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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/14/DGD/FT406
Title: Word Processing Operator (2 positions - Arabic and French WP Centres)
Grade: G4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years - Renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the post
Date: 29 July 2014
Application Deadline: 19 August 2014 Vacancy Filled
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)
Within the Office of the Director-General (ODG), Department of Governing Bodies (GBS), the Office of Language Services (LNG) provides high-quality, timely and cost-effective translation and interpretation services to WHO's governing bodies and technical programmes in the six official languages, including translation for the who.int web site, so as to make health policy and technical documentation from WHO as accessible as possible. It also manages the graphics team and the word-processing centres for those languages.
Description of duties:
1. Proof-reads word-processed texts, checking the documents in Arabic/French 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 recordings, manuscripts, rough-typed or hand-corrected texts, transcribing from recordings of conference proceedings, etc. and producing letters, tables, documents and reports paying particular attention to syntax, grammar, spelling, WHO phraseology, and medical terminology. 3. Participates in the training of new 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.
WHO competencies
1. Knowing and managing yourself
2. Producing results
3. Fostering integration and teamwork

At least three years' experience in word processing/typing with experience in proofreading. Experience in WHO or another UN agency to have the required knowledge of its procedures as related to the work.
Familiarity with medical and technical terminology. Experience in layout or desktop publishing.
WP Centre Arabic: Expert knowledge of Arabic and English.
WP Centre French: Expert knowledge of French.

WP Centre Arabic: Intermediate knowledge of French.
WP Centre French: Intermediate knowledge of English.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same 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 68,611 at single rate
CHF 91,755 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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