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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/14/FT227
Title: Manager, Regional Support Unit (RSU)
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two(02) years
Date: 7 May 2014
Application Deadline: 4 June 2014 Selection in Progress
Duty Station:  Brazzaville, Congo
Organization unit: AF Africa (AF) /
AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO)
Regional Office Management Support Units (RSUs) have been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Managers 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.
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 Resources Management, and Workplan/Award Management; Prepare regular management reports on implementation of cluster workplans including contribution to the preparation of statutory reports and act as focal point for internal and external audits.
Essential: Advanced University degree in Management, Public Administration, Law, Social Sciences and/or
related field or Public Health.
Post graduate diploma or professional certification in project management or related field.
Good knowledge of WHO Results-Based Management framework and related business processes;
Knowledge of Oracle projects and Oracle Financials or similar ERP applications and systems;
Sound knowledge of the Organizational 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, combined 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.

WHO Compentencies:
1.Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Creating an empowering and motivating environment
5. Promoting innovation and organizational learning
At least 7 years of professional experience with an emphasis on programme management,
budgeting, Human Resources Management, Procurement and/or Travel.
Good knowledge of WHO programme management and end-to-end business processes 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 Systems;
Experience with staff training in the use of management information systems.
Excellent knowledge of English or French and good working knowledge of the other. Knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset.
Additional Information:
Applicants are kindly requested to pay attention to the screening questions as they will be used to screen out unqualified candidates.
- Only qualified applicants with the relevant experience will be considered.
- A written test/presentation and interviews will be used as a form of screening. The written test might be used as an eliminatory tool.
- Interviews will include competency-based questions.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 67,611 at single rate
US$ 72,605 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 74.6 % 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.

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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.

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.

Selection in Progress

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