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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/12/GMG/FT500
Title: HR Assistant (several positions)
Grade: G5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years initially
Date: 24 December 2012
Application Deadline: 17 January 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Organization unit: HQ/GMG General Management (HQ/GMG) /
HQ/GSC Global Service Centre (HQ/GSC)
HQ/GHR Global Human Resources
The Global Human Resources Services deliver a variety of employee-related administrative functions to WHO staff. These include on boarding, contract administration and separation activities, as well as payroll activities and processing of all staff entitlements.

General instructions are provided in the form of standard operating procedures, administrative rules, computer operating standards, filing systems and accepted administrative practices, and guidance from WHO e-Manual.

The incumbent works within the framework of WHO and the department rules and procedures, and/or specific instructions. Most of the work is controlled for correctness and appropriateness by the first or second level supervisor. Work is reviewed by supervisors for meeting expectations and overall quality. The incumbent is relied upon to brief colleagues on specific GHR administrative procedures and practices.
Description of duties:
The incumbent reviews and processes GHR transactions as follows:
- Appointments of locally recruited staff, conference staff with travel and professional staff appointed for 60 days or less without positions;
- Extensions of temporary appointments of locally recruited staff;
- Acting arrangements with and without extra pay and extensions of acting arrangements beyond one year;
- Conversions of continuing appointments and issuance of appropriate letters to staff members;
- Changes in FTE including updating of FTE SITs and issuance of appropriate letters to staff members;
- Changes in grade involving same categories and issuance of appropriate letters;
- Reassignments without change in duty station and issuance of appropriate letters;
- Languages allowances and accelerated WIGIs (review supporting documents, determine eligibility);
- Rental Subsidies and Rental Advance transactions (review supporting documents and self service requests);
- Planned and confirmed maternity leave transactions other than maternity leave at 50%;
- Changes in civil status other than domestic partnership cases;
- Education grant final claims (except cases involving no pro-rata calculations or cases pertaining to staff on inter-agency transfers);
- Education grant and home leave Travel Requests and RTCs;
- Changes in dependency statuses;
- Separation of locally recruited staff and administration of leave encashment;
- Planned and confirmed home leaves, adoption leaves, paternity leaves and R&R leave requests;
- Upload all GHR transactions related supporting documents in the L-Drive for RMS upload;
- Perform other related duties as required or instructed, including providing support to other areas of work.
- Completion of secondary school or equivalent.
- Proficient in administrative procedures and practices, rules and regulations, organizational structure in the department, the cluster and WHO;
- Proficient in the use of word processing or other software packages, and standard office equipment;
- Able to brief others and explain procedures.

- Experience in the use of Oracle/GSM for administrative matters;
- Training in Oracle-based or other ERP systems an asset.

WHO Core Competencies:
1. Knowing and managing yourself.
2. Producing results.
3. Fosters integration and team work.
4. Moving forward in a changing environment.
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience.

- Relevant experience in WHO or another UN agency an asset.
- Experience in Oracle-based or other ERP systems an asset.
- Excellent knowledge of English both written and spoken.

- Working knowledge of French and/or another WHO official language would be an added advantage.
Additional Information:
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- This vacancy is open to candidates living in the local commuting area.
- Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this Vacancy Notice.
- A written test may be used for screening purposes.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
MYR45,114 per annum exempt of tax at single rate

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.

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