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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/14/FT65
Title: Human Resources Officer, CRS
Grade: P3
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two (2) years
Date: 12 February 2014
Application Deadline: 12 March 2014 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Duty Station:  Brazzaville, Congo
Organization unit:
The objectives of the Human Resources Management 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 2200 fixed and short term staff members in the region.

Description of duties:
The incumbent performs the following :-

1. Monitor in liaison with the Technical Units, new positions in the Human Resources Plan as well as positions falling vacant as a result of anticipated retirement/reassignment and initiate action to ensure timely recruitment, ensuring an efficient succession plan;

2. Coordinate all the processes of recruitment including advertisements, tests and interviews as required, selection and follow-up procedures to ensure timely recruitment of professional and general service staff (short-term and fixed term), consultants, associates, interns, secondees, etc.) for the Regional, Intercountry Support Team and WHO Country Offices;

3. Coordinate the review of all professional and general service position descriptions in AFRO and APOC and advise on appropriate grade levels applying in the New Master Standard Job Evaluation System;

4. Carry out job analysis and evaluation of requests for reclassification of professional (AFRO and APOC) and GS position and make recommendations as appropriate;

5. Lead, coordinate and/'or conduct briefing and training on all classification related matters; and ensure that position descriptions due for updating/revision (over 5 years old) in the African Region are updated;

6. Review all recruitment and reclassification requests to ensure that necessary justification is provided before the requests are processed;

7. Coordinate and monitor all recruitment and classification processes in the Global Management System (GSM);

8. Brief new recruited staff on employment conditions and entitlements; guide them on their contractual status and attend to all queries related to post description, classification, selection and recruitment process;

9. Perform other duties as required.

Essential: University degree in human resources management, business or public administration, administrative law or any of the behavioural sciences, or (for WHO staff only) equivalent in training and self-study.

Desirable: Training in Job design and classification; recruitment process.

Ability to interpret Staff Rules and personnel policies and determine staff entitlements;
Ability to counsel and communicate effectively;
Demonstrated ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment.

Proficient in Computer utilisation.

Essential: Minimum five (5) years of experience in personnel administration at international organisation, including supervision of staff.

Desirable: Some experience in job designing, post description and classification and recruitment technics.

Very good knowledge of English or French and a good working knowledge of the other.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 56091 at single rate
USD 60091 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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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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