Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
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.
PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
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.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
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:
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
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Excellent knowledge of English or French
Desirable: A good working knowledge of the other UN language.