Category Host entity Country
Project Assistant Int. Specialist WHO Congo

Project Assistant

Project Assistant

International Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
Brazzaville (COG)
Language skills
Expected Starting Date
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task
  • Provide the Assistant Regional Director’s (ARD) office and administrative staff with support (e.g. filing, emailing and data entry)
  • Aide with preparation of technical documents, reports, talking points, work plans and other program supports related to cluster activities
  • Relay stakeholder concerns to the appropriate senior staff
  • Review and submit documents to procurement, travel, human resources and other administrative support departments as directed
  • Schedule and organize meetings for ARD and office team
  • Create and maintain program filing system and corresponding records, and add new information as it becomes available
  • Help cluster teams complete paperwork and attend to correspondence related to reporting, events, administration, etc.
  • Maintain inventory of office supplies and materials
  • Support coordination for workshop and other cluster events through coordination of logistics activities such as reserving work spaces, providing supplies, printing and distribution of materials, development of presentations, etc.
  • Update computer and hard copy file systems on a weekly basis
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

A first-level university degree in Business Administration, Communications, or related field or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience;

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

At least two years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in public or private organization; experience with health programs, advocacy or communications is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Portuguese(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Development programme/project administration, Other health related experience
Area of expertise details

  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting and presentation skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Familiarity with virtual collaboration tools such as Skype, WebEx, MS Teams, and Zoom.
  • Have affinity with or interest in public health, health systems and/or scientific research, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Driving license
Competencies values
Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 19-09-2021