Programme Management Specialist Job in Kenya – UN

The programme management specialist
works with the senior management /head of the WHO office to guide and manage
the delivery of programme management support through effective results-based
planning and management, budgeting, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of
collaborative programmes. The programme management specialist may introduce new
approaches to enhance programme management services, particularly in
challenging or emergency settings.

Key Duties
The incumbent will perform all or part of the following, and other
related responsibilities as required by the needs of the office.

Coordinate strategic dialogue as
part of the strategic and operational planning for the country office,
working closely with the different technical teams.

Provide advice to the head of the
WHO office and senior staff on the implementation of the one-planning and
monitoring approach anchored in the Country Cooperation Agreement at the
country level.

Work closely with the Health
Policy Adviser or Specialist to promote integrated approaches and
cross-programme collaboration in the entire results-based management cycle
that is anchored in the country cooperation strategy.

Manage the planning, inclusion of
critical programme performance measures, monitoring, analysis, and
reporting of programme initiatives for the country office for quality
results and strategic decision making including in emergency settings.

Coordinate the overall
results-based management of the country office including grants
management, budget, work planning, and resource allocation to ensure the
effective execution of the head of the WHO office public health

Collaborate with resources
mobilization focal point on resources mobilization activities.

Ensure appropriate use of funds,
especially the thematic funding and specified voluntary contributions
(VCS) to achieve results.

Organize various programme
management meetings, capacity-building programmes, and relevant
activities, guiding and ensuring follow-up on agreed action points with
relevant stakeholders.

Develop flexible and innovative
solutions to support WHO’s outbreak and health emergency operations, in
line with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the incident
management system.

Manage the implementation of
flexible and creative solutions to deficiencies in head of the WHO office
management processes, towards enhanced results-based management, in line
with the SOPs. Propose revisions to corporately generated SOPs.

Manage the capacity-building
programme or initiatives of the country office on all processes and tools
for managing results.


Respecting and promoting
individual and cultural differences

Producing Results
Ensuring effective use of

Creating an empowering and
motivating environment

Functional Knowledge And Skills

Delivering public health and
health sector programmes and activities in developing countries and/or in
the context of emergency response relief or preparedness for
epidemic-prone diseases.

Quantitative and qualitative
analysis and reporting methods

Demonstrated capacity to foster
internal (within country teams) and external collaborations with various
stakeholders including Member States and partners.

Facilitating strategic planning

Results-based management with
training in results-based planning and monitoring frameworks, particularly
in the area of public health.

Programme management in the
context of emergency situations, in particular the WHO Emergency Response
Framework (ERF).

Excellent oral and written
communication, including for reports, presentations and technical

Ability to propose innovative
approaches and solutions to challenging situations.

Organizational planning
frameworks, in particular the WHO Planning, Budgeting and Monitoring

Ability to identify and manage
one’s own emotions, as well as helping others to do the same.

And Technology (IT) And Other Skills

Proficiency in computers and
office software packages, handling of web-based management systems,
enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and Cloud Management Enterprise
System such as Workday.

Educational Qualifications

Essential: Advanced university degree
(master’s) in a relevant field (such as public health and/or management,
accounting, business/public administration or physical or social
sciences). Specialized training/certification in health programme
management (such as planning, monitoring, evaluation of public health

Desirable: Specialized training in
planning, results-based management and/or project management.


A minimum of seven years of work
experience relevant to the position (in planning, implementation,
monitoring and enhancing of programme management services – including
budgets – in international development/public health programmes, programme
planning, monitoring and evaluation). Experience in developing countries
including in emergency settings. Experience in management of programme
budget reporting especially on impact/ results.


Some of the above-listed
experience to have been obtained at an international level.

Of Language Skills

Excellent knowledge of English or
French (depending on the country of assignment). Working knowledge of
another WHO official language would be an asset.

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