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Messenger

Dhaka

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Dhaka
  • Grade: Administrative support - GS-2, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: Closed

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The objective of the programme is to deliver WHO Core functions at country level with a particular focus on the Organization's directing and coordinating role for international health as expressed in the Constitution. The immediate Strategic Objective is to develop and sustain WHO as a flexible, learning Organization, enabling it to carry out its mandate more efficiently and effectively.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under the guidance of the Administrative Officer and the direct supervision of the Technical Officer (HR & SP), the incumbent performs:

1. Files correspondence and keeps basic records;

2. Operates photocopier and carries out tasks for sorting and collating documents/reports;

3. Scans documents, sends copies to respective units by email and hand over originals to documentation unit;

4. Provides support to offices of WR and AO in collecting, sorting and dispatching files, reports, memos and official documents as per the guidance of supervisor;

5. Provides support to HRM unit for making logistic arrangements during tests. Also, assists in setting up ICT equipment for different examinations and on other occasions, whenever required;

6. Assists in organizing in-house meetings/workshops/conference/SDL training and arrange refreshments, photocopy of working materials, etc., as and when required.

7. Packs materials and affixes labels for dispatch;

8. Delivers and pick-up mail and other communications from and to the assigned offices;

9. Answers telephones and responds to routine enquiries, as advised, and

10. Performs other duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: Secondary, technical or commercial school
Desirable: Training in operation of photocopier, PC, projector machine and fire extinguisher

Experience

Essential: One year experience as messenger

Skills

  • Ability to sort out and organize large quantities of materials.
  • Skill in duplicating, collating and distribution of documents.
  • Skill in operating duplicating machine, photocopies, computers, projectors.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Bangla.

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 BDT 916,661 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • 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.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
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