Job Description

  The WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (The Programme) aims to build the capacity of Member States to manage health Emergency risks, and lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

As part of the WHO Health Emergency Programme Team at the hub level, to provide a variety of tasks related to the transport of authorized personnel, goods and supplies as well as other routine Logistics/clerical tasks. --> Driving of office vehicle/s, cross-country, in country or other countries when required, for the transport of hub team/country office staff and other authorized personnel on official duties with due regard to time schedules. Applies knowledge of driving regulations, safety requirements, traffic and conditions and most desirable routes to minimize travel time. --> Assists passengers in entering or leaving the office vehicle; load and unload baggage, parcels, documents, goods or supplies. --> Logs official trips, daily mileage, gas consumption, oil changes, greasing, etc.--> Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the assigned office vehicle/s, keeping them in good working order; checks oils, water, battery, brakes, tires, etc., performs minor repairs and arranges for other repairs and ensures that the office vehicle is kept clean.--> Takes suitable precautions for the Security of the office vehicle and its contents when left unattended. Ensures that the office vehicle is properly kept (in the garage or on the secured cark park) during non-working hours.--> Ensures that all rules, regulations and local requirements are adhered to in the event of involvement in an accident.--> Provides logistical assistance to the country office staff and international visiting experts and consultants: visas, air tickets, customs formalities, hotel accommodation and transportation. --> Meets official personnel at the airport when necessary and facilitates immigration and customs formalities as required. --> Assists with office maintenance, printing, scanning and photocopying of documents, logistics in connection with meetings and other events. --> Delivers and collects mail, documents and other items when required. --> Makes minor purchases and collects urgently required goods from local suppliers on demand.--> Performs other related duties as required by the functional supervisor.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: Completion of secondary school or equivalent. Driver's licence.

Desirable:

Experience

Essential: At least four years' work experience as a driver; safe driving record.

Desirable: Experience in WHO/UN agencies.

Skills

Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact with officials with tact and diplomacy. Knowledge of driving rules and regulations and chauffeur courtesies, skills in minor vehicle repair. Knowledge of the local context, customs procedures, rules and regulations.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Knowing and managing yourself Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Intermediate knowledge of local language.

Desirable:

REMUNERATION

WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at EUR 15,881 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
  • Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/united nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other Duty Stations are encouraged to apply.
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  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
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