Clerk Typist at the World Health Organization (WHO)

Clerk Typist at the 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 vacant position below:

Job Title: Clerk Typist

Ref Id: 1801973
Location: Lagos
Grade: G3
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract duration: 12 months

Job Description
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


  • 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
  • Communication
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills:

  • Essential: Good knowledge of English and a local language.

Application Closing Date
22nd May, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Additional Information

  • 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: 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.
  • 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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