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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/14/GMG/TA32
Title: Assistant/Logistics
Grade: G5
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  1 year
Date: 7 April 2014
Application Deadline: 28 April 2014 Vacancy Notice Closed (automatic)
Duty Station:  Tunis, Tunisia
Organization unit:
The objective of the department of Operational Support and Services (OSS) is to ensure high quality, consistent and responsive managerial and administrative services to all programmes and staff in Headquarters, and where relevant, to all regions and office of WHO, and to promote an efficient and collaborative customer-oriented working environment to achieve results.
The Global Conference and Training Centre, under OSS also manages and supports the delivery of Conference and Training facilities and services for WHO.
Description of duties:
- To provide the necessary support to the organization of the GCT centre's meetings and trainings workshops.
- To ensure logistics (hotel and travel arrangements) of the participants.
- To conduct and arrange the meeting of participants at the airport.
- To apply to the Ministry of Interior for visas and act as focal point for visitor enquiries.
- To prepare the relevant meeting documentations and provide secretarial support to multiple professional staff in the training area, and to other professional staff on the team or in the Centre as required.
- To screen all incoming correspondence, documents and reports related to the activities organized by the Centre, identify important correspondence requiring urgent attention, ensure proper and prompt distribution and/or circulation, verify and collate inputs from various units for the preparation of documents and information, within set deadlines.
- To review all outgoing correspondence for accuracy of information, format and editorial practices, pay particular attention to be signed by the Director as well as to documents submitted for approval, in line with delegated authority.
- To draft/prepare general correspondence, notices, etc. referring to supervisors or units on technical issues during supervisor absence, prepare briefs or notes on matters for which he/she is responsible.
- To ensure correct application of instructions particularly as regards to technical units responsibility in initiating administrative action related to budget, finance, supplies, personnel , project agreements and exchange of letters.
- To act as focal point for visitors, host government and other ministries. Act as focal point for logistics during the preparation and venue of the meetings.
Completion of secondary school education or equivalent academic qualification.

Additional relevant higher education in management and logistic an advantage.
The incumbent maintains and updates proficiency in the use of modern office technology through in-house courses, on-the-job training or self-training.
Training in or sound knowledge of administrative procedures.
Proficiency in the use of standard office software such as MS Word, Power Point, Excel, etc. ideally with training in online work planning and management systems.
Good knowledge of procedures and practices of an Organization in the UN system.

WHO competencies:
Producing results
Fostering integration and teamwork
Knowing and managing yourself
Communicating in a credible and effective way
Moving forward in a changing environment
A minimum of five years of relevant practical experience in management or administrative work, some experience in WHO an asset, with a good knowledge of procedures and practices of an organization in the UN system.
Expert knowledge of Arabic and French.
Intermediate knowledge of English.
Additional Information:
This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of each office.
More than one position of Logistics Assistant, G5 with the same duties may be recruited through this vacancy in the WHO Global Conference and Training Centre (GCT).
A written test may form part of the screening process.
This Vacancy Notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
Dinars 19533 at single rate
Dinars 19533 with primary dependants

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

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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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