WHO Administrative Officer


  • Conduct country office programme budget and work planning exercises; providing country and regional office management with sound advice and focused reports on options and methods for the attainment of programme objectives;
  • Ensure consistent delivery of all administrative services to WHO staff and programme related activities in coordination with the Ministry of Health and other programme delivery collaborators;
  • Lead training initiatives for WHO support team and government counterparts reinforcing importance of managerial and administrative excellence towards realizing programmatic objectives¬∑
  • Establishes and maintains reliable working relationships with relevant national authorities and other UN organisations, facilitating efficient programme delivery;
  • Provide direct support to the Ministry of Health (MOH) and other national authorities in the form of reports articulating workflow targets attained, standards met and establishing a mutual relationship of trust for future cooperation;
  • Support the WHO office and national authorities in resource mobilisation exercises and follow up of bilateral or multilateral pledges to ensure availability of funds for implementation of collaborative programmes.

    Required Qualifications:

  • University degree in public or business administration or a related field, or equivalent in training and self study (as per definition of the ICSC Master Standard for Classification of Professional Posts Glossary).
  • Qualifications in management or health services administration.
  • Thorough knowledge of administrative, financial and management principles and practices;
  • Proven skills in project planning;
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently and exercise sound judgement;
  • Ability to work closely in harmony with government and international officials at all levels;
  • Ability to work harmoniously as a leader as well as member of a team;
  • At least, five years experience at the national level and over two years at the international level in administration and management, including supervision of staff.
  • Previous experience in administrative or programme areas in WHO or UN agency, preferably in a developing country;
  • Accounting and banking experience.
  • Very good knowledge of French or English and a good working knowledge of the other;

    Application Deadline: 17th July

    For more information and application, visit: WHO Administrative Officer Website

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