HR Officer

World Health Organization

Cairo, Egypt

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

To ensure that an effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State's health and development agendas and harmonized with the United Nations country teams.

Description Of Duties:
  • Support the delivery of HR services in accordance with WHO rules and regulations, policies, procedures, and strategies; effective implementation of the internal control and functioning of the HR management system.
  • Provide guidance to the Head of WHO CO and staff on all aspects of HR policies and procedures including proper use of contractual modalities.
  • Provide substantive input to HR planning and forecasting of the staffing needs and facilitate and monitor the recruitment of non-staff (Special Service Agreement (SSA), Consultants, UNVs, etc)
  • In close collaboration with the Regional Office, perform the selection processes including drafting position descriptions establishment of positions in GSM, issuance of vacancy announcements, screening of candidates, interview panels and related activities.
  • Manage rosters for local positions.
  • Provide orientation programmes and briefing to newcomers and contribute to the staff developmental activities.
  • Monitor contract's expiry dates, initiate and follow up on requests for extensions.
  • Assist supervisors and staff in understanding and using the performance appraisal system and provide performance management advice to staff & managers; flag any issues to the Regional Office.
  • Act as a liaison between the WHO Country Office and regional office on all HR related matters.
Required Qualifications:
  • Essential: University degree in human resources management, public or business administration, Law, social science, or any related field.
  • Desirable: Knowledge of HR policies and practices in the UN Common System.
  • Essential: A minimum of one year experience in the field of human resources management services
  • Desirable: Relevant experience in WHO, the UN System
  • 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.
  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to convey written information in an effective manner.
  • Sound analytical and organizational skills, with the ability to promote consensus, guide, and advise others.
  • Time management skills.
Use of Language Skills:
  • Essential: Excellent knowledge of English. Excellent knowledge of Arabic.
  • Desirable: Knowledge of French.