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Office Assistant  (2000331)  
Grade: G3
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 12 months

Job Posting

: Feb 12, 2020, 3:22:31 AM

Closing Date

: Mar 3, 2020, 10:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: India-New Delhi


: SE/DAF Director – Administration & Finance


: Full-time  

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings. 


To provide support for procurement of health supplies, compatible with the requirements of technical programmes, Member Countries and Regional Office at the best prices in a timely manner ensuring best value for money in all such procurement.


1.  Assist in preparation of Requests for Quotation (RFQs) for procurement and dispatch them to the vendors. Prepare comparators of received quotation, assist in preparation of adjudication reports, purchase orders using ‘Order Administrator’ and ‘RPE specialist’ in GSM. 

2.  Type correspondence, documents, statistical tables and reports, from variety of inputs using word processing and other computer software. Proofread, produce and distribute them as required. Liaise with ICT for system generated reports, as required, in conjunction with supervisor. 

3.  Maintain office records, filing and reference systems etc. 

4.  Provide clerical support in preparation and dispatch of shipping documents and receiving reports. 

5.  Assist in searching, compiling and maintaining information/material relevant to the programme, for preparation of reports, documents; maintain and update internal databases, as necessary. 

6.  Answer telephone call and respond to routine queries in consultation with supervisor. 

7.  Perform other related duties and work as back-up for other Colleagues, as required.



Essential: Completion of secondary education


Essential: At least two years’ experience in clerical post or related work in UN organization, international organization, government, business or professional office

Desirable: Experience in an environment involving procurement is desirable.


Good Knowledge of modern office procedures and practices; Good knowledge of MS Office; Knowledge of other software applications in an advantage

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork 
  • Communication
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


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 INR 496,317 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • 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 may be used as a form of screening.
  • The written test for shortlisted candidates will tentatively be held during the period  16 to 31 March 2020.
  • 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 will require individual review.
  • 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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.

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