HR Officer - Tenders Global

HR Officer

World Health Organization




The Department of Human Resources and Talent Management (HRT) is responsible for providing a sound, well managed, responsive and efficient organization-wide Human Resources Management strategy and global HR advisory services which support the work of WHO and its member states, encompassing, but not limited to: HR Policy Development, Organizational Design and Job Classification, Talent Management (including Succession Planning, Global staffing, Career Development and Training, Rotation and Mobility), application of the UN Common system’s Compensation and Benefits, HR Legal Advisory Services, Administration of Justice, Global Staff management relations, representation of WHO in inter-agency UN Common System HR initiatives. The immediate programme ensures the efficient management of all aspects of HR planning and selection services at headquarters, including rotation and reassignment of staff for all headquarters-based programmes and operations. Being a source of authoritative advice on practical HR planning and recruitment-related functions in particular, the programme functions as a one-stop-shop for all selection and recruitment related issues.

The incumbent will have some or all of the following assigned duties:

Recruitment and selection, Outreach and Rostering:

  • Contributes to the efficient management of filling vacancy positions in line with established selection and recruitment policies and procedures.
  • Acts as a focal point for hiring managers and administrative officers/assistants on outreach, talent acquisition and recruitment activities, both staff and non-staff.
  • Participates in the administration of selection procedures for fixed-term and temporary staff.
  • Contributes to the organization of timely selection panels and serves as an HR Representative on selection panels and ensuring compliant process, adherence to confidentiality and emphasis on a transparent, consistent processes and on promoting organizational diversity and mobility policies as an organizational priority.
  • Drafts and reviews vacancy announcements for consistency and adherence to the Organization’s policies, develop and review screening questions in close collaboration with the hiring manager.
  • Screens and assesses applications, ensuring that only candidates who meet the minimum requirements are long/short-listed.
  • Prepares and reviews interview questions, proposed presentation tasks, technical questions and tests proposed by the hiring manager for appropriateness and relevance to the position description.
  • Reviews proposed long/shortlists to ensure that the evaluation criteria are in line with the vacancy announcement and advises the hiring manager and panel members on any inconsistencies.
  • Contributes to the development of new recruitment tools to rate applicants in line with the WHO competency framework.
  • Participates in the drafting of selection reports ensuring that all steps of the process are well documented, and the selection file is compliant with the Organization’s policies.
  • Maintains various recruitment staff and non-staff rosters and ensures data is up-to-date to timely selection of successfully rostered candidates.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • A first level university degree in human resources management, public or business administration, or other related fields.


  • At least two years of experience in the professional field of human resources management of which at least one year must be in conducting selection and recruitment processes.


  • Knowledge of human resources management practices, with a focus on outreach, screening, recruitment and competency-based interview techniques. 
  • Good skills in Excel PowerPoint and other office packages.
  • Knowledge of latest IT based recruitment systems. 
  • Knowledge of other international organizations’ practices in areas of talent acquisition would be an advantage.
  • Good skills in ERF’ systems

Language Skills;

  • Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Local Language(Urdu).





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