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Travel Protocol Assistant at World Health Organization (WHO)

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Travel Protocol Assistant

Job ID: 2205039
Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full-time
Grade: G6
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): Two years
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Objectives of the Programme

  • The travel subunit is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing WHO travel policies and ensuring effective and efficient coordination of all official travel of WHO staff members, consultants and visitors in accordance with WHO financial regulations

Description Of Duties

  • Liaise with the Airport and Customs as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs officials and arrange reception of WHO visitors.
  • Assist with immigration formalities and transportation.
  • Assist in processing of passports, visas with Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Embassies etc and obtain clearances for travel outside duty station.
  • Assist staff members in obtaining Customs Clearance upon separation from the Organization.
  • Assist staff and their family members at the Airport on initial recruitment.
  • Process requests for Special I.D. Cards (resident permits) and visas from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Immigration Authorities
  • Liaise with Transport Officers regarding transportation for staff/consultants from/to the Airport and hotels.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications
Education:

  • Essential: Completion of Secondary School Education
  • Desirable: Post Graduate Degree in Management

Experience:

  • Essential: At least 8 years’ experience in Prior experience in Travel and Protocol
  • Desirable: Experience in other areas such as Administration would be an asset.

Skills:

  • Good knowledge of the tourism and related industry.
  • Ability to acquire sound knowledge of WHO rules, regulations and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people at various levels and of different nationalities.
  • Good Communication, drafting and reporting skills

WHO Competencies:
Teamwork:

  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Use of Language Skills

Essential:

  • Expert knowledge of English.

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 9,683,571 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Closing Date
10:59 PM; 12th June, 2022.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Notice

  • Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device’s system settings.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • 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.
  • 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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