OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The mission of WHO`s Health Emergency 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
Drafts correspondence and documents based on written/verbal prompts from the professional staff of the Field offices. Composes and finalizes correspondence of administrative nature. Provides rough translation or synopsis of incoming mail. Takes notes at meetings. Types reports and other documentation. Assists with the administrative preparation and conduct of meetings and activities, in accordance with established procedures. Makes travel arrangements for duty travels and, in accordance with established procedures, prepares approval memoranda, travel authorizations, security arrangements and follows up on issue of duty travel reports. Processes contractual arrangements as required and related correspondence, follows up on deadlines of such agreements/contracts and prepares payment instructions for Field Offices. 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. 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. Provides briefing and guidance to personnel at all levels in the Field Offices on office practices and procedures; liaises with, assists or replaces other secretaries and/or programme assistants in the WHO country office in Ukraine should the need arise. Performs other related duties as required.
Essential: Equivalent to graduation from secondary school or technical or commercial school.
Desirable: Higher education from an accredited educational institution an asset.
Essential: At least four years' experience in the secretarial/administrative field.
Desirable: Experience in WHO/UN an asset
Knowledge of MS office applications, including Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Moving forward in a changing environment
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English, Russian and Ukranian.
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 USD 19,032 (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: 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.
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- 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.
- This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.