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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/15/FT653
Title: NPO Administrative Officer (P# 372267)
Grade: NO-B
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Post of limited duration of 2 years, subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the post.
Date: 29 November 2015
Application Deadline: 20 December 2015 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Cairo, Egypt
Organization unit: EMCO Countries (EM_ACO) /
EM_EGY WHO Representative's Office, Egypt (EM_EGY)
Division of Administration and Finance (DAF)
Objectives of the Programme :

The primary goal of WHO is to support Member States in designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating national health development plans for:
(i) the achievement of national health targets;
(ii) contribution to global and regional public health action; and
(iii) the development of two-way collaboration that draws on the countries' experience to build a body of public health knowledge that can benefit the rest of the world.

Purpose of the Post:

To support the office in planning and implementing WHO's work, through the provision of advice and services in some or all of the following areas: human resources management, execution of the programme of work, preparation and oversight of the budget, management of finances, transport, office premises, procurement, security compliance, liaison with other UN Agencies, and information technology.

Organizational Context :

Under the direct supervision of HWCO and general supervision of DAF, the incumbent will support all operational activities within the country office and support the HWCO in enhancing WHO's programme delivery capacity by managing, coordinating and leading the administrative services.
Description of duties:
Summary of Assigned Duties :

Under the direct supervision of the HWCO, the incumbent will:

1. Plan, recommend and implement systems, norms and procedures, in compliance with existing policies, for the administration of human, financial and material resources, as well as for the monitoring, control
and evaluation of such processes.

2. Assist in the planning, organization, operation and evaluation of the administrative services.

3. Formulate general and specific budgetary estimates for projects; plan, organize and monitor the application, control and accounting of approved budgetary allocations by programmes.

4. Provide managerial and administrative support in the implementation of all WHO collaborative programme through initiation of relevant proposals for all planned activities as per plans of action and periodic monitoring of their implementation.

5. Provide a range of human resources services, including forecasting future needs, coordinating/facilitating recruitment, training and staff orientation and implementation of performance management in
collaboration with the relevant RO/HRO
Essential: University degree in public administration or business administration or in other field related to the work to be performed.

WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution.
Competencies: WHO global competencies model at

1) Communicating in a credible and effective way;
2) Knowing and Managing Yourself;
3) Producing results;
4) Fostering integration and teamwork;
5) Ensuring the effective use of resources.

Functional Skills and Knowledge :

-Ability to work closely in harmony with government and international officials at all levels.
-Ability to work under pressure.
-Demonstrated ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment.
-Ability to work harmoniously as a leader as well as member of a team.
-Thorough knowledge of administrative and management principles and practices (including, but not limited to the areas of Human Resources, Finance, Budget, Logistics, Procurement and Security).
-Good general knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems.
-Skills in programme formulation, design and research development an asset.

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Proficiency in computer applications.
Essential: At least 2 years experience at the national level in administration and management, including supervision of staff.

Desirable: Previous experience in administrative or programme areas in WHO or an UN agency would be an asset, preferably in a developing country.
Excellent knowledge of English and local language.
Additional Information:
Post is open for local recruitment only, applicants must be nationals of the country of assignment.

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 may be used as a form of screening. The written test might be used as eliminatory tool.

Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice (this could be the base for rosters).

Candidates will be interviewed using a competency based approach.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
EGP 314,387 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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