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This is a G-6 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 6 years of experience, depending on education. More about G-6 contracts.


The mission of WHO's Health Emergencies Programme (WHE) is to build the capacity of Member States in the South-East Asia Region to manage health emergency risks and, when national capacities are overwhelmed, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and emergencies and to provide effective relief and recovery to affected populations


Under the direct supervision of the Lead, Regional Emergencies ,WHE and functional guidance from PMO/WHE, TO-OSL and NPO-WHE, the incumbent will:

1. Provide administrative support to the field staff for WHE projects in SEAR countries;

2. Assist PMO / WHE and NPO / WHE in planning related functions, including for OCR planning.

3. Monitor and follow-up financial execution of the projects carried out by WHE and ensure that funds are used effectively according to given timeframes;

4. Support the process required to manage South-East Asia Regional Health Emergency Fund(SEARHEF) and regional stockpiles in New Delhi and Dubai, facilitate reporting on the SEARHEF utilization at governing body meetings;

5. Support Emergency response operations for WHE, for various events, as appropriate, under the guidance of Lead, Regional Emergencies.

6. Assist the WHE focal points in SEAR countries in the implementation of emergency preparedness and response activities and provide them latest financial summaries of WHE awards;

7. Monitor and follow-up procurement of supplies and equipment requests received from WRs, as well as for regional stockpiles;

8. Assist WHE for OSL related functions, as needed;

9. Follow-up with BFO and WHE staff in the region to ensure efficient use of funds;

10. Send periodical financial summaries of VC and AC awards to WRs and WHE focal points in the country before expiry of awards, and

11. Perform other related duties as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required



Essential: Completion of secondary school education. Desirable: University degree will be an asset


Essential: At least 8 years progressive experience in a responsible secretarial/administrative position in UNor a large organization Desirable: Experience in WHO or in another UN/International organization would be an advantage.


• Thorough knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and operations. The incumbent keepsabreast of changes in procedures and practices, rules and regulations, organizational structure, inthe department, and WHO.• Good knowledge and understanding of WHO financial rules and regulations, manual provisions,• Ability to draft correspondence and prepare minutes of the meetings, etc.• Ability to handle work in a timely and accurate manner with tact and discretion, as required.• Ability to maintain and update knowledge in the use of office technology through in-house courses,on-the-job training and/or self-training

WHO Competencies

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

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


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 INR 1,035,979 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • 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: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

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  • WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.

  • 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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