Executive Associate

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To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State’s health and development agendas, and harmonized with the United Nations country teams.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Work under the direct supervision of the head of the WHO country office, the incumbent will perform all or part of the following, and other related responsibilities as required by the needs of the office. 

  • Ensure effective and efficient functioning of the office of the head of the WHO country office, exercising discretion and confidentiality for sensitive matters. 
  • Manage the supervisor’s calendar, coordinating appointments and meetings, ensuring the exercise of due protocol with high-ranking officials. 
  • Make arrangements for the supervisor’s travel and itinerary, preparing background materials, documentation, agendas, and briefing files. 
  • Manage the information flow of the office, reviewing, prioritizing, and routing all incoming correspondence, ensuring timely follow up action and responses. 
  • Proofread and quality assure the standard of outgoing correspondence for action/signature by the head of the WHO country office. 
  • Maintain up-to-date databases on official contacts for the head of the WHO office including contact information of Government Officials, members of the Diplomatic Corps, development partners, national institutions, United Nations system partners, intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, donors, and other multilateral agencies. 
  • Prepare presentations, correspondence, reports and other official documents. 
  • Coordinate the secretarial and related administrative support services of the office, distributing special assignments, briefing and guiding new employees on administrative office procedures and WHO standards in official communication. 
  • Brief prospective candidates or new appointees on benefits and conditions of employment.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Essential: Certificate of completion of secondary or high school.
  • Desirable: Training in office administration.

Experience

  • Essential: Minimum of eight years of work experience relevant to the position (in general office or administrative work experience) including supervisory responsibilities.
  • Desirable: Administrative experience working in an international organization or setting, requiring frequent interaction with high level government, executive and other officials.

Skills

  • Organizational procedures and standards in executive-office administration and communications.
  • Implementation of office protocol arrangements in accordance with established standards.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate meetings, schedules and itineraries.
  • Ability to research, analyse and organize information for the preparation of reports and briefings.
  • Ability to prepare working translations.
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to write/originate routine and non-routine correspondence and reports.
  • Ability to evaluate and determine priorities and make recommendations for the supervisor’s information flow and calendar.
  • Ability to maintain effective client relationships and proactivity in servicing client

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English and Arabic. 
  • Desirable: Beginners knowledge of other UN languages.

Source: https://careers.who.int/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=2403721

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