Job Opportunities at World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

We are recruiting to fill the positions below:

 

Job Title: Fleet Manager

Job ID: 2205031
Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Grade:  P2
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two years
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Objectives of the Programme

  • Country Management Support Units (CSU) have been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system

Description of Duties

  • LogisticsDevelop and ensure the implementation of effective fleet management tools and procedures, including drawing up guidelines for use in the operations areas, with particular attention to specific conditions and needs, ensuring timely and efficient support to emergency operations.
  • Ensure that all vehicles are properly equipped before their delivery to final destination, confirm the availability and good functioning of communications, safety and extra equipment, spare parts module and guidelines, log books are properly updated and maintained for all vehicles.
  • Proactively plan activities with ASO and logistics staff to ensure the delivery of vehicles, including exact time of arrivals (ETAs), point of delivery, technical data needed for pre-clearance and local registration procedures.
  • Produce and timely disseminate reports and information related to fleet management, analyze stock data, forecast and prepare orders for spare parts, tires and materials required for the operations.
  • In collaboration with the HR Officer and other administrative/financial staff, identify and contract drivers, mechanics and other support staff required for the smooth running of the fleet and deliveries, assign duties, manage and supervise staff and non-staff within the unit.
  • Implement best practices and ensure that key performance indicators are maintained with set parameters.
  • Continuously collect and compile data and information related to improvements required for standardization and development purposes of the Fleet Management.
  • Develop and maintain database of service providers, ensure excellence in delivery of services, prepare assessment reports, ensure timely renewal of contracts and insurance policies.
  • Ensure internal control measures for assets and inventory management are in place and are compliant with WHO rules and regulations.
  • Monitor Country Office fixed assets movements ensuring regular update and submission of end of year financial reports to HQ.
  • Monitor and review the Country Offices’ inventories transactions to ensure end of year physical count of WHO warehouses is conducted properly and accurate reports submitted in timely manner.
  • Conduct audit field visits to country offices to ensure proper recording of fixed assets and inventory Provide guidance on country offices warehouses management according to WHO rules and regulations and in compliance with IPSAS standards.
  • Supervise the overall operations of Supplies, Stationary and Stores, including ITT stores, servicesEnsure that all equipment are monitored and custodians are updated in the Fixed Asset Register.
  • Provide capacity building to CO staff on fixed assets management and the Global Inventory Management System (GIMS) Proposes enhancements and improvements to the SOPs where necessary in the areas of fixed assets and inventory management Liaise with AFRO and HQ; to ensure that accurate and timely reports are submitted according to global requirements.
  • Ensure smooth and timely submission of annual physical verification and reconciliation of physical count for CO Fixed Assets Perform any other related incident- specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor

Required Qualifications
Education:
Essential:

  • First University Degree in University Degree in Engineering, Mechanics or Logistics and Supply Management, Public / Business Administration from an accredited/recognized institute

Desirable:

  • An advanced University Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, Engineering, mechanics or logistics and supply management. Professional certification in areas such as transport and/or logistics operations management.
  • Training or knowledge of information management systems and their application to logistics, transport or supply management and monitoring

Experience:
Essential:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience, some of which in an international context, in inventory and asset management, or administrations and transactional support, including work with multiple stakeholders.
  • Managing fleet logistics operations, part of which in emergency or humanitarian situations, and/or experience in fleet management operations in military, commercial or UN agencies, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations, nongovernmental or international organizations/institutions at field level

Desirable:

  • Relevant work experience with UN agencies, multinational or international organizations, and proven experience in working remotely with geographically dispersed locations

Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of a wide range of administrative policies and procedures.
  • Good knowledge of IPSAS manual – Knowledge of SOPs related to fixed assets and inventory management Excellent organizational and managerial skills with the ability to multitask, identify and solve problems.
  • Proven knowledge of vehicles equipment, including communications, safety and mechanics.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills complemented by ability to negotiate with and convince officials with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner, and to present factual information.
  • Knowledge of WHO, the UN System or NGO work in the field of response relief and/or of their practices and procedures as related to the work

WHO Competencies:

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

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

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 49,254 (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 2081 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.

Application Closing Date
10:59 PM; 10th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Ref No: 2204173
Location: Abuja
Grade: NO-B
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): two years
Schedule: Full-time

Objectives of the Programme

  • The WHO Country Office collaborates with the Government of Nigeria and relevant stakeholders withinthe framework of the collaborative Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) toprovide technical assistance to the government in the formulation of nationalhealth policies, strategies and plans and thedevelopment of guidelines and tools for implementation, monitoring andevaluation of interventions for improving access, quality, equity andaffordability of integrated and people centered health services.
  • The incumbent willreport to the Zonal Coordinator of the Field Presence Cluster under the generalguidance of the Field Coordinator.

