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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/13/FT341
Title: Administrative Officer - Position 346489 (stationed in Jerusalem)
Grade: P3
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Post of limited duration for 1 year
Date: 13 August 2013
Application Deadline: 11 September 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station: 
Organization unit: EMCO Countries (EM_ACO) /
EM_PSE WHO Representative's Office, Palestine (EM_PSE)
EM/DAF Division of Administration and Finance
Purpose of the Post:

To support the office in planning and implementing WHO's work, through the provision of advice and services in some or all of the following areas: human resources management, execution of the programme of work, preparation and oversight of the budget, management of finances, transport, office premises, procurement, security compliance, liaison with other UN Agencies, and information

Objectives of the Programme:

The primary goal of WHO is to support Member States in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating national health development plans for:

(i) the achievement of national health targets;
(ii) contribution to global and regional public health action; and
(iii) the development of two-way collaboration that draws on the countries' experience to build a body of public health knowledge that can benefit the rest of the world.

Organizational Context:

Under the direct supervision of WHO Representative and general supervision of DAF, the incumbent will support all operational activities within the country office and support the WR in enhancing WHO's programme delivery capacity by managing, coordinating and leading the administrative services.

Description of duties:
Description of Duties:

Under the direct supervision of the WHO Representative, the incumbent will:

Plan, recommend and implement systems, norms and procedures, in compliance with existing policies, for the administration of human, financial and material resources, as well as for the monitoring, control and evaluation of such processes.

Assist in the planning, organization, operation and evaluation of the administrative services.

Formulate general and specific budgetary estimates for projects; plan, organize and monitor the application, control and accounting of approved budgetary allocations by programmes.

Provide managerial and administrative support in the implementation of all WHO collaborative programme through initiation of relevant proposals for all planned activities as per plans of action and periodic monitoring of their implementation.

Provide a range of human resources services, including forecasting future needs, coordinating/facilitating recruitment, training and staff orientation and implementation of performance management in collaboration with the relevant RO/HRO.
Essential: University degree in public administration or business administration or in other field related to the work to be performed. For WHO staff only, equivalent professional training or self-study/work experience.

1) Communicating in a credible and effective way
2) Knowing and Managing Yourself
3) Producing results
4) Fostering integration and team work
5) Ensuring the effective use of resources

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

Ability to work closely in harmony with government and international officials at all levels.

Ability to work under pressure.

Demonstrated ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment.

Ability to work harmoniously as a leader as well as member of a team.

Thorough knowledge of administrative and management principles and practices (including, but not limited to the areas of Human Resources, Finance, Budget, Logistics, Procurement and Security).

Good general knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems.

Skills in programme formulation, design and research development an asset.

Other Skills:

Proficiency in computer application.
Essential: At least 5 years' experience at the national level including a minimum of 2 years at the international level, in administration and management, including supervision of staff.

Desirable: Previous experience in administrative or programme areas in WHO or an UN agency would be an asset, preferably in a developing country.

Excellent knowledge of English.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$56,091 and post adjustment at single rate
US$60,091 and post adjustment with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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.

Vacancy Filled

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