Human Resources Officer/PEP

Brazzaville | Brazzaville

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : The general objective of the Polio Eradication Programme is to support national authorities to eradicate poliomyelitis, both: wild or vaccine derived. Specifically, the objectives are timely detection and interruption of poliovirus transmission, immunization systems strengthening and preparation for oral polio vaccine (OPV) withdrawal, laboratory containment of polioviruses, certification of poliomyelitis eradication, legacy planning and transitioning of polio assets for other public health interventions. The Human Resources Management officer is needed to carry out in an efficient and timely manner, all human resources activities for the Programme at the Regional office, ISTs and 47 countries, including recruitment, contract administration, follow up of requests and to provide advice on personnel matters to the staff members of the programme. Description of duties: The incumbent performs the following :1. Monitor and coordinate in liaison with the Technical Unit of Polio Eradication programme (PEP), new positions in the Human Resources Plan and initiate action including advertisement & selection processes to ensure timely recruitment processes;2. Assist the Polio Programme management in the follow up of all HR related requests from WCOs and ISTs (contracts extensions, recruitments, etc) for timely processing of these requests;3. Manage all recruitment processes in the Global Management System (GSM); take corrective action and follow-up when necessary to speed up the process;4. Brief new recruited staff on employment conditions and entitlements; guide them on their contractual status and attend to all queries related to post description, selection and recruitment process;5. Play an advisory role to staff and managers on Human Resources management issues, particularly related to contract management, entitlements and benefits, as it relates to the Polio Programme transition from End game to Polio legacy;6. Develop, plan and implement a HR strategy for the programme transition including a timely communication strategy to programme staff advising them of contract end date and transition arrangements on a timely manner;7. Proactively manage all HR aspects of the programme liaising closely with HR Team in various areas such as performance management, training and development, staffing & contractual matters; 8. Act as back-up to HR Officer, Recruitment in participating in interview panels as HR representative and drafting interview reports;9. Perform other duties as required. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: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 recruitment process and contract management."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: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually". Skills: 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.WHO Competencies:1) Producing results;2) Fostering integration and teamwork;3) Communicating in a credible and effective way;4) Ensuring the effective use of resources;5) Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences. Experience: Essential: Minimum five (5) years of experience in personnel administration at international organisation. Desirable: Some experience in recruitment technics and contract management. Languages: Very good knowledge of English or French and a good working knowledge of the other. Additional Information: WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment (for international positions only) 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 (for international positions only), education grant for dependent children (for international positions only), pension plan and medical insurance. Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO: Click on: . to learn more about WHO's operations 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. Post Adjustment: 51.2 % 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. 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. Currently accepting applications
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Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Brazzaville | Brazzaville
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2016-05-12

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