Description Of Duties

  • The incumbent will perform the following duties: Implement the monitoring and evaluation based on strategies agreed with the WR. Support the provision of M & E related to strategies agreed by partners in the Health Sector M&E frameworks and related implementation plans Monitor progress and effects of the humanitarian health response against the strategic priorities as well as promote and support quality assurance of the health projects. Facilitate monitoring of cross-cutting issues by all stakeholders at all levels. Assist the WCO to develop evaluation plans as agreed with the WR Ensure the effectiveness of evaluation findings, recommendations and reports for improving programme performance and their dissemination to the intended audience; Advise on policy and programme development based on evaluation findings concerning programme relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of the Secretariat’s funds and programmes activities; Communicate strategic results to senior management and partners and stimulate joint engagement with partners (including national partners, the UN Country Team and the international community) through guidance on implementing integrated planning of monitoring, evaluation and learning activities; Ensure the standards and systems used to deliver quality and accountable services and monitoring reports include information on levels of compliance achieved against standards and indicators. Analyze lessons learned for quality and accountability. Propose and facilitate external reviews/evaluations as agreed by the health sector working group Support the WCO and the health sector working group to seek innovative methods for remote management and monitoring to improve accountability. Provide technical support/guidance to the health sector working group members in monitoring methodologies, good practice, and reporting responsibilities ensuring coherence with existing reporting requirements. Identify and formulate monitoring and evaluation findings, lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into management efforts, disseminated in learning events and channeled into decision-making processes; Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisors.

Required Qualifications
Education:

  • Essential: University Degree in PublicHealth, Epidemiology, Statistics / Bio Statistics, Project / Programme Management, Economics, International Development, or related field from a recognized university.
  • Desirable: Advanced degree inPublic Health, Epidemiology will be an asset. Specialized training in planning,results-based management and/or project management would be an asset.Knowledge of WHO Planning, Budgeting and Monitoring framework and WHOEmergency Response Framework would be an additional asset.

Experience:

  • Essential: At least two (2) years’ experience in gathering,recording, validating, reporting of data from multiples sources as well as providingmanagement with advisory services / M & E experience in related fields.
  • Experience in the designing of andmaintenance of M & E systems. A good understanding of database structuresand management.
  • Desirable: Working experience with WHO or other UN Agency wouldbe an asset.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles, disciplines andtechniques to implement Monitoring and Evaluation strategies.
  • Proven ability to manage budgets and conduct financialanalysis.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of information technology andability to apply it in work assignments
  • Good research and documentation skills especially for bestpractices’ in organizational change and development within and outside the UN system.
  • Ability to make recommendations related towork-processing approaches and procedures which would lead to more efficient systems.
  • Ability to gather, analyze and disseminate information on best practicein accountability and results-based management systems.

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Knowing and managing yourself

Use of Language Skills
Essential:

  • Expert knowledge of English.

Remuneration
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 17,429,054 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Closing Date
10th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

Job Title: NPO (Public Health and Environment)

Job ID: 2204185
Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: NO-C
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two years
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Objectives of the Programme

  • The mission of WHO is to help countries, and to coordinator international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaksand emergencies.

Description of Duties

  • Conduct emergency rapid assessment for WASH (water, hygiene, sanitation, waste management),vector control and infection control inventory and needs in the health facilities and for the health activities required in response to the emergency incident.
  • Follow up and report country progress on WASH activities within the health facilities and for health activities in the context of the incident management system. Identify gaps and propose remedial actions.
  • Provide technical expertise, and when required,onsite support to the health partners on WASH, coordinating and proactivelyparticipate in the design and implementation of plans to build up or rehabilitate emergency health facilities.
  • Provide onsite support to ensure applicability and appropriate implementation of the recommended infection control activities in the health facilities and for the health activities supported by the WHO,specifically for medical waste management, safe and dignified burial of infectious bodies, health staff and patients protection.
  • Ensure that WASH, vector control and infection controlset up in the health facilities and for health activities are conducted and setaccording to Sphere and WHO Standards.
  • Secure water, hygiene, sanitation and infection control for health activities within the WASH cluster, providing implementation guidance.
  • Conduct required training for MOH staff and WHO partners to build up local competences and facilitate the compliance with theWASH standards for all health activities.
  • Draft required evaluation or situation reports to ensure appropriated communication with OSL lead and all related technical experts.Perform any other related incident-specific duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

Required Qualifications
Education:
Essential:

  • First University Degree in Engineering, Health of Humanitarian Logistics or other related field from an accredited/recognized institute, with specialization in water and sanitation.

