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National Professional Officer

New Delhi (India)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: New Delhi (India)
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
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  • Closing Date: 2021-08-03

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The office of the Regional Director provides leadership, strengthens governance and fosters partnerships, collaboration with countries, the UN systems and other partners, stakeholders in order to fulfil the mandate of WHO for Universal Health Coverage. The overall objective is to ensure the efficient and effective development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the collaborative programmes of WHO in the South-East Asia Region (SEAR).


Under the direct supervision of the Regional Director, the incumbent will perform the following functions:-

  1. Review incoming correspondence / communications / proposals and highlight key issues / areas needs requiring Madam RD's attention to facilitate decision making.
  2. Provide analytical inputs for financial and operational monitoring of implementation of programmes and prepare periodic reports for discussions in department's meeting, recommending ways to accelerate implementation; assist in monitoring effective use of the human and financial resources of the department.
  3. Support the harmonization of work with other departments, HQ, national authorities, other UN agencies, various donors, academic institutions, philanthropic foundations, private sector and civil societies.
  4. Prepare minutes of internal meetings including Executive Management and Staff meetings and follow-up and follow-up on implementation of decisions.
  5. Create and /or maintain e-filing and ensure updated information; obtain documents and information from in-house and external sources and perform information search, as required.
  6. Initiate administrative and programmatic follow-up actions, as necessary, in response to RD's directives as well as for important policy meetings such as RCs/EBs/WHAs.
  7. Perform any other duties as assigned within field of competence.



Essential: University degree in Public or Business Administration or related field.
Desirable: Training in general administration, project management or related field.


Essential: Minimum1 years experience in general administration
Desirable: Experience in WHO, other UN Agencies or in a large multi-national or international organization


Thorough knowledge of WHO goals, policies, rules and regulations, structure and functions. Knowledge of programme planning, monitoring and evaluation process. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Very good interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability and skills to manage high profile and sensitive/classified information

WHO Competencies

  1. Teamwork
  2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  3. Communication
  4. Producing results
  5. Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Local language.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at INR 1,636,976 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • 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: 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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
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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