Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The objectives of WHO's emergency programme are to design and implement programmes that prepare the health sector to deal with emergencies and that improve health during and after crises. Within the emergency programme, the objectives of WHO's emergency response team are to support Member States by:
promptly assessing health needs of populations affected by crisis, identifying priority causes of ill-health and death; preparing damage estimates and emergency response and rehabilitation plans; providing prompt, credible health information and ensuring the continuity of essential health services;
coordinating and monitoring emergency health relief efforts under the aegis of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Health Cluster, of which WHO is the lead agency;
ensuring that critical gaps in the health response are rapidly identified and filled; 4) revitalizing and building the capacity of national health systems to deal with preparedness, mitigation and response.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
The incumbent will perform the following duties:Implement the monitoring and evaluation strategy based on the Yemeni Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan (SHARP) 2013 and health sector partners M&E frameworks and implementation plans Monitor progress and effects of the humanitarian health response against the strategic priorities as well as promote and support quality assurance of the health projects.Facilitate monitoring of cross-cutting issues by all stakeholders at all levels.Assist the unit to develop evaluation plans when requestedEnsure the standards and systems used to deliver quality and accountable services and monitoring reports include information on levels of compliance achieved against standards and indicators.Analyze lessons learned for quality and accountability.Propose and facilitate external reviews/evaluations as agreed by the health sector working groupSupport WHO and the health sector working group to seek innovative methods for remote management and monitoring to improve accountability.Provide technical support/guidance to the health sector working group members in monitoring methodologies, good practice, and reporting responsibilities ensuring coherence with existing reporting requirements.Identify and formulate monitoring and evaluation findings, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into management efforts, disseminated in learning events and channeled into decision-making processes; Enhance monitoring and evaluation capacities of national partners.Enhance efficient information management of results-based management (RBM) related documents and data through the use of databases, and other corporate tools. Prepare office monitoring database and ensure the usage of the database for the quarterly results monitoring with Project Core Teams. Ensure that all relevant monitoring documents are properly uploaded and managed in the monitoring database.Assess the performance indicators on a regular basis to ensure compliance with projects and country office targetsImpact of ResultsThe key results have an impact on the overall effectiveness and success of WHO interventions and activities in providing Humanitarian health assistance.Effective implementations of evaluation policies and strategies, as well as efficient organization and coordination of the evaluation process. Enhance the organization's capacity and credibility in implementation of highly effective programmes with strong impact.
Demonstrated knowledge of principles, disciplines and techniques to implement Monitoring and Evaluation strategies.- Proven ability to formulate and manage budgets and conduct financial analysis.- Demonstrated knowledge of information technology and ability to apply it in work assignments.- Good research and documentation skills especially for ‘best practices' in organizational change and development within and outside the UN system. - Ability to make recommendations related to work-processing approaches and procedures which would lead to more efficient systems design.- Ability to gather, analyze and disseminate information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems.
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Expert knowledge of Arabic.