related field.

Desirable: Master's degree in Social Sciences or Business Administration.
1) Producing results
2) Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond
3) Creating an empowering and motivating environment
4) Ensuring the effective use of resources
5) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

Demonstrated knowledge of dealing with local partners and NGOs. Excellent skills in the assessment, monitoring, analysis and evaluation of emergency health situations. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure. Proven ability to communicate effectively. Tact, discretion and ability to promote consensus. Excellent Presentation Skills.

Other Skills: Proficiency in MS Office.
Essential: At least one year relevant experience in the area of partnership development and project management. Experience in developing countries.

Desirable: Experience in UN organizations/agencies, International institutions or NGOs.
Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic.
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.
- Interviews will include competency-based questions.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
22983 US$ at single rate

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

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