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Project Manager Consultant- Roster  – Mogadishu, Somalia

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Project Manager Consultant- Roster – (2104444)  

Grade: No grade

Contractual Arrangement: External consultant

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 6 months or less

Job Posting : Sep 14, 2021, 11:15:24 AM

Closing Date : Sep 29, 2021, 12:59:00 AM

Primary Location : Somalia

Organization : EM_SOM WHO Representative’s Office, Somalia

Schedule : Full-time  

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

  1. Purpose of the Consultancy

The purpose of the consultancy is to manage, supervise and provide technical support for implementation of donor funded projects of WHO Somalia country office including managing and administering staff, assets and resources of these donor funded projects. The consultant is expected to develop and define appropriate implementation plans including preparing donor reports and operational framework for measuring the impact of these projects on a shorter and longer run.

  1. Background

 The WHO country office in Somalia is at the forefront in COVID-19 response. Under the leadership of the WHO Representative, the country office is implementing a number of time -bound projects on COVID-19 which are funded by the multilateral donors. There are some specific timeliness for reporting on the project implementation which requires both technical and project management skills. In addition, every donor wants impact assessment as part of reporting which needs dedicated and committed time. Both financial management, tracking the progress of timely implementation as well as meeting the milestones (as agreed in the donor agreement) are as critical as managing the projects administratively and operationally.

In this regard, the WHO country office is in need of a dedicated project manager whose function will be to liaison with the government as well as with other partners agencies of WHO for effective and timely implementation of the project. The project manager will also be responsible for communication and coordination with other technical programmes of WHO both at country, regional office and WHO headquarters for extending technical support for project implementation specially in terms of achieving impact.

Having such a dedicated Project Manager will enhance the communication between donors, partners and WHO country office and will also streamline donor reporting, monitoring progress and capturing project impacts in a systematic manner. In turn, this will enhance the efficient management of these donor funded projects and increase the organizational capacity of the WHO country office for project management.

Planned timelines (subject to confirmation)

To be decided

  1. Work to be performed

Output 1: Implementation plan of all time-bound projects managed by the WHO country office defined and developed through organizing high-level policy dialogue, building consensus, advocacy and forging partnership with key humanitarian donors and World Bank.

Deliverable 1.1: Develop an action plan for each of the multilateral donor funded projects with specific timeline, baseline indicators, results to be achieved, indicators to monitor progress and expected impacts

Deliverable 1.2: Provide technical and project support for implementation of the project in line with the donor agreement

Deliverable 1.3: Design the project monitoring tools in line with the donor agreements and conduct training of the project staff on use of the monitoring tool

Deliverable 1.4: Develop data collection tools for information on measuring results/output and impact of the project as agreed in the donor agreement

Deliverable 1.5: Facilitate/ Lead the discussion and dialogue with the donors for briefing, timely reporting on the project outcome and also on project’s outcome assessment

Deliverable 1.6: Liaison with other project UN and donor partners to synergize and maximize the impact of the project in terms of achieving project goals

Deliverable 1.7: Communicate and coordinate with the concerned technical units/programmes of Regional Office and WHO headquarters for facilitating technical back-stopping for the project

Output 2: Operational framework for impact assessment of the project developed, defined and rolled out

Deliverable 2.1: Identify priority actions/interventions, evidence-based strategies, and important indicators contextualized to the project which will contribute to achieving his impact result for the project

Deliverable 2.2: Develop training package/ Design the programme and materials for the project staff on conducting impact assessment using a set of operational and implementation research strategies and approach

Deliverable 2.3: Develop a high-level policy paper on strategic directions and operational requirements in accordance with the impacts achieved following implementation of the projects for “building back better” of the health sector in Somalia which will be used subsequently while organizing series of policy dialogue for the recovery of the health systems following COVID-19

  1. Technical Supervision

The selected Consultant will work on the supervision of:

WR Somalia Dr Mamunur Rahman Malik Email: malikm@who.int 
  1. Specific requirements

Educational requirements:

Qualifications required:

Master’s degree or equivalent in public health or development science.

Experience requirements:

At least 7 years of international experience at management level with field experience for emergency work

Skills / Technical skills and knowledge:

Good communication and report writing skills.

Knowledge and negotiating skills on handling government officials and UN agencies

Language requirements:

Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English

  1. Place of assignment

The position is based in Mogadishu

  1. Medical clearance

The consultant will be expected to provide a medical certificate of fitness to work

  1. Travel 

The Consultant is expected to travel inside Somalia as and when needed for better coordination of the assigned tasks and functions

All travel arrangements will be made by WHO – WHO will not be responsible for tickets purchased by the Consultant without the express, prior authorization of WHO. While on mission under the terms of this consultancy, the Consultant will receive subsistence allowance.

Visas requirements: it is the consultant’s responsibility to fulfil visa requirements and ask for visa support letter(s) if needed.

Additional Information

This vacancy notice may be used to identify candidates for other similar consultancies at the same level.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

A written test may be used as a form of screening.

If your candidature is retained for interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this consultancy. 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.

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WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice –https://www.who.int/about/who-we-are/our-values.

Consultants shall perform the work as independent contractors in a personal capacity, and not as a representative of any entity or authority. The execution of the work under a consultant contract does not create an employer/employee relationship between WHO and the Consultant.

WHO shall have no responsibility whatsoever for any taxes, duties, social security contributions or other contributions payable by the Consultant. The Consultant shall be solely responsible for withholding and paying any taxes, duties, social security contributions and any other contributions which are applicable to the Consultant in in each location/jurisdiction in which the work hereunder is performed, and the Consultant shall not be entitled to any reimbursement thereof by WHO.

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