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General Service (GS) Roster for Temporary and Fixed-Term G5 Positions (Kyev)
World Health Organization (WHO)
EU_UKR WHO Country Office, Ukraine
Grade: G5, General Support
Occupations: General Support
Close on 18 Nov 2021
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Job Description


The incumbent provides administrative support to staff in one of the work areas of the Country office. WHO maintains a roster of candidates willing to accept temporary contracts. Eligibility to the roster and subsequently eligibility for contracts at the G.5 level will depend on candidates meeting the minimum requirements for the positions, the terms of references of the assignment and the scores achieved in test and interview. Contract length is dependent upon demand of the office. The duties and responsibilities may include some or all of the following:


As part of a unit team, the incumbent performs a variety of secretarial, coordinating, monitoring and administrative services in support of project/programme activities, as follows:

1. Drafts correspondence and documents based on written/verbal prompts from the Professional staff of the unit(s) and Country Office. Independently composes and finalizes correspondence of administrative nature. Revises unit correspondence, reports, and documents for proper form and (non-technical) content. Takes notes at meetings. Types reports and other documentation. Arranges duty travel.

2. Scans, records, refers and follows up correspondence and documents, evaluates the urgency or critical nature of items, and brings them to the attention of the responsible staff. Informs and reminds responsible staff of follow-up dates and deadlines for response or specific actions, supplying supporting material as appropriate. Periodically updates supervisor and team members on the program implementation status, and potential issues and opportunities.


3. Using ERP system (GSM) and other corporate tools, monitors aspects of the implementation of activities and availability of funds for project/programme budget levels and financial expenditures, according to the approved projects. Assembles draft background for planning, monitoring and evaluation exercises. Inputs duty travel recommendations and issues reminders re follow up, records project/programme monitoring and evaluation notes.

4. Makes administrative arrangements for country and inter country activities including preparation of various committal documents related to procurement of goods and services, arrangements of study tours and duty travel as per corporate guidelines, and in accordance with the approved programme budget/collaborative programmes with countries.

5. Assists in the organization of meetings held in-house or in Member States (working groups, seminars/courses, workshops, and symposia), i.e.: makes administrative preparations, including organization of practical local arrangements, advance transport of documents/equipment and hospitality. Provides administrative and secretarial support during the meetings, and pays per diem to participants if required. Prepares administrative reports.

6. Establishes and maintains the unit's filing system of technical documents and correspondence. Creates background files and compiles reference material as appropriate. Accesses and retrieves information from relevant databases and updates as required.


7. Responds to and acts on telephone enquiries. Assesses the critical nature of technical enquiries and refers them to appropriate staff for reply. Coordinates appointments for supervisor(a), team members and organizes programmes for visitors.

8. Provides briefing and guidance to all staff on general office practices and procedures; assists/replaces colleagues in the team and performs other related duties as required.

9. In coordination with technical and admin team takes proactive role and assist with the preparation of donor proposals and donor reports (financial and resource management components), and timely management of resources.


Equivalent to graduation from secondary school or technical or commercial school.

Higher education from an accredited educational institution an asset.

Essential: At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the secretarial/administrative field.
Desirable: Experience in an international environment or institution. Relevant experience in WHO or in the UN.

Use of language skills

Essential: Excellent knowledge of English and Ukranian and working knowledge of Russian
Desirable: Working knowledge of German or French

Specific skills required:
Proficiency in the use of standard office software (MS Office applications) and note-taking. Operation of computerised systems and databases. Training in Oracle-based or other ERP systems an asset.


This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by candidates recruited in the local commuting area of Kyev. 
Successful candidates will be contacted to participate in a written test.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and several selection rounds may be conducted during the validity of this VN.
Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Duration of contract will depend on the needs of the office.

Salary G5 step 1: NET USD 15511 annually.

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