Desirable:

  • Advanced university (Master’s level or above) in Public Health Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
  • Degree or training in Computer Applications in Water and Sanitation project design and related database systems.

Experience:
Essential:

  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience, at the national and international levels, in the design and implementation of water and sanitation assessment and/or the design and management of related projectsin emergency situations. Experience in developing and promoting collaborative actions with national authorities.

Desirable:

  • Sound knowledge of WHO mandate andgoals, relevant work experience in UN organizations/agencies, international institutions, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations orNGOs.

Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of emergency response situations in the field of water and sanitation with proven ability to identify and solve technical problems in difficult circumstances.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills, with proven ability to elaborate and implement projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to promote cohesive actions and convince officials with tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner, and to present factual information.
  • Knowledge of WHO, the UN System or NGO work in the field of response relief and/or of their practices and procedures as related to the work.

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 N22,134,904 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Closing Date
10:59 PM; 10th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Consultant – Study of the Health Co-benefits of Climate Mitigation in Nigeria through Transitioning to Clean Fuels and Technologies for Residential Use

Job ID: 2203893
Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Project assignment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Background and Objectives

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) will be supporting Nigeria through their Ministry of Health to undertake this health co-benefits assessment.
  • WHO will collaborate with partners which have experience already collaborating in Nigeria on the elaboration of SLCP inventories and GHG studies.
  • The WHO will be establishing a Health Co-benefits of Climate Mitigation Expert Working Group that will provide expert guidance to the study as required and provide a peer review of the study findings.
  • WHO is seeking a national (institution / consultant) to work in cooperation with an international environmental health specialist, the WHO (AFRO/HQ/WCO) team and other experts to develop a study on “A Study of the Health Co-benefits of Climate Mitigation in Nigeria Through Transitioning to Clean Fuels and Technologies for Residential Use”.
  • This study will primarily investigate the health implications of Nigeria’s commitment to reduce GHG and SLCP emissions with a focus on the residential sector.
  • The aim will be to consider a series of clean technology and fuel transitions for cooking and quantify their associated costs, emissions and air pollutant reductions, health gains and social benefits.

The proposed objectives of this study will be to:

  • Analyze the spatial distribution of pollution problems in the country and the regional effect on children.
  • Propose a series of transitions to clean fuel and technologies in the residential sector and associated emissions and air pollutant reductions with a consideration of equitable access
  • Estimate the government and individual costs of these transition scenarios
  • Estimate the avoided air pollution-attributable deaths/daily from these interventions;
  • Estimate the social benefits from these interventions;
  • Integrate study findings into Nigeria NDC revision process and provide recommendations on opportunities to use findings to raise NDC ambitions.

Throughout the report preparation, the selected national consultant will be supported by trainings and guidance of international specialists and the WHO Nigeria team.

Proposed Timeline

Activity Timeline Status
Overview of BARHAP tool (webinar) July 2021 Done
Technical training on BARHAP tool November 2021 Through technical working group meetings Done
TWG Refreshers training on BARHAP tool Feb 2022
Through technical working group meetings
Done
Data review and data collection from existing sources (review of default data) May 2022 To be done by Consultant
Complete study & review process May – June 2022 To be done by Consultant
Dissemination & reporting Opportunities for integration of findings in NDC planning, implementation & related documentation / initiatives June 2022 To be done by Consultant

Concise Outputs:

  • Estimate avoided mortality and morbidity attributed to ambient air pollution associated with the emissions reduction’s scenarios being considered in Nigeria’s revised NDC;
  • Estimate the associated health savings from these avoided air pollution-attributable deaths and diseases
  • Reporting and advocacy of findings. Integration of study findings into Nigeria’s NDC revision process and provide recommendations on opportunities to use findings to raise NDC ambitions.

Deliverables (Description of Activities / Tasks to Achieve Output(s)
Deliverable 1: Study on the methodology of the study on Assessing Health Co-Benefits of Nigeria’s NDC Household Air Pollution Reductions

  • Brief document (max 1-2 pages) outlining final study methodology, with emphasis on the health analysis and socioeconomic analysis– document should highlight recommendations/decisions on the customization of the methodology, tool (BARHAP) and national data inputs for Nigeria.
  • Document covering the final approved indicators and data with endorsements from the reporting institutions/entity
  • Compiled and cleaned datasets for analysis in accordance with finalised list of core data inputs.

