Budget and Resources Officer, Copenhagen, Denmark - Tenders Global

Budget and Resources Officer, Copenhagen, Denmark

World Health Organization (WHO)



The Executive Director’s division (EDD) together with the Business Operations Division (BOS), provides the vision and leadership through which country offices and technical divisions are supported in the efficient delivery of the General and European Programme of Work (GPW/EPW) and the WHO Programme Budget. EDD encompasses the enabling functions of resource mobilization, external relations and communications, programme and resource management, and support to governing bodies of the European Region. In addition, EDD includes organization development, staff development and learning, and transformation. It also specifically includes the representative function of WHO with the institutions of the European Union, and the EURO Ombudsman, who reports directly and independently to the Regional Director, as well as the committee on staff health and well-being.EDD has overall responsibility for the planning, execution, and evaluation of WHO programmes at the regional and country levels and in strengthening the alignment and joint work across the three levels of the Organization. It is also responsible for the management of corporate resources and the effective and efficient allocation of such resources to achieve the results laid out in the GPW/EPW.The purpose of the Programme and Resource Management (PRM) unit is to (1) promote results-based management concepts and philosophies for effectiveness and efficiency across the EU Region, (2) ensure the smooth conduct of the entire biennial planning process from strategic planning, through operational planning, resource allocation and monitoring and final reporting, (3) develop tools/mechanisms and a quality assurance framework for the above process, (4) support implementation including integrated help desk, technical monitoring, and capacity building, (5) statutory and ad hoc reporting to regional and global governing bodies, (6) ensure the technical coherence across EURO programmes to avoid duplication and to enhance synergies, and (7) to give evidence-based support to senior management to ensure optimal delivery of planned products and services.


The Budget and Resource Officer is in charge of the regional strategic budget development and management as well as corporate performance monitoring, assessment and reporting. The incumbent endeavours to improve EURO’s accountability and transparency to its Member States for the implementation of programme budget and use of WHO’s resources. The Budget and Resource Officer builds internal capacity and knowledge in the budget area based on policies and best practices.Under the general supervision of the Head, Programme and Resource Management, the incumbent:(i) Leads strategic programme budget development, implementation, monitoring and reporting within a results-based management framework;(ii) Leads organizational performance data analyses in the area of PB implementation, including analytics, trend analyses, forecasting; and(iii) Leads internal regional office capacity and knowledge building on policies and best practices in the budget area.Key duties: 1. Lead strategic programme budget preparation, analysis and appraisal. 2. Implement budget planning framework while identifying options for greater efficiencies in budget and resource allocation and utilization; 3. Lead organizational performance data analyses in the area of PB implementation to reinforce management’s capacity to make effective programme delivery choices through: a) budget and resource forecasting and recommendations for decision making; b) development of best practices based on the organizational performance data of the PB implementation;c) identifying gaps between effective and optimal management of corporate resources as well as suggestion and/or implementation of measures to fill the gaps;d) provision of technically sound input to regional policy discussions in the areas of programme management, resource management, and budget.4. Lead implementation of the internal control framework to increase transparency, accountability and stewardship of resources.5. Coordinate preparation of budgetary reports for governing bodies (WHA, EB, PBAC, RC, SCRC); briefings for relevant global governing body agenda items; 6. Perform other related duties as assigned.



Essential: University degree (Master’s level) in business, public administration, management, finance, exact sciences or related field from a recognized university.
Desirable: Postgraduate degree or training in one of the above-mentioned disciplines.


Essential: At least 7 years of professional experience in the areas of planning, organizing and controlling the budget of a public, non-profit or governmental organization. Two years’ experience in implementing results-based budgeting methodologies and reporting to governing bodies. Proven experience in handling large data sets for analyses of organizational performance.
Desirable: At least five years’ experience in planning and budgeting within WHO, the United Nations or other international organizations.


Proven understanding of results-based management and strategic budget management through previous work experience; Extensive knowledge and experience with corporate ERP systems, specifically for the purposes of budgeting and monitoring/reporting; Excellent analytical skills, proficient knowledge of Excel for complex data analysis and presentation;Capability to motivate colleagues to engage with the complete functional dimension of WHO’s management matrix – the budget centres as well as the results dimension – as part of a team and to go beyond their individual areas of work; Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; interpret and explain financial principles, rules and regulations; analyse results, budgetary and financial data and recommend appropriate actions.Ability to identify and harness one’s emotions and apply them to tasks; and the ability to manage emotions, which includes both regulating one’s own emotions when necessary and helping others to do the same.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of German. Intermediate knowledge of Russian.


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 75,602 (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 3030 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
  • 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.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • 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.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged

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