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Management and Administration (MGA) Lead

Mekelle

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Mekelle
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Managerial positions
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-17

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The Mission of the WHO Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) is to help countries, and to coordinate international action, to prevent, prepare for, detect, rapidly respond to, and recover from outbreaks and emergencies.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

1. Plan, recommend and implement systems, norms and procedures, in compliance with existing policies and SOPs, for the administration monitoring, control and evaluation of human, financial and material resources processes within the incident management system.2. Support planning processes, and formulate general and specific budgetary estimates for the emergency preparedness, response and recovery activities; ensure the management of funding allocations and awards; track and report on financing against budget; support, monitor and report on financial implementation in compliance with WHO rules, emergency SOPs and delegations of authority.3. Provide managerial and administrative support in the implementation of the emergency operations through initiation of relevant proposals for all planned activities, in cooperation with the resource mobilization team, monitor and follow-up on donor proposals and reporting deadlines; ensure payments are made to support emergency programme plans and in compliance with rules and procedures.4. Provide a range of human resources services, including forecasting future needs, coordinating/ facilitating rapid deployment of surge staff and international responders, sourcing, recruitment, medical clearance, travel to the relevant duty station, entry formalities, briefing and training, on-site administrative support, de-briefing and performance evaluations. Track and report on HR requirements against plans, status of filled positions/vacancies, in collaboration with the relevant Regional Office and/or HQ.5. Manage procurement of services and all necessary supplies required for support of the emergency programme, track inventory, coordinate with logistics and HR to provide supplies and equipment to the local response team. Participate in local contract review committees and ensure best value for money in procurement practices as per the delegated authority. Ensure appropriate asset management; provide relevant reports to the management.6. In case the Field Security Officer position is not established in the duty station, coordinate with the United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) and the Regional Field Security Officer to ensure the safety of all WHO staff and responders, Minimum Operating Security Standards (MOSS) compliance, timely report on security related incidents, disseminate security and travel advisory information and arrange security briefings and training of staff.7. As required, supervise Information Technology support services provided either by local Information technology technicians. Oversee the monitoring and assessment of end user support, management of the local office infrastructure.8. Oversee and consolidate the replies to audit reports and comments, review and follow- up on any outstanding audit recommendations related to the different areas of management and administration.9. Perform any other incident-specific related duties, as required by the functional supervisor.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: Advanced university degree (Master's level or above) in public or business administration, public health, finance or accounting, human resources management or other social studies from an accredited/recognized institute.
Desirable:

Experience

Essential: At least ten years of relevant experience, combined at the national and international levels in management and administration, including supervision of staff. Experience in supporting emergency or health outbreak operations.
Desirable: Experience in developing countries. Prior humanitarian working experience at field level, with WHO, other UN agency, health cluster partners, recognized humanitarian organizations or with an international nongovernmental organization.

Skills

• Thorough knowledge of administrative and management principles and practices (including, but not limited to the areas of Human Resources, Finance, Budget, Procurement and Security).• Excellent time management skills and the ability to work under pressure.• Demonstrated ability to act independently and exercise sound judgement.• Advanced leadership skills and proven ability to coach and motivate staff.• Skills in programme formulation, design and research development an asset.• Proven ability to translate requirements into workable solutions.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Producing results
Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable:

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 89,837 (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 3039 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.

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 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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • 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.
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