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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/14/FT418
Title: Human Resources Officer
Grade: NO-C
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Initially for one year
Date: 1 August 2014
Application Deadline: 31 August 2014 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organization unit: AF_SSR AF South-East Sub-Region (AF_SSR) /
AF_ETH Ethiopia (AF_ETH)
Country Management Support Units (CSUs) have been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the Global Management system (GSM) environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an enterprise resource Planning (ERP) system.
Description of duties:
The incumbent performs the following duties:
1. Advises and support the delivery of HR services in the areas of HR Planning, selections, recruitment, contract administration, entitlements and benefits, performance management, staff development and learning to staff at all levels;
2. Provides expert advice and support to end-users at large on HR issues offered by the global management system and GSM effective use , in order to enable client services to achieve both operational and strategic objectives;
3. Provides Human Resources advice to management regarding staffing-related issues;
4. Interacts with managers to identify staff related-business issues and provide guidance, tools and support to address them in the most effective and efficient way;
5. Reviews, develops, drafts job analysis/descriptions, in consultation with the relevant supervisors or Program Officers
6. Provides briefing and orientation to newly arrived/recruited staff members/Consultants, and other administrative issues and procedures;
7. Performs other functions as required.


University Degree in human resources management, business or public administration, administrative law, social sciences or other related areas. For WHO staff only, equivalent professional training of self study/work experience.
- Good knowledge of human resources management theories and principles;
- Ability to interpret Staff Rules and personnel policies and determine entitlements;
- Ability to counsel and communicate effectively;
- Demonstrated supervisory skills.


Excellent knowledge of Microsoft applications (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc) with an emphasis on Excel or a similar workbook application.


- Moving forward in a changing environment;
- Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences;
- Producing results;
- Fostering integration and team work;
- Communicating in a credible and effective way;

At least 5 years of professional experience with an emphasis on human resources management and planning.


Good knowledge of WHO human resources management and end-to-end business processes as designed in the Global Management System; Experience in project management, ideally in the UN System and/or a public health context; Good knowledge of GSM System or similar ERP Systems.
Excellent knowledge of English or French, with the ability to work in the other language. Knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset.
Additional Information:
 Annual remuneration: USD 19,331 Payable in ETB

 Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Please provide your cellphone number and valid e-mail address.

 Applicants within government employment and/or with outstanding obligations will not be considered unless a letter of release is produced.

 Long-listed candidates may be contacted to sit a written test or presentation prior to final short-listing. This does not preclude a written test or presentation prior to final interview.

 Interviews will take place using a competency-based approach.
 Note! This is a National Professional Officer position. Only applications from nationals of ETHIOPIA will be accepted.
Please REFRAIN from applying if you are not ETHIOPIAN NATIONAL

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.

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