Sunday, December 13, 2015

Insurance Associate - World Health Organization (Apply by: December 28, 2015)

The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: SE/RO/GS/2015/FT35

Title: Insurance Associate

Grade: G6

Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment

Duration of contract:  Two Years
Date: 7 December 2015

Application Deadline: 28 December 2015
(15 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications

Duty Station:  New Delhi, India
Organization unit: SE/DAF Director - Administration & Finance (SE/DAF) /
SE/BFO Budget & Finance (SE/BFO)

The objective of the WHO Staff Health Insurance (SHI) is to provide for the reimbursement of a major portion of the expenses for medically recognized health care incurred by staff members and other persons admitted as participants to the Insurance; provide policy guidance and ensure smooth facilitation of hospitalization during emergencies.
Description of duties:
Under the close supervision of the National Professional Officer (NPO) and overall guidance of Budget and Finance Officer (BFO) the incumbent performs the following duties:

1) Staff Health Insurance related tasks:

a) Ensures that SHI claims are recorded in control sheet(s) maintained for the purpose. Monitors and provides periodic status reports to supervisor(s).
b) Maintaining confidentiality, scrutinizes SHI claims & receipted invoices and verifies that the claims have been entered in the system Health Insurance Input System (HIIS) for reimbursement in accordance with prevailing SHI rules; ensures that all required documents are correct and included with claims for enabling reimbursement. Ensures that claims are entered/processed accurately in a timely manner with appropriate codes and currencies.
c) Tactfully liaises with health service providers where considered necessary to discreetly discuss bills or other issues related to SHI matters/claims.
d) Recommends to the Insurance Officer (BFO) cases to be taken up with the Global Standing Committee, assists Insurance Officer with case documentation, collects background information and documents, briefs, and files; assists Insurance Officer in follow-up actions. Also refers claims (with appropriate supporting documentation) exceeding thresholds to the Medical Adviser at HQ for approvals, e.g., Physiotherapy, speech therapy & psychotherapy claims.
e) Prepares SHI letters, certificates, drafts comments/correspondence; prepares payment vouchers.
f) Briefs staff and participants, answers queries about reimbursement; provides briefing and debriefing to SHI participants.
g) Calculates and prepares break period, Leave Without Pay (LWOP) contribution and ensures recovery through Clearance Certificates or Payroll Standing Transactions (PST) as applicable.
h) Discreetly responds to queries from Health Insurance participants across the SEA Region.

2) Plans work priorities and guides fellow colleagues in SHI sub-unit. Co-ordinates with Global Service Center (GSC), HQ, WCOs and technical units on SHI reimbursements of claims and hospital bills.

3) Replaces other BFU Associates during their absence. Performs any other SHI-related tasks, as assigned by the supervisors.

Essential: Secondary school education with specialization in budgeting and accounting.

Desirable: Training in computer applications including excel. Degree/Diploma for studies in Accounting.

WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an accredited institution. The list can be accessed through this link:
Functional Knowledge and Skills:

- Knowledge of principles of accountancy and information technology for quick and correct information from financial data base.
- Knowledge of 'Excel' spreadsheets and application of excel skills as applied to data generated from the GSM.
- Thorough in-depth knowledge of WHO financial rules and regulations, manual provisions, WHO's awards end to end financial procedures and guidelines.

1. Teamwork
2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
3. Communication
4. Moving forward in a changing environment
5. Producing results

IT Skills: Proficiency in the use of modern office software packages such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.) and standard office equipment. Good working knowledge of GSM (or other Oracle-based ERP systems) is desirable.
Essential: At least 6 years' of progressively responsible experience in finance and accounting.

Desirable: 3 or more years as Accounts Assistant in UN or comparable international Organization.
Additional Information:
- In addition to position-specific test, external candidates will be required to qualify mandatory tests in English language and computer skills.

- A written test, using computer, will be held for the short-listed applicants. The performance in written test will decide applicant's eligibility to appear in the interview.

- The written test for shortlisted candidates will tentatively be held during the duration of 11 January to 22 January 2016. Candidates are
advised to make themselves available during that duration.

- External candidates will be contacted only if under serious consideration;

- This position is subject to local recruitment and will be filled only by a national of India, willing to relocate within commutable distance.

- Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, child allowance, pension plan and medical insurance.

- Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO:: - To learn more about WHO's operations - Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by date
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
INR 9,07,422/- at single rate

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Currently accepting applications

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