Deadline: 21 April 2016
World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Administrative Officer in Washington, D.C, United States. The duration of this post is 1 year.
The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations’ system.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Administrative Officer will perform the following functions-
- Provide support to the Department Director for the management and control of all administrative services and operations of the Department. Such services and operations include budgeting, finance, procurement, human resources management, conference management, and office space and equipment arrangements.
- Advise Department Director on the allocation of financial, human, and physical resources of the Department. Monitor and analyze financial/non-financial data to assess options for solutions to financial, administrative and human resources issues.
- Develop reports to highlight and clarify changes in resource utilization plans; recommend alternate plans/funding strategies and discuss potential problems that could arise from programming.
- Advice on all human resources issues related to the planning, recruitment, development, performance assessment, classification, extensions and terminations. Lead and coordinate the preparation of Human Resources Plans and all processes for recruitment of personnel assigned to the Department (including those in regional or sub regional positions in the country offices).
- Perform, and/or manage personnel who will execute, the following functions, monitoring and overseeing successful completion:
- Leave tracking and performance management processes for the Department.
- Procurement actions, contracts and execution of orders for services or goods.
- Requests for office space and office equipment.
- Planning and execution of operational aspects of conferences hosted by the Department.
- Supervise assigned administrative support staff; coordinate their work objectives, distribute and organize tasks in accordance with the needs of the Department, and evaluate their performance.
- Work in close coordination and interaction with the Department’s Program Management & Partnership Specialist.
- Support response operations in emergencies and disasters, including as part of the regional Response Team, as necessary.
Applicants must have-
- Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, finance, economics or a related field from a recognized institution.
- Master’s degree in business administration or related field would be an asset.
- Seven years of combined national and international professional experience in administration, with supervisory responsibilities in budget, finance, personnel, procurement, and/or general services.
- Working experience in disaster risk reduction and response would be an asset.
- Very good knowledge of English or Spanish with a working knowledge of the other language.
- Knowledge of French and/or Portuguese would be an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit WHO.