HR Officer – (2209907)

HR Officer – (2209907);- Objectives of The Programme, Country Management Support Units (CSU) have been established in the organizational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures ,rules and regulations on all administrative and human resources ¬†matters and transactions in the context of an enterprise resource Planning (ERP) system…

Purpose Of the Position

Provide administrative human resources support to the WHO country office, the IVE programme and other substantive unit teams at the WHO country office in Nigeria, verify that all operations related to recruitment processing, job identification, contract extensions or renewals, among others, are correct and in accordance with the WHO Staff Rules and Manual.

Description of Duties

The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Meet the administrative and operational requirements inherent in all formalities for the selection and recruitment of staff members holding fixed-term or short-term appointments in the professional and General Service categories, including the drafting of vacancy announcements; advise and assist technical staff in preparing selection submissions for approval; ensure that all arrangements for interviews and testing of potential personnel are properly made; oversee the recruitment process and the selection process.
  • Carry out pre-recruitment and integration formalities in a timely manner and in accordance with rules and regulations.
  • Review job descriptions for new, vacant or revised positions against existing job descriptions; Determine changes to job descriptions, bringing major changes to the attention of the Human Resources Manager. Review requests for reclassification of Posts in the General Service category and prepare the required background documentation for the human resources officer to take action.
  • Serve as the focal point for staff training and development activities and programmes, initiating and coordinating training, guidance and briefings for staff serving at the WHO country office in Nigeria.
  • Update information on all staff members, as well as information on types of appointments and duty stations on a monthly basis to ensure accuracy of information.6.
  • Initiate timely human resources action plans for reassignments, redeployments, redundancies and extensions of short-term appointments and fixed-term appointments at least three months before the expiry date of the appointment, ensuring that staff performance appraisal reports are prepared and that medical advice on suitability is received in a timely manner.
  • Ensure the issuance of administrative documents, such as identification cards. Assist all staff in completing BSTF and ASITF training, and maintain the roster of staff at the UN clinic. Performs all other related duties and responsibilities as required by the service.
Required profile for job ad : HR Officer – (2209907)Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration or human resources management.
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  • A postgraduate degree in business administration or human resources management


  • At least one year of experience in human resources management.


  • Work experience at WHO or other work experience would be an asset.

Use of Language Skills

  • An excellent knowledge of English.


  • Working knowledge of local languages, knowledge of French or another UN language.

Functional Knowledge and Skills

  • An ability to be familiar with WHO rules, regulations and procedures, particularly in the area of recruitment. Computer literacy, particularly mastery of MS Word, MS Excel and skills in the Global Management System environment and in reporting.
  • An ability to build and maintain good relationships with people of different nationalities at different levels.

WHO Competencies

  • Foster integration and teamwork
  • Respect and promote individual and cultural differences
  • Communicate credibly and effectively
  • Producing results
  • Moving forward in a changing environment

Other Skills (e.g. IT)

  • Knowledge of office automation software.

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.
Job criteria for job ad : HR Officer – (2209907)
Job category :
HR, training
Industries :
Associative activities
Services other
Social, public and human services
Employment type :
Fixed-term contract
Region :
Dar es Salaam
Experience level :
Less than 2 years
Educational level :
Number of Position(s) : 1