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Vacancy Announcement for NPO (Project and Partnerships Management)

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NPO (Project and Partnerships Management) – (2200391)

Grade: NO-B

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 1 Year

Job Posting: Jan 31, 2022, 4:37:24 PM

Closing Date : Feb 22, 2022, 4:44:00 AM

Primary Location : Nepal-Kathmandu

Organization: SE_NEP WR Office, Nepal

Schedule : Full-time  

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings. 


The objective of the WHO Nepal Country Office is to implement the Country Cooperation Strategy by supporting the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Government of Nepal (GoN) in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans and developing and managing WHO’s technical cooperation programmes at the country level. The Country Office collaborates with the Government of Nepal and relevant stakeholders in support of their efforts of achieving national health goals, of ensuring the attainment of universal health coverage and of contributing to global and regional public health action by providing need-based technical assistance in national level policy formulation, setting norms and standards, improving knowledge dissemination and management, monitoring country health situation and building sustainable institutional capacity, to play a greater leadership role in different national level policy technical forums. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) supports the MoHP, GoN to direct and coordinate and provide life-saving emergency health interventions at scale. In the aftermath of multi-hazard emergencies and disasters, WHE subsequently assists in the early recovery activities of the heath sector in collaboration with national and international partners. WHE provides technical support to the MoHP and partners to enhance health sector emergency risk management through prevention, risk reduction or mitigation, preparedness, and response readiness to improve resiliency to multi-hazard disasters including public health emergencies. Within this framework, Operational partners and WHO Readiness’ objective is to build effective partnerships with implementing organizations, research interests and application requirements of donors and other potential sources of funding to the country, and strengthen WHO readiness for emergency response through capacity-building and disaster risk reduction, activities, in consultation with the Regional Office and HQ, as needed.


Under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative and the direct supervision of the Team leader – WHE Programme, in close collaboration with other members of the WHE team of WCO Nepal and in collaboration with other team members within WCO Nepal and key external stakeholders, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

Operational partnerships:

1. Develop a flexible and innovative resource mobilization strategy to ensure sustainable financing for core positions and emergency activities at the country level. In coordination with TL-WHE, write the donor briefing materials, funding proposals, and other WHO and UN appeal documents; to be used an advocacy and fundraising tools;

2. Identify main emergency response implementing partners and donors to the country in consultation with TL-WHE and WR and proactively contribute to negotiations for rapid proposal development and donor agreements. This includes management support for stand-by partnerships and development of roster of implementing partners with duly completed capacity assessment, due diligence, and risk assessment;

3. Oversee the overall activities related to mobilization of resources, grants management, funding needs and gaps, and the award management process at the country office level. Maintain project calendars and milestones; analyze information on project activities and monitor progress towards targets using various project management databases; evaluate the progress status of selected projects through field missions;

4. Work closely with the relevant Regional Office and HQ focal points as required to secure on the required clearance, including legal and financial clearances for proposals, grant letters of agreement (GLOA), and donor agreements before signature. Provide technical guidance to the respective staff with the recalibration of inputs, outputs; ensure that timely donor approval is requested for project amendments;

5. In coordination with communications team, effectively utilize the communication products to inform donors about both Health Sector and WHO’s strategies and work to encourage them to fund the overall health sector response to affected populations and WHO’s strategic plans and proposals;

6. Coordinate the development of various written reports, documents and communications, e.g. donor reports, concepts notes, proposals, donor agreements, presentations, annual reports, etc.;

7. Coordinate technical support on monitoring and evaluation to ensure that monitoring and evaluation aspects are fully integrated into Country Cooperation Strategy and WHE managed work plans.

WHO readiness:

8. Planning and assessments

8.1. Conduct hazard, vulnerability and capacity assessment and support preparation and updating of risk-informed and prioritized multi-hazard health sector emergency / disaster risk reduction and management plans, standard operating protocols including appropriate monitoring and evaluation strategies;

8.2. Support implementation, monitoring, and periodic testing (e.g. through designing and conducting table top or simulation exercises), evaluation and updating of approved health sector emergency / disaster risk reduction and management plans; including supporting HEOC and provincial HEOCs (PHEOCs) in designing and conducting table-top exercises, functional drills, simulation exercises, and after-action reviews;

8.3. Undertake planned capacity-building, operations research and monitoring and evaluation activities to strengthen health sector disaster risk reduction and management capabilities to address multi-hazard  risks;

9. Coordination

9.1. Support humanitarian partner coordination, communication, and information management functions throughout the humanitarian program cycle with focus on health sector emergency preparedness and response interventions;

9.2. Assist to conduct initial rapid assessments, sectoral/multi-sectoral assessments and post disaster needs assessment following an emergency / disaster;

9.3. Assist to effectively manage health sector recovery following an emergency / disaster ensuring adherence to “build-back-better” principles.

10. Response

10.1. Support monitoring, verification, reporting and investigation of events with potential or actual health impact;

10.2. Assist in response activities addressing public health emergencies and health needs arising from other emergencies or disasters;

10.3. Support documentation of lessons learned and best practices related to health sector disaster risk reduction, preparedness, response and recovery interventions and provision of effective public health, pre- hospital, hospital and post-hospital care services in responding to emergencies / disasters and mass casualty events; and

11. Perform any additional duties and discharge any additional responsibilities assigned by the TL-WHE or the WHO Representative as needed.



Essential: University degree in public/business administration or international relations or social/health-related sciences, from a recognized University.
Desirable: Advanced university degree in public health or disaster risk reduction. Post graduate training in project management. Specific studies on resource mobilization, communication, emergency response or humanitarian work.


Essential: At least two years of relevant professional experience in programme/project management, reporting, evaluation, and working with humanitarian partners and donor government institutions. Experience in health sector humanitarian emergency response.
Desirable: Resource mobilization experience for WHO and/or similar agencies. Proven experience in designing and implementing health emergency response plans and table-top or simulation exercises.


a. Excellent knowledge on international humanitarian issues and multilateral partnership development.

b. Thorough knowledge of programme monitoring and reporting to donors and respective tools.

c. Strong analytical skills combined with good judgement of programme proposals and budgets.

d. Excellent communication (written and oral) and training skills.

e. Mature judgment, strong technical, analytical and conceptual skills; demonstrated ability to assess, analyze, synthesize and provide recommendation on key programmatic and partnership issues in health emergency response.

f. 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.

g. Demonstrated success in resource mobilization, including the ability to conceptualize resource mobilization strategies and approaches and promote consensus with donors and partners.

h. Sound understanding of the impact of emergencies and crises on social and economic development, and its burden on populations.

i. Ability to “think out of the box” and to make innovative proposals as related to mobilization of resources.

j. Good knowledge of WHO mandate and goals in the emergency incident management context is an asset.

k.Technical expertise and Overall attitude at work are also required mandatory competencies.

WHO Competencies

1. Teamwork
2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
3. Communication
4. Producing results
5. Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Nepali.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NPR 2,982,903 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • 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 and the interview may be used as a form of screening.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Any extension of appointment would be subject to programmatic requirements, performance of the incumbent and availability of funds.
  • 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 misrepresentative of facts would disqualify the candidate.
  • No telephone enquiries or paper applications please.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • Applications from qualified female candidates, particularly from disadvantaged and socially excluded groups, are strongly encouraged.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position and subject to local recruitment. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.


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