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General Service (GS) Roster for Temporary and Fixed-Term G4/G5 Positions (Tashkent)

Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
  • Grade: GS-4, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
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  • Closing Date: 2020-10-31

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PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
The incumbent provides administrative support to staff in one of the work areas of the Country office. WHO maintains a roster of candidates willing to accept temporary contracts. Eligibility to the roster and subsequently eligibility for contracts at the G.4 or G.5 level will depend on candidates meeting the minimum requirements for the positions, the terms of references of the assignment and the scores achieved in test and interview. Contract length is dependent upon demand of the office. As appropriate to the level of the position, the duties and responsibilities may include some of all of the following:

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

For G4 level positions:

1. Drafts correspondence and documents based on written/verbal prompts from the professional staff of the unit. Composes and finalizes correspondence of administrative nature. Provides rough translation or synopsis of incoming mail. Takes notes at meetings. Types reports and other documentation.

2. Assists with the administrative preparation and conduct of regional meetings and educational activities, in accordance with established procedures.

3. Makes travel arrangements for duty travels and, in accordance with established procedures, prepares approval memoranda, travel authorizations and follows up on issue of duty travel reports.

4. Prepares correspondence for the recruitment of consultants and staff; arranges briefing appointments and provides secretarial support for them while in EURO; processes agreements for performance of work and other types of contractual arrangements as required and related correspondence follows up on deadlines of such agreements/contracts and prepares payment instructions.

5. Initiates action to process or follow up on correspondence, documentation and forms. Creates background files and compiles reference material as appropriate. Accesses and retrieves information from relevant databases and updates as required.

6. Responds to and acts on telephone enquiries and requests for information. Assesses the critical nature of technical enquiries and refers them to appropriate staff for reply. Coordinates appointments for supervisor(s) and organizes programmes for visitors.

7. Provides briefing and guidance to staff at all levels in the unit/programme on office practices and procedures; liaises with, assists or replaces other secretaries and/or programme assistants in the unit or department should the need arise.

8. Performs other related duties as required.

For G5 level positions:

As part of a unit team, the incumbent performs a variety of secretarial, coordinating, monitoring and administrative services in support of project/programme activities, as follows:

1. Drafts correspondence and documents based on written/verbal prompts from the Professional staff of the unit. Independently composes and finalizes correspondence of administrative nature. Revises unit correspondence, reports, and documents for proper form and (non-technical) content. Takes notes at meetings. Types reports and other documentation. Arranges duty travel.

2. Scans, records, refers and follows up correspondence and documents, evaluates the urgency or critical nature of items, and brings them to the attention of the responsible staff. Informs and reminds responsible staff of follow-up dates and deadlines for response or specific actions, supplying supporting material as appropriate.

3. Using GSM, monitors aspects of the implementation of activities and availability of funds for project/programme budget levels and financial expenditures, according to the approved projects. Assembles draft background for planning, monitoring and evaluation exercises. Inputs duty travel recommendations and issues reminders re follow up, records project/programme monitoring and evaluation notes.

4. Makes administrative arrangements for country and inter country activities including preparation of various committal documents related to procurement of goods and services, arrangements of study tours and duty travel in accordance with the approved programme budget/collaborative programmes with countries.

5. Assists in the organization of meetings held in-house or in Member States (working groups, seminars/courses, workshops, and symposia), i.e.: makes administrative preparations, including organization of practical local arrangements, advance transport of documents/equipment and hospitality. Provides administrative and secretarial support during the meetings, and pays per diem to participants if required. Prepares administrative reports.

6. Establishes and maintains the unit's filing system of technical documents and correspondence. Creates background files and compiles reference material as appropriate. Accesses and retrieves information from relevant databases and updates as required.

7. Responds to and acts on telephone enquiries. Assesses the critical nature of technical enquiries and refers them to appropriate staff for reply. Coordinates appointments for supervisor and organizes programmes for visitors.

8. Provides briefing and guidance to all staff on general office practices and procedures; assists/replaces colleagues in the team and performs other related duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Essential:
Equivalent to graduation from secondary school or technical or commercial school.

Desirable:
Higher education from an accredited educational institution an asset.

Experience
Essential:

G4 positions: At least 3 years’ experience in the secretarial/administrative field.

G5 positions: At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the secretarial/administrative field.

Desirable: Experience in WHO/UN an asset. Experience in the organization of meetings.

Use of language skills

Essential: Excellent knowledge of English and Russian
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge Uzbek

SKILLS
Specific skills required:
Proficiency in the use of standard office software (MS Office applications) and note-taking. Operation of computerised systems and databases. Training in Oracle-based or other ERP systems an asset.

REMUNERATION
This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by candidates recruited in the local commuting area of Tahskent. Successful candidates will be contacted to participate in a written test.
Duration of contract will depend on the needs of the office.

Salary G4 step 1: NET USD 11312 annually
Salary G5 step 1: NET USD 13574 annually
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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.
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