Administrative Officer

  • Full Time
  • Kathmandu
  • February 28, 2024

Website World Health Organization

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Administrative Officer – (2400784)

Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 Years
Primary Location: Nepal-Kathmandu
Organization: SE_NEP WR Office, Nepal
Schedule: Full-time
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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The objective of the Programme is to deliver WHO core functions at the country level, with particular focus of the Organization’s directing and coordinating role for international work. Within this framework, activities include support to the Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans, and development and management of WHO’s technical cooperation programmes at the country level. The immediate unit objective is to facilitate programme delivery by providing timely managerial and administrative services to programme delivery collaborators, staff and consultants in all aspects of administrative and financial operations including budget and finance, human resources, fellowships, procurement, travel, ticketing and transportation, logistics, building management, safety and security of staff, information technology including GSM operations, telecommunications, publication dissemination, media, protocols and public relations. Further, to provide accurate guidance, information and practices which lead to full compliance and accountability with the Organization’s established rules and regulations.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under the direct supervision of the WHO Representative, and the general guidance of the Director, Administration and Finance for the South-East Asia Region, the incumbent performs the following duties :Administration

  1. Leads, directs and manages staff in delivering a full range of administrative services in support of programme implementation, budget and finance, human resources, procurement, travel, ticketing and transportation, fellowships, building management, security of office premises and staff safety, telecommunications, information technology including GSM operations, and asset management;
  2. Provides the WHO Representative, and other staff at WCO, field offices and Projects, authoritative advice and analysis on all areas of administration, including respect for WHO administrative and financial rules, policies and practices;
  3. Provides analysis and advice to the WHO Representative and senior staff on management of Awards, Imprest accounts and handling of cash; oversees proper reconciliation and reporting of these functions;
  4. Actively leads procurement of services required for management of country office or for support of technical programs, participating in local contract committees and ensuring best value for money in procurement practices;
  5. Facilitates team building, coordinates identification, planning and implementation of Staff Development and Learning activities;
  6. Reviews the administrative and financial services operations including the anticipated needs of resources and creates innovations for improved efficiencies and effectiveness;
  7. Assists the WHO Representative in establishing and maintaining an efficient and effective compliance programme within the Office, including heightened awareness of Standards of Conduct and Compliance requirements; Programme
  8. Participates in the country programming, Work Plans’ formulation, technical and financial monitoring and evaluation, including liaison with national authorities, UN agencies and other development partners;
  9. Supports resource mobilization efforts, participating in the formulation of donor agreements and other contractual instruments to ensure conformity and compliance with WHO policies and administrative provisions;
  10. Liaises with WHO Country Office technical units and Regional Office staff and informs the WHO Representative on the implementation status/deadlines, to ensure optimal utilization of allocated financial resources;Coordination
  11. Represents WHO and participates actively in the UN Operations Management Team and other interagency meetings; shares relevant information with colleagues, and ensures implementation of decisions taken by the heads of the agencies;
  12. Liaises with Government departments and other diplomatic missions to ensure timely approval of visas, work permits, VHF/HF radio licenses, vehicle imports, and resource mobilization, as well as issues of common interest;Coordinates with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and SEARO focal point for Security, to ensure the Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) compliance and timely reports of security related incidents; disseminate security and travel advisory and arrange security briefings and training of staff;

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: Master’s level University degree in business/public administration, economics, organizational development, or equivalent educational qualifications.
Desirable: Training(s) in HR, accounting, finance, monitoring and evaluation.

Experience

Essential: At least seven years’ experience including minimum of three years international experience in managing a wide range of administrative and financial services, leading and supervising staff teams.
Desirable: WHO/UN/healthcare Organization experience of working in a developing country and interaction with national authorities.

Skills

Thorough knowledge of administrative, financial and management theories and principles, procedures and their application. High-level managerial, analytical and negotiating skills. Ability to work under pressure in an independent manner with an inter-disciplinary team. Ability to lead, direct and manage teams. Ability to represent the Organization in dealing with Government, UN agencies and other development partners. Excellent advocacy and inter-personal skills, tact and diplomacy. Ability to use MS office and enterprise-wide integrated administrative and program planning software.

WHO Competencies

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

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of local language.

REMUNERATION

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 77,326 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2114 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

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 and/or an asynchronous video assessment 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.
  • According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • The WHO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The WHO recruits and employs staff regardless of disability status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, race, marital status, religious, cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, or any other personal characteristics.

The WHO is committed to achieving gender parity and geographical diversity in its staff. Women, persons with disabilities, and nationals of unrepresented and underrepresented Member States (https://www.who.int/careers/diversity-equity-and-inclusion) are strongly encouraged to apply.

Persons with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the recruitment process. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent through an email to reasonableaccommodation@who.int

  • An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. 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.
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with WHO and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
  • WHO also offers wide range of benefits to staff, including parental leave and attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work-life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully.
  • The statutory retirement age for staff appointments is 65 years. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
  • Please note that WHO’s contracts are conditional on members of the workforce confirming that they are vaccinated as required by WHO before undertaking a WHO assignment, except where a medical condition does not allow such vaccination, as certified by the WHO Staff Health and Wellbeing Services (SHW). The successful candidate will be asked to provide relevant evidence related to this condition. A copy of the updated vaccination card must be shared with WHO medical service in the medical clearance process. Please note that certain countries require proof of specific vaccinations for entry or exit. For example, official proof /certification of yellow fever vaccination is required to enter many countries. Country-specific vaccine recommendations can be found on the WHO international travel and Staff Health and Wellbeing website. For vaccination-related queries please directly contact SHW directly at shws@who.int.
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Closing Date: Feb 28, 2024, 4:44:00 AM

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