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  • Country: India
  • Organization: WHO
  • Deadline: 2023-11-21
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

Programme Management Officer – (2309480)  

Grade: P4

Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two Years

Job Posting: Oct 31, 2023, 11:22:17 AM

Closing Date: Nov 22, 2023, 3:29:00 AM

Primary Location: India-New Delhi

Organization: SE/DPM Director, Programme Management

Schedule: Full-time

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


The Programme Planning Coordination (PPC) unit under the Director, Programme Management of WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia Region has the following objectives :Under the areas of WHO policy, programme development and management (PPDM), the PPC unit is responsible to collaborate with all concerned from WHO Regional Office and Country Offices and Member States for improvement of the process and capacity in policy and programme development and management, strategic planning, programme budgeting , Operational planning including workplan preparation, monitoring and reporting, programme assessments and related information systems .Support the organization of Sub-Committee on Policy and Programme Development and Management (SPPDM) meeting and supporting the work of the Government – WHO Country Coordination mechanisms for planning and managing the WHO Collaborative programmes. Financial and Technical monitoring of the workplans and collaborative work of the Region. Organizing Independent evaluations of the impact and the effectiveness of WHO programmes in its Member States.


Under the technical guidance of Planning Officer (PLN) and overall supervision of the Director, Programme Management, the incumbent will:

  1. Develop, establish and advise technical units in SEARO and the WHO Representatives in the Member States on approaches, tools and methodologies, including standard guidelines and checklists for planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Organization’s collaborative programmes at regional, Intercountry and country levels;
  2. Monitor and evaluate implementation of WHO’s collaborative programmes (both regional/Intercountry and country levels), related to both technical and financial aspects.
  3. Promote culture of evaluation in SEAR and support the implementation of Regional Evaluation Framework.
  4. Serve as business contact for programme-related matters with ICT and define business specifications for report development and other GSM-related work;
  5. Provide support to PLN in guiding technical units and country offices during the conduct of PB development and operational planning;
  6. Review and revise the operational plans of WHO country offices and Regional Departments to sharpen the planning elements and indicators;
  7. Assist PLN to develop WHO intercountry and country programme review mechanisms and participate in programme review missions and similar activities at intercountry and country levels;
  8. Provide support to PLN in conduct of the RC, SPPDM, annual meetings of the RD with WRs, including preparation of relevant working papers, background documents as well as preparation of the final reports of these meetings;
  9. Perform any other related duties as assigned by PLN/DPM



Essential: (1) Degree in social sciences or medicine, (2) Post-graduate degree/ training in Public Health or Health Management or Public health Administration from a recognized University.


Essential: At least seven years’ of relevant experience, some of which should have been obtained in an international context, in public health administration in planning and management especially in the areas of programme development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Desirable: Experience in developing countries in the fields of programme development and management


In-depth knowledge, abilities and skills in areas of health programme monitoring and evaluation and preferably applications of management principles, skills and knowledge of health planning methods, policy analysis, and strategy formulation. Proficiency in computer systems and technology. Tact and ability to establish good working relationships/environment with national and international staff, resourcefulness and positive attitude.

WHO Competencies

-Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
-Promoting innovation and organizational learning
-Ensuring the effective use of resources

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 77,326 (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 2423 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
  • Please note applications should be submitted through WHO’s online recruitment portal. Please visit www.who.int/careers to complete an online profile and to apply to this vacancy.
  • The written test for shortlisted candidates will tentatively be held in week starting 11 December 2023 – 15 December 2023. Candidates are advised to make themselves available during that period
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test and/or an asynchronous video assessment 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.
  • According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  • 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.
  • The WHO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The WHO recruits and employs staff regardless of disability status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, race, marital status, religious, cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, or any other personal characteristics.
  • The WHO is committed to achieving gender parity and geographical diversity in its staff. Women, persons with disabilities, and nationals of unrepresented and underrepresented Member States (https://www.who.int/careers/diversity-equity-and-inclusion) are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Persons with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the recruitment process. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent through an email to reasonableaccommodation@who.int
  • An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. 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.
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with WHO and an underlying premise of the international civil service. 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.
  • WHO also offers wide range of benefits to staff, including parental leave and attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work-life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully.
  • The statutory retirement age for staff appointments is 65 years. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
  • Please note that WHO’s contracts are conditional on members of the workforce confirming that they are vaccinated as required by WHO before undertaking a WHO assignment, except where a medical condition does not allow such vaccination, as certified by the WHO Staff Health and Wellbeing Services (SHW). The successful candidate will be asked to provide relevant evidence related to this condition. A copy of the updated vaccination card must be shared with WHO medical service in the medical clearance process. Please note that certain countries require proof of specific vaccinations for entry or exit. For example, official proof /certification of yellow fever vaccination is required to enter many countries. Country-specific vaccine recommendations can be found on the WHO international travel and Staff Health and Wellbeing website. For vaccination-related queries please directly contact SHW directly at shws@who.int.
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