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VdE | Assistente de programa | World Health Organization


Job Posting

May 5, 2023, 5:20:09 PM

Closing Date

May 20, 2023, 12:59:00 AM

Primary Location



AF_MOZ Mozambique



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Terms of Reference

Programme Assistant – Canada supported project to improve COVID-19 vaccine demand and scale-up vaccine uptake in Mozambique

I. Post Information

Job Title: Programme Assistant

Supervisor Title/ Level: Various

Organizational Unit: Programme

Post Location: WHO Country Office

Job Level: G-5

Functional Code

Job Classification Level: G-5

II. Organizational Context and Purpose for the job

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented public health, social, and economic crisis globally. While USAID programs have continued since the inception of the outbreak, COVID-19 has resulted in dramatic backsliding of key public health indicators and has set countries years behind in progress. The incumbent will collaborate with the Emergency Preparedness and Response, and Vaccines Preventable Diseases units in WHO country offices to ensure that no one is left behind in the delivery of COVID19 vaccination. The project aims to improve COVID-19 Vaccine service delivery in Mozambique as one of highest priority country that has benefited from Canadian Grant.

Job Organizational Context

The Generic Job Profile for the Programme Assistant at the G-5 level is to be used in a WHO office, in one of the programme sections.

This GJP covers a broad range of functions, however, depending on the context, the incumbent may focus on all, some, or only one or two areas with great depth. In addition, there may be additional functions not mentioned in the GJP. If this is the case, this can be made clear in work plans and/or individual performance plans.

Purpose For The Job

Under the close supervision and guidance of the supervisor, the programme assistant supports the respective section (s) by carrying out a range of procedural, administrative, and operational tasks, to help develop, implement and monitor their country programme, ensuring timely and effective delivery that is consistent with WHO rules and regulations.

III. Key Functions, Accountabilities And Related Duties/tasks

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Facilitating the processing of contracts for consultants, vendors and external partners that support the office in programme delivery. This includes preparing and filing documents, completing necessary forms and templates, uploading TOR’s in VISION, and making necessary logistical arrangements. Keeps vendor lists, partners, and consultant rosters up-to-date.
  • Collecting invoices and filing documents for approval and thereafter processing in GSM.
  • Preparing and maintaining records, documents and control plans for the monitoring of project/programme implementation and financial expenditures.
  • Supporting the management of administrative supplies and office equipment.
  • Maintaining office calendar and arranging meetings. Taking minutes of meetings and keeping the correspondence of the team well organized.
  • Providing travel assistance to staff members in section for travel arrangements and entitlements based on the organization’s rules and policies. Liaising with relevant travel focal points to ensure that the organization obtains the best service and price for all travel.
  • Maintaining and updating a system which monitors the absence of staff.
  • Preparing and maintaining records pertaining to programme planning and development for his/her respective section.
  • Carrying out transactions in GSM ensuring programme results, activities and programme coding are as per National Deployment Vaccination plan (NDVP), and makes amendments and alterations as per section revisions when necessary.
  • Supporting capacity development activities, meetings and conferences by making the logistical arrangements, through engaging with facilitators, caterers and hosts; arranging times through liaising with participants over availability; liaising with budget focal points and section over costs and needs; and preparing background materials for participants.

IV. Impact of Results

S/He supports the section in the compilation and coordination of key work products, ensuring deadlines are met and that established rules and procedures are followed. The support provided by the programme assistant therefore creates the strongest possible administrative platform from which the country programme can then be delivered. The key results have an impact on the overall performance of the country office and success in the implementation of project/programme activities

V. Competencies and level of proficiency required (based on WHO Professional Competency Profiles)

Core Values

 Care

 Respect

 Integrity

 Trust

 Accountability

Core competencies

 Communication (I)

 Working with people (II)

 Drive for results (I)

Functional Competencies

 Analyzing (I)

 Learning & Researching (I)

 Planning and organizing (I)

 Following Instructions and Procedures (I)

VI. Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of WHO administrative policies and procedures.
  • Strong organizational, planning and prioritizing skills and abilities.
  • High sense of confidentiality, initiative and good judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.
  • Training and experience using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other WHO software such as GSM
  • Strong office management skills.


VII. Recruitment Qualifications

Completion of secondary education is required, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.


A minimum of five years of progressively responsible administrative or clerical work experience is required.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or local language of the duty station is considered


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