May 222018

Organization: World Organisation for Animal Health
Country: France
Closing date: 07 Jun 2018

Position title: Project Officer in the OIE World Fund Unit

Salary: Base salary at 2 500 € net/month, negotiable according to qualifications and experience (salary exempt of French income tax, annual bonus)

Duration: Two (2) years – renewable for an unlimited number of times according to performance


The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) is the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide. The standards it develops for the trade of live animals and products of animal origin are recognised by the World Trade Organization as reference international sanitary rules (

The OIE, also known as the « Office international des épizooties », was created on the 25th of January, 1924. Its headquarters are based in Paris. It comprises 181 Member Countries and is present on all continents through 12 Representations or Bureaus in total.

The OIE World Animal Health and Welfare Fund (World Fund) Unit is within the Financial Directorate of the OIE. The World Fund Unit is responsible for negotiating and managing voluntary financial contributions from third parties (international organisations, OIE Member Countries, private foundations), and is currently looking for a Project Officers to join its team.

Positioning and reporting

Under the authority of the Director of Finance and the direct supervision of the Head of the OIE World Fund Unit, in collaboration with four other team members of the World Fund Unit.

Job purpose

The Project Officer contributes to the sustainability of the Organisation’s capacity building activities by maintaining and further increasing the voluntary contributions received from resource partners. He/she participates in the implementation of the OIE’s resource mobilisation strategy by building strong relationships with relevant resource partners and ensuring the project management oversight in coordination with technical teams.


Supporting on a daily basis the workload of the World Fund Unit, the incumbent will assume shared responsibility for the following:

  • Ensure the management of a portfolio of grants managed through the OIE World Fund:

o Provide financial management oversight;

o Contribute to the Monitoring & Evaluation of activities in collaboration with other OIE Departments;

o Draft technical and financial reports to World Fund donors, in collaboration with other OIE Departments;

o Draft and follow-up grants and sub-grants agreements for the implementation of activities by third parties in the context of projects funded through the World Fund;

o Contribute to the monitoring of commitments under projects managed through the World Fund.

  • Undertake fundraising by identifying and exploring new leads and securing new income streams, and supporting the finalisation of new partnerships with resource partners and other relevant parties;

o Contribute to the development of resource mobilisation documents aligned with the OIE’s Sixth Strategic Plan;

o Prepare negotiation documents, calls for proposals and concept notes for resource partners;

o Develop, negotiate and finalise grant agreements, drafting contractual provisions based on consultation with other OIE departments.

  • Support the preparation and organisation of the Advisory and of the Management Committees of the OIE World Fund (annual meetings):

o Prepare working documents and executive presentations;

o Provide financial analysis of donor accounts;

o Participate to the drafting of minutes of these meetings.

  • Represent the OIE World Fund Unit (internally) or the OIE (externally) at meetings; possible participation in international meetings or duty missions (including abroad) when required (external meetings with donors, or thematic meetings and conferences);

  • Archive key documents managed through the World Fund;

  • Draft papers, articles and other relevant informative material for OIE publications.

  • Carry out any other related activities as assigned by the Head of the World Fund Unit or the Director of Finance. In addition, the Director General may, when necessary, assign the incumbent any other duties within his/her area of competence.

Qualifications and Experience

  • University degree (preferably post-graduate degree) in a relevant discipline;

  • At least 5 years of experience in project management, planning and implementation;

  • Familiarity in the management of donor funded development projects, preferably in the public health domain, including contract management;

  • Previous experience in fundraising;

  • Good understanding of international development cooperation.

Technical skills

  • Strong analytical skills;

  • Excellent project planning, management and evaluation skills;

  • Experience in preparing and monitoring budgets and financial commitments;

  • Good command of the Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel, Power Point);

  • Native English speaker with proficiency in a second OIE official language (Spanish or French).

Additional skills

  • Knowledge of a third OIE official language (Spanish or French).

Interpersonal skills:

  • Strong communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal);

  • Strong team player;

  • Organisational awareness: strong ability to establish priorities, work within tight timelines and multi-task;

  • Capability of working in a multicultural environment with colleagues from different departments and offices;

  • Self-motivated, focused and driven.

N.B. – These qualifications are considered minimum requirements for the position.

Working conditions

The post is a full-time sedentary position and requires the availability of the agent at the OIE Headquarters in Paris. The post may entail missions abroad resulting in irregular work hours.

How to apply:

General information**

The OIE places high value on a multicultural and positive work environment.

The OIE is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications of all qualified candidates, irrespective of their ethnic origin, gender, opinions or beliefs.

This is a full-time position as an international civil servant based at the OIE Headquarters in Paris (France) that is available immediately.

If you are interested in the position, please complete your application online by 7 June 2018 at noon (Paris local time) at the latest by clicking on the following link: .

Should you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at and Ms Emily Tagliaro at

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