Job Vacancies at World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health.

The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.” It is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with six semi-autonomous regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide. Read More

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for the available jobs at World Health Organization (WHO).

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.

Description of Duties
During deployment, the duty station may change, and duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme:

  • Coordinate with OSL team and Health Operations for the physical set-up of the Health facilities supported by WHO and support to related mobile/ ambulatory health activities.
  • Supervise the “field support team” consisting of the rotating “zonal logistics and procurement assistant” and a “construction logistic assistant”.
  • Coordinate as necessary with the Supply Logistics team and storekeepers.
  • Monitor and assure the required stockpiles of essential “Incident Management Team” (IMT) equipment, e.g. personal deployment material, radios, satellite telephones, IT equipment, etc., and in coordination with the OSL storekeeper (Supply).
  • Support and assist, as requested, the WHO Maiduguri fleet officer.
  • In close cooperation with the Field Security Officer, ensure that appropriated and safe living condition are provided to the WHO deployed staff and responders.
  • Assure the proper monitoring, functioning and maintenance of the WHO office and guest house.
  • Support the MoH for the proper monitoring, functioning and maintenance of the State Public Health EoC.
  • Ensure that water and sanitation in the office and accommodation are up to acceptable standards.
  • Undertake field visits as requested to support OSL, and the other IMT programs.
  • Communicate well, and report regularly to the OSL Lead via a weekly sitrep (every Friday), listing key achievements, key problems/constraints, and planning for next week.
  • Work with the OSL team to creatively solve problems for the IMT, and within the specified emergency SoPs.
  • Perform any other related duties in support of the operations of the IMT, as required by the functional supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:

Education:

  • Essential: First University Degree, preferably in one of the following: Public or Business Administration; Logistic / Supply Management; Logistics; Engineering, Engineering from an accredited/recognized institute. Exceptional field logistic experience and work references may be considered in lieu of University Degree
  • Desirable: Professional certification/qualification in areas such as mechanics, electrics, plumbing, construction, distribution and supply chain management. Degree or training in information management systems (ICT) and their application to logistic, transport or supply management and monitoring

Experience:

  • Essential: At least two (2) years’ related logistic experience, at the national and international levels, in managing teams for emergency logistics operations and supply operations in international organizations/institutions, part of which in the field supporting emergency humanitarian operations
  • Desirable: Prior working experience with international nongovernmental organization (INGOs), WHO/UN, health clusters partners, recognized humanitarian organizations.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge logistics management in emergency context, with proven ability to identify and solve technical problems in difficult circumstances.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure and collaboratively in a team.
  • Proven ability to promote cohesive action and convince officials with tact and diplomacy

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Remuneration

  • Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN19,956,269 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

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Budget and Finance Officer

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Job Description:
  • The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.

Description of Duties
The incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Organize the day-to-day budget and financial operations encompassing quality control, monitoring and clearance, financial accounting and reporting,work plan and award management including cash flow forecasting and monitoring,while liaising with relevant team members.
  • Manage funding allocations and awards process, prepare necessary forms for the awards’ cycle and implements all budgetary and financial actions in the Global Management System (GSM), this includes work plan funding requests,submission of award budgets, reprogramming of awards and preparation ofexpenditure batches, while ensuring speedy response to the incident management team’s financial requests. Ensure expenditures are appropriately charged toawards in line with the conditions in agreements with donors.
  • Monitor and follow-up on donor reporting deadlines; verify and provide budgetary clearance to proposals and reports for resource mobilization team,ensure compliance with relevant financial policies, procedures and emergency SOPs.
  • Track and report on financing against budget: monitor implementation rates, consolidate financial data, analyze and prepare periodic/ad hoc budgetary and financial statements and returns, identify financial gaps, and recommend remedial or alternative action to mangers as appropriate.
  • Develop, update and maintain an accurate tracking system of allfinancial activities pertaining to the emergency preparedness, recovery and response operations at the country level.
  • Oversee the accurate recording of financial transactions, calculation and payment of salaries, allowances and other payments to staff, non- staff,contractors and vendors.
  • Brief/debrief staff members, consultants and WHO responders, on relevant financial and budgetary rules and procedures.
  • Draft audit responses, review and follow- up on any outstanding audit recommendations related to area of work.
  • Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor.
Qualifications and Requirements:

Education:

  • Essential: A first level University Degree in Accounting, Financial Management, Business or Public Administration or Economics with specialization in Budgeting / Accounting from an accredited/recognized institute.
  • Desirable: An advanced University Degree (Master’s level or above) in business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or Public Administration. Professional qualification or licensure in Accounting/Accountancy.

Experience:

  • Essential: At least two (2) years professional experience, at the national and international level, in finance, budget/accounting. Demonstrated experience in accounting and consolidation of financial data using ERP systems or similar packages
  • Desirable: Prior experience in supporting emergency or health outbreak operations at the field level. Relevant experience with WHO, other UN agencies or with an international Non-Governmental Organization.

Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting, budgetary and financial management principles and their application.
  • Excellent understanding of accounting practices and procedures, including the application of IPSAS.
  • Strong analytical, time management and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of WHO rules, regulations, policies and practices would be an asset.

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Producing results
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable: Expert knowledge of English.

Remuneration

  • Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN19,956,269 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
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Finance Assistant

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:
  • The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to build the capacity of Member States to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.

Description of Duties

  • Support the Budget and finance officer to organize the day-to-day financial and administrative operations, including quality control and clearance, participate in financial accounting and reporting, transfers and cash flow monitoring.Ensure timely processing of committal documents in GSM.
  • Follow up with State Admin Assistant to ensure payment to vendors and provision of complete justifications for Imprest recording and reconciliation.
  • Liaise with the State Admin assistant to ensure follow-up/escalation of requests for payment with GSC/APProvide support for cash handling processes under the emergency to ensure they are aligned to approved procedures Support the BFO (Emergency) in keeping track of expenditure on all awards related to the Emergency Response.
  • Track all DI-IPOs and ensure submission of FACE reports for administrative clearance.
  • Provide support to Emergency response team on administrative and protocol matters including raising of Travel Requests, Travel claims, R&R etc.
  • Perform any other task that may be assigned from time to time.
Qualifications and Requirements:

Education:

  • Essential: Completion of Secondary education, or supplemented by technical training courses in the field related to the work of the organization. University Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or its equivalent would be an advantage.
  • Desirable: Good knowledge of computerized accounting systems and budgets or ERPs

Experience:

  • Essential: Eight (8) years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative work, of which at least three years were closely related to finance/ accounting
  • Desirable: Experience in working with bilateral or multilateral international organizations in the country is an advantage.

Skills:

  • Good understanding of the purpose and functions of the WHO Health Emergencies Incident Management System (IMS) and the other offices/sectors with which it interacts;
  • Knowledge of technical data and good administrative skills to manage technical projects;
  • Ability to use commonly used word processing packages, MS word, excel, etc.

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Moving forward in a changing environment
  • Producing results.

Remuneration

  • WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at NGN10,942,425 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

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Additional Information

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

Deadline: September 21, 2022

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