Human Resources Officer, Manila, Philippines, Manila, Philippines (P-3)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Manila, Philippines, Philippines
2d ago
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Human Resources Officