Assistant (Finance)
World Health Organization (WHO)
WP/DAF Director, Administration and Finance
Closed on 13 Jul 2020
Location: Manila (Philippines)
Grade: G4, General Support
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Job Description


The office of Budget and Finance provides full range of administrative and financial support and services to all regional activities and programmes to facilitate the achievement of WHO objectives. Budget and Finance Unit including the Staff Health Insurance (SHI) provides support services necessary for the efficient functioning of the Organization.


Under the general supervision of the Finance Officer, the incumbent performs the following functions:

1. Process assigned SHI claims (envelope and on-line submission) in accordance with the Staff Health Insurance rules, based on daily distribution in the range of 20-30 claims per day;

2. Submit report and related documents to Insurance Officer, Medical Adviser and GlobalStanding Committe through SHI/HQ on claims/reimbursements requiring exceptional approval and send follow-ups on pending issues;

3. Provide efficient administrative support related to SHI including issuance of Letter of Guarantee to hospitals and service providers, reply to queries and requests, and update of SHI reference and monitoring folders;

4. Assist on urgent matters relating to SHI, providing back-up and support in the absence of team members; and

5. Perform other related duties as may be assigned.



Essential: Completed secondary education or equivalent with thorough training in business administration, accounting and/or clinical nursing.
Desirable: University degree in business administration or commerce with specialization in accounting/financial management or nursing. Professional qualification or licensure in his/her field of education is an advantage.


Essential: Minimum of three years of accounting/financial management and/or health insurance claims processing, preferably in a large organization.
Desirable: Accounting/finance from other United Nations agencies/international organization or with a year or two clinical nursing experience an advantage.


Thorough knowledge of WHO Staff Health Insurance Rules and administrative rules and procedures.

Strong interpersonal and communications skills, respect for confidentialities and cultural differences.

Strong analytical skills to analyze and interpret source documents and data.

Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.

Working knowledge of Microsoft applications.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Knowing and managing yourself

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


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 PHP 511,035 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • 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: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.

About WHO

We are building a better, healthier future for people all over the world.

Working with 194 Member States, across six regions, and from more than 150 offices, WHO staff are united in a shared commitment to achieve better health for everyone, everywhere.

Together we strive to combat diseases – communicable diseases like influenza and HIV, and noncommunicable diseases like cancer and heart disease.

We help mothers and children survive and thrive so they can look forward to a healthy old age. We ensure the safety of the air people breathe, the food they eat, the water they drink – and the medicines and vaccines they need.

Our primary role is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Our main areas of work are health systems; health through the life-course; noncommunicable and communicable diseases; preparedness, surveillance and response; and corporate services.