Project Officer

World Health Organization, Copenhagen, Denmark


Within the framework of the EU-WHO cooperation and EU-funded actions implemented in the WHO Regional Office for Europe, the purpose of the position is to support the daily project management and operational implementation to enable successful execution of the assigned projects in full compliance with the donor requirements and alignment with the WHO EPW priorities. Within the framework of the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities: Support the Project Lead with the daily project/grant management, incl. monitoring and technical support in connection with assigned programmatic activities at regional/country level. Maintain efficient coordination and effective communication with the project team/office(s), within the organization and with external stakeholders throughout the full cycle of the project (grant) management. Preparation and monitoring of project/programme implementation workplans and schedules; monitoring and quality assurance of work packages and workflow follow-up ensuring achievement of the targets within the pre-set constrains (scope,time, budget). Monitor the implementation of work plans, work packages and interventions funded by the project/grant(s) to ensure compliance with the set project/grant parameters and donor requirements. Develop internal and external reporting and briefings on the project progress and implementation based on the technical inputs and field implementation updates. Provide support in developing, updating and adapting relevant strategic or operational project documentation (including but not limited to plans, tools and templates, briefings, reports, advocacy and training materials, etc.) as per the needs and in coordination with the WHO Regional office for Europe. Provide technical and organizational support for the preparation, carry out and proper reporting and follow-up on coordination meetings, capacity building events, international or national missions by WHO, other partners, experts, etc. Assist in coordinating and facilitating improved information and knowledge the team for the purpose of monitoring and evaluation, organizational learning and reporting, with a particular responsibility for maintaining and improving the activities databases/lessons learnt log. Perform other related duties including replacing and backstopping as required.



Essential: University degree (Bachelor’s level) in public administration, political science, business, economics, international affairs, development studies or related area.

Desirable: University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in any of the above disciplines or a combination of training and professional experience relevant to the position. Project Management certification.


Essential: At least 2 years of relevant work experience in project coordination, with exposure to public health / implementation of donor/EU-funded projects/programme.

Desirable: Relevant experience working with the United Nations or with WHO or with countries part of the WHO European Region. Demonstrated experience working with multi-country initiatives and complex/large-scale projects.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of the EU system and operational context, funding modalities, EU logical framework approach and reporting requirements. Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated writing and communication skills. Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing priorities. Interpersonal skills, diplomacy, tact and discretion, sound judgment and initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a multi-disciplinary and multi-national team(s).
  • Emotional intelligence: Ability to identify and manage one’s own emotions, as well as helping others to do the same.

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French, Russian, German.


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24th May, 2022
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