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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/14/GTM/FT359
Title: Planning and Management Specialist Learning
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years, renewable, subject to satisfactory performance and continuing need for the post
Date: 23 July 2014
Application Deadline: 31 July 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ/GTM Global Talent Management (HQ/GTM) /
HQ/CDL Career Development & Learning (HQ/CDL)
This position is located in the Department of Human Resources Management (HRD) which has the responsibility for providing a sound, well managed, responsive and efficient organization-wide Human Resources Management strategy and global HR advisory services which support the work of WHO and its Member States, encompassing, but not limited to: HR Policy Development, Organizational Design and Job Classification, Talent Management (including Succession Planning, Global staffing, Career Development and Learning, Rotation and Mobility), application of the UN Common system's Compensation and Benefits, HR Legal Advisory Services, Administration of Justice, Global Staff/Management relations, representation of WHO in inter-agency UN Common System HR initiatives.

The Career Development and Learning Unit (CDL), is responsible for developing policies, tools, and frameworks that:
- Equip staff to perform their functions at a level of excellence;
- Support staff development, career paths and learning pathways;
- Foster a working environment that supports a culture of respect, collaboration, innovation and excellence.

The incumbent will work under the direct supervision of the Coordinator for Global Talent Management under the overall guidance of the Director, HRD, and in close relation with the coordinators of the Department, regional learning and development specialists, and the office of the Assistant Director-General/General Management (ADG/GMG).
Description of duties:
The Planning and Management Specialist is responsible for:
(a) Implementing the Corporate Framework for Learning and Development, establishing quality monitoring and evaluation systems and developing plans to accomplish work operations and objectives.
(b) Ensuring quality of global and regional level planning instruments, promoting application of good practice in the development, design, monitoring and reporting of results.
(c) Coordinating global and regional planning of proposals, and providing advice and recommendations to the Global Learning Committee.
(d) Engaging and maintaining strategic partnerships for effective collaboration, knowledge sharing and resource mobilization i.e. UN agencies, UNSSC etc.
(e) Recommending strategies for enhancing career development and learning programmes in consultation with global and regional stakeholders.

Specific duties include:
1. Develop and manage implementation of WHO`s Corporate Framework for Learning and Development in collaboration with key stakeholders, and regional learning and development specialists.
2. Lead, motivate, guide and manage the CDL team in pursuing organizational learning goals through the efficient implementation and translation into effective action of the team objectives
3. Advise staff, Units and Management on CDL policies and priorities, and facilitates meetings on project proposals as required.
4. Serve as the focal point for Regional Learning and Development Specialists, and dissemination of information on CDL operations and resources, including preparing reviews and reports.
5. Administer the Global Learning Fund - ensure systematic coordination of planning procedures, and allocation of funds.
6. Provide technical/secretarial support to the Global Learning Committee: coordinating meetings, and preparing reports on global and regional programmes, and financial and resource issues.
7. Plan, develop and implement online learning and classroom training that address organisational-wide and unit-specific training and development needs.
8. Ensure effective coordination between HQ/GSC and the Regional Offices, in developing and implementing corporate actions to achieve organizational objectives.
9. Analyze the regional and global reports, and prepare analytical reports in this context for the Coordinator GTM, Global Learning Committee and other key stakeholders.
10. Explore new and innovative partnership development opportunities with UN and specialists agencies, academic and vocational organizations, mobilizing resources to strengthen WHO's career development and learning programmes.
11. Contribute to Human Resources special projects and Talent, Learning and Organizational Development initiatives. Other responsibilities as assigned.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, International/organisational development, Human Resources Management or related field.

Knowledge of Public Health or Health Sciences.
Demonstrated knowledge and application of strategic planning, project management, capacity and training needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation systems and familiarity with results-based programme planning and management.
Extensive experience in managing large-scale capacity development programmes.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in curriculum design, staff learning and development and delivery of training programmes.
Excellent writing and editing, and interpersonal skills.
Proven ability to analyse and resolve problems effectively.
Demonstrated track record of engaging strategic partnerships to drive results.
Strong analytical skills combined with good judgment; proven skills to coordinate and facilitate collaborative actions among various stakeholders.

Other Skills:
Knowledge of office software applications

WHO competencies:
Promoting innovation and organizational learning.
Ensuring effective use of resources.
Producing results.
Moving forward in a changing environment.
Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond.
Minimum of 7 years of professional experience in management of capacity building and learning and development programmes, including at least five years of experience at the international level.
Proven experience in strategy development; planning and programme management.

Knowledge of the functioning of WHO and the UN system.
Expert knowledge of English.

Intermediate knowledge of other WHO working language.
Additional Information:
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
A written test may form part of the screening process.
This Vacancy Notice is published in English only.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67611 at single rate
USD 72605 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 105.5 % 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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