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  • Posted: Jun 30, 2020
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    The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health. It was established on 7 April 1948, and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO is a member of the United Nations Development Group. Its predecessor, the Health Organization, was an agency of the League of Nations....
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    Programme Assistant

    • As Office Clerk, the incumbent will ensure the smooth flow of work as related to clerical activities, coordinating actions with other support staff in the team and in consultation and collaboration with the Assistant to the WHO Representative. The incumbent will work under the overall supervision of the WHO Representative and direct supervision of the Operations Officers.

    Objectives of the Programme and the immediate Strategic Objectives

    • Country Office Support Units have been established in the organizational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the Global Management System (GSM) environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

    Organizational context

    • The incumbent works on the basis of general instructions, own experience and precedents, following WHO Country Office procedures and practices, rules and regulations, to ensure smooth work flow in the assigned area of work. The incumbent is encouraged to seek guidance for unusual issues. Most of the work is controlled for correctness and appropriateness by the incumbent.

    Summary of Assigned Duties

    Under the guidance and supervision of the NPO/Operations Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties;

    • Assist in receiving visitors and answer telephones, direct calls and take messages;Registers, classifies and routes incoming correspondence, documents and other materials;
    • Compile, copy, sort, and file records of office activities, and other activities;
    • Maintain and update filing, inventory, mailing, and database systems, either manually or using a computer;
    • Collects and delivers mail, pouches and other communications from and to the post office, government agencies and other institutions;
    • Sorts, delivers and picks up mail from various offices on the promises at regular intervals. Keeps records as required;
    • Operate office machines, such as photocopiers and scanners, duplicating machines and personal computers;
    • Using appropriate tracking tools, follow-up on and ensure that target dates and deadlines are met, and that correspondence and queries are responded to in a timely manner
    • Prepare travel requests for official WHO travel. Make flight and hotel reservations, etc
    • The incumbent will serve as back up to the team members in similar or different positions within the WCO
    • Support implementation of other health priorities as a part of WHO’s Country Cooperation Strategy
    • Perform other related duties as required or instructed and may be required to deliver messages and run errands.

    Education:

    • Essential:  Completion of secondary school education and/or equivalent technical or commercial education.
    • Desirable:  Training in typing/secretarial tasks and/or in a clerical field is desirable.

    Experience:

    • Essential: 2 to 4 years of experience in clerical or office work.
    • Desirable: Experience working in WHO would be an added advantage

    Skills:

    •     Excellent Communication skills (both written and spoken);
    •     Knowledge of Word Processing, Spreadsheet and presentation software;
    •     Experience working successfully in similar position as outlined in the scope of work

    Competencies:

    •     Moving forward in a changing environment
    •     Producing results
    •     Fostering integration and team work

    Languages:

    • Excellent knowledge of written and spoken English and working knowledge of local language will be an asset.

    Additional Information:

    • This position will be filled only by a national of Ghana.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Health Organization (WHO) on who.taleo.net to apply

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