External Relations/Resource Mobilization (EXR) Officer

The External RelationsUnit of the Country Office will strengthen the office in resource mobilization,advocacy and partnerships with all relevant partners, including non-stateactors. The External Relation officer will serve as the principal advisor tothe WHO Representative (WR) and country office, in resource mobilization,advocacy and partnership activities.As a key member ofthe Country Office Senior Management Team (SMO), the External Relations Officerwill manage the coordination, expansion, development and oversight of thecountry offices' funding and associated partnerships.
Description Of Duties
  • Provide supporton strategic engagement with donors.
  • Lead onproposal development in collaboration with technical units.
  • Oversee grantreporting and ensure high quality reports to donors.
  • Identify,maintain and develop partnerships with external stakeholders.
  • Identify andmake applications to governments, municipalities, international organizations andgrant-giving foundations for specified funds and in-kind support.6. Supporttechnical staff to enhance their resource mobilization efforts through skilldevelopment and training.7. Coordinate research on donors and to make this knowledge available to staff in the region.8. Ensure staffare aware of and adhere to donors' reporting requirements.9. Foster contactswith other Regions and HQ when opportunities exist for joint funding.10. Perform otherrelated responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping forothers as required
Required Qualifications:
Education
  • Essential: At least Master degree in International Relations, Political Sciences, Business Administration,Economics & Management, Finance, Development & Diplomamy, Marketing or a related field.
Desirable:
Experience:
  • Essential: At least seven (7) years' experience working in grant management, donor funding, proposaldevelopment, and resource mobilization.
Desirable:
Skills:
  • Good management,leadership, communications, negotiations, resource mobilization, publicrelations and interpersonal skills. Thorough knowledge of the principles,techniques and practices of partnership development and ability to work in a multi-disciplinaryand multi-cultural environment. Ability to establish and maintain partnershipsat organizational, local and international levels. Excellent analytical andwriting skills.