Clerk Typist Recruitment at World Health Organization (WHO)

Published on May 11,2018 | 204 views

Job Title : Clerk Typist

Employer : World Health Organization (WHO)
Category : Administration / Office / Operations
Industry :
Location : Lagos
Experience Level :
Job Type : Contract

About the Employer

Our goal at the World Health Organization (WHO) is to build a better, healthier future for people all over the world. Working through offices in more than 150 countries, WHO Secretariat staff work side by side with governments and other partners to ensure the highest attainable level of health for all people. WHO has 147 country offices and six regional offices. The headquarters is located in Geneva, Switzerland.

World Health Organization (WHO) ongoing recruitment of suitably qualified candidates for the position of Clerk Typist in Nigeria. 

Ref no: 1801973

Grade: G3
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 12 months

Description Of Duties

Under the supervision of the Administrative Officer, the incumbent performs the following duties:

  • Manning of the main telephone lines, Screens, places/receives and transfers calls to their intended destination.
  • receives and screens visitors coming into the office, responding to routine enquiries.
  • Types correspondence, documents and reports from plain copy, forms,handwritten or rough draft materials for programme offices, reviews and corrects capitalization, spelling and punctuations with word processing (MS Word).
  • Maintains correspondence logs, updates the staff telephone directory, carries out task for production and distribution of reports, scanning of documents for email transmission.

Performs other duties as may be assigned by supervisor

Required Qualifications


Essential: Secondary school certificate combined

Desirable: formal secretarial training


Essential: At least 5 years’ experience on basic office secretarial work

Desirable: Experience in working with bilateral or multilateral International Organizations in the country is an Advantage


Must be familiar with MS Windows applications.

Ability to establish and maintain good relations with people at various levels and of different nationalities

WHO Competencies

Producing results
Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use Of Language Skills

Essential: Good knowledge of English and a local language.

Additional Information

  • 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: 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:
  • 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

Closing dateMay 22, 2018, 11:59:00 PM

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