World Health Organisation [WHO] Recruitment 2016

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29 Jul, 2016

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Country Management Support Units have been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Management and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

Job Description

Job Title: National Operations Officer

The purpose of the post is to provide overall coordination of administrative and support services to the WHO Country Management Support Unit including workplan development, and to ensure the provision of the full range of services covering the GSM end-to-end process.

  • Description of duties:
    The Incumbent oversees a team performing functions on the basis of the end-to-end process as designed in GSM.
  • He/she coordinates different areas of activities such as Programme Management, Procurement and Inventories Management, Travel and Meetings Management, Human Resource Management, and Workplan/Awad Management
  • Prepares regular management reports on implementation of WCO workplans including contribution to the preparation of statutory reports and acts as focal point for internal and external audits


Desirable: Post graduate diploma or professional certification in project management or related field.

Essential: At least 2 to 5 years of professional experience with an emphasis on programme management, budgeting, Human Resource Management, Procurement and/or Travel

Verification of Educational qualifications:

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:
Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.

  • Skills:
    Good knowledge of WHO Results-Based management Framework and related business processes
  • Knowledge of Oracle projects and Oracle Financials or similar ERP application and systems
  • Sound knowledge of the Organization’s policies and practices, as well as project management principles and their application within WHO
  • Ability to act independently and exercise sound judgement
  • High level of organizational and analytical ability, combine with good oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to maintain and establish excellent interpersonal working relations and to work with competing priorities under pressure

Essential: At least 2 to 5 years of professional experience with an emphasis on programme management, budgeting, Human Resource Management, Procurement and/or Travel

  • Desirable:
    Good knowledge of WHO programme management and end-to-end business process as designed in the Global Management System;
  • Experience in project management, ideally in the UN System and/or a public health context; Good knowledge of GSM System or similar ERP system
  • Experience with staff training in the use of management information systems

Excellent knowledge of English or French, with the ability to work in the other language.


Knowledge of Portuguese will be an asset.

Additional Information:
WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance scheme, and 30 days annual leave.

Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO: Click on: . to learn more about WHO’s operations Click on: Quick Links < Salary Scales > by date

Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)at single rate

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database.
Please visit WHO’s e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted

Deadline:   30 July 2016

Anybody asking you to pay money to schedule your interview or offer you job may be a scam

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