Administrative Officer

World Health Organization(WHO), Hanoi, Vietnam

Skill Required:, HR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
2nd August, 2016

Job Description

Description of duties:
Under the supervision and guidance of the WHO Representative, Viet Nam the incumbent will perform the following duties:

  • Provides support to the WHO Representative in the preparation of office operational budget during work planning exercises including preparation of evaluation report on the attainment of office objectives and execution options within operational parameters;
  • Provides support in managing the administrative operations of the Office in various aspects of human resources, budget and finance, procurement, travel and transportation, protocol, office administration and security and ensures efficient delivery capacity of all administrative services;
  • Provides advice and guidance to the WHO Representative and all staff on administrative processes and procedures and makes recommendations on resolutions to administrative/management issues as appropriate;
  • Ensures that WHO financial policy and procedures are adhered to for all WHO activities at country level by providing overall supervision for the financial operations of the Office in the areas of accounting, disbursing, reporting and other financial controls based on established policies and procedures and approves payments within the delegated authorities;
  • Assists in coordinating the administrative and financial activities of the country office (CO) in collaboration with other UN agencies, bilateral and multilateral agencies, inter- and non-governmental organizations;
  • Coordinates staff development initiatives for the CO team, in consultation with the Regional Office, to stay abreast of organizational and technological changes and innovations for improved efficiency and effectiveness of administrative service delivery;
  • Performs other related duties as required.


  • University degree in public or business administration, programme or business management or relevant field is essential. 
  • Advanced university degree in public or business administration, management or relevant field is desirable.
  • WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution.


  • Thorough knowledge of management theories, principles, policies and procedures and their application. High level managerial, supervisory, analytical and negotiation skills. 
  • Skills in programme formulation, design and research development. 
  • Good knowledge of computer applications. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain high standards of personal conduct.


  • At least two years of experience in public administration, programme or office management. 
  • Experience in UN Organization is desirable.


  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English. 
  • Good knowledge of computer applications.

How To Apply:

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