Monday, 15 August 2016

World Health Organization openings as Programme Associate apply online

World Health Organization openings as Programme Associate apply online

Job description

Objectives Of The Programme
The main objective of Global Leprosy Programme (GLP) unit is to ensure that the disease burden continues to decline in all the endemic countries and leprosy disease brought down to the minimal.

Description Of Duties


Under the direct supervision of the Medical Officer and guidance of the Team Leader, the incumbent provides administrative and secretarial support with responsibilities for specific subjects as assigned:
  • Provide overall administrative support to Team Leader, Medical and Technical Officers, Global Leprosy Programme, covering all WHO Regions for effective programme management, implementation and evaluation.
  • Collect, register and maintain information relating to Global Leprosy Programme activities, day-to-day correspondence and follow-up of activities and communications between all WHO Regions, WHO Representatives (WRs), Ministries of Health, of leprosy endemic countries, to ensure efficient functioning of the Programme.
  • Receive, screen, log and route correspondence, attach necessary background documents and maintain follow-up systems. Select and make pertinent abstracts and undertake searches for information.
  • Draft/prepare, on own initiative, correspondence, reports, evaluations and justifications, as required, on general administrative or specific non-technical tasks.
  • Compile and maintain online latest updated information list of donors' profile, NGOs, international experts and leprosy related WHO Collaborating Centres/Research centres at global level; Follow-up and update the data base for future research activities. Follow up leprosy surveillance activities by collaborating with Regions, countries for data and updated information with regard to drug implementation. Monitor receipt and implementation of donors' contribution(s), through HQ, for leprosy programme and coordinate supplies and equipment, as required.
  • Provide administrative and logistic support required while arranging travel/official visit for Unit staff. Brief/support the Acting in-charge in the absence of supervisors. Follow-up of visit reports/recommendations for future actions to be taken.
  • Provide assistance in organizing meetings and negotiations between Donors, Partners, NGOs including global and interregional meetings; meetings with the donors and provide logistic and administrative support; Follow-up of the meeting of the reports/recommendations for future action.
  • Perform other related duties as required or as instructed, by supervisors.


Required Qualifications
  • Essential: Completion of secondary school education.
  • Desirable: Training in secretarial/administrative field.
  • WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution. The list can be accessed through
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