Resource Mobilization Officer
World Health Organization (WHO)
SE/RDO Regional Director's Office
Close on 16 Jul 2020
Location: New Delhi (India)
Grade: P4, Mid-level Professional
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Job Description


The objective of the Partnerships, Interagency Coordination and Resource Mobilization programme is to provide coordination and effective technical support and facilitation to all activities relating to partnerships, interagency coordination and resource mobilization at regional and country level in support of WHO's programmatic priorities and programme budget implementation. Voluntary contributions are an essential and dominant component in WHO's program budget. Increased flexibility, predictability and sustainability of funding, alignment of donor resources to WHO's priorities and the programme budget, developing new income streams and expanding the donor base of the Organization requires the development and strengthening of strategic and innovative relationships with donors and partners.


Under the direct supervision of the Technical Officer (PIR) and overall guidance of the Executive Officer to the Regional Director (EO-RD), the incumbent is responsible for:

1) Provide technical guidance and advisory role in strengthening external relations and engagements with existing and potential partners.

2) As the expert, provide guidance and support in the development and implementation of WHO's Regional Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Strategy and implement Framework of Engagement with non-State actors and its sub-policies/operational guidelines on partnerships with the non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, philanthropic foundations and private sector.

3) Facilitate the budget centers in identifying new and innovative partnership development opportunities with Member States, organizations within the UN system, public and private-sector and civil societies to expand SEARO's partnership base and develop new funding streams.

4) Promote and support strategic engagement with regional intergovernmental organizations and regional multilateral organizations.

5) Coordinate expert support to SEARO department's/technical unit's resource mobilization and partnership efforts by actively leading and participating in negotiations with current and potential donors/partners and maintaining contact with them for resource mobilization and partnership opportunities including advocacy activities with partners/donors at regional and country levels.

6) Being the expert resource who provides advice and support to technical units and WHO country offices in SEA Region on donor policies and priorities and facilitate negotiations on project proposals, Memoranda of Understanding and other agreements. 

7) Independently take initiatives and provide technical support in organizing WHO meetings, dialogues with partners and facilitate training activities in resource mobilization at regional and country levels.

8) Identify and facilitate undertaking of research and analysis on donor priorities and initiatives and prepare analytical resource mobilization reports.

9) Guiding the preparation of high quality project proposals from regional and country offices and timely submission to donors.

10) Facilitate clearance of donor/funding agreements as well as cooperation agreements in RO and COs and support in the monitoring of external resources. 

11) Being the focal point for technical support to the development process of country-level coordination mechanisms such as UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). 

12) Provide contents, maintain and regularly update intranet and internet contents of the PIR unit's webpage. 

13) Carry out any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor.



Essential: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in management, finance, international relations or public health related sciences


Essential: Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience, including some experience obtained in an international context, in management of development cooperation, public health financing or partnerships building, policy formulation and strategy development.

Desirable: Experience of WHO and the UN system will be an asset.

  • Excellent knowledge on international development issues, bilateral and multilateral partnership development;

  • Ability to lead the development and implementation of strategies and approaches for partnerships;

  • Strong analytical skills combined with good judgment;

  • Proven skills to coordinate and solicit consorted actions among various stakeholders;

  • Strong communication skills and ability to motivate various stakeholders for common cause.

  • Specialized knowledge of development financing and the major donors landscape including bilateral, multilateral, UN system agencies, development banks and philanthropic foundations is desirable.


Other Skills (e.g. IT): Proficient in MS Office Software applications, data analysis and technical presentations.


WHO Competencies

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

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


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 73,516 (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 2016 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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