External Relations & Partnerships
United Nations Volunteers, Kinshasa, Congo
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications:
Description of task
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of the WHO Country Office, the UN Volunteer will:
- Develop and implement an innovative resource mobilization action plan for the Country Office to ensure sustainable financing for core and emergency activities.
- Researches the interests and application requirements of the main donors and other sources of funding to the country.
- Drafts proposals, donor briefings, reports and updates to ensure accurate and timely reporting;
- 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
- 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;
- Liaises with Regional Offices to secure the required clearance, including legal and financial clearances for proposals and donor agreements before signature.
- 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;
- 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;
- In coordination with the Communication Officer, effectively utilizes the communication products to inform donors about
- both Health Sector and WHO’s strategies and work to encourage them to fund the overall health sector response to
- affected populations and to WHO’s strategic plans and proposals;
- Performs any other relevant duties, as required by the supervisor.
Required degree level
- Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
- First level university degree in public health, business administration, management, communications, international relations or a related field.
- At least 2- 4 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level experience in grant management, donor funding, proposal development, and resource mobilization
- Desirable:. Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; Experience in WHO or other UN organizations would be an asset.
Skills: Excellent excel and power point skills; good management, communications, resource mobilization, public relations and interpersonal skills. Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; ability to work with tight deadlines;
- French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
- English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge