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Vacancy Notice No: SEAR/RO/13/FT15
Title: Human Resources Officer
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two Years
Date: 8 August 2013
Application Deadline: 28 August 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  New Delhi, India
Organization unit: SEARO Regional Office for the South East Asia (SE/RGO) /
SE/DAF Director - Administration & Finance (SE/DAF)
The Department of Administration and Finance is responsible for providing efficient and effective support service to all programmes and activities of the Organization in the South-East Asia Region in respect of human resources management, administration, budget and finance, procurement, conference, IT services, staff security and staff medical services.

The objective of the Human Resources Management (HRM) unit in SEARO is to recruit the best qualified personnel in a timely manner; deliver effective and efficient HR services to clients in the Regional Office and country offices; promote a culture of staff well-being and development; and guide staff and managers through the provision of expert advice on all human resource related matters.
Description of duties:
Under the general guidance of the Regional Personnel Officer, the incumbent has overall responsibility in managing a wide spectrum of human resource functions, within the limits of delegated authority for the Regional Office. Specifically to:

- Manage the operations of the classification, recruitment and career management unit, including the interpretation and implementation of human resource policies and decisions of the Regional Director with respect to staff management for the whole Region. Ensure efficient and quality HR services to all staff in the Region.
- Participate in the design, development and implementation of the recruitment and selection process for the Region, providing efficient staffing services and solutions to ensure hiring and placement of highly qualified employees to meet the organization requirements.
- Provide strategic advice and counsel to senior management in addressing employee and organizational issues, including employee relations and disciplinary issues.
- Monitor changes emanating from the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and other coordinating bodies, formulating position and recommendations on new personnel policies and practices and/or adaptations to existing ones.
- Administer and implement the post classification system for professional and support staff in the Region. Advise technical unit managers in the design of jobs and unit structures.
- Oversee the Performance Management Development System (e-PMDS) and ensure its effectiveness and compliance within the Region; providing training to staff as required;
- In consultation with senior management, support Staff Development and Learning initiatives, and contribute to the formulation of staff development and learning programmes for staff in the Region.
- In coordination with the Legal Officer, review and advise on statement of appeals, rejoinders/surrejoinders for presentation to the Regional Board of Appeal, HQ Board of Appeal, as appropriate.
- Represent the Organization in inter-agency coordination meetings, and act as focal point and resource person on HR-related issues.
- Act as the Regional Personnel Officer (RPO), as required.
- Performs other duties as required.
Essential: Masters degree in human resources management, public or business administration, economics, social sciences, law or other related field or equivalent in line with guidelines issued by HRD, WHO/HQ in April 2010.
Demonstrated knowledge and skills of human resource management functions, principles and their practical applications in work setting. Proven ability to plan, lead and supervise human resource functions and services. Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical abilities. Good understanding of HR computerized information systems. Tact, diplomacy and discretion. Strong client focus. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Ability to adapt to diverse cultural backgrounds and maintain high standard of personal conduct

1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Moving forward in a changing environment
4. Creating an empowering and motivating environment
5. Setting an example

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).

Essential : At least 7 years' experience in human resources management, of which 3 years in a managerial or supervisory position at the international level.

Desirable: Experience in an international organization and familiarity with the structure of the UN Common System and WHO Regulations and Rules
Essential: Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English.
Desirable: Working knowledge of another official WHO language is an advantage.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67,483 at single rate
USD 72,467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 36.10 % 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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