Project Management Officer at WHO, Ankara, Turkey

World Health Organisation (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Project Management Officer in Ankara, Turkey. The duration of this post is 12 months.

The Project Management Officer will provide project management support in the implementation of the technical and operational plans related to the BPRM project, coordinate the allocation and use of financial resources and manage grants in close consultation with related teams, to ensure the effective delivery of technical programmes in support to the full cycle of the respective project.

The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Project Management Officer will perform following functions-

  • Provide technical support to the overall programme management, grants management, budget, work planning, including the development, day-to-day operation, monitoring and evaluation of work plans to ensure the effective execution of the project activities.
  • Collaborate, with technical leads and other teams, in the development, implementation and monitoring of the technical, operational and HR work plans.
  • Ensure proper use of designated funds to achieve results as per defined indicators; underpin compliance with project management principles.
  • Liaise with Resource Mobilization Officer to secure rapid funding for immediate needs; with sustainable, predictable financing for programme activities.
  • Coordinate the analysis, consolidation and dissemination of information on programme management.
  • Contribute to the preparation of monitoring and progress reports, briefings, proposals, reports, communications and advocacy documents required for strategic decision making.
  • Attend various project management meetings, coordinate relevant activities, ensure predictable follow-up on agreed action points with relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop flexible and innovative solutions to support WHO’s outbreak and health emergency operations, in line with the project document and the emergency standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • University degree in management, administration, health policy/planning, economics, social development, social sciences or international relations from a recognized/accredited institute.
  • Minimum 5 year’s experience in project management with experience in planning, grants management, budget, finance and/or related field, including sound understanding of resource mobilization.
  • Related experience in the context of outbreaks and/or emergency programmes.
  • Proven knowledge of project management, budgetary, financial, practices and the ability to develop improved systems that support these processes.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to analyse and synthesize information from multiple sources.
  • Excellent knowledge and expertise in project design, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong professional skills in the development of reports and persuasive documents.
  • Expert knowledge of English.

Deadline: 20 December 2018

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