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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/DGD/FT399
Title: Word Processing Operator
Grade: G4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  1year
Date: 24 September 2013
Application Deadline: 10 October 2013 Vacancy declared unsuccessful
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/DGD Offices under the Director-General (HQ/DGD) /
HQ/GBS Dept for Governing Bodies and External Relations (HQ/GBS)
Description of duties:
1. Proof-reads word-processed texts, checking the documents in Arabic for accuracy, including
layout, referring to originals to verify presentation and clarity; cross-checking the corrections made
as necessary.
2. Provides rapid and accurate word processing from tapes, diskettes, manuscripts, rough-typed or hand-corrected texts, transcribing from tape recordings of conference proceedings, etc. and producing letters, tables, documents and reports for offset production - paying particular attention to syntax, grammar, spelling, WHO phraseology, and medical terminology.
3. Participates in the training of new staff and temporary staff.
4. Acts as Assistant Head of shifts during conference periods, as required.
5. Replaces supervisor during conferences or leave absences or during periods of intense work pressure, as required.
6. Performs other related duties as required.
Completion of secondary school or its equivalent; completion of commercial/secretarial course.
Training in typing (with diplomas) and word processing equipment; ability to type at the required
speed and proofread texts.
The incumbent has to keep abreast of the full range of applicability of the word processing software system in use and of new software introduced; this requires self-study and participation in in-house training courses.
At least three years' experience in word processing/typing with experience in proofreading.
Relevant experience in WHO/UN would be an asset. Medical and technical terminology an advantage. Experience in layout or desktop publishing would be an asset.
Expert knowledge of Arabic and intermidiate knowledge of English required. Intermediate knowledge of French would be an asset.
Additional Information:
The following priority order will be observed in the screening of candidates: 1. WHO staff members (Continuing, Fixed-term and Temporary appointments), 2. External candidates
Other similar positions at the same grade level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
This vacancy is published in English only.
This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of each office.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
CHF 68611 at single rate
CHF 68611 with primary dependants

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

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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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.

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Vacancy declared unsuccessful

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