- Organization: UNV – United Nations Volunteers
- Location: Namibia
- Grade: Level not specified
- Occupational Groups:
- External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
- Closing Date: 2022-05-16
Mission and objectives
Dedicated to the well-being of all people and guided by science, the World Health Organization leads and champions global efforts to give everyone, everywhere an equal chance to live a healthy life. WHO leads global efforts to expand universal health coverage. We direct and coordinate the world’s response to health emergencies. And we promote healthier lives – from pregnancy care through old age.
The World Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that was established in 1946 with the objective of attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. WHO’s role is to direct and coordinate international health within the UN system. WHO’s main areas of work are health systems; health through the life-course; non-communicable and communicable diseases; emergency preparedness, surveillance and response; and corporate services. The World Health Organization (WHO) African Region embarked on a new Global Programme of Work (GPW13) and a new Programme Budget (2020-2021). Through these two strategic documents, the region aims to deliver public health outcomes through an integrated results-based structure. The new focus of our work will be at the country level where we aim to reach the triple billion goal of 1 billion more people covered, 1 billion more protected and 1 billion more healthier populations. In this regard, the UN Volunteer would be based in Windhoek, Namibia, where s/he would support the WHO country office.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of the WHO Country Office, the UN Volunteer will: 1. Develop and implement an innovative resource mobilization action plan for the Country Office to ensure sustainable financing for core and emergency activities; 2. Research the interests and application requirements of the main donors and other sources of funding to the country; 3. Draft proposals, donor briefings, reports and updates to ensure accurate and timely reporting; 4. Maintain partner relations through innovative approaches (e.g., quarterly partner briefing); while concisely, clearly and convincingly communicating WHO yearly/biennial strategic direction; proactively contributes in negotiations for rapid donor agreements; 5. Support the overall activities related to mobilization of resources, grants management, funding needs and gaps and the awards process. Maintain project calendars and milestones; analyses information on project activities and monitors progress towards targets using various project management databases; 6. Liaise with the Regional Office to secure the required clearance, including legal and financial clearances for proposals and donor agreements before signature; 7. Support the management of multiple projects throughout the project life cycle; monitor implementation rates and reporting deadlines and ensure activities and expenditures are aligned with the terms and conditions set out in individual donor agreements; work closely with procurement, logistics, HR and technical staff to monitor the overall implementation of projects in the country office; 8. Liaise with coordination agencies in the country to ensure that the Country Office participates in system-wide resource mobilization activities and that it effectively engages with staff of Country-Based Pooled Funds to secure funding from those sources; 9. In coordination with the Programme Management Officer, support the development and dissemination of the Country Office Investment Case; 10. In coordination with the Communication Officer, effectively utilize the communication products to inform the public and donor about the health sector and WHO’s strategies.