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  • Posted on: 16 September, 2016 Deadline: 7 October, 2016
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    World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

    We are recruiting to fill the position of:

    Zonal Finance Assistant


    Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/16/TASR123
    Location: Bauchi, Nigeria
    Grade: G5
    Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
    Duration of contract:  12 Months
    Organization unit: AF_NGA Nigeria (AF_NGA) / AF_NG2 Administration (AF_NG2)
    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:

    • The reduction of mortality, morbidity and disability from vaccine preventable diseases through the optimum use of available and new vaccines and
    • 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 Operations Officer, and direct supervision of the Zonal Admin Officer (ZAO), the incumbent will provide general administrative and finance support to the office.

    The specific functions of the incumbent are:

    • Assist the Zonal Admin Officer to administer the E-Imprest and in the maintenance of financial records and monitoring systems to record and reconcile expenditures, balances statement and confirming adequacy of support documents as well as in rendering of monthly Imprest reports.
    • Assist in preparing payment schedules/bank instructions including upload into electronic payment platforms
    • Assists with maintenance of petty cash account and replenishment of same
    • Assist with disbursement of SIAs funds including payment site monitoring and report
    • Assist in transport planning including monitoring of usage of hired vehicles, fueling of vehicle fleets and generator maintenance
    • Collects and deliver mails, pouches and other communication from and to courier companies, government agencies and other institution; maintains a mail movement register.
    • Replace and assist other Admin Assistants within the Zone to perform other related financial and administrative duties
    • Performs any other relevant duties that may be assigned from time by the ZC, SC or ZAO

    Required Qualifications

    • Essential: Completion of Secondary education, training in in Business/Accounting or technical courses in a field related to the work performed
    • Desirable: Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Social Sciences or other related field is an asset.

    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: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually".


    • Computer literacy especially proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel


    • Producing results;
    • Communicating in a credible and effective way;
    • Ensuring the effective use of resources;


    • Essential: At least 5 years' experience commensurate with the duties of the posts and its grade in an international, public or private organization of repute.
    • Desirable: Experience in working with bilateral or multilateral International Organizations in the country is an Advantage


    • Essential: Excellent knowledge of English

    Additional Information
    WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance), dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance scheme, and 30 days annual leave.

    Method of Application

    Note: Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration

    Interested and qualified? Go to World Health Organization (WHO) career website on to apply

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