World Health Organization (WHO) Vacancy for a Zonal Finance Assistant in Nigeria

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating
authority for health within the United Nations system. It is
responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping
the health research agenda, setting norms and standards,
articulating evidence-based policy options,
providing technical
support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

WHO is recruiting to fill the position of:

Job Title: Zonal Finance Assistant
Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/16/TASR123
Location: Bauchi, Nigeria
Grade: G5
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  12 Months
Organization unit: AF_NGA Nigeria (AF_NGA) / AF_NG2 Administration (AF_NG2)
Objectives of the Programme
The objective of the EPI programme is to support national authorities to
provide high quality immunization services that will contribute to:

  • The reduction of mortality, morbidity and disability from
    vaccine preventable diseases through the optimum use of available and
    new vaccines and
  • The strengthening of national health systems as well as efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

Description of Duties
Under the overall supervision of the WHO Country Operations Officer, and
direct supervision of the Zonal Admin Officer (ZAO), the incumbent will
provide general administrative and finance support to the office.

The specific functions of the incumbent are:

  • Assist the Zonal Admin Officer to administer the E-Imprest and
    in the maintenance of financial records and monitoring systems to record
    and reconcile expenditures, balances statement and confirming adequacy
    of support documents as well as in rendering of monthly Imprest reports.
  • Assist with disbursement of SIAs funds including payment site monitoring and report
  • Assist in transport planning including monitoring of usage of
    hired vehicles, fueling of vehicle fleets and generator maintenance
  • Collects and deliver mails, pouches and other communication from
    and to courier companies, government agencies and other institution;
    maintains a mail movement register.
  • Replace and assist other Admin Assistants within the Zone to perform other related financial and administrative duties
  • Assist in preparing payment schedules/bank instructions including upload into electronic payment platforms
  • Assists with maintenance of petty cash account and replenishment of same
  • Performs any other relevant duties that may be assigned from time by the ZC, SC or ZAO
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Required Qualifications

  • Essential: Completion of Secondary education, training in in
    Business/Accounting or technical courses in a field related to the work
  • Desirable: Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Social Sciences or other related field is an asset.

Verification of Educational qualifications:

  • “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 these
    will be reviewed individually”.


  • Computer literacy especially proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel


  • Producing results;
  • Communicating in a credible and effective way;
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources;


  • Essential: At least 5 years’ experience commensurate with the
    duties of the posts and its grade in an international, public or private
    organization of repute.
  • Desirable: Experience in working with bilateral or multilateral International Organizations in the country is an Advantage


  • Essential: Excellent knowledge of English

Additional Information
WHO offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net
salary (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and
health insurance), dependency benefits, pension plan, health insurance
scheme, and 30 days annual leave.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Note: Candidates will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration

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Application Deadline  7th October, 2016.

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