Team Assistant
World Health Organization
London
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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
Underlying Values and Core Functions of WHOAll the Member States of WHO in the South East Asia Region share the common value of the highest attainable standard of health as a fundamental human right. All of WHO actions are based on this and rooted in the underlying values of equity, solidarity and participation. WHO's Twelfth General Programme of Work (2014-19) focuses on six (6) leadership priorities specifying (i) advancing universal health coverage (ii) health related millennium development goals (iii)addressing the challenge of non-communicable diseases and mental health, violence and injuries and disabilities (iv) implementing the provisions of the International Health Regulations (2005) (v)increasing access to quality, safe, efficacious and affordable medical products (vi) addressing the social, economic and environmental determinants of health. WHO's mandate revolves around six core functions: (i) providing leadership on global health matters; (ii) shaping the health research agenda; (iii) setting norms and standards; (iv) articulating evidence-based policy options; (v) providing technical support to countries; and (vi) monitoring and assessing health trends.The South-East Asia Region of WHO is made up of 11 countries, with over 1.8 billion people, with India's population of 1.3 billion. The diversity of people and health situations requires, on the demand side, a solid understanding of the emerging socio-economic, epidemiologic and demographic patterns and trends at both aggregate as well as national and sub-national levels, with due sensitivity to disadvantaged populations and vulnerable segments of the society. On the supply side, it is equally crucial to have a solid understanding of the commonalities and divergences of the health systems, the circumstances and political economy under which they have evolved and operate.Mission of the WHO Country Office for India Within the framework of WHO's Country Cooperation Strategy the mission of the WHO Country Office is to support India in: (i) developing and sustaining its own health policies, health systems and public health programmes; (ii) working to prevent and overcome threats to health; (iii) anticipating future challenges; and (iv) advocating public health.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the overall guidance of Administrative Officer and direct supervision of NPO (Administrative Support), the incumbent will perform the following duties:

1. Draft replies to general and administrative correspondence on the basis of instructions or on own initiative, and finalize such correspondence.

2. Using GSM, prepare travel requests for official WHO travel. Make flight and hotel reservations, prepare travel files and deal with other related matters as requested or on own initiative.

3. Initiate, through Oracle/GSM procurement module, contracts for consultants, Agreements for Performance of Work(APW), Technical Services Agreements(TSA), and General External Services requests (GES). Monitor and record receipt of deliverables, and initiate and monitor payments as needed. Initiate, through Oracle/GSM procurement module, and monitor and receipt of deliverables.

4. In collaboration with senior administrative support staff, monitor deadlines, reminding staff members of such and ensuring that correspondence and queries are responded to in a timely manner.

5. Type, edit for language and grammar, correct and format, in accordance with WHO and departmental styles, technical reports and documents, tabular materials and assist in preparing presentations.

6. Obtain documents and information from in-house and external sources as required; perform information searches (library, internet) as requested.

7. Assist in maintaining filing systems, ensuring correct file numbers in the outgoing correspondence so that documents pertaining to various WCO activities are traceable and accessible as required.

8. Screen and receive visitors and telephone calls with tact, discretion, maintain calendar of appointments, answer queries and/or redirect visitors and callers with diplomacy and courtesy, obtain background information on the purpose of appointments.

9. Support the organization of team and departmental meetings, workshops, seminars, etc, including the typing of lists of participants, preparation of travel requests, letters of invitation, files, presentations and slides, reservation of meeting rooms and hotel accommodation.

10. Perform other related duties as required or instructed, including provision of support to other areas of work and teams within the department, as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Essential: Completion of secondary school education or equivalent.

Desirable: University degree from a recognized university would be an asset.
Experience
Essential: At least three (3) years of general clerical and administrative work experience.

Desirable: Relevant experience in WHO or another UNagency would be an asset. Knowledge and practice of Oracle-based or other ERP systems is an asset.
Skills
1. Thorough Knowledge of WHO Rules, Regulations and Administrative Procedures.
2. Good knowledge of computer applications and software including MS Office applications.
3. Ability to draft reports, correspondence concisely and clearly.
4. Ability to make good working relationships.
WHO Competencies
Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Knowing and managing yourself
Producing results
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Hindi.

REMUNERATION
WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at INR 608,064 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
A written test may be used as a form of screening.
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 will require individual review.
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