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  • The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations' agency for health. The organization focuses on four main areas, led by health intervention efforts, such as control and prevention of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis. Other WHO priorities include support for government health programs; development of health policies, products, and systems; and efforts related to determinants of health, such as food safety and nutrition. The WHO operates from six regional offices worldwide and national offices in about 150 countries. Budget and policy oversight for the organization is provided by the World Health Assembly, which includes representatives of more than 190 countries. The WHO was founded in 1948.

    Administrative Assistant (DDM)

     

    Job Description
    The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.

    Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/16/FT103
    Title: Administrative Assistant (DDM)
    Grade: G6
    Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
    Duration of contract: One (01) Year
    Date: 10 February 2016
    Application Deadline: 2 March 2016

    OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
    The Budget and Finance Unit provides budget and finance management services to WHO Nigeria programmes and administration, as well as support the management of financial assets of the organization in the WCO. The work and scope include awards management, Imprest and other accounts management, treasury, expenditure management, and quality assurance activities.

    Description of duties:
    Under the general supervision of the Operations Officer and direct supervision of the Budget and Finance Officer, the incumbent performs a variety of specialized tasks related to the Direct Disbursement Mechanism (DDM): -

    1. Provide support to the Direct Disbursement Mechanism in planning, monitoring and evaluating the campaign funds management system;
    2. Participate in preparation of operational budget for payments to SIAs personnel;
    3. Assist in generation of funds allocation proposals and initiation of financial committal documents in line with established rules and available management tools;
    4. Verify programme documents and reports from WHO field offices and other partners;
    5. Support in the preparation of project updates and submit activity reports regularly;
    6. Participate in the regular review and update of the payment guidelines and operating procedures
    7. Provide sound advice and support to the central team and field offices based on the payment guidelines and established procedures
    8. Assist in providing finance and administrative support for the office when required
    9. Performs any other relevant duties

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Education:
    Essential:-
    Completion of secondary education, supplemented by technical training or university degree in Administration and Finance from a recognized institution

    Desirable:-
    Good knowledge of computerized accounting systems and budgets or ERPs.

    Verification of Educational qualifications:

    "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 these will be reviewed individually".

    Skills:
    A good understanding of the programme requirements and large scale disbursements to several beneficiaries including the logistic requirement for such payments. A good knowledge of the workings of the bank and banking environment in Nigeria is important.

    Experience:
    Essential:- At least 8 years of experience in accounting and/or administrative work.

    Desirable:- Experience in working with bilateral or multilateral organisation in the country is an advantage

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    Administrative Assistant (SIAs)

     

    The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.

    Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/16/FT104
    Title: Administrative Assistant (SIAs)
    Grade: G6
    Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
    Duration of contract: One (01) Year
    Date: 10 February 2016

    OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
    The objective of the EPI programme is to support national authorities to provide high quality immunization services that will contribute to (a) the reduction of mortality, morbidity and disability from vaccine preventable diseases through the optimum use of available and new vaccines and (b) the strengthening of national health systems as well as efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals

    Description of duties:
    Under the overall supervision of the WHO Country Office Operations Officer, direct supervision of the Technical Officer, IVD Programme Management, the incumbent will provide administrative and finance support to the IVD Programme with a focus on supplementary immunization funds management:-

    1. Provide support to the Direct Disbursement Mechanism in planning, monitoring and evaluating the campaign funds management system;
    2. Participate in preparation of operational budget for payments to SIAs personnel;
    3. Assist in generation of funds allocation proposals and initiation of financial committal documents in line with established rules and available management tools;
    4. Verify programme documents and reports from WHO field offices and other partners;
    5. Support in the preparation of project updates and submit activity reports regularly;
    6. Participate in the regular review and update of the payment guidelines and operating procedures
    7. Provide sound advice and support to the central team and field offices based on the payment guidelines and established procedures
    8. Assist in providing finance and administrative support for the office when required
    9. Performs any other relevant duties

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Education:
    Essential:-
    Completion of secondary education, supplemented by University degree in Accounting, management, finance or related field from a recognized institution

    Desirable:-
    Training on project fund management is an advantage

    Verification of Educational qualifications:

    "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 these will be reviewed individually".

    Skills:
    A good understanding of the programme requirements and large scale disbursements to several beneficiaries including the logistic requirement for such payments. A good knowledge of the workings of the bank and banking environment in Nigeria is important.

    Experience:
    Essential:- At least 8 years of experience preferably in the private financial institutions or NGO, in the areas of Finance, accounting or management

    Desirable:- Experience in working with bilateral or multilateral International Organizations in the country is an
    advantage

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    Finance Assistant (Imprest)

     

    The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.

    Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/16/FT105
    Title: Finance Assistant (Imprest)
    Grade: G6
    Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
    Duration of contract: One (01) Year
    Date: 10 February 2016

    OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
    The Budget and Finance Unit provides budget and finance management services to WHO Nigeria programmes and administration, as well as support the management of financial assets of the organisation in the WCO. The work in scope include awards management, imprest and other accounts management, treasury, expenditure management, and quality assurance activities.

    Description of duties:
    Under the general supervision of the Budget and Finance Officer and direct supervision of the Finance Officer, the incumbent performs a variety of specialized tasks in e-Imprest, finance and accounting functions:-

    1. Administer the e-Imprest system (2 WCO Main Accounts in Eimprest), scrutinize and select data from a variety of sources, ensure accuracy in calculations and attachment of necessary supporting receipts of payments and authorizations
    2. Monitor e-Imprest general ledger (GL) and all e-Imprest transactions including review of services purchase orders, imprest, and other activities with the aim to ensure accuracy of financial data
    3. Initiate mid and month-end reconciliation of Imprest and General Ledger (GL) accounts and follow up to clear pending items.
    4. Initiate monthly Imprest closure, follow up on signing and submission of the closure reports as at when due
    5. Ensure completeness of payment vouchers, signing and proper filing of monthly Imprest returns
    6. Performs other duties as required

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

    Education:
    Essential:- Completion of secondary education or supplemented by technical training or university courses in administration and/finance.

    Desirable:- Good knowledge of computerized accounting systems and budgets or ERPs

    Verification of Educational qualifications:

    "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 these will be reviewed individually".

    Skills:
    Good understanding of the purpose and functions of the Eimprest and other offices/sectors with which the unit interacts; Knowledge of technical data and good administrative and financial skills to manage projects; ability to use word processing and spreadsheet packages, excel, Oracle, etc

    Experience:
    Essential:- Eight (8) years of progressively responsible clerical or administrative work, of which at least one year was closely related to support finance activities.

    Desirable:- Experience in working with bilateral or multilateral International Organizations in the country is an advantage

    Languages:
    Essential: Excellent knowledge of English

    Desirable: Knowledge of the other UN languages

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    To apply, see preferred job descriptions for application links.

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