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Ref Id: 1804132
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 12 Months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Objectives Of the Programme
To ensure that effective WHO Country presence is established to implement WHO Country Cooperation Strategies that are aligned with member States' health agenda and harmonised with the United Nations country teams
Description of Duties
Provide operational support in the areas of Budget/planning, transport planning, assets management, office maintenance as well as the day to day running of the primary State of assignment and coordinate other States within the zone.
Management of the State Office Imprest as well as backstopping for other states within the zone in the raising and reviewing payment vouchers, signing cheques, issuing payment instructions and generating timely and complete reports in accordance with financial rules and regulations
Facilitate other field based payments in support of Supplemental Immunisation and other activities and rendering accurate and timely reports
Develop support staff by improving their technical and substantive financial skills and creating work processes that maximize their contribution and eliminate wasteful or outdated practices
Provides guidance and advice to staff in the Zone as well as briefs to all staff members including STPs/STCs, temporary advisers, and participants to various meetings on financial matters and entitlements when and as needed.
Essential: University degree in Accounting, Management Sciences, Business Administration or Finance.
Desirable: A postgraduate degree in business administration or professional training
Essential: At least 1 year of proven experience in the area of administration, finance and accounting.
Desirable: Experience in WHO.
Sound knowledge of office management and administration, administrative skills, basic accounting.
Specialized knowledge of WHO administrative and financial rules, procedures and practices.
Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing an asset.
Knowing and managing yourself
Use of Language Skills:
Essential: Excellent knowledge of English.
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). 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.
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.