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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/HRD/TA60
Title: HR Officer
Grade: P2
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  12 months
Date: 28 May 2013
Application Deadline: 18 June 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit:
A sound, well managed, responsive and efficient organization-wide Human Resources Management strategy and service delivery which support the work of WHO and its Member States, encompassing, but not limited to: HR Policy Development and Planning, Organizational Design and Job Classification, Talent Management (including Succession Planning, Recruitment, Career Development, Rotation and Mobility), Organizational Diversity, Conditions of Service, Compensation and Benefits, Staff Development and Learning, HR Legal Advisory Services, Administration of Justice, HR Administrative Review, Global Staff/Management relations, representation of WHO and influencing of inter-agency HR Common System initiatives, as well as the provision of global advisory services to management and staff. Within HRD, the Human Resources Management, Policy and Administration of Justice (HPJ) unit is responsible for the formulation and adaptation of integrated WHO's human resource management policies reflecting organizational needs and best practice and development and updating of guidance. HPJ also provides advisory services to Headquarters Clusters and Regional Offices, with a view to ensuring consistent and equitable policy application.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of HR Policy Specialist, the incumbent works as a member of the HPJ team which is directly involved in the review and updating of the WHO eManual, development of Standard Operating Procedures and UPKs to reflect current and changes in policy, and procedures:

1. Standard Operating Procedures of WHO ERP Global Management System:
Create, amend, and review standard operating procedures, providing substantive input based on experience and information gathering from administrative and human resources partners.
Consult with stakeholders to ensure accuracy and a global perspective is achieved.
Ensure references are checked and relevant links to other business areas are correct.

2. UPK Review:
Review as instructed by HR Policy Specialist, selected UPKs on GSM staff initiation, self-service and HRAP transactions ensuring that instructions and screen shots correctly reflect processes.
Review and propose clear texts/instructions to facilitate users understanding of the process requirements.

3. WHO eManual:
Upon instruction, review selected manual sections to ensure accuracy, clarity and correct links to SOPs, UPKs and related documents.
Draft, as instructed, amendments to eManual provisions for review by the HR Policy Specialist.

4. Up-grade of WHO ERP Global Management System:
Participate in the User Acceptance Testing from the HR community and technical unit perspective.
Identify gaps or bugs in process.

5. HR Support:
Draft HR related communications to staff as requested.
Performs other duties as required.
University degree in human resources management, business management, business administration, or other relevant social sciences.*

* (For WHO staff please see eManual III.4.1, para 220)
Ability to draft/revise policy documents and information materials.
Good understanding of ERP/Oracle systems.
Analytical ability and capable of presenting information in a clear and logical manner.
Excellent interpersonal skills: tact and high degree of discretion and confidentiality.

WHO Competencies:
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 teamwork.
At least two years of experience in human resources management at national or international level.
Experience with UN system rules and regulations, procedures and practices.
Experience in development of standard operating procedures.
Experience using an ERP/Oracle system.

Experience interpreting WHO HR policies and practices, particularly as related to procedure.
Experience working in WHO's GSM system, particularly in the human resource modules.
Expert knowledge of English is required.
Intermediate knowledge of French is desirable.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this Vacancy Notice. This vacancy is published in English only.

Priority will be given to internal candidates.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 46730 at single rate
USD 49821 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 103.3 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

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

A written test and interviews may be used as a form of screening

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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