Job ID 116725
Experience 2 Years
Degree Bachelor Degree
Province or State Kabul
Vacancy Number 2307344
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
To ensure that 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
- Ensure full compliance of HR activities with WHO rules and regulations, policies, procedures and strategies; effective implementation of the internal control and functioning of the HR management system.
- Advise 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 (Agreement for Performance of Work (APW), Special Service Agreement (SSA).
- Lead WHO Country Office selection processes including drafting position descriptions establishment of positions in GSM, issuance of vacancy announcements, screening of candidates, interview panels and related activities.
- Develop and manage rosters for local positions.
- Provide orientation programmes and briefing to newcomers.
- Monitor contract’s expiry dates, initiate and follow up on requests for extensions.
- Advise 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.
- Report to the Regional Office on Danger pay, Location verification, Dependency verification and other HR issues as required.
- Act as a liaison between the Regional Office and the WHO Country Office on all HR related matters.
Essential: University degree in human resources management, public or business administration, Law, social science, or related field.
Desirable: Knowledge of HR policies and practices in the UN Common System.
Essential: At least two years’ experience in the field of human resources management services or positions involving HR management in the field and/or emergency response situations.
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.
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Moving forward in a changing environment
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of Dari. Expert knowledge of Pashto.
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 45,101 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
- This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- A written test may be used as a form of screening.
- 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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
- According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
- Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
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- An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
- WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
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- WHO also offers wide range of benefits to staff, including parental leave and attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work-life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully.
- The statutory retirement age for staff appointments is 65 years. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
- This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
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