EBOLA RECOVERY - HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER (HRO) (AFRO/15/TA289)

28 August 2016
 
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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/15/TA289
 
Title: EBOLA RECOVERY - HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER (HRO)
 
Grade: P3
 
Contract type: Temporary appointment
 
Duration of contract:  12 months
 
Date: 2 December 2015
 
Application Deadline: 10 December 2015 Vacancy Notice Closed (automatic)
 
Duty Station:  Multiple duty stations, various
 
Organization unit: AF Africa (AF) /
AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO)
Liberia, Guinea and other duty stations
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
The Ebola outbreak triggered the deployment of large numbers of staff and non-staff to some of the affected countries. In order to support the deployments, a temporary unit to support the Human Resources emergency response has been set up. In collaboration with AFRO, affected Country Offices, the relevant technical areas, the Global Service Centre, the HR Ebola Response Unit will carry out or liaise directly on the following areas: HR planning, definition of needs, creation of generic terms of reference, definition of contract types; Sourcing and matching to needs, advertising, targeted sourcing, use of stand-by partners, NGOs and UNVs; Contracting and deployment of staff and non-staff, medical and security clearance, logistics; Briefing and training, development of guidelines; Development and management of policies/special measures; Health and Safety ; Pre- and post-deployment management and support; Managing and developing links across systems and processes to support the HR needs; and Monitoring and reporting on deployments, pipeline management and critical pain points, successes and concerns.


Purpose of the Position:

The position is to provide a full range of human resources management services heading the human resources unit of the WHO country office. The Human Resources Officer provides support to the Head of the WHO Country Office on human resources planning and management, and ensures that HR services for staff and non-staff (consultants, Special Service Agreement (SSA) holders, etc.) at the country office are consistent, in accordance with WHO's staff regulations and rules, policies and procedures, aligned with the needs of the country operations plan and responsive to evolving changes in mandate, operational priorities and budgetary imperatives.

The major expected outputs are the provision of operational HR services on all HR-issues and the efficient and effective management of the dedicated HR team, and through this a discernible contribution to the overall successful implementation of the WHO country operation goals.
Description of duties:
Organizational Context
Reporting to the Head of the WHO country office and within the delegated authority the Human Resources Officer provides human resources management services managing a small team of dedicated HR support staff in the country office. The Human Resources Officer is responsible for day-to-day HR operations of the office with the exception of litigation and Global Management System (GSM) training.

The Human Resources Officer consults and collaborates with Human Resources Manager at the regional office and HQ on staffing requirements and structures; ensures the coherent application of Staff Rules and Regulations, and related guidelines in the administration of entitlements, including consistent implementation of delegated authorities and responsibilities on policies and other complex and sensitive matters.

Summary of Assigned Duties
The incumbent performs the following :
1. Support the WHO Head of Country Office in respect to human resources and work force planning for the Office and organizes, manages and supervises the HR unit ensuring that the HR team functions transparently, efficiently and effectively.
2. Provide advice on interpretation and application of HR policies, regulations and rules; advise staff and non staff on benefits and entitlements on the basis of contractual status; code of conduct as well as rights.
3. Oversee and conduct recruitment and outreach for locally recruited staff and non-staff. Liaise and follow up on the recruitment of international professional staff.
4. Serve as focal point for the implementation and monitoring of the WHO's ERP/GSM system with respect to its HR- components.
5. Monitor and oversee all staffing and position management actions including establishment of new positions, extension of appointments, renewal of non-staff contracts, separation, etc.
6. Act as attendance and leave administrator for all staff and non-staff in the country office.
7. Provide guidance and ensure compliance across the office in the implementation of the performance appraisal system.
8. Conducts training and orientation programmes on HR operations issues at country level.
9. Provide induction and orientation sessions and briefing to newcomers; counsel staff members about talent development opportunities.
10. Provide HR inputs in the programme and budget development process of the Office.
11. Attend meetings and participate in salary surveys, DSA/cost of living surveys and provide feedback to counterparts at the regional office and headquarters.
12. Preform all other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: University degree in human resources management, business or public administration, Law, social science, or related field.
In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.
Desirable: Master's degree in Human Resources Management, Business or Public Administration.
Skills:
- Knowledge of human resources management policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in the country office setting.
- Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.
- Experience in related HR subject matters.
- Good drafting and communication skills.
- Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
- Team spirit and time management skills.

Competencies: WHO global competencies model at: http://www.who.int/employment/WHO_competencies_EN.pdf
1) Producing results;
2) Fostering integration and teamwork;
3) Communicating in a credible and effective way;
4) Moving forward in a changing environment;
5) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.

Other Skills (e.g. IT): Proficient in Computer utilisation.

Experience:
At least five years of progressively responsible professional experience in human resources management and administration, at the national and international level .

Demonstrated experience in the operational application of human resources management policies and practices, selection and recruitment, and the administration of benefits and entitlements is essential.


Languages:
Depending on country of assignment

For English speaking countries: Very good knowledge of English (written & spoken). Knowledge of French an advantage.

For French speaking countries: Very good knowledge of French (written & spoken). Knowledge of English an advantage.

Additional Information:
THIS VACANCY IS GENERIC AND OUTLINES THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS.
ONLY THOSE APPLICANTS WHO ARE CONSIDERED FOR DEPLOYMENT AGAINST A SPECIFIC POSITION WILL BE
CONTACTED. AS REFERENCE CHECKS WILL BE MADE THROUGH YOUR CURRENT AND PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS AT
THE POINT OF SHORTLISTING, PLEASE ENSURE THAT THEY ARE INFORMED OF THE URGENCY TO PROVIDE RAPID
FEEDBACK. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU INDICATE THEIR E-MAIL ADDRESS WHEN COMPLETING YOUR PERSONAL
HISTORY FORM.
PRIOR TO DEPLOYMENT CANDIDATES MUST:
- HOLD A VALID YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION CERTIFICATE
- COMPLETE THE ONLINE UNDSS BASIC II SECURITY IN THE FIELD TRAINING WHICH IS ACCESSIBLE THROUGH
https://training.dss.un.org/courses/v21/pages/dss_login_register.php
- PROVIDE ALL COPIES OF DEGREES/DIPLOMAS INDICATED IN THEIR PERSONAL HISTORY FORM
WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living
in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel,
education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance.
Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO:
http://www.who.int (To learn more about WHO's operations )
http://icsc.un.org Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by date
Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty
station of the Organization throughout the world.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
56766 USD at single rate
60813 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: % 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: www.who.int/employment. 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.

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