World Health Organization (WHO)

External Relations/Resource Mobilization Officer

World Health Organization (WHO)

Job Description

  The Department of Coordinated Resource Mobilization leads a global coordinated resource mobilization network to foster strategic, consistent and coordinated resource mobilization in support of the WHO's General Programme of work and its Programme Budget. In so doing it promotes the principles of;1. Alignment of funding to WHO's Programme Budget,2. Predictability and flexibility of funding,3. Reduction of vulnerability of WHO's funding and,4. Transparency of WHO's funding.Within the Partnership, Planning and Performance cluster, the resource mobilization function at the country level will support the WHO office to align with the above WHO global resource mobilization strategy by;--> Supporting the Country Office to deepen and broaden its donor base andenhance relations with existing donors.Identification and follow up on potential partnershipopportunities with donors, UN agencies, national and international NGOs


Develop a resource mobilization plan for the Country office based on existing and potential donors and Fundraising mechanisms. In close Coordination with Project Management and Planning Officers, manage the overall and day-to-day activities related to mobilization of resources, monitoring and tracking funding needs and gaps. Liaise with HQ on the required legal and financial clearances and engagement with donors whose agreements are managed by HQ e.g. CERF, DFID, ECHO, and OFDA/USAID etc.Engage with the main humanitarian donors to the country (in consultation with HQ and Regional Office Resource Mobilization teams). Participate in donor coordination meetings; contribute in negotiations for rapid donor agreements. Establish and manage a network of donor contacts, track proposals submitted, funds pledged/received and donor agreement implementation requirements (implementation deadlines, earmarking for specific activities, visibility requests, reporting, etc.). Report on expected results and resource mobilization activities in compliance with related documents to be disseminated among donors, and draft specific reports to donors as stated in legal agreements. Liaise with the local representatives of OCHA or other coordination agencies in the country to ensure that WHO information and updates are adequately captured in the respective situation reports, donor briefs and other relevant documents. In coordination with the Communication and Advocacy Officer, effectively utilize the communication products and advocacy material in convincing and encouraging donors to fund the overall Health Sector response to affected populations. If required, research, write and edit information materials in support to resource mobilization activities, including success stories.Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor



Essential: University degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences, Business, Communications, Marketing, Management or Economics from an accredited/recognized institute Desirable: Specific studies on resource mobilization, studies on development and/or humanitarian work. Training in donor intelligence, proposal writing, and general project management


Essential: At least five years' related experience, at the national and international level, in resource mobilization and External Relations. Documented achievements in fundraising activities, part of which supporting humanitarian Emergency or health outbreak response and recovery activities Desirable: Prior working experience with WHO/UN, health cluster partners or with an international nongovernmental or recognized humanitarian organization


--> Strong interpersonal, representational and organizational skills, with proven ability to facilitate and strengthen the involvement and collaboration of a broad range of internal and external partners.--> Demonstrated success in resource mobilization complemented by the ability to conceptualize ideas and promote consensus. --> Integrity, tack and discretion. --> Ability to work and achieve goals 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.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Creating an empowering and motivating environment Driving the Organization's Position in Health Leadership

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. 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 62,120 (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 1776 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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