Programme Operations Officer - WHO CC Management

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This is a NO-A contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 1 years of experience, depending on education. More about NO-A contracts.


The Objectives of the programme on research policy and cooperation are to develop a well-balanced regional research agenda, and to support the development of regional health research systems capacity in collaboration with Member States, international organizations,academia and WHO Collaborating Centers. And for WHO to take the lead in not only developing such capacities in Member States but to facilitate the actual conduct of research in countries.Within the above context, theWHO CCs play an important role in facilitating the work of WHO by providing high quality technical services using their centers of technical assistance asWHO CCs.


Under the direct supervision of the Regional Adviser, RPC, and overall guidance of Coordinator(Research), the incumbent will perform the following functions:

  • Ensure timely designation/ re-designation of WHO Collaborating Centres by regular follow up with WHO CCs and related technical unit/department to ensure continuity of work and status of designation as WHO CC.
  • Coordinate with HQ, WHO CC and the relevant technical focal points to determine for each cycle of the designation of a WHO CC and facilitate the defining of the details of the work of the WHO CC for WHO during the period of designation and, once designated, to follow up on the implementation and reporting as needed.
  • Analyse programme requirements related to WHO CC management, timely follow ups on the implementation of related governing bodies resolutions and decisions, liaise with relevant departments/units and prepare periodic progress reports on implementation.
  • Provide analytical inputs for financial and operational monitoring of implementation of programmes within WHO CCs and prepare periodic reports for discussions in department's meeting, and assist in monitoring effective use of the human and financial resources of the department and the WHO CCs to advance WHOs agenda in research and innovation.
  • Contribute in the harmonization of work with other departments, HQ,national authorities, other UN agencies, various donors, private sector andcivil societies.
  • Act as a focal point for follow-up on recommendations of internal/external audit teams where relevant to the work of RPC and WHO CCs
  • Act as a facilitator for monitoring and evaluation of technical unit's educational activities and technical meetings including follow up on recommendations where appropriate.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned within field of competence



Essential: University degree in Public or Business Administration or related field. Desirable: Training in general administration, project management or related field (certificate or diploma course).


Essential: Minimum 1 years' experience in general administration Desirable: Experience in WHO, other UN Agencies or in a large multi-national or international organization


Thorough knowledge of WHO goals, policies, rules and regulations, structure and functions. Knowledge of programme planning, monitoring and evaluation process. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Very good interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability and skills to manage high profile and sensitive/classified information.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Producing results Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Local.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at INR 1,636,976 (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 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.

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  • 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. 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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