Technical Officer for Operation – Pandemic Fund, World Health Organization Vacancy Announcement

Technical Officer for Operation – Pandemic Fund, World Health Organization Vacancy Announcement; February 17 2024



Organization: World Health Organization

Position: Technical Officer for Operation – Pandemic Fund

Location: Addis Ababa

Employment: Full Time

Date of Announcement: February 15, 2024

Deadline: March 7, 2024





Job Description


Grade: P4

Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 12 months

Job Posting: Feb 15, 2024, 12:01:57 PM

Closing Date: Mar 7, 2024, 1:59:00 AM

Primary Location: Ethiopia-Addis Ababa

Organization: AF_ETH Ethiopia

Schedule: Full-time


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Within the context of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme at the country level, the purpose of the position is to provide technical and operation support in the implementation of the Ethio-Pandemic Multi-Sectoral Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (EPPR) initiative funded by the Pandemic Fund. The incumbent will oversee the implementation of project’s technical and operational plans. His/Her responsibilities include providing technical guidance, facilitate and ensure successful implementation process and delivery of expected results of the EPPR.

Job Description

Objective of the Programme and of the immediate strategic Objective 

The mission of WHO’s Emergency Preparedness and Response Programme (The Programme), is to support countries to coordinate action, prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies. The EPPR project in Ethiopia is a significant initiative aimed at reinforcing the country’s capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to public health emergencies, including pandemics. WHO will manage the EPPR funding in collaboration with other partners as implementing entities.

 Organizational Context

The successful candidate will join the Emergency, Preparedness and Response (EPR) team and will report to the EPR Team Lead. S/he will work closely with colleagues at the Country Office, Regional Office and HQ, and under the guidance of the EPR Team lead and WR. S/he will have front-line responsibility for technical and operations of the Pandemic project and funds. This includes collaborating with stakeholders, such as the Federal Ministry of Health, UN agencies, NGOs, WHO Teams, field offices, and health cluster partners.

Summary of Assigned Duties

1. Provide operational leadership and technical guidance to the overall programme management, budget, work planning, day-to-day operation, monitoring and evaluation of work plans to ensure effective implementation.

2. Maintain efficient collaboration, coordination and effective communication with the project team and technical leads within the organization and with external stakeholders in development, implementation and monitoring of technical, operational and project work plans throughout the full cycle of the project management.

3. The incumbent will ensure the project proceeds according to plan, timetable/deliverables, and milestones and that all activities are delivered to an excellent standard and according to the donor requirements.

4. Ensure timely and optimal use of designated funds to achieve results as per defined indicators underpinning compliance with project management principles and donor requirements.

5. Provide support for quality and timely narrative technical and financial reports and any information requested by partners or internal/external stakeholders in the framework of the EPPR initiative.

7. Coordinate the analysis, consolidation, and dissemination of information on program management. Contribute to the preparation and review of monitoring and progress reports, briefings, proposals, reports, communications, and advocacy documents required for strategic decision-making, including timely and quality donor reporting.

8. Attend various project management meetings and ensure predictable follow-up on agreed action points with relevant partners and stakeholders.

9. Provide support on ensuring visibility and communication, documenting lesson learnt and success stories.

10. Perform any other related duties as required by the team and as demanded on the Pandemic fund.

Recruitment Profile Competencies: Generic Describe the core, management or leadership competencies required (See WHO competency model – list in order of priority, commencing with the most important ones.)

• Ensure the effective use of resources

• Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

• Teamwork

• Moving forward in a changing environment

• Producing results

• Communication

Functional Knowledge and Skills *Describe the essential knowledge and the skills specific to the position

• Proven knowledge of project management, budgetary, and financial management practices and the ability to develop improved systems that support these processes.

• Strong organizational and analytical skills and ability to analyze and synthesize information from multiple sources.

• Excellent knowledge and expertise in project design, monitoring, and evaluation.

• Ability to foster teamwork and to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels

• Strong professional skills in writing and development of reports and persuasive documents

• Demonstrated strong management advocacy and communication skills

• Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities.

• Interpersonal skills, diplomacy, tact and discretion, sound judgment and initiative

• Demonstrated ability to work within a multi-disciplinary and multi-national team(s).


Job requirements


Education Qualifications

• Essential: Advanced University degree in any of the following disciplines: Medicine, Public Health, management, economics, social development, social sciences or related fields from a recognized/accredited institute.

• Desirable: Post graduate degree or formal training in public health and/or project management.


Essential: A minimum of 7 years of experience in project management; budgeting, work plan, financial management, monitoring and evaluation, stakeholders’ engagement and management and/or related field, including a sound understanding of resource mobilization.

Experience in managing public health or health emergency projects is considered a value-added.

Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies, Health Cluster Partners, recognized Humanitarian Organizations, or relevant nongovernmental or international organizations with exposure to public health/implementation of donor-funded projects/programs.

Previous experience in managing multi-stakeholders or Joint Programs is considered a plus.

Other skills (e.g IT) 

Strong computer skills in MS Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

Use of Language skills

Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of another WHO official language would be an asset.


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