Operations Officer, Tehran, Iran

Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)

Country: Iran

City: Tehran, Iran

Office: WHO Country Office in Islamic Republic of Iran

Grade: NO-B

Closing date: Sunday, 10 January 2021

Operations Officer

( 2005266 )

Grade : NO-B

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: Dec 27, 2020, 6:03:44 AM

To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO GPW13 in the context of biennial plans agreed on with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of Iran and harmonized with the United Nations country team.


The incumbent will perform the following duties:

1- Plan, recommend and implement systems, norms and procedures, in compliance with existing policies, for the administration of human, financial and material resources, as well as for the monitoring, control and evaluation of such processes.

2- Assist in the planning, organization, operation and evaluation of the administrative and financial services.

3- Formulate general and specific budgetary estimates for projects; plan, organize and monitor the application, control and accounting of approved budgetary allocations by programmes.

4- Provide managerial and administrative support in the implementation of all WHO collaborative programme through initiation of relevant proposals for all planned activities as per plans of action and periodic monitoring/reporting of their implementation in compliance with rules and procedures.

5- Manage procurement of services and supplies required to ensure smooth running of the Country Office and implementation of the WHO collaborative programme, track inventory, coordinate logistics and HR, ensure appropriate asset management, and review local contracts to ensure best value for money as per the delegated authority.

6- Provide a range of human resources services, including forecasting future needs, coordinating/facilitating recruitment, training and staff orientation and implementation of performance management in collaboration with the relevant RO/HRO.

7- Manage Information Technology support services provided by sub-contractors and in coordination with the Regional Office.



Essential: University degree in public administration or business administration or in other field related to the work to be performed.

Desirable: Experience

Essential: At least 2 years‘ experience at the national level in administration project and budget management, in addition to experience in supervision of staff.

Desirable: Previous experience in administrative or programme areas in WHO or a UN agency would be an asset, preferably in a developing country.


Ability to work closely in harmony with government and international officials at all levels.

Excellent time management skills and the ability to work under pressure. Demonstrated ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment.

Ability to work harmoniously as a leader as well as member of a team. Thorough knowledge of administrative and management principles and practices (including, but not limited to the areas of Human Resources, Finance, Budget, Logistics, Procurement and Security).

Good general knowledge of enterprise resource planning systems.

Skills in programme formulation, design and research development an asset.

WHO Competencies

Enhanced WHO Global Competency Model: https://www.who.int/employment/WHO_competencies_EN.pdf?ua=1


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Knowing and managing yourself

Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Local language.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 38,376 (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.

Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply on-line through Stellis. For assessment of your application, please ensure that: 1 -Your profile on Stellis is properly completed and updated; 2- All required details regarding your qualifications, education, training and experience are provided; 3- Your experience records are entered in detail with elaboration on tasks performed at the time. Kindly note that CVs/PHFs inserted via LinkedIn are not accessible.

Tags asset management enterprise resource planning financial services human resources information technology logistics medical education performance management procurement public administration support services time management

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.

Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.

For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.

WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.