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Posting Title:Programme Officer
Job Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Skill Required: Project/ Programme Management,
Preferred Experience: 7-10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 25th Jan, 2022

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Programme Officer Jobs Description

A programme officer is an essential part of a foundation or charitable organization. It is up to program officers to supervise program progress and proposals, seek grants, manage projects, and oversee budgets.

The department of Noncommunicable Diseases(NCD) is responsible for global leadership, coordination, guidance, and technical support to reduce premature mortality and morbidity from NCDs, the burden of sensory impairments, and oral health through prevention and integrated service delivery, treatment, surveillance, rehabilitation, monitoring, and research. The Department also leads WHO’s work on disability. The department provides overall coordination and brings together the work on NCD prevention, control, and rehabilitation from across the departments and from the three levels of the organization. It coordinates reports to the WHO and UN governing bodies and is the main interlocutor on NCDs. The department assists and supports regions and countries in their efforts to provide a country-centered, concerted, and coordinated action to strengthen health systems to respond to NCDs, oral diseases, and sensory impairment. The department also ensures linkages between primary and secondary prevention using technical packages and harnessing innovation and use of technology including Be Healthy Be Mobile.


Programme Officer Provides guidance and advice to the Director in managing the overall budget planning, financial management administration, and facilitating the human resource-related planning and operations of the offices.2. Manages and monitors the budget and finance of the office and develops innovative approaches to financial management, developing new best practices for financial resources.3. Oversees, quality assurance, and compliance of transactions and allocates financial resources and award mapping for the office, providing periodic financial reports, data, and statistics in accordance with WHO’s rules and regulations and donor requirements.4. Analyses financial data and provides advice to decision-makers on the financial administration of the program area.5. Assists the Director or responsible officers in coordination with the operational work planning processes.6. Responsible for reviewing contracts and donor proposals and agreements and liaising with responsible technical officers and partners accordingly.7. Works closely with the Director/Responsible Officer and/or technical staff in supporting fundraising and resource mobilization activities accordingly.8. Organizes the administrative functions of the offices and oversees the effective work of administrative support staff to ensure effective programmatic and administrative support.9. Performs all other related duties as assigned.



Essential: An advanced level university degree (Masters level or above) in Business Administration, Management, or related field relevant to the position.



Essential: A minimum of seven years of professional experience in conducting financial management, budget, and work planning-related program activities as well as working in the area of administration. Demonstrated experience at the international level.

Desirable: Experience working in an international organization.


Strong expertise in budget and financial planning and accounting.Concrete skills in project management and work planning.Strong skills in utilizing Enterprise Resource Planning Oracle systems or similar packages.Strong skills in writing and drafting financial reports and donor agreements.Strong skills in the area of quality assurance and compliance.Strong skills in building partnerships.Strong skills in programmatic and administrative processes.

 Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.


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 74,913 (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 5082 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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