Project Officer at WHO, Geneva, Switzerland

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Deadline: 15 December 2018

World Health Organisation (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Project Officer in Geneva, Switzerland. The duration of this post is 2 years.

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The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Project Officer will perform following functions-

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  • Plan, implement and monitor administrative operations of the team in the areas of personnel, finance and budget, records and archives, procurement, and IT; – Prepare work plans for various elements/components of projects assigned under the guidance of the Coordinator and team and contribute to the organization of visibility actions.
  • Follow-up on project implementation, drawing the attention of the supervisor or other members of the core team to problems, inconsistencies and delays for corrective actions, if necessary.
  • -Coordinate the information dissemination strategies for the team and with other partners, including updates to health financing web pages, meetings, and teleconferences.
  • Prepare all obligating documents, entering relevant information available, ensuring the availability of funds and preparing payment requests upon verification of deliverables.
  • Maintain a strong communication link with all relevant partners.
  • Monitor budget implementation, evaluate technical progress against objectives and timelines, and ensure timely reporting in WHO’s internal systems as well as to funders in a timely and accurate manner.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • First level university degree in public policy, management, public health, or related field.
  • Master’s degree in public policy, management, public health, or related field.
  • At least 2 years’ relevant experience ideally in WHO or other UN agencies in planning, grant management, HR, budget, finance, or related field, including sound understanding of donors requirements on grants and project management.
  • Experience in coordinating administrative issues at team, unit-and departmental level.
  • Relevant work experience within WHO or other UN agencies.
  • Experience in Oracle-based or other ERP systems.
  • Expert knowledge of English.
  • Intermediate knowledge of French.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.