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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: EMRO/13/FT15
Title: HR Assistant (Staff Development and Learning)
Grade: G6
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 13 January 2013
Application Deadline: 20 May 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Cairo, Egypt
Organization unit: EM/DAF General Management (EM/DAF) /
EM/HRS Human Resources Services (EM/HRS)
Staff Development and Learning (SDL)
The objective of the Human Resources Services in EMRO is to ensure that competent and motivated workforce is available to deliver programme activities in accordance with the WHO global mission. This is achieved through provision of sound advice to the management, HR planning, job design and classification, recruitment and selection, contracts management, staff onboarding, development and learning, performance management, career and mobility management, and management of staff relations.

Purpose of the Position:
To coordinate and implement the Staff Development and Learning (SDL) activities, and administer career development and mobility schemes so that highest degree of competence of EMR staff is achieved.

Organizational context:
The position is located in Staff Administration and Development Unit of Human Resources Services/Division of Administration and Finance/EMRO. Under the direct supervision of the Human Resources Officer and the general guidance of the Senior HR Officer, the incumbent is responsible to carry out duties outlined below. The incumbent acts independently on tasks that are part of the approved work plan. The incumbent reverts for guidance to the supervisor on matters involving plans, strategies and work assignments of non-routine nature.

Description of duties:
Summary of Assigned Duties:
1- Implementation of the induction programmes for newly recruited staff:
- Inform all newly recruited staff in the Region on the mandatory e-learning induction, and ensure its timely completion;
- Identify the need, research and draft amendments to the regional induction package as required. Solicit necessary input from programmes and entities outside of organization;
- Administer on-boarding process including coordination of the face-to-face briefing schedule and of the GSM and e-PMDS induction training.

2- Implementation of career development and mobility policy:
- Maintain database/spreadsheet for skills inventory;
- Maintain information on staff members due for mobility and their preferred options;
- Incorporate into the training plan information on training/development needs identified during the gap analysis related to mobility.

3- Performance management:
- Support regional involvement in new initiatives such as E-PMDS & rewards and recognition;
- Incorporate into the training plan information on training/development needs contained in e-PMDS.

Achievement Activities include:
- SDL activities are well organized and delivered in accordance with Training Plan.
- Global and Regional Induction programmes are effectively delivered to all new staff.
- Skills inventory and mobility data are up to date and correct.
Essential: Completion of secondary education supplemented by training in Human Resources/ Human Resources Development.

Desirable: University degree in Human Resources, Human Resources Development, adult education or related field is an asset.
1) Moving forward in a changing environment.
2) Producing results.
3) Communicating in a credible and effective way.
4) Knowing and managing yourself.
5) Fostering integration and team work.

Functional Skills and Knowledge:
- Knowledge of principles and practices of Staff development and career management.
- Good drafting skills.
- Time management and organizational skills.
- Proven ability to prioritize multiple concurrent tasks.

Desirable: Good knowledge of WHO rules, procedures and office practices.

IT skills:
- Ability to operate PC and good knowledge of Microsoft applications including knowledge of excel, survey tools, databases.
- Knowledge of ERP/Oracle applications is an asset.
Essential: 6 years of experience in human resources.

Desirable: Experience in career management in an international organization would be an asset.
Excellent knowledge of English and Arabic. Working knowledge of French is an asset.
Additional Information:
This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons residing within the local commuting area. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for interviews and tests, if applicable. The written test might be used as an eliminatory tool.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
EGP 106141 (subject to deductions) at single rate

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

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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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