NPO Administrative Officer

World Health Organisation(WHO), Cairo, Egypt

Skill Required:, HR and AdminTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th December, 2015

Job Description

Purpose of the Post:

  • To support the office in planning and implementing WHO's work, through the provision of advice and services in some or all of the following areas: human resources management, execution of the programme of work, preparation and oversight of the budget, management of finances, transport, office premises, procurement, security compliance, liaison with other UN Agencies, and information technology.

Organizational Context :

  • Under the direct supervision of HWCO and general supervision of DAF, the incumbent will support all operational activities within the country office and support the HWCO in enhancing WHO's programme delivery capacity by managing, coordinating and leading the administrative services.

Description of duties:

  • Plan, recommend and implement systems, norms and procedures, in compliance with existing policies, for the administration of human, financial and material resources, as well as for the monitoring, control
  • and evaluation of such processes.
  • Assist in the planning, organization, operation and evaluation of the administrative services.
  • Formulate general and specific budgetary estimates for projects; plan, organize and monitor the application, control and accounting of approved budgetary allocations by programmes.
  • Provide managerial and administrative support in the implementation of all WHO collaborative programme through initiation of relevant proposals for all planned activities as per plans of action and periodic monitoring of their implementation.
  • Provide a range of human resources services, including forecasting future needs, coordinating/facilitating recruitment, training and staff orientation and implementation of performance management in
  • collaboration with the relevant RO/HRO


  • Essential: University degree in public administration or business administration or in other field related to the work to be performed.
  • WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution.

Functional Skills and Knowledge :

  • Ability to work closely in harmony with government and international officials at all levels.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment.
  • Ability to work harmoniously as a leader as well as member of a team.
  • Thorough knowledge of administrative and management principles and practices (including, but not limited to the areas of Human Resources, Finance, Budget, Logistics, Procurement and Security).
  • Good general knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems.
  • Skills in programme formulation, design and research development an asset.

Other Skills (e.g. IT):

  • Proficiency in computer applications.


  • Essential: At least 2 years experience at the national level in administration and management, including supervision of staff.
  • Desirable: Previous experience in administrative or programme areas in WHO or an UN agency would be an asset, preferably in a developing country.


  • Excellent knowledge of English and local language.

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