Expected deliverable date:

  • 21st May 2022.

Deliverable 2: Preparation final report for Assessing Health Co-Benefits of Nigeria’s NDC Household Air Pollution Reductions

  • Policy brief covering the policy recommendations for NDC revision, reviewed and endorsed by relevant entities.
  • Contributions to global guidance, case study development and capacity-building on health co-benefit of climate mitigation assessments, exact outputs to be determined with WHO.
  • Translate key findings and lessons learn into draft publishable journal article(s).

Expected deliverable date:

  • 4th June 2022.

Deliverable 3: Dissemination of study’s findings

  • Identify opportunities for integration of findings in NDC planning, implementation & related documentation/initiatives
  • Identify opportunities for integration of data with Integrated National Environmental Health Surveillance Systems (INESHSS) and other existing public health surveillance.
  • Contribution of study’s findings to material produced in the frames of COP26

Expected deliverable date:

  • 20th June 2022.

Technical Supervision:
The selected candidate will work under the direct supervision o

Responsible Officer: Dr Edwin Edeh
Technical Officer, PHE, Nigeria.

Dr. Kelias MSYAMBOZA
Cluster Lead, UHP, Nigeria

Mr. Guy Mbayo
Technical Lead, Climate Health and Environment (CHE)/ AFRO

Ms.Tara Neville
Technical Officer, Environmental Health HQ

Manager: Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo
WR/Head of Mission

Educational Qualifications, Professional Expertise and Key Skills Required
Education:

  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences or Public Policy.

Qualifications and Skills required:

  • Understanding of energy policy decision-making processes in Nigeria, and engaging/advising governments or other stakeholders on policy options;
  • Understanding of the challenges and intricacies of multi-sectoral policies and decisions in Nigeria
  • Demonstrated data collection and analysis;
  • Demonstrated strong research and analytical skills;
  • Familiarity with WHO normative products, specifically the WHO Guidelines for indoor air quality: household fuel combustion;
  • Strong communication skills in English, both written and oral.

Experience:

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  • 5 or more years working to develop and/or evaluate energy policies and programmes;
  • Evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of policies and programmes in Nigeria, related to household energy value chain;
  • Conducting a needs assessment/situational assessment and/or stakeholder mapping in a low or middle-income country, preferably in Nigeria,
  • Modelling of policy scenarios to estimate population health and environmental impacts;
  • Preparing workshops, consulting and interviewing stakeholders, including those working in the government, within the private sector and non-governmental organizations.

Desirable:

  • Understanding of the socioeconomic, behavioural and cultural factors influencing household decision-making, particularly related to household energy use and how this can be harnessed to enhance the effectiveness of policies and programmes.

Application Closing Date
10:59 PM; 8th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Strategic Health Information Officer

Job ID: 2204773
Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two years
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Objectives of the Programme

  • The WHO country office in Nigeria supports the Strengthening of the national information system to improve the availability, quality and use of data and information from Health as a basis for better outcomes and accountability, for policy development and Decision-making at different levels.
  • This support includes the creation of synergies with the Bureau WHO Regional Office for Africa, the Ministry of Health of Nigeria and partners, including:
    • Aligning Investment with the national health information and monitoring and evaluation system) Provision of technical support for the Production, collection, analysis,synthesis, and dissemination of health data and information.
    • For the development and promotion of harmonized standards, tools and Methodologies for data collection, analysis and synthesis and dissemination of health data and information and knowledge translation

Description of Duties

  • With excellent skills in health and data management and collaboration with other departments in the WHO Country Office, WHO Regional Office for Africa, Ministry of Health and Collaborating Partners, technical support for the design of the Tools, data collection and analysis, synthesis of strategic information and decision-making, and communication.
  • Development updating the legislation and policy framework for the health information systemAlign health information system investments through a comprehensive and harmonized strategic plan and M&E case, and integrate them into national health sector Strategies.
  • Developing harmonized standards for data in the country, including the development of interoperable systems; harmonization of the list of indicators with their metadata dictionary, reference and target values, and data sources ; and harmonization of data collection and reporting methods.
  • Collecting primary and secondary data, including the provision of technical support and assessment of facilities.Analysing and monitoring data quality and the development of data quality improvement plans in the country.Analyze and synthesize data on health and other conditions and strategies for health monitoring and evaluation of national and regional strategies.
  • Disseminate health information in the country through the development, maintenance and regular updating of an open access National Health Observatory.
  • Promote knowledge translation platforms such as EVIPN and to support the translation of evidence into policy and decision-making.
  • The incumbent will continuously participate in the development, application and promotion of new methods, tools and capacity building programmes to improve the availability, quality, analysis/synthesis and dissemination of health information.
  • Gather information on a regular basis to map Financial contributions donor health security activities in the country, including technical assistance, and in-kind and in-service contributions to update WHO Portal’s strategic partnersPerform any other duty as assigned

