Human Resources Officer

World Health Organization, Brazzaville, Congo

Skill Required:, HR and Admin
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th August, 2021

Job Description


The objectives of the Human Resources Unit are to carry out in an efficient and timely manner, all human resources activities for the WHO Regional Office for Africa and 47 countries in the African region, including position classification, recruitment, contract administration, policy formulation and staff development and to provide advice on personnel matters to senior management and approximately 2700 fixed and short term staff members in the region.


Within the Regional General Management Cluster, the Human Resources Unit is responsible for human resources planning, selection and recruitment, application of classification standards, the administration and management of all fixed-term professional and general service staff, consultants, Short-Term professionals, special services agreements. The Human Resources Officer will support the Polio ramp down and transition through implementation of functional review, and efficient and effective recruitment.


Under the general guidance of the Senior Human Resources Officer and the direct supervision of the Human Resources Officer, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities:

  • Participate in and provide support to WRs and Polio Managers on HR planning as per AFRO Polio strategic plan; work with hiring managers to develop and review HR plans and budgets, and prioritize critical workforce needs;
  • Perform HR roles related to pre-recruitment, recruitment and selection processes, in line with the harmonized selection policies, leading to timely sourcing, selection and placement of required talent. Initiates transparent and competitive centralized recruitment and selection processes in Stellis (review of job descriptions, provision of input to job classification process, vacancy announcement, longlisting, shortlisting, interviews and step determination); support the onboarding and end of assignment formalities and processes for staff and non-staff. Liaise with county offices, the Global Service Centre, the HR department on all aspects of recruitment, contractual and staffing actions;
  • Monitor and follow up recruitment process and implementation across the board
  • Inform staff and supervisors on WHO Staff Rules and Regulations, HR policies and procedures, administration of entitlements, duties, responsibilities, code of conduct and performance management and career development;
  • Compile and analyze data and use it to generate/provide reports, trends and information required for strategic decision making by managers;
  • Brief newly recruited staff on employment conditions and entitlements; guide them on their contractual status and attend to all queries related to the onboarding process including organizing orientation sessions;
  • Perform any other related duties as required.



Essential: University degree in human resources/personnel management, public or business administration, law or social sciences, or any other related field.

Desirable: Specialised Training in human resources management/Personnel management or industrial relations.


Essential: At least 2 years of experience in Human Resource management.

Desirable: Experience in HR Operations within the UN System


  • Sound knowledge of computer applications. Knowledge of automated personnel systems.

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Excellent knowledge of English or French
Desirable: A good working knowledge of the other UN language.


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