OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
To assist Member States to promote mental well-being, prevent mental disorders, provide care, and enhance recovery for people with mental and substance use disorders.
Emphasis is placed on creating a formative environment that promotes mental health and well-being through a system approach aligned with For the Future : Towards the Healthiest and Safest Region which highlights mental health and dementia, alongside noncommunicable disease and ageing and health inequity, as significant public health concerns.
Guided by these thematic priorities and operational shifts, a new Regional Framework for the Future of Mental Health in the Western Pacific is forthcoming.
The new regional framework is envisioned to support Member States in developing national plans and policies, strengthen political advocacy for greater resources and commitment, and encourage collaboration across all stakeholders through new ways of working.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the general supervision of the Senior Administrative Assistant, Division of Programmes for Disease Control, and in close coordination with the Technical Lead for Mental Health and Substance Use, the incumbent will perform the following duties :
2. To draft / prepare nontechnical and general correspondences, minutes of meetings and other records of discussions, reports, etc.
6. To liaise with mental health focal points in the Western Pacific, WHO country offices for sharing of relevant information and implementation of activities.
11. To provide backstopping, gap-filling and / or occasionally replaces administrative staff within the team and division during their absence to ensure provision of back-up support to all programmes when needed, as coordinated by the Senior Administrative Assistant; and
12. To perform related duties asrequired.
Essential : Equivalent to graduation from secondary school with thorough training in secretarial / administrative duties.
Desirable : Relevant higher level diploma or degree.
Essential : At least five years' experience in secretarial / administrative posts.
Desirable : Work experience in WHO or in anotherinternational organization. Experience working in a multicultural environment.
Thorough knowledge of office procedures, administrative rules and regulation, GSM / BSM, word-processing and spreadsheets applications.
Results oriented, good communication skills and interpersonal skills.
Ability to act with tact, diplomacy, discretion and respect for confidentiality.
Ability to prepare correspondence, summary of meetings, documentation and notes for the record.
Typing skills, good computer skills and ability to learn and use different software applications.
Ability to discern routine from nonroutine.
Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Knowing and managing yourself
Use of Language Skills
Essential : Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable : 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 PHP 631,953 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.