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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/GMG/TA116
Title: HR Officer
Grade: P2
Contract type: Temporary appointment
Duration of contract:  6 months
Date: 4 November 2013
Application Deadline: 25 November 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/GMG General Management (HQ/GMG) /
HQ/HRD Human Resources Management (HQ/HRD)
HQ/PML Global Learning and Performance Management
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 the Department of Human Resources (HRD), the Global Learning and Performance team (PML) aims at improving the management of the performance of WHO staff and at aligning staff development and learning with the strategic priorities and objectives of the Organization. This objective is pursued with a view to improving WHO's overall programme delivery.
Description of duties:
1. Using the WHO eLearning style guide, review existing WHO eLearning course material to identify its suitability for the eLearning platform.
2. Work with project owners who would like to create content for the eLearning platform to ensure that the quality and style is WHO appropriate.
3. Recommend externally produced eLearning content that is relevant to the WHO competency model and the Organizational priorities of WHO, that can be stored on the eLearning platform.
4. Contribute to the design of WHO specific content for the eLearning platform.
5. Contribute to the development of training materials for users of the eLearning platform.
6. Test eLearning material that is relevant to the WHO Management Development Programme.
7. Manage meetings, video-conferences and audio calls as required.
University degree in human resource management, public or business administration, or other related area.*

* (For WHO staff please see e-manual III.4.1, para 220)

Good level of oral and written communication.
Ability to work effectively in a team.
Knowledge and experience of learning technologies.
Ability to work effectively in environment of cultural diversity.
High level of initiative and engagement.

WHO Competencies:
1. Communicating in a credible and effective way
2. Producing results
3. Promoting innovation and organizational learning.
A minimum of 2 years' experience in fields of staff development, learning design or related field in international setting.

Experience of eLearning design.
Familiar with eLearning quality standards.
Familiar with the Cornerstone eLearning platform.
Expert knowledge of English.

Beginners knowledge of French.
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.

Vacancy Filled

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