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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/GSC/TASR16
Title: HR Officer (National Professional Officer)
Grade: NO-B
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  6 months (initially)
Date: 22 March 2013
Application Deadline: 12 April 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Organization unit: HQ/GSC Global Service Centre (HQ/GSC) /
HQ/CSO - Centre Support Office (HQ/CSO)
CSO/CHR - Centre Human Resouces
Provision of high-quality, consistent and responsive human resources services to all teams and staff in the Global Service Centre.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of the HR Specialist in the Support Office, the incumbent:
- Plans and organizes his/her work through identifying priorities;
- Provides guidance to supervisors in the GSC and GTS on recruitment policies and practices, selection processes and related issues;
- Manages the flow of incoming requests from staff members and managers and replies or takes action accordingly;
- Determines eligibility for salaries, entitlements and benefits and effects estimated calculations when required, applying Staff Regulations, Rules, and other official provisions with consistency;
- Provides information to staff members on their employment conditions and entitlements, including on-entry briefings and counseling in special cases at the staff member's request;
- Anticipates the expiry dates of time-limited entitlements for internationally recruited staff (such as Mobility/Hardship allowance, extra-pay, etc.) and takes appropriate timely action to avoid any over or under-payment;
- Controls and records actions on contract extensions for temporary and longer-term staff for follow-up of outstanding actions;
- identifies priorities, allocates tasks; and ensures strict adherence to procedures in the area of selection and recruitment of temporary and longer-term staff;
- Take lead in panels for ITT-KL and GSC recruitment selections; including preparation of selection reports;
- Conducting UN surveys when required;
- Assists the HR Specialist in the management of staff performance and identifies competency gaps;
- Directly supervises one or more general service staff in the team- Assesses the staff development/training needs for staff in each team and the appropriate training possibilities available;
- Is responsible for all HR-related Reporting;
- Other duties as required.
University Degree with specialization in human resources, law, business administration or related fields.
*1. Fostering integration and teamwork
*2. Creating an empowering and motivating environment
*3. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
4. Communicating in a credible and effective way
5. Setting an example

Good knowledge of HR management concepts and applications in a larger Organizational context. Good analytical and general organizational skills. Good inter-personal and communication skills. Able to impart knowledge to others.
At least 2 years of proven experience in the area of human resources administration.

First-hand experience in the application of rules and regulations in a large scale organizational entity including WHO Global Service Centre will be an added advantage. Knowledge of HR policies applicable for UN agencies an asset.
- Excellent knowledge of English both written and spoken.

- Knowledge of other UN language, both written and spoken.
Additional Information:
1. This vacancy is open to Malaysian nationals living in the local commuting area.
2. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
3. A written test may be used for screening purposes.
4. The following priority order will be observed in the screening of candidates: 1. WHO staff members (Continuing, Fixed-Term and Temporary appointments), 2. External candidates.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
MYR 100,600 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.

Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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