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Vacancy Notice No: IARC/17/FT32
Title: Human Resources Assistant (Training) - 80% - Local recruitement
Grade: G5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years - Extra-budgetary position established for a limited duration of two years. Any extension subject to availability of extra-budgetary funding.
Date: 12 January 2017
Application Deadline: 31 January 2017 Selection in Progress
Duty Station:  Lyons, France
Organization unit: IARC (IARC)
Section of Support to Research (SSR)/Human Resources Office (HRO)
Description of duties:
Under the guidance of IARC's Human Resources Officer and Director, Administration and Finance, as well as with administrative support from the HR Group Secretary, the incumbent supports IARC's staff training activities, processes and initiatives by;

1/ Development and planning of training activities:
- Conducting market research for existing and planned training activities to help in decisions related to finding the learning programmes that best address learning gaps at the Agency;
- Creating online surveys intended to compile statistics on training matters including course evaluations and regular comprehensive training needs assessments by applying standard statistical formulas in identifying distributions and trends;
- Creating joint opportunities for learning and knowledge sharing for ECVS and IARC staff;
- Contributing to the design of career paths supported by mandatory and optional capacity buiding programmes;
- Bringing necessary clarification and improvements to IARC's Learning & Development framework based on input received from users;
- Assisting in linking the Learning & Development programme to individual PMDS processes;

2/ Implementation and delivery of training courses:
- Maintaining the Career & Development page as well as the training calendar on IARC's intranet;
- Organizing training courses and workshops and coordinating logistical support to trainers and trainees;
- Preparing announcements of training courses and following up on registrations;
- Assisting trainers in preparation of training materials;
- Delivering various training initiatives to all IARC personnel in the Agency's two official languages, including but not limited to HR initiatives;
- Using innovative methods and technology in providing training opportunities to IARC personnel;
- Responding to queries from staff and supervisors on training-related matters;

3/ Monitoring and administrative support:
- Monitoring progress and effectiveness of training initiatives;
- Creating and maintaining automated training-related systems;
- Maintaining training files;
- Preparing and distributing course certificates;
- Assisting in the preparation and monitoring of the training budget;
- Coordinating the Agency's Rewards & Recognition Programme;
- Representing IARC within WHO's Learning Network and establishing stronger links with WHO HQ and Regional Offices;
- Assisting in the administration and evaluation of results of the annual online SSR Client Survey;

Performing other related duties as may be assigned.
Secondary school education with additional professional certification in HR preferably focusing on the training function. Supplementary technical or university courses related to Human Resources is an asset.
Proven skills in the delivery of training to varied participants.
Ease in establishing and liaising with internal and external contacts.
Excellent organizational and administrative skills.
Ability to communicate results clearly both orally and in writing.
Ability to work autonomously and to prioritize work in a demanding work environment.
Ability to create clear and concise training reports.
Skills in microsoft office software (Excel, Word, Powerpoint) and SharePoint are mandatory as are intermediate skills in statistical analysis to allow for the identification of trends and needs.
Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team with people of diverse educational and cultural backgrounds.
At least five years of experience in a training role within a large organization, preferably in an international setting.
Oral and written fluency in both English and in French.
Additional Information:
This recruitment is restricted to candidates residing at the time of submitting their application, within a maximum distance of 50 kms from Lyon.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for test and interview.

Annual salary: Euros 39870, net of French income tax (before deduction of the employee share of private social insurances applicable at IARC, i.e. staff health and accident insurances and pension fund).

This vacancy is open to applicants of either sex.

WHO/IARC has its own Staff Health Insurance and Pension plans and is not part of the French Social Security system ("Sécurité Sociale"), the French Pension system or the French unemployment benefit agency("Pôle-Emploi").

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

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.

Selection in Progress

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