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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/13/TASR36
Title: National Programme Officer
Grade: NO-C
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  Onze(11) months
Date: 28 August 2013
Application Deadline: 15 September 2013 Vacancy Notice Status in Review
Duty Station:  Brazzaville, Congo
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/DAF Administration and Finance (AF/DAF)
The General Management Cluster (GMC)/Regional Administrative Services Unit (RAS)
The General Management Cluster (GMC) is responsible for the provision of efficient and effective support services to the implementation of health programmes and smooth management in the Africa Region.
The Regional Administrative Services is in charge of providing infrastructure, logistics, to WHO Offices in the African Region covering infrastructure management in the areas of building and environment support services, electricity.
Description of duties:
The National Programme Officer will provide technical support for :

1.1 Preventive maintenance
-Prepare, monitor and execute all maintenance contracts including the following but not limited services: Building, Electrical and Mechanical Equipment maintenances including main buildings, workshops and staff residences;
Plan, organize, avail and maintain the office equipment,
working spaces and environment of the Regional Office ;

To achieve the above by:
Preparing updated plans of the various WHO premises and
- overall plan for office space arrangement and allocation of office space per unit;
-Ensuring that specifications, tenders, adjudications and contracts are well drafted monitored and executed and also that relevant office equipment is made available and timeously delivered to the end-user.

1.2Curative maintenance
Supervise major Refurbishment & Maintenance works by
Contributing in the preparation of feasibility studies;
sketches, working drawings, specifications, billing of quantities and
of small scale projects and also
-prepare tenders documents;
-Assisting ASO in analyzing bids and recommending Contractors to the (CRC).

1.3Management of major Construction projects
Assist ASO in the management of the Real Estate by:
Preparing the project document of Real Estate Funds projects;
cost projections and time table for feasibility studies of the said projects and
- tender documents;
-Analyzing bids and recommending Constructors to the CRC;
Supervising construction works; and
-Enabling finished products to be efficiently used by WHO;

1.4Any other duties
-Supervise , train and guide staff assigned to work under him/her;
-Supervise and coordinate the activities and formulate recommendations for the continuing improvement of subunits' performance (under his/her jurisdiction);
-Carry out any other duty as assigned by the first level supervisor or ASO;

Essential: University degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering, or other Construction related degrees.

Desirable: Advanced degree in Architecture, construction related fields or construction management.
1. Excellent organizational and managerial skills with the ability to multi-task identify and solve problems.
2. Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
3. Sound ability to negotiate and deal with officials with tact and diplomacy.
4. Ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
5. Good knowledge and experience with AutoCAD
6. Excellent presentation skills.
Essential: Minimum of 5 years of experience in construction, consultancy/industry and at least four years' experience at managerial level in a national or international organization.

Desirable: Experience in site investigation and construction reviews.
Working knowledge of load, voltage drop, fault and lighting calculations.
Consulting engineers, project managers.

Excellent knowledge of French or English with a good working knowledge of the other; knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
at single rate

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.

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