Programme Manager

World Health Organization (WHO) — CH 1211 Genève
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Programme Manager

Programme Manager - (2002032)  Grade: P5Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointmentContract duration: 24 months: 

Job Posting

: May 27, 2020, 8:08:52 AM

Closing Date

: Jun 17, 2020, 9:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: Switzerland-Geneva

Organization

: HQ/NTD Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases UCN

Schedule

: Full-time  
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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

As part of WHO's Division of Universal Health Coverage/Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases (UCN), the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) works in collaboration with other relevant WHO units, national programmes of Member States and global partners, stakeholders, foundations and academia to: reduce the devastating impact of 20 neglected tropical diseases on the health and social and economic well being of all people world-wide, contributing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.Specific objectives include:reduce mortality, morbidity and disability through the prevention, control and where applicable, elimination and eradication of selected neglected tropical diseases;formulate evidence-based strategies that encompass preventive chemotherapy, case management, vector control, veterinary public health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), and facilitate their implementation using, where possible, a synergic approach; advocate for increased visibility of neglected tropical diseases; mobilize, coordinate and leverage partners' contribution; provide technical support to Member States, as well as WHO Regional and Country Offices; lead the processes for acknowledging the achievement of programmatic goals and targets; manage donation of medicines and medical supplies; be a repository for technical leadership and expertise and facilitate capacity strengthening and transfer of knowledge.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Serve as a key advisor to the Director providing authoritative advice within the framework of the UCN/NTD Roadmap 2021-2030 and guidance to ensure the strategic programmatic planning, coordination and delivery of technical and administrative services including the full range of financial, administrative, work planning and facilitation of human resources planning and operations, logistics and procurement related activities of the Department. Manage the programme delivery and timelines of various programme projects for the Department in accordance with workplans and ensure the coordination of periodic reviews of programmatic/technical achievements and progress indicators for reporting activities and advises Senior Management on development and progress. Provide direction on quality control and certification on the compliance of transactions and allocation of financial resources for the Department in accordance with WHO financial rules and regulations, also overseeing the financial report for the Department. Ensure the efficient financial management of the Department with support of the budget and finance officer and interpret financial data, while providing advice and guidance on the financial administration to the director, managers and staff. Manages and develops workplan objectives and ensures priorities are met and on-track and advises senior management on developments and progress. Manages the overall administrative services including procurement of goods and services, travel, communications, and information technology needs of the Department/Office, and local service requirements, when necessary.Takes the full lead to ensure the administrative running of various conferences, workshops and meetings for the Department/office. Overseas the quality control of contracts and donor proposal and other funding related agreements ensuring compliance with WHO policies and practices. Builds a network of external service providers to ensure the execution administrative services for the Department/Office.Specific duties: Leads the development of a strategy for partner engagement for the Department working in close consultation with the External Relations and Governance Department, and reviews grant proposals and other funding/partnership agreements to ensure compliance with WHO policies and practices and oversees. Departmental fundraising/ resource mobilization reporting activities in accordance with WHO requirements as well as donors' specific requirements and timelines. Provides expert advice to the NTD Senior Management on human resources and administrative management, including organizational development and structural change, administrative and management requirements, financial and human resources implications of plans and proposals and develops solutions and/or recommendations with respect to complex HR Issues. Directs the development of new administrative and planning policies and their implementation and provides related advice, and plans and leads special cross cutting projects agreed upon by the Department. Liaise with senior officials both inside the outside the Organization, to provide authoritative advice and represent the Organization with partners and donors. Perform all other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS


Education


Essential: An advanced university degree in Public Health and/or Business Administration, Management, or related field relevant to the position.
Desirable: Education qualifications in areas related to neglected tropical diseases, or to developing countries.

Experience


Essential: A minimum of ten years professional experience in management and work planning, including providing advice to senior management on programmatic related activities. Demonstrated experience managing diverse teams. Experience working at the international level.
Desirable: Experience in management of health projects or services, preferably related to neglected tropical diseases or to developing countries. Experience working in overall development is also desirable.

Skills

Strong expertise in accounting, budget, and finance.Strong expertise in the managing, leading, and implementing programmatic and administrative processes. Strong expertise in in the area human resources management. Strong managerial expertise.Strong skills in utilizing Enterprise Resource Planning Oracle systems or similar packages.Strong skills in writing and drafting financial reports and donor agreements.Strong skills in the area of quality assurance and compliance.Strong skills in building partnerships.Specific skills: strong expertise in managing, leading and implementing programmatic and administrative process related to public health programmes, preferably in the area of neglected tropical diseases. Proven ability to provide technical advice. Strong skills in building partnerships

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Producing results
Knowing and managing yourself
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills


Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Expert knowledge of French.

REMUNERATION

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 88,162 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 5701 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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

  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.

  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

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  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

Purpose


The purpose of this position is to oversee and lead the programmatic budget planning and financial management for the NTD/DOF to ensure the strategic planning and programme delivery in budget and finance services, human resources and the overall administration of the department/office, while providing strategic advice and guidance to Senior Managers on a broad range of technical and programmatic related issues, in particular to provide strategic guidance to the Director in the context of delivering the NTD road map 2021-2030; to oversee and lead the programmatic budget planning and financial management; to ensure the strategic planning and programme delivery in budget and finance services, human resources and the overall administration, and to provide strategic advice and guidance to senior managers on a broad range of technical and programmatic related issues for WHO's Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, Headquarters, Geneva.


