Team Associate (Nutrition Unit)

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This is a G-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.


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To provide leadership and action and to support Member States in attaining a greater level of awareness for the promotion of health and the prevention of premature death and disability by addressing key health-related social, environmental and behavioural risk factors and determinants.

This programme will respond to the needs of the population in the aspects of lifestyle approach, health environment, public education, family care, and related health systems.


Under the general supervision of the Technical Lead (Nutrition), the incumbent performs the following functions:

1. Screens incoming correspondence, documents and reports and routes to the supervisor with full background material; ensures their distribution and follows up on deadlines;

2. Drafts/prepares nontechnical and general correspondence, reports, etc. using word-processing equipment, ensuring grammatical accuracy, conformity with procedural accuracy and format; drafts/prepares general correspondence not involving policy or technical knowledge on own initiative or from brief instructions;

3. Initiates administrative formalities related to budget monitoring and implementation, processing of various contracts and documents, procurement of supplies and equipment request, etc. in the Global Management System (GSM);

4. Assists in the preparation of fundraising proposals, the drafting of donor agreements, and the preparation of financial narrative donor reports;

5. Provides administrative support in the organization and arrangements of formal/informal meetings, consultations, workshops and training courses, including preparation of related files, recruitment of temporary advisers, invitation to country participants, and logistics. Coordinates with other administrative units in the organization of the meetings such as Meeting and Courses, Budget and Finance, Travel and the Global Service Centre;

6. Opens, organizes and maintains general and project files with an appropriate system for follow-up on responses and deadlines;

7. Sets up schedules or appointments for supervisors and visitors; prepares briefing folders for the supervisor's duty travel, field staff and other temporary staff;

8. Assists in searching, compiling, and maintaining information relevant to the programme and team including the monitoring of projects' implementation; performs liaison duties with the other members of the team as well as with other units;

9. Makes travel arrangements for the supervisor; prepares briefing materials for his/her use on official trips or special meetings; and in his/her absence, briefs or take notes on matters for which the programme is responsible;

10. Occasionally replaces secretarial staff within the team and division during their absence, as coordinated by the Senior Administrative Assistant to the Programme Management Officer or the Principal Administrative Assistant to the Division Director;

11. Performs related duties as required.



Essential: Equivalent to graduation from secondary school with thorough training in secretarial/administrative duties. Desirable: Relevant higher level diploma or degree.


Essential: At least five years' experience in secretarial/administrative posts. Desirable: Work experience in WHO or in another international organization. Experience working in a multi-cultural environment.


  • Thorough knowledge of office procedures.
  • Results oriented, good communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to act with tact, diplomacy, discretion and respect for confidentiality.
  • Ability to prepare correspondence, summary of meetings, documentation and notes for the record.
  • Typing skills, good computer skills and ability to learn and use different software applications.
  • Ability to discern routine from non-routine.
  • Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds, and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Moving forward in a changing environment Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of written and spoken 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 PHP 638,273 (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.

  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

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  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.

  • 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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