Programme Assistant at WHO, Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: 1 October 2017

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Assistant in Nairobi, Kenya. The duration of this post is 24 months.

The mission of WHO’s Health Emergencies 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.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Programme Assistant will perform the following functions-

  • Administration of staff including orientations on rules and regulations.
  • Assist international staff with importation, purchasing and registration of their private vehicles and personal effects and initiate arrangements with local custom in collocation with the Operation Officer in the Country office.
  • Based on the procurement forecast plan, the Assistant provides support in executing related procurement activities and may be asked to participate with or in place of the supervisor at meetings with suppliers or programme units.
  • Ensure the selected suppliers/contractors list is sent for creating supplier creation. Proposes, or assists the hub in proposing, the justification for the acceptance of offers which are not the most economic.
  • In case of external service requisitions, the Operations Assistant supports the Manager in evaluating the service request based on WHO policies.
  • Manage allocation of office space and equipment to staff members in collaboration with the Administrative Services Team.
  • Manage administrative arrangements for all WCO meetings and official missions and travel plans.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Completion of secondary school education or equivalent technical or commercial/Management education.
  • University degree in Management.
  • 8 years of relevant experience.
  • Experience in administrative support positions in WHO or another UN agency an asset.
  • Experience in Oracle-based or other ERP systems an asset.
  • Expert knowledge in English or French and a working knowledge of the other.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.

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