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Project Officer job with USD 45,101 annual base salary at WHO


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  • Organization: WHO – World Health Organization
  • Location: Kabul
  • Grade: Junior level – NO-B, National Professional Officer – Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2023-02-19


To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to formulate, evaluate and implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State’s health development agendas that aims to increase access to and effectiveness of high quality health care, sound Health Financing and Human Resources strategies and better Health Governance.


1. Participate in the development of work plans, including timeframes and activity cost estimates, project proposals and budgets, tracking and monitoring project implementation using project tracking systems, including monitoring cost changes, expenditure to date, rate of expenditure, and costs to complete.

2. Produce Gant charts and progress reports, detailed up-to-date financial reports and other related information to facilitate reporting and management, and inform financial and administrative staff at Regional and Country Offices, and at headquarters.

3. Monitor delays in project implementation and expenditures, ensuring closure of outstanding encumbrances that could impact the reputation of the Organization or relationship with donors/partners. S/he must bring such like matters to the supervisor’s attention and the coordinator, proposing action with a view to negotiate project extensions as necessary, reprogramming and rescheduling budgets and activities as appropriate and in accordance with donors’ agreements and WHO/HAC practices and procedures.

4. Track the status of assigned project related proposals from drafting stage to their final acceptance or rejection by donors.5. Provide advice to technical staff on the preparation of project proposals, budgets, detailed plans of action, drawing their attention to rules and regulations, procedures and practices, as well as the need for timely submissions to allow release of funds.

6. Ensure proper and timely coordination between assigned programmes and operations through dissemination of information and, follow up on necessary requested actions (Human Resources, Finance, Procurement, and Travel).

7. Liaise with Emergency Unit technical officers to ensure proper follow up on recommendations regarding grant management, monitoring and reporting. Inform supervisor on important facts and issues related to implementation of projects.

8. Work closely with procurement, logistic, HR and technical staff to monitor implementation rates and ensure that activities and expenditures are aligned with the approved agreements and correctly reflected in the donor reports, briefs, etc.

9. Establish and monitor the plan of submission of technical and financial reports by donor, program area technical focal point and deadline of submission, and coordinate with relevant units to ensure timely submission of reports to donors on assigned projects.



Essential: First university degree in management, project management, business administration or a related field.
Desirable: Degree or training in information management systems and their application to project management and monitoring


Essential: At least two years’ experience in project management.
Desirable: Experience in WHO, the UN System, a governmental or non-governmental organization. Experience in developing countries, or emergency settings.


1. Sound organizational, analytical and evaluation skills with good knowledge or understanding of donor agreements and reporting requirements, UN financial rules.

2. Working knowledge of information management systems.

3. Excellent knowledge of operation/grant management systems.

4. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure, tact, discretion and diplomacy.

5. Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to convey written information in an effective manner.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Knowing and managing yourself

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Excellent knowledge of English and the local language.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 45,101 (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: http://www.whed.net/. 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.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • 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.
  • 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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization’s page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.


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