Programme Officer

World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
11th January, 2021

Job Description

The Department of Global Infectious Hazards Preparedness (GIH) advances global efforts to prevent and control existing and emerging infectious diseases by increasing access to evidence-based interventions; fostering impactful innovation; and leveraging technical, operational and strategic partnerships. In addition, GIP develops global mechanisms to facilitate coordination and collaboration between countries and multi-sectoral partners for catastrophic events of natural, accidental or deliberate origin. The department ofGlobal Infectious Hazards Preparednessis committed to delivering GPW13 Outcome 2.2 Epidemics and pandemics prevented, through:i.Delivering risk assessment, technical guidance, interventions and control strategies for country impactii. Promoting innovation and adoption of new technologiesiii.Aligning and coordinating international action through trustedpartnershipiv.Ensuring vulnerable populations have access to life-savin interventionand supplies


Provides Guidance and advice to the Director in managing the overall budget planning, financial management administration and facilitating the human resource related planning and operations of the offices. 2. Manages and monitors the budget and finance of the office and develops innovative approaches to financial management, developing new best practices for financial resources. 3. Oversees, quality assurance and compliance of transactions and allocates financial resources and award mapping for the office, providing periodic financial reports, data, and statistics in accordance with WHO's rules and regulations and donor requirements. 4. Analyses financial data and provides advice to decision makers on the financial administration of the programme area. 5. Assists the Director or responsible officers in coordination the operational work planning processes.6. Responsible for reviewing contracts and donor proposals and agreements and liaise with responsible technical officers and partners accordingly. 7. Works closely with the Director/Responsible Officer and/or technical staff in supporting fundraising and resource mobilization activities accordingly 8. Organizes the administrative functions of the offices and oversees the effective work of administrative support staff to ensure effective programmatic and administrative support.9. Perform all other related duties as assigned.



Essential: An advanced university degree (Masters level or above) in Business Administration, Management, or related field relevant to the position.




  • A minimum of seven years professional experience in conducting financial management, budget and work planning related programme activities as well as working in the area of administration. Demonstrated experience at the international level.

Desirable: Experience working in an international organization.


  •  Strong expertise in budget and financial planning and accounting--> Concrete skills in project management and work planning--> 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. --> Strong skills in programmatic and administrative processes


Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of WHO language.


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