Human Resources Officer

  • Full Time
  • Temporary
  • Congo

World Health Organization

Roster Human Resources Officer – (2303881)
Grade: P2
Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days): One (01) year
Job Posting: Apr 26, 2023, 2:42:18 PM
Closing Date: May 17, 2023, 3:44:00 AM
Primary Location: Congo-Brazzaville
Organization: AF/GMC General Management and Coordination
Schedule: Full-time

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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 2200 fixed and short term staff members in the region.


Under the general guidance of the Senior Human Resources Officer and the direct supervision of the Human Resources Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties in the context of the portfolio of activities within his/her responsibility: Manage a range of issues related to staff contract management and processing including monitoring appropriate use of various types of contracts in consultation with HR Specialist, Administrative Law Officer; Leads the advocacy for the implementation, monitoring and contract compliance; Interact with Managers to identify contract related issues and propose proactive solutions in a timely manner; Develop checklists and tools for contracts. Create a repository reference where all information on contracts can be found easily by staff and managers; Manage staff separations in compliance with proper rules and procedures; Provide Support/Advise to Management on interpretation of new contract and separation guidelines and policies; Provide guidance to staff on staff entitlements and benefits. Serve as a resource person for induction workshops for new staff in these areas; Respond to queries related to staff entitlements and benefits; Responsible for maintenance of HR data records, management and reporting.



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



Essential: At least 2 years of experience in Human Resource management.
Desirable: Experience in HR Operations within the UN System.

Functional Knowledge and Skills

  • Describe the essential knowledge and the skills specific to the position
    A thorough knowledge of human resources principles and practices. Excellent knowledge of contract management. Knowledge of staff Benefits and Entitlements. Ability to draft correspondence clearly and concisely.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Knowing and managing yourself
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Excellent knowledge of English or French and working knowledge of the other.

The above language requirements are interchangeable.

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 50,377 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


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  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
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