External Relations/Resource Mobilization (EXR) Officer – ( 2103440 ) 75 views

External Relations/Resource Mobilization (EXR) Officer  (2103440)  
Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 years

Job Posting

: Jul 27, 2021, 5:04:06 PM

Closing Date

: Sep 15, 2021, 9:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: Congo-Brazzaville


: AF/EPR Emergency Preparedness and Response


: Full-time  

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The mission of WHO’s Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Programme is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international, regional and national health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations. The WHO AFRO Programme External Relations & Resource Mobilization Officer is responsible for strengthening sustainable financing and partner relations for the Programme. This includes devising and managing the implementation of a resource mobilization strategy for the Programme, strengthening partnerships with donors, and developing key fundraising/advocacy materials, in close collaboration with relevant staff members across the Regional Office and Organization.



The incumbent is assigned the following responsibilities:- Develop a flexible and innovative resource mobilization strategy and corresponding workplan to ensure sustainable financing for EPR, in close partnership with the WHO AFRO External Relations, Partnerships & Governing bodies (EPG) Unit.- Serve as the primary point of contact managing all day-to-day EPR activities related to resource mobilization – including the analysis of funding gaps, management of existing EPR grants/partnerships and development of new grants/partnerships. – In coordination with relevant technical officers, develop strategic funding proposals, grants and donor agreements. Provide guidance and input on positioning and messaging to staff at the regional and country office level.- In coordination with relevant technical officers, write and/or edit other advocacy/fundraising materials, such as donor briefs, investment cases and concept notes for new potential programmes. – In coordination with the Communications Officer and Communications team, effectively utilize communication products to inform donors about EPR. Encourage donors to fund EPR programmes and, more broadly, the overall health sector response. – Represent EPR at donor coordination meetings and contribute to negotiations for rapid donor agreements.- Maintain project calendars and milestones, analysing information on resource mobilization activities and monitor progress towards targets using various project management databases.- Coordinate with EPG to ensure procurement, logistic, HR and technical staff are respecting reporting deadlines and to ensure activities and expenditures are aligned with the terms and conditions set out in individual donor agreements. – Monitor the implementation of grants received, ensure reporting requirements are met and quality reports submitted to donors on time;- Liaises with EPG to secure the required clearance, includinglegal and financial clearances for proposals and donor agreements before signature. – Proactively research and stay up-to-date on the interests and application requirements of the main donors and other sources of funding for the region. Identify trends, opportunities and risks. Take or encourage action based on research, working collaboratively and opportunistically – especially as new envelopes of funding become available. – Proactively research and build relationships with new partners, in consultation with EPR, EPG, HQ and country-level resource mobilization teams. – Perform any other emergency-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.




Essential: Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, international relations, political sciences, communications, marketing, management, economics accounting, financial management, business or public administration from an accredited/recognized university.
Desirable: –> Specific studies on resource mobilization, communication, studies on development and/or humanitarian work. –> Training and/or experience in donor intelligence, proposal writing ,advocacy, and project management



Essential: –> At least seven years’ related experience, at the national and international level, in resource mobilization, external relations, advocacy and/or grants management. –> Documented achievements in fundraising activities, including for humanitarian emergency or health outbreak response and recovery activities. –> Proven experience in writing and editing proposals, donor reports and related documents.
Desirable: –> Prior working experience with WHO/UN, health cluster partners or with an international nongovernmental or recognized humanitarian organization.




Exceptional writing and communication skills with the ability to translate complex ideas to a lay audience.–> Strong interpersonal and organizational skills with a proven track record of creating, facilitating, and strengthening partnership. –> A history of creating innovative funding partnerships.–> Demonstrated success in resource mobilization, including the ability to conceptualize resource mobilization strategies and approaches and achieve consensus with donors and partners.–> Ability to work and produce results under pressure.–> Sound understanding of the impact of emergencies and crises on social and economic development, and its burden on populations.–> Good knowledge of WHO mandate and goals in the emergency incident management context is an asset.–> Experience working in Africa and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities working in a diverse workplace.Desirable–> Experience with graphics design–> Management and mentorship experience



WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Moving forward in a changing environment



Use of Language Skills

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





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 74,913 (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 4064 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.






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