External Relations Officer (2103913) – WHO


Job Description

Organization:World Health Organization
Job Title:External Relations Officer – (2103913)
Contractual Arrangement:Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days):1 year (subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the position)
Job Posting:25/08/2021 10:16:42 PM
Closing Date:16/09/2021 12:59:00 AM
Primary Location:Sudan-Khartoum
Organization:EM_SUD WHO Representative’s Office, Sudan

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To optimize the implementation of WHO’s global health mandate through establishment of monitoring of effective and responsive management, administration and supportive policies, systems and services. The objective is to promote a collaborative working environment, ensures prompt financial, programme implementation and monitoring and efficient distribution of resources in support of WHO’s leadership role in international health.

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Initiate various donor reports and support the development of a resource mobilization plan for the incident management system based on existing and potential donors and fundraising mechanisms. In close coordination with Project Management and Planning Officers, manage the overall and day-to-day donor reporting activities related to mobilization of resources, monitoring and tracking funding needs and gaps in order to report on a wide range of country office operations. Engage with the main humanitarian donors to the country (in consultation with HQ and Regional Office Resource Mobilization teams). Participate in donor coordination meetings; contribute in negotiations for rapid donor agreements. Establish and manage a network of donor contacts, track proposals submitted, funds pledged/received and donor agreement implementation requirements (implementation deadlines, earmarking for specific activities, visibility requests, reporting, etc.). Report on expected results and donor activities in compliance with related documents to be disseminated among donors, and draft specific reports to donors as stated in legal agreements. Liaise with the local representatives of OCHA or other coordination agencies in the country to ensure that WHO information and updates are adequately captured in the respective situation and donor reports, donor briefs and other relevant documents. Research, write and edit donor reporting materials in support to resource mobilization activities, including success stories.Create standard summary tables for donor reporting and oversee information collection on donor reporting within the country.



Essential: University degree in Business, Management, Public Administration, Communications.
Desirable: Specifications or certification in resource mobilization, studies on development and/or humanitarian work. Training in donor intelligence, proposal writing, and general project management.


Essential: At least five years’ related experience, at the national and international level, in donor relations and resource mobilization. Documented Demonstrated experience in writing and preparing donor reports.
Desirable: Experience supporting humanitarian emergency or health outbreak response and recovery activities. Prior working experience with WHO/UN or with an international Non-Governmental Organization.


–> Demonstrated skills in resource mobilization and donor reporting activities.–> Concrete skills in reporting of financial data.–> Strong interpersonal, representational and organizational skills, with proven ability to facilitate and strengthen the involvement and collaboration of a broad range of internal and external partners.–> Strong skills in writing effectively.. –> Ability to work and achieve goals under pressure. –> Sound understanding of the impact of emergencies and crises on social and economic development, and its burden on populations.

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WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of Arabic.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 60,233 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 1566 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

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  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • *For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.

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