Quality Assistant at World Health Organization (WHO)


We are the directing and coordinating authority on international health within the United Nations’ system. We do this by: providing leadership on matters critical to health and engaging in partnerships where joint action is needed; shaping the research agenda and stimulating the generation, translation and dissemination of valuable knowledge;

  • Experience
  • Location Abuja

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

Country Management Support Units (CSUs) have been established in the organizational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

The incumbent will have the following assigned responsibilities/duties:Post review of GSM transactions in the country office and field offices to ensure alignment with WHO rules and regulations. Support internal Administrative Assessment missions in the states offices to strengthen internal control in the country office.Provide support in conducting Assurance Activities including spot checks and desk reviews for Direct Implementation documents in the field offices. Assurance Activities for Grant LOAs: Plan, conduct and report on comprehensive on-site verification missions of supporting documents to assess whether funds transferred to the Implementing Partners were used in accordance with contractual requirements and relevant WHO policies and procedures. Ensure systematic tracking to ensure that recommendations and management decisions identified to address the identified weaknesses are effectively implemented.Contribute towards strengthening administrative capacity of implementing partners for improved Accountability.Support the continuous improvement of processes around implementing partnership management through the development and enhancement of policies, procedures, guidelines, and tools.Support and facilitate country offices capacity development activities of staff and implementing partners on implementing partnership management through training sessions, workshops, presentations. Prepare reports for Country Offices, Regional Office and HQ as may be required.Perform special reviews and other tasks assigned by the Operations Officer.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Essential: Secondary/Technical or commercial college diploma inBusiness Administration, Financial Management, Auditing, Economics or other relevant field.
  • Desirable: University degree/Professional Certification in auditing /accounting, such as Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant.

Experience

  • Essential: A minimum of 10 years of experience in auditing, internal control, risk management or financial management. Experience in assessing internal controls.
  • Desirable: Work experience in Audit or Quality Assurance experience with an international public accounting firm. Experience working in an international organization. Public sector experience.

Skills

Thorough knowledge of accounting, budgetary and financial management principles and their application. Excellent understanding of accounting practices and procedures, including the application of IPSAS. Strong analytical, time management and problem-solving skills. Knowledge of WHO rules, regulations, policies and practices would be an asset.Policies and procedures: Support the continuous improvement of processes around implementing partnership management through the development and enhancement of policies, procedures, guidelines, and tools.Capacity building: Support and facilitate country offices capacity development activities of staff and implementing partners on implementing partnership management through training sessions, workshops, presentations.Analysis, monitoring and reporting: Prepare reports for Country Offices, Regional Office and HQ as may be required

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable:
REMUNERATION

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 NGN 13,568,607 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to World Health Organization (WHO) on careers.who.int to apply