World Health Organisation - Job Vacancy

World Health Organisation

Job Vacancy

WHO Admin Assistant

The Team Assistant works under the direct supervision of the Team Leader and the general guidance of the relevant Programme or Technical Officer. The supervisor gives instructions on non-routine matters and ensures on-going support through job training and technical guidance. Routine tasks are performed independently within detailed guidelines. Overall supervision received is focused on the successful delivery of client oriented and efficient execution of operational services.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Description of Responsibilities:

Processes correspondence and handles file and record management related to certain projects or programme activities, achieving results such as:

  • Keep a repository of all the documents, technical papers and reports relevant to the programme/project.

  • Establishment and maintenance of proper filling system for all the programme/project activities.

  • Receipt, screening and processing of incoming correspondence and requests; compilation of background information and submission to the staff concerned; draw their attention to specific issues/problems as necessary.

  • Follow up with respective staff on timely reply to correspondence and queries s.

  • Receiving and screening visitors and telephone calls, making appointments, answering basic and standard queries of and/or redirecting visitors and callers.

  • Update and maintenance of information databases, such as mailing lists, document tracking systems and reporting systems on the status and completion of technical projects and programmes.


Delivers administrative Services for programme or project implementation, achieving results such as:

  • Administrative arrangements for field visits and duty travel of project and programme staff, consultants and visiting missions, follow up with administrative staff on ticket and hotel reservations and security clearances.

  • On the basis of general instructions, search of files and records and selection of information for use in preparing correspondence, reports, project or programme plans.

  • Formatting of letters, reports, technical documents, manuscripts, newsletters and other material in accordance with standard operating procedures.

  • Regular reporting on the budget status against the established project work plan using available dashboard or pre-existing tracking methodologies

  • Process and follow up of payments of the project.

  • Timely monitoring of encumbrances on the project.

  • Create purchase orders (PO) for procurement of services. Obtain necessary approvals and documents and initiate action in GSM.

  • Upon service delivery, Initiate receipt process on the system and ensure full supporting documents for payment processing.

  • Maintain an updated PO list and take necessary action regarding the PO.

  • Supplier creation and management.

  • Contact suppliers for any needed details like obtaining price offers, bank details and payments, etc…

  • Prepare expenditure batches


Provides secretarial, administrative and logistical support in the arrangement of meetings, seminars, conferences and other events related to technical programmes or projects, achieving results such as:

  • Arrangements for the preparation and organisation of technical and programmatic meetings, conferences, seminars, workshop, courses and other events, including activities such as implementation of logistics, preparation of invitations letters and follow up on travel and hotel arrangements, travel authorizations/claims, etc.

  • Typing, compilation and distribution of working documents, photocopying and preparing files and other material for various events including the provision of Arabic- English translation when needed

  • Conduct field trips to facilitate for the delivery of goods & services and conduct random spot checks on delivered goods as needed.

Competencies :COMPETENCIES

  • Communicating in a credible and effective manner: Expresses oneself clearly in conversations and interactions with others; listens actively.

  • Producing Results: Produces and delivers quality results. Is action oriented and committed to achieving outcomes.

  • Knowing and managing yourself: Manages ambiguity and pressure in a self-reflective way. Uses criticism as a development opportunQualifications :

Completion of secondary education is required, supplemented by secretarial/administrative training.
Desirable: University degree in business administration ,Finance social sciences or related field is an asset


  • 2-4 years progressive experience in secretarial/administrative work is required, preferably in the UN system.

  • Ability to operate PC and good knowledge of Microsoft applications specifically excel

  • Good drafting skills

  • Ability to adapt deal with people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds

Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


Applications must be submitted by 31st Jan 2020  to
Type of contract: LICA- UNOPS
Duration: one year with a possibility of extension.
Applications must be in English and include your CV.

Only Palestinians are eligible to apply.


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