The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations (UN) system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
Job Summary : The Admin Assistant will be part of the country team responsible for promoting technical cooperation, stimulating interest and coordinating assistance for health development based on global and regional strategies and WHO guidelines. It is responsible for contributing to the collection, analysis and dissemination of health information
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provide administrative support to all Senior Management Office (SMO) Cluster Officers.
- To support with various correspondence based on the orientation of the WR and Program Officers in the SMO Cluster; finalizing necessary documents in accordance with WHO departmental styles and check language, grammar and accuracy before submission for approval and signature;
- Organize the administrative preparation of internal and external meetings, including the preparation of business plans in GSM/Oracle, letters of invitation, cost estimates and travel requests; assist in the preparation of documents; sending materials and liaising with participants and others involved;
- Analyze correspondence and requests received, highlight incoming documents and attach back ground information and identify areas requiring action by Program Managers drawing attention to important issues. Schedule meetings of Program Administrators, according to schedules and needs; take minutes of meetings and follow-up on issues requiring action to ensure prompt response to WHO requests;
- Obtain information documents for meetings, seminars, workshops etc. which Program Administrators take part in, verify their availability and ensure that they have the appropriate information files and documents;
- Ensure that technical reports and documents conform to WHO standards, rules, practices, procedures and editing style and correct them as necessary prior to submission for the WHO Representative’s signature.
- Use appropriate monitoring tools, monitor and ensure deadlines are met and correspondences and requests are analysed and processed as soon as possible.
- Use GSM to prepare requests for official travel by Program Administrators. Make airline and hotel reservations, prepare travel records and handle other related matters upon request.
- Collaborate and interact with Programme Assistants in the other Clusters for administrative support related to cross cutting functions of the SMO Technical Officers whose work is of cross cutting nature.
- Perform other related duties as required or directed, including support to Administration and WHO Representative’s Office.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidates for the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) Admin Assistant job should have completed secondary school, followed by Administrative training and/or Management.
- Training in UN systems is an advantage. Proven skills in drafting and editing required.
- A minimum of eight years of experience in a recognized public or private institution.
- Experience in administrative support positions within WHO or another UN agency is an asset.
- Experience in Oracle-based systems or another ERP system is an asset.
- The incumbent will demonstrate mastery; actualize his/her knowledge in the use of modern office technology through internal courses, on the job or self-training.
- He/she will keeps abreast of changes in procedures and practices, rules and regulations, organizational structure in Country Office, organic group and WHO, to be able to brief and explain procedures to other staff members.
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
- Producing results
- Setting an example
- Use of Language Skills
- Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Method of Application
Deadline: 9th March 2020