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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/13/FT278
Title: Regional Human Resources Manager
Grade: P6
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two(02) years
Date: 8 July 2013
Application Deadline: 5 August 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Brazzaville, Congo
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/DAF Administration and Finance (AF/DAF)
The objectives of the Human Resources Management Unit are to carry out in an efficient and timely manner, for the WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFR) and offices and sub/offices in 46 countries in the African region, all activities related to both strategic and operational workforce planning, staff/management relations, the development, implementation and assessment of integrated talent management strategies and practices that support the achievements of short, medium and long-term objectives as set out in the MTSP and operational work plans.
Description of duties:
Organizational architect

The Regional Human Resources Manager will coordinate the organizational development-related activities in the African Region. The incumbent will also act as a key advisor to the Regional Director in developing and implementing his/her vision, long term strategic goals, policies and systems to meet the Region's current and future staffing needs.

Workforce Strategist

The Regional Human Resources Manager will assist managers in the Regional Office, the Inter-Country Supports Teams and the WHO Country Offices to translate their business strategies into people strategies and relevant HR actions, in order to build a workforce capable of delivering tangible results related to strategic objectives.

Talent Advisor

The Regional Human Resources Manager will develop and drive recruitment strategies, outreach, talent management programmes, succession plans and standards that ensure a robust selection process.

The incumbent will be the source of authoritative advice on recruitment-related functions, represent the Region at inter-agency, international and national meetings as and when appropriate and provide advice on talent acquisition opportunities, practices and policies to managers, staff members, potential candidates, officials from Members States, donors and other external stakeholders.

Organizational learning and Performance Catalyst

Through effective communication, coaching and development, the Regional Human Resources Manager will build strong partnerships with the Regional Office's Senior Management, Coordinators of Inter-Country Supports Teams, and WRs and their teams, in order to create a positive attitude to people issues, and to increase organizational capabilities and performances

The incumbent will ensure that the staff performance management system is understood and, fairly, timely and uniformly implemented across the Region.

He/she will also lead regional initiatives on staff development and learning strategies and programmes, in conjunction with senior management and counterparts at WHO/HQ, in order to expose staff across the African Region to best thinking and available best practices.
Essential: Advanced university degree in human resources management or industrial relations or public/business administration, or other related areas.

Desirable: A highest level academic background (at Ph.D. level) or specialized post-graduate training or professional certification.
Excellent knowledge of human resources management theories and practices; best approaches in talent management; strong abilities in strategic thinking and formulation of Strategies and Concepts; ability to persuade and influence Business Clients and Staff, and to lead, motivate and empower team members.
Essential: More than 10 years of relevant and progressive experience in people management issues, including at least 5 years working outside a HQ setting.

Desirable: Relevant experience in developing countries, and experience in working in an HR capacity in the private sector and within the UN System.
Excellent Knowledge of English or French with a very good knowledge of the other. Knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 95,394 at single rate
US$ 103,204 with primary dependants

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

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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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