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Project Officer (Primary Health Care)  (2003953)  
Grade: P3
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): One year
Job Posting
Sep 30, 2020, 9:10:12 AM
Closing Date
Oct 20, 2020, 10:59:00 PM
Primary Location
South Sudan
AF_SSD South Sudan
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The World Health Organization (WHO) Country Office in South Sudan has embarked on the implementation of the global WHO 13th General Program of Work 2019-2023 (GPW13) strategic framework in collaboration and partnership with Ministry of Health and partners to contribute to achieving the triple billion goal. In February 2020, WHO secured catalytic funding to provide intensified Primary Health Care support to MOH and partners to implement robust PHC strategies and functions with a focus on vulnerable communities in up to 10 counties for one year. The project combines health systems strengthening, service delivery and emergency preparedness and response priorities in line with the Health Sector Recovery and Rehabilitation Plan of South Sudan. The project will build on ongoing efforts towards attainment of Universal Health Coverage (SDG target3.8) and other Sustainable Development Goal 3 targets (3.1,3.2, 3.3, 3.4 and 3.7) among others.


⦁Provide inputs and support the implementation of detailed plan including monitoring and supervision, reporting and budgeting, ⦁Support the day to day implementation of project activities at national and subnational levels in collaboration with MOH and partners, ⦁Support and promote the integration, linkages and synergies of activities related to the PHC/HSS/SRHR within the project.⦁Provide technical support on PHC in FCV to the country team, MOH and partners⦁Coordinate with the WCO and ensure effective planning and implementation of the PHC supported activities at the field level.⦁Monitor programmatic and financial implementation of the project including preparation of timely progress reports ⦁Participate and represent the organization in meetings and conferences, when required/requested to discuss the PHC project.⦁Promote and support visibility and advocacy for the project⦁Perform other related duties as directed by the WHO Representative and /or project manager



Essential: University degree in medicine, public health or any health-related field
Desirable: Master’s degree in public health or related field. Training in project management, communicable disease programme management


Essential: ⦁A minimum of 5 years’ experience in planning, implementation, coordination or management of public health and development health programs at national and international levels, including experience in working in fragile states.⦁Experience in managing or coordination, including provision of Technical support/implementation of PHC programmes⦁Experience in working in the humanitarian health programming⦁Experience in RMNCAH/SRHR programming in developing and/or fragile contexts
Desirable: Experience in the UN system or any international NGOs


⦁Knowledge and skills in managing public health programmes, complemented by very good written and oral communication including writing strategic/policy documents⦁Knowledge and skills in project management (finances, budgets and staff)⦁Demonstrated effectiveness in networking and building partnerships and working with others in similar settings/context.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


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 60,962 (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 3124 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.


  • 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: 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.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.

  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • *For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.

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