Objectives of the Programme and immediate strategic objectives:


As part of WHO's Division of Universal Health Coverage/Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases (UCN), the Department of Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) works in collaboration with other relevant WHO units, national programmes of Member States and global partners, stakeholders, foundations and academia to: (i) reduce the devasting impact of 20 neglected tropical diseases on the health and social and economic wellbeing of all people world-wide, contributing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.


Specific objectives include: (i) reduce mortality, morbidity and disability through the prevention, control and where applicable, elimination and eradication of selected neglected tropical diseases; (ii) formulate evidence-based strategies that encompass preventive chemotherapy, case management, vector control, veterinary public health and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH),  and facilitate their implementation using, where possible, a synergic approach; (iii) advocate for increased visibility of neglected tropical diseases; mobilize, coordinate and leverage partners' contribution ; provide technical support to Member States, as well as WHO regional and country offices; lead the processes for acknowledging the achievement of programmatic goals and targets; manage donation of medicines and medical supplies; be a repository for technical leadership and expertise and facilitate capacity strengthening and transfer of knowledge; (iv) under the overall guidance of the Director, HQ/UCN/NTD, the Programme Manager, as an expert in the field of neglected tropical diseases will provide authoritative advice and guidance on the full range of technical and programmatic topics within the Department, in close collaboration with Unit Heads, and in close cooperation with experts in tropical diseases.  This includes overseeing and ensuring the management of all administrative services of the department in the area of work planning, overseeing the budget and finance, human resources and all administrative operations.  The Programme Manager will network and build strong partnerships with counterparts within the Organization to ensure the coordination and implementation of programmatic and administrative services including WHO's central financial services, as well as liaise closely with HR Business Partners on HR Planning and HR operations for the respective office.  In addition, the Programme Manager will build strong partnerships with counterparts in UN agencies and external partners to strengthen the public health programme and agenda of the NTD Department.


Summary of assigned duties:


Serve as a key advisor to the Director providing authoritative advice within the framework of the UCN/NTD Roadmap 2021-2030 and guidance to ensure the strategic programmatic planning, coordination and delivery of technical and administrative services including the full range of financial, administrative, work planning and facilitation of human resources planning and operations, logistics and procurement related activities of the Department. Manage the programme delivery and timelines of various programme projects for the Department in accordance with workplans and ensure the coordination of periodic reviews of programmatic/technical achievements and progress indicators for reporting activities and advises Senior Management on development and progress:  (i) provide direction on quality control and certification on the compliance of transactions and allocation of financial resources for the Department in accordance with WHO financial rules and regulations, also overseeing the financial report for the Department; (ii) ensure the efficient financial management of the department with support of the budget and finance officer and interpret financial data, while provide advice and guidance on the financial administration to the director, mangers and staff; (iii) manage and develop programme objectives and ensure priorities are met and on-track and advises senior management on developments and progress; (iv) management the overall administrative services including procurement of goods and services, travel, communications, and information technology needs of the Department/Office, and local service requirements, when necessary; (v) take the full lead to ensure the administrative running of various conferences, workshops and meetings for the Department/office; (vi) oversee the quality control of contracts and donor proposals and other funding related agreements ensuring compliance with WHO policies and practices; (vii) build a network of external service providers to ensure the execution  administrative services for the Department/Office.


Specific duties:


(i) leads the development of a strategy for partner engagement for the Department working in close consultation with the External Relations and Governance Department, and reviews grant proposals and other funding/partnership agreements to ensure compliance with WHO policies and practices and oversees Departmental fundraising/resource mobilization reporting activities in accordance with WHO requirements as well as donors' specific requirements and timelines; (ii) provides expert advice to the NTD Senior Management on human resources and administrative management, including organizational development and structural change, administrative and management requirements, financial and human resources implications of plans and proposals and develops solutions and/or recommendations with respect to complex HR issues; (iii) directs the development of new administrative and planning policies and their implementation and provides related advice, and plans and leads special cross cutting projects agreed upon by  the Department; (iv) liaise with senior officials both inside the outside the Organization, to provide authoritative advice and represent the Organization with partners and donors; (v) Perform all other duties as assigned.


Essential knowledge and skills specific to the position:


Strong expertise in accounting, budget and finance;


Strong expertise in the managing, leading and implementing programmatic and administrative processes;


Strong expertise in the area of human resources management;


Strong managerial expertise;


Strong skills in utilizing Enterprise Resource Planning Oracle systems or similar packages;


Strong skills in writing and drafting financial reports and donor agreements;


Strong skills in the area of quality assurance and compliance;


Strong skills in building partnerships.


Specific skills:


Strong expertise in managing, leading and implementing programmatic and administrative processes related to public health programmes, preferably in the area of neglected tropical diseases;


Proven ability to provide technical advice;


Strong skills in building partnerships.


Education - essential


An advanced university degree in Public Health and/or Business Administration, Management or related field relevant to the position.


Education - desirable


Education qualifications in areas related to neglected tropical diseases or to developing countries.


Experience - essential


A minimum of ten years professional experience in management and work planning, including providing advice to senior management on programmatic related activities;  Demonstrated experience managing diverse teams;


Experience working at international level.


Experience - desirable


Experience in management of health projects or service, preferably related to neglected tropical diseases or to developing countries;


Experience working in overall development is also desirable.


Other skills


Strong skills in utilizing Enterprise Resource Planning Oracle systems or similar packages;


Strong computer skills in office applications including excel, PowerPoint and word;


Familiarity with WHO or UN planning, administrative and budget procedures and tools is desirable.