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EPI Finance and Administration Officer

Addis Ababa

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : To reduce morbidity and mortally by providing immunization against Expanded Programme on immunization (EPI) diseases for all children in the first five years of life and for all women of child-bearing age. To eradicate poliomyelitis, to reduce mortality caused by measles, and to eliminate neonatal tetanus. Description of duties: Under the direct supervision of the WHO Representative and the overall guidance of the EPI Team Leader and Operations officer, The incumbent oversees a team performing functions on the basis of the end-to-end process as designed in GSM. She/he coordinates different areas of activities in the EPI unit related to Programme Management, Procurement and Inventories Management, Travel and Meetings Management, Human Resources Management, and Work plan/Award Management; Prepares regular administrative management reports on implementation of WCO EPI work plan. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential: University First degree in Management, Pubic Administration, Law, Social Sciences and/or related field or Public Health.Desirable: Post graduate diploma or professional certification in project management or related field."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: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually". Skills: - Good knowledge of WHO Results-Based Management framework and related business processes;- Knowledge of Oracle projects and Oracle Financials or similar ERP applications and systems;- Sound knowledge of the Organization's policies and practices, as well as project management principles and their application within WHO;- Ability to act independently and exercise sound judgement;- High level or organizational and analytical ability, combined with good oral and written communication skills;- Proven ability to maintain and establish excellent interpersonal working relations and to work with competing priorities under pressure. Competencies: Generic*1. Communicating in a credible and effective way*2. Producing results;*3. Moving forward in a changing environment;4. Ensuring the effective use of resources;5. Promoting WHO's position in health leadership;Other Skills (e.g. IT)Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.) with an emphasis on Excel or a similar workbook application. Experience: Essential: At least 5 years of professional experience with an emphasis on programme management, budgeting, Human Resources Management, Procurement and/or Travel. Desirable: Good Knowledge of WHO programme management and end-to-end business processes as designed in the Global Management System; Experience in project management, ideally in the UN System and/or a public health context; Good knowledge of GSM System of similar ERP Systems; Experience with staff training in the use of management information systems. Languages: Excellent knowledge of English or French, with the ability to work in the other language. Additional Information: WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel , education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO: Click on: . to learn more about WHO's operations Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by dateCandidates 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. Post Adjustment: 41.8 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation. This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level. Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. WHO is committed to workforce diversity. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Currently accepting applications
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Addis Ababa
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
    • Banking and Finance
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2015-09-24

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