Project Management Officer

World Health Organization, Ankara, Turkey

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th December, 2018

Job Description


The WHO Country Office supports the Member State to shape its health policy in line with WHO's principles and values and advocates for an integrated approach to health development. By means of a single, unified and functionally integrated country representation, WHO facilitates the implementation of the BCA with the Member State and its corresponding country work plan. WHO helps the country to improve its health system and provides technical support as necessary. The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinator international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.


In the context of the Refugees health programme in Turkey, the incumbent will provide project management support in the implementation of the technical and operational plans related to the BPRM project, coordinate the allocation and use of financial resources and manage grants in close consultation with related teams, to ensure the effective delivery of technical programmes in support to the full cycle of the respective project. During deployment, the duty station may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.Duties of the position:

  • Provide technical support to the overall programme management, grants management, budget, work planning, including the development, day-to-day operation, monitoring and evaluation of work plans to ensure the effective execution of the project activities.
  • Collaborate, with technical leads and other teams, in the development, implementation and monitoring of the technical, operational and HR work plans.
  • Ensure proper use of designated funds to achieve results as per defined indicators; underpin compliance with project management principles.
  • Liaise with Resource Mobilization Officer to secure rapid funding for immediate needs; with sustainable, predictable financing for programme activities.
  • Coordinate the analysis, consolidation and dissemination of information on programme management. Contribute to the preparation of monitoring and progress reports, briefings, proposals, reports, communications and advocacy documents required for strategic decision making.
  • Attend various project management meetings, coordinate relevant activities, ensure predictable follow-up on agreed action points with relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop flexible and innovative solutions to support WHO's outbreak and health emergency operations, in line with the project document and the emergency standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Perform any other related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.



  • Essential: A university degree in management, administration, health policy/planning, economics, social development, social sciences or international relations from a recognized/accredited institute.
  • Desirable: Formal training in project management.


  • Essential: A minimum of five years' experience in project management with experience in planning, grants management, budget, finance and/or related field, including sound understanding of resource mobilization. Related experience in the context of outbreaks and/or emergency programmes.
  • Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies, Health Cluster Partners, recognized Humanitarian Organizations or relevant nongovernmental organizations.


  • Proven knowledge of project management, budgetary, financial, practices and the ability to develop improved systems that support these processes.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to analyse and synthesize information from multiple sources.
  • Excellent knowledge and expertise in project design, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Strong professional skills in the development of reports and persuasive documents.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Producing results

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of WHO official lang..


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