Operations Officer - Stop-Polio

World Health Organisation(WHO), Kinshasa, Congo

Skill Required:, HR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th June, 2015

Job Description

Description of duties:

  • Under the direct supervision of the WHO Representative and the overall guidance of the Inter-country Management Support Manager, the Operations Officer The incumbent oversees a team performing functions on the basis of the end-to-end process as designed in GSM.
  • He/She coordinates different areas of activities such as Programme Management, Procurement and Inventories Management, Travel and Meetings Management, Human Resources Management, and Workplan/Award Management; Prepares regular management reports on implementation of WCO workplans including contribution to the preparation of statutory reports and acts as focal point for internal and external audits.


  • Essential: University degree in Management, Public Administration, Law, Social Sciences and/or related field or Public Health.
  • Desirable: Post graduate diploma or professional certification in project management or related field.
  • WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution.


  • Good knowledge of WHO Results-Based Management framework and related business processes.
  • Knowledge of Oracle projects and Oracle Financials or similar ERP applications and systems.
  • Sound knowledge of the Organization's policies and practices, as well as project management principles and their application within WHO;
  • Ability to act independently and exercise sound judgement;
  • High level of organizational and analytical ability, combined with good oral and written communication skills;
  • Proven ability to maintain and establish excellent interpersonal working relations and to work with competing priorities under pressure
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc) with an emphasis on Excel or a similar workbook application.


  • Essential: At least 5 years of professional experience with an emphasis on programme management, budgeting, Human Resources Management, Procurement and/or Travel.
  • Desirable: Good knowledge of WHO programme management and end-to-end business processes as designed in the Global Management System; Experience in project management, ideally in the UN System and/or a public health context; Good knowledge of GSM System or similar ERP Systems; Experience with staff training in the use of management information systems.


  • Excellent knowledge of English or French, with the ability to work in the other language. Knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset.


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