Quality Assurance Officer

October 14, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

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: Quality Assurance Officer 
ID: 2209460
Location: Abuja
Schedule: Full Time
Grade: NO-B
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 12 months
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Primary Location: Nigeria-Abuja
Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria
Schedule: Full-time
Objective of the Programme

Country Management Support Units (CSUs) have been established in the organizational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

Description of Duties

The incumbent will have the following assigned responsibilities/duties:Post-review of GSM transactions in the country office (at State) to ascertain that they are in line with the rules and regulations;
Undertake internal Administrative Assessment planned missions in the states offices.
Any other fields' assessment and monitor the management related action till the closure;Conduct Assurance Activities and through spot checks and desk reviews for DIs;Contribute to updating of the risk register and identification of risk areas and recommend relevant mitigating measures;
Monitor and assess the adequacy of actions taken to correct reported deficiencies;
Assurance Activities:
Plan, conduct and report on comprehensive on-site verification missions of supporting documents to assess whether funds transferred to the Implementing Partners were used in accordance with contractual requirements and relevant WHO policies and procedures;
Follow up to ensure that recommendations made to address the identified weaknesses are effectively implemented;Any other duties as may be required to enhance the functionality ofQuality Assurance Work for the country office.

Required Qualifications

Essential: University Degree in Business Administration, Financial Management, Auditing, Economics or other relevant field
Desirable: Professional Certification in auditing /accounting, such as Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant. Advanced University degree (Master's) in a relevant field (as identified above).


Essential: A minimum of two (2) years of experience in auditing, internal control, risk management or financial management. Experience in assessing internal controls.
Desirable: Work experience in developing countries. Audit or Quality Assurance experience with an international public accounting firm. Experience working in an international organization. Public sector experience.


Thorough knowledge of accounting, budgetary and financial management principles and their application.
Excellent understanding of accounting practices and procedures, including the application of IPSAS. Strong analytical, time management and problem-solving skills. Knowledge of WHO rules, regulations, policies and practices would be an asset.
Policies and procedures: Support the continuous improvement of processes around implementing partnership management through the development and enhancement of policies, procedures, guidelines, and tools.
Capacity building: Support and facilitate country offices capacity development activities of staff and implementing partners on implementing partnership management through training sessions, workshops, presentations. Analysis, monitoring and reporting:
Prepare reports for Country Offices, Regional Office and HQ as may be required Thorough knowledge of accounting, budgetary and financial management principles and their application. Excellent understanding of accounting practices and procedures, including the application of IPSAS.
Strong analytical, time management and problem-solving skills. Knowledge of WHO rules, regulations, policies and practices would be an asset.

WHO Competencies:

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills:

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at NGN 19,956,269 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Application Closing Date
26th October, 2022; 10:59:00 PM.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online
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: 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.
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 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.

To apply for this job please visit careers.who.int.


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