Division of Administration and Finance
The Division of Administration and Finance (DAF) is responsible for the overall management of the Region's administration, finance, budget, personnel, supply services, telecommunication technology, including legal matters, security of WHO staff, and administrative matters of WHO country offices. It is comprised of four units:
- Administration and Supply (ASU);
- Budget and Finance (BFU);
- Personnel (PER); and
- Information Technology (ITG).
The ASU plans, coordinates and directs a broad range of services that allow the Organization to operate efficiently, including building maintenance, procurement and supplies and travel and transportation. BFU provides efficient financial and accounting services and support to the technical programmes in the Regional Office and to the country offices, including monitoring the financial implementation to ensure effective management and use of all resources. PER administers and manages all human resources services in the regional and country offices in support of efficient and effective programme delivery. ITG manages strategies, policies and best practices related to information technology to ensure the delivery of reliable, secure and cost-effective solutions that meet the needs of the Organization.
The Regional Office recently underwent intense renovations transforming its physical image into a modern, visitor-friendly and eco-conscious facility. It included a complete renovation of the conference hall, which was substantially damaged by Typhoon Ondoy in 2009; a new two-story carpark, and an enhanced tropical landscape.