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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/13/FT337
Title: Human Resources Officer, Staff Development and Learning
Grade: P3
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Deux (02) ans
Date: 12 August 2013
Application Deadline: 9 September 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 Unit are to carry out in an efficient and timely manner, all human resources activities for the WHO Regional Office for Africa and 47 countries in the African region, including position classification, recruitment, contract administration, policy formulation and staff development and to provide advice on personnel matters to senior management and approximately (update figure) fixed and short term staff members in the region
Description of duties:
Specifically, the incumbent:-
1.Implements, regularly reviews and improves/updates as necessary the overall strategy for staff development and learning in the African Region;
2.Liaises with organizational departments and countries via their designated learning focal points to provide advice and assistance in identifying learning and staff development needs;
3.Develops and organizes learning programmes/activities based on identified needs, prepares a comprehensive learning plan ensuring consistency with WHO policies and objectives, in consultation with relevant stakeholders in the region (e.g. managers, learning focal points);
4.Monitors and evaluates the implemented activities, prepares reports and statistical documents and position papers for senior management;
5.Manages the financial resources for learning and staff development in the Region;
6.Serves as focal point within the Organization for external contacts relating to staff development and training;
7.Perform other duties as required.
Essential: University degree in personnel management, public or business administration, industrial relations, psychology, social science or related field.

Desirable: Professional qualification or hands-on experience in the area of learning.

Good knowledge of training concepts and techniques; ability to conceptualize and develop SDL (Staff Development and Learning) strategies and activities; ability to negotiate and persuade; ability to analyse; excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills; and computer literacy.
Five years of experience in planning, developing, organizing, conducting and evaluating staff development activities in an international setting and/or multicultural environment.
Very good knowledge of English or French and a good working knowledge of the other. Knowledge of Portuguese will be an asset.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 56,091 at single rate
US$ 60,091 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 65.3 % 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.

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Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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