Required Qualifications
Education:
Essential:

  • Advanced University Degree in Health Information, Statistics or Computer Science, with specialisation in Database Development and Management or Public Health or Epidemiology.

Desirable:

  • Professional training or Degree in Statistics and Database Management,
  • Ideal higher education Degree.
  • Good understanding of IT practices.

Experience:
Essential:

  • Have at least 7 years experience in data management,information management or related fields.
  • Experience with the compilation and analysis of large data sets from multiple sources Good knowledge of public health programme or epidemiology

Desirable:

  • Working experience with WHO or other UN Agency would be an asset.

Skills:

  • The basic elements of the Governance of the SIS and how they can be used to improve the information system on healthCommon health sources and tools and mechanisms for their collection of facility-based registry systems, community-based registration systems, the International Classification of Diseases, and DHIS 2.Limitations of the data from the various sources, the information system and approaches to data quality analysisReview of data quality, particularly the health data system and approaches to improve data quality
  • Analysis and synthesis of health data and interpretation of resultsProcesses and mechanisms for effective dissemination of health and decision-making Excel; CSPro application, Table and STATAMastery of control applications and advanced knowledge of MS Office and related applications(Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, etc.), including programming.

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Moving forward in a changing environment
  • Promoting innovation and organizational learning

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

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 USD75,602 (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 3194 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.

Application Closing Date
10:59 PM: 4th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Finance Assistant

Job ID: 2204784
Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: G7
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two years
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Objective of the Programme

  • Country Management Support Units (CSUs) have been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system

Description of Duties
Under the general supervision of the Programme, budget and finance officer and general guidance of the Operations Officer, the incumbent performs the following functions:

Support financial management through:

  • Maintenance of financial records and financial transactions and ensure e-Imprest records are up-to-date and fully balanced
  • Processing of VAT and other receivable due to the Organization to ensure that are promptly recovered e.g. Staff telephone bills
  • Processing of suppliers’ invoices and monitors all requests for payments, ensuring that all supporting documents (invoices, contract, act of acceptance, etc.) are attached and properly signed, stamped and are in accordance with the delegation of authority, before making any payments.
  • Liaison with GSC for all payments that are due to suppliers;Reconciliation of bank accounts; response to enquiries; provision of advice and guidance to clients in the Country Office and performing closely related tasks.
  • Verification of financial transactions and returns e.g. DFCs, DIs, Travel Claims to the WHO country office for accuracy and compliance with the financial rules and regulations, manual and operating procedures of organization
  • Management of correspondences and responses to queries on office accounts and financial transactions as required
  • Generation of scheduled and ad hoc Global Management System reports and special reports as required to facilitate financial implementation analysis
  • Advice and assistance to staff on various financial processes, controls and operations in the GSM environment
  • Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor.

Required Qualifications
Education:
Essential:

  • Completion of Secondary Education or equivalent Technical Training or Commercial Education with specialization in Accounting, Budgeting or Finance

Desirable:

  • Diploma or Higher Education in Accounting or Finance will be an advantage

Experience:
Essential:

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  • At least 10 years of experience in in finance, Budgeting and/or accounting activities and preferably with several years’ experience in WHO in an administrative cluster to have a sound knowledge of its rules, regulation, procedures and practices as related to the work

Desirable:

  • Experience in other area such as Administration, Program Management, Procurement would be an asset. Experience in WHO in an administrative cluster to have a sound knowledge of its rules, regulation, procedures and practices as related to the work

Skills:

  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement inputs from several sources; to express ideas clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; to conceptualize and carry out tasks with little supervision
  • Ability to provide financial analytical reports, using appropriate software
  • Ability to interpret financial rules and regulations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds

WHO Competencies:

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

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

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 N12,007,619 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Closing Date
10:59 PM: 4th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

 

Job Title: Procurement and Travel Specialist

Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: P3
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two years

