Business Analyst (Finance)

World Health Organization

Grade: P4
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): 2 years
Job Posting: Mar 1, 2023, 12:51:09 AM
Closing Date: Mar 21, 2023, 4:59:00 PM
Primary Location: Switzerland-Geneva
Organization: HQ/POL Polio Eradication DGO
Schedule: Full-time

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The overall objectives of the Polio Eradication Initiative are to lead the global eradication effort of national governments and the GPEI Partnership to detect and interrupt the transmission of poliovirus worldwide, certify eradication, stop the use of oral poliovirus vaccine beginning with the removal of the type 2 component, mainstream core polio eradication functions to sustain eradication and ensure the potential legacy of polio eradication is fully realized. The immediate strategic objectives are to assist the national efforts and coordinate and lead the inputs of the GPEI partnership toward full implementation of the Polio Eradication Strategy 2022-2026.


  • Stewards existing, proposes and develops innovative approaches, processes and systems, in collaboration with other team members, Regional and Country Offices as well as other GPEI partners to provide financial and administrative information for transparency, accountability and managerial decision-making.
  • Engages in and promotes research activities to leverage technological innovations in relation to the implementation of the team’s activities and dissemination of information for capacity building in the respective area of work.
    Conducts monitoring and evaluation of the specific field of work and conducts timely reporting for decision makers.
  • Provides guidance and works closely with counterparts in departments across the Organization and liaises with counterparts in partner UN Agencies, Donors and other stakeholders to harmonize recommendations on policies and strategies related to information for transparency, accountability and managerial decision-making.
  • Monitor and support management of the financial tracking systems for the GPEI, including budgets (including costing of supplementary immunization activities), contributions and allocations, expenditures, etc. ensuring financial information is of quality and updated in a timely manner, including appropriate reviews against standard metrics (such as economy, efficiency, and effectiveness) and in line with accepted internal control practices.
  • Coordinate, prepare agreed standard and ad hoc reports for internal clients as well as to donors and external stakeholders in support of transparency, accountability or managerial decision-making.
  • Coordinate with the WHO Polio Technical Departments and appropriate GPEI working groups to ensure coherence between changes in strategies and activity plans and the financial resource requirements.
  • Support the GPEI and WHO in standardization and streamlining of other financial and administrative processes as required.
  • Upon delegation represent WHO at various meetings.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.


  • An advanced level university degree in management, finance or information science related to the functions of the position.


  • Professional qualification in finance or accounting; qualification in data science.
  • Qualification on information systems would be advantage.


  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience in administration, finance, or management including in public private partnerships.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in using financial data analysis to support managerial decision-making.
  • Demonstrated experience at the international level within an international organization.


  • Demonstrated experience managing financial resources.
  • Demonstrated experience in business process design and systems implementation.


  • Sounds skills in working with and communicating effectively with staff at all levels in international organizations and partner agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise mature judgment and initiative.
  • Ability to identify requirements and develop and implement financial or related processes, procedures and systems.
  • Ability to introduce and develop innovative financial, administrative and technological solutions to increase the economy, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • .Knowledge of WHO’s technical work an asset.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Producing results
  • Moving forward in a changing environment

Use of Language Skills

  • Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable:

Intermediate knowledge of French.

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 75,602 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 5185 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


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    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
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