Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The objective of the Human Resources Unit is to deliver the new HR service model in an efficient and timely manner. This means responsibility for all human resources activities for the WHO Regional Office for Africa and 47 countries in the African region, such as position classification, recruitment, contract administration, employment conditions and entitlements, policy formulation and staff development. As the first point of contact for HR issues, the team will provide advice on personnel matters to senior management and approximately 2700 fixed and short-term staff members in the region in a close partnership with the client base.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
Within a centralized team offering one-stop-shop HR business services to focused client teams, the HR Assistant will provide administrative and HR support to the Human Resources sub-team, in accordance to WHO Staff Rules and Regulations, WHO Manual provisions and policies. The HR Assistant will provide support in all areas of HR, such as recruitment and selection, appointment and termination, contract administrations and staff entitlements, policy advice and staff development liaising with the supervisor for guidance and specialized HR experts within the team.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
The incumbent will perform the following duties:
Provide relevant HR information and initiate transactions in the Global Management System (GSM) in the following areas;
Monitor and Report on HR Actions:
Essential: Completion of secondary school or equivalent, and training in personnel/human resources management.
Essential: At least 5 years of experience in administrative positions, preferably in functions encompassing personnel matters. Experience in interpreting personnel rules and procedures as well as administration of staff entitlements.
Desirable: An in-depth knowledge of WHO Rules and Regulations, WHO Manual, and experience or knowledge of staff entitlements highly desirable.
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Excellent knowledge of English.
Desirable: Working knowledge of French would be an asset.