Technical Officer (Programme Management)

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

WHO Country Office Myanmar collaborates with the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and relevant stakeholders within the framework of the WHO Country Cooperative Strategy (CCS) to actively support the Ministry of Health and Sports mainly for immunization services including health policies and planning for immunization services on new vaccine introduction, Vaccine Preventable Diseases surveillance and response, data management for immunization coverage and service delivery, enhance implementation research regarding immunization services and intensified financial sustainability for immunization services for traditional and newly introduced vaccines in country.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Under direct supervision of Medical Officer (EPI-Routine Immunization) and in close collaboration with Administrative Officer and general guidance of WHO Representative to Myanmar, the incumbent performs the following duties:

Administration

  • Oversee management of fixed assets in EPI field offices and local inventory by ensuring timely action on inclusion of write-offs of items and accuracy of reports.
  • Oversee the travel arrangements of EPI field personnel.
  • Assist in fleet management and security compliance of EPI field operations.

Budget and Finance

  • Initiate development/strengthening of financial standard operation procedure (SOPs) enabling effective management and functioning of field offices centrally.
  • Prepare budget for work plans, including detailed budget breakdown for activities during implementation.
  • Review and assist in the disbursement transactions as per the approved project work plan by conducting budget review and monitoring all claims/vouchers/transactions received to ensure compliance with the WHO rules and regulations.
  • Analyze and provide regular updates on the financial situation and variance analysis based on comparison of expenditures against budget planned in the work plans.
  • Ensure timely submission of financial reports and disbursement requests to fulfill the requirements of performance based funding; maintain the financial/account management system.
  • Perform accounting and financial analysis and forecast funding for both staff salaries and activities.
  • Ensure liquidation of obligations by paying attention to encumbrances, DFC reporting, APWs, etc.
  • Submit an end of assignment report (mandatory)
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: University degree in Business or Public Administration or Commerce with specialization in Finance, Accounting or Financial Management
Desirable: Advanced degree in business management.

Experience

Essential: At least 2 years of experience, in administration, accounting and finance or other work related to the duties to be performed.
Desirable: -International working experience in developing countries -Experience of working with ERP systems-Experience of working in a programme environment

Skills

Ability to coordinate with partners/donors and technical and UN agencies, to analyse complex data, to prepare concise reports to management.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable:

REMUNERATION

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 50,377 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 1536 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

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 and/or an asynchronous video assessment 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.
  • According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  • 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.
  • The WHO is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The WHO recruits and employs staff regardless of disability status, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, race, marital status, religious, cultural, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, or any other personal characteristics.
  • The WHO is committed to achieving gender parity and geographical diversity in its staff. Women, persons with disabilities, and nationals of unrepresented and underrepresented Member States (https://www.who.int/careers/diversity-equity-and-inclusion) are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Persons with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the recruitment process. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent through an email to [email protected]
  • An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. 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.
  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with WHO and an underlying premise of the international civil service. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
  • WHO also offers wide range of benefits to staff, including parental leave and attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work-life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully.
  • The statutory retirement age for staff appointments is 65 years. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
  • Please note that WHO’s contracts are conditional on members of the workforce confirming that they are vaccinated as required by WHO before undertaking a WHO assignment, except where a medical condition does not allow such vaccination, as certified by the WHO Staff Health and Wellbeing Services (SHW). The successful candidate will be asked to provide relevant evidence related to this condition. A copy of the updated vaccination card must be shared with WHO medical service in the medical clearance process. Please note that certain countries require proof of specific vaccinations for entry or exit. For example, official proof /certification of yellow fever vaccination is required to enter many countries. Country-specific vaccine recommendations can be found on the WHO international travel and Staff Health and Wellbeing website. For vaccination-related queries please directly contact SHW directly at [email protected].
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.
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