World Health Organization (WHO) IS Currently Seeking For A Dynamic Office Assistant. APPLY NOW

Are you seeking a chance to have a meaningful impact on the world? Employment with the World Health Organization presents a special opportunity to contribute to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. Whether it’s through humanitarian assistance or advocating for human rights, WHO offers a platform where enthusiastic individuals can address the urgent challenges that humanity faces today.

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About WHO

WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. Our goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.

Why work at WHO

WHO offers a dynamic work environment, opportunities for professional development and a competitive pay and benefits package. We are committed to achieving a diverse, multicultural and gender balanced workforce with broad representation from our Member States.

  1. Global Impact: WHO is a leading international organization dedicated to promoting health, preventing diseases, and improving healthcare worldwide. By working at WHO, you have the opportunity to contribute to global health efforts and make a positive impact on the lives of people around the world.
  2. Meaningful Work: WHO’s work is focused on addressing critical health issues and challenges, such as pandemics, communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases, health emergencies, and health inequalities. Your work at WHO can directly contribute to saving lives, improving health outcomes, and promoting equity in healthcare.

Details On the Office Assistant Post

Grade: G4
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 1 year(Subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance, and continuing need for the position)
Job Posting: Apr 29, 2024, 3:28:45 PM
Closing Date: May 14, 2024, 11:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Iran, Islamic Republic of-Tehran
Organization: EM_IRA WHO Representative’s Office, Iran
Schedule: Full-time job seeking hashtags

Key duties and responsibilities

The incumbent will perform all or part of the following, and other related responsibilities as required by the needs of the office.
● Arrange appointments for the supervisor, receive visitors, place and screen telephone calls and respond to routine requests for information.
● Provide services to the office in protocol, administrative and logistics support for meetings,conferences, and events.
● Review, record, distribute and process incoming mail and correspondence, respond or draft routine responses, and proofread outgoin correspondence in accordance with established WHO guidelines.
● Initiate and process general administrative tasks in finance, travel, human resources and procurement on the enterprise resource planning system.
● Research, compile and organize information and reference materials from various sources for reports.
● Manage and update databases for mailing lists and other information and maintain electronic/ paper files.
● Ensure availability of office supplies and appropriate maintenance of office equipment.
Recruitment Profile
Core Competencies (Mandatory)
WHO global Competencies model at http://www.who.int/employment/WHO_competencies_EN.pdf?ua=1
1) Teamwork
2) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
3) Communication
4) Producing Results
5) Knowing and managing yourself
Managerial Competencies (if a supervisory position)
6) Creating an empowering and motivating environment


Educational qualifications required

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

Work experience
Essential : A minimum of three years of work experience relevant to the position (general administration and office support).
Desirable : Experience working with development organizations, such as, the United Nations.

Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge in English and local language.

Functional knowledge and skills
● Good knowledge of organizational administrative and other procedures relating to the position, and their consistent application to work tasks.
● Communication skills including the ability to write/originate routine correspondence and reports using proper grammar, punctuation and style.
● Skills to maintain effective client relationships.
● Ability to perform protocol arrangements in accordance with established standards.
● Ability to administer official calendar, arrange meetings, schedules, itineraries.
● Ability to compile and organize information for the preparation of reports, meetings, and briefings.
● Ability to multitask and work independently when required.


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