Objectives of the Programme

  • Country Management Support Units (CSU) have been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system

Description of Duties
Logistics:
He/She supports Staff and consultants in the following specific tasks:

  • Develop, monitor implementation and occasionally review transport standard operating procedures for daily maintenance, budgeting of all operating costs, vehicle replacement and address transport needs using the organization’s vehicles.
  • Oversee daily 156 vehicle fleet management including drivers’ capacity development.
  • Coordinate the provision of adequate and effective electronic communication in conformity to MOSS requirements and operational responsiveness in all areas including states under complex security situation with inadequate conventional communication facilities.
  • Provide coordinated support to state offices for provision of reliable power supply, effective floor space office management, provide technical support for office renovation work and supervise coordination of office sharing agreements with UN partner sharing office space with WHO.
  • Coordinate Office inventory activities.Participation in UN Operations Management Team (OMT) coordination activities for formulating policy and shared resources geared towards increasing value at the lowest possible cost.

Procurement:

  • Advises the Head of WHO Country Office (WR) for an informed decision making on procurement transactions.
  • Coordinates the preparation and submission of the procurement plans by the different clusters of the budget center.
  • Prepares and monitors the implementation of procurement plan ensuring objectives and priorities are met and on track.
  • Evaluates requests from the technical units and partners and advises for compliance with the organization rules and regulations.
  • Administers procurement resources and ensures compliant and efficient use of standard operating procedures of procurement.
  • Maintains the pre-qualified and assessed suppliers database.
  • Maintains and monitors the overall activities of procurement, logistics, and contracting services for the office through the useof the GSM oracle system and other procurement tools including the Business Intelligence (BI); providing reports, data and statistics.
  • Provides guidance on procurement, logistics, contracting services to managers and staff.
  • Ensures smooth running of operations of procurement transactions including goods and services ordering and delivery.
  • Maintains regular contact with the Regional Contracting and Procurement Service (CPS/AFRO) and make follow up of the Contract Review Committee (CRC) deliberations.
  • Makes a follow up of the shipment of items ordered with the forwarding companies and liaises with local authorities for taxes exemption and for timely clearing of the goods items from the customs.
  • Acts as the Secretary for the Local Procurement Committee. Analyzes and/or evaluates vendors performance, along with other designated staff members.

Travel:

  • Coordinate the staff and activities of the Travel Unit at the Country level and liaise with the travel agencies.
  • Undertake travel arrangements for all WHO staff members embarking on international official travels and ensure follow-up actions with AFRO, HQ or other Agencies in facilitating the issuance of relevant traveling documentations including Travel Authorizations.
  • Arrange visas for all WHO travelers so that they are able to attend meetings within the set dates and where the need arises, to arrange for visa at the point of entry.
  • Keep updated addresses and telephone numbers for Hotels and carry out update of hotels in the country.
  • Identify new hotels and negotiate concessionary rates for WHO staff and Consultants;
  • Make hotel reservations for WHO staff members, family members, Consultants, participants at meetings and Government delegations on WHO missions in and outside the country.
  • Maintains an up-dated list of Government Ministries and Agencies and their senior personnel collaborating with WHO, eg Consultants, NGOs, Diplomatic Missions and other International Agencies for the purpose of follow-up of communication.
  • Manage and oversee all airport protocol and immigration matters. Undertake other administrative duties assigned from time to time.

Requirements
Essential:

  • First University Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, or related field.

Desirable:

  • An Advanced University Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Management, post graduate training in operations management or related field.

Experience:
Essential:

  • A minimum of five years’ experience, some of which in an international context, working in the area of procurement services, and logistics services for a programme

Desirable:

  • Experience using Enterprise Resource Planning Oracle systems or similar packages.Relevant experience in the UN System and/or international organization.

Skills:

  • Ability to provide leadership, monitor progress and design studies
  • Sound knowledge and skills in procurement and budget.
  • Concrete skills in implementing operations of procurement services and processes.
  • Excellent knowledge and ability to make travel arrangement at competitive costs.
  • Good knowledge of the tourism and related industry.
  • Ability to acquire sound knowledge of WHO rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people at various levels and of different nationalities.
  • Sound skills in utilizing Enterprise Resource Planning Oracle systems or similar packages.

WHO Competencies:

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources.

Essential:

  • Expert knowledge of English.

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 62,692 (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 2649 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.

Application Closing Date
10:59 PM: 30th May, 2022.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Important Notice

  • Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.
  • 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.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • 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.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. 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.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
  • *For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.

 

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