Planning and Partnership Officer

This opening expired 19 days ago.

WHO - World Health Organization

Open positions at WHO
Logo of WHO

Application deadline 19 days ago: Monday 5 Sep 2022 at 21:59 UTC

Open application form


This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 158,197 USD and 203,962 USD.

Salary for a P-4 contract in Geneva

The international rate of 90,970 USD, with an additional 73.9% at this the location, applies.

Please keep in mind that the salary displayed here is an estimation by UN Talent based on the location and the type of contract. It may vary depending on the organization. The recruiter should be able to inform you about the exact salary range. In case the job description contains another salary information, please refer to this one.

More about P-4 contracts and their salaries.


The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations


Within the framework of the delegated authority, and working as needed as part of the Incident Management Support Teams across the three levels of the organization, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities:Engage with relevant WHO technical teams and partners in the development and coordination of health emergency readiness and response strategies and operational plans in support of national authorities Facilitate a systematic collection of information pertaining to the joint operations plans, from relevant WHO offices and operational partners, to generate costing for response plans, resource requirements, and monitoring and evaluation frameworks Work with resource mobilization to produce information and policy briefs on response plans and strategic partnerships for donors and member states Lead regular planning reviews, with HQ teams, the relevant regional and country offices and partners, when necessary, to review and evaluate progress, recommend adjustments based on new developments and lessons learnt, and provide estimates and forecasts on response requirementsWork with relevant WHO teams and key operational partners on the preparation of transition and response demobilization plans.Engage with key technical and operational partnerships to support WHO's health emergencies work, coordinating the development of joint objectives and activities to advance WHO's work in emergencies across the three levels of the Programme.Serveas focal point for identified strategic processes and partnerships to strengthen the global architecture for health emergency preparedness, response and resilience, such as partners and networks contributing to the global health emergency workforce, the network of health emergency coordination hubs and other global health actorsReview and assess planning processes and strategies with key partners with a view to improve collaboration and coordination to deliver joint objectivesOrganizes,participates in and / or facilitates working groups, workshops and trainings, including consulting internally and with partners on capacity requirements andlessons learned related to health emergency response planning and monitoring Perform other related responsibilities as requested.



Essential: Advanced-level university degree in public health, social science, international development, international relations, emergency management or a related field relevant to the position. Desirable: Professional training in emergency preparedness and response coordination and planning processes


Essential: A minimum of seven years of progressivelyresponsible experience in the field of international / interagency emergency management and/or humanitarian affairs in the area of emergency or health activities. Experience working in WHO, the UN and/or other recognized humanitarian organizations including at the regional or country level. Experience in emergency preparedness and response coordination, planning programmes and/or operations, in a public health or international humanitarian context.Experience in coordinating with and reporting onthe work of diverse teams at international level. Desirable: Experience in strategic and response planning and partnership management Experience of Incident Management Systems with WHO or other UN agency working at sub national, national, regional or global level(s).Experience in working with and managing emergency preparedness and response networks with key partners


Demonstrated knowledge of partnership and inter-agency activities, with proven ability to summarize technical discussions in a clear and concise manner.Strong organizational and planning skills withability to work in a proactive and independent manner, multi-task and produceresults under pressure.Ability to clearly and articulately present concepts and strategies on a broad range of issues.Ability to write and synthesize complex information in a clear and concise manner.Excellent interpersonal skills, including respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.Tact, diplomacy and courtesy.High level of judgement and initiativeKnowledge of WHO or other UN agencies' governingmechanisms, procedures, planning and programme management.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of WHO language.


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 75,602 (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 4498 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.


  • 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: 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:

  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

  • 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.

  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: 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.

Added 1 month ago - Updated 19 days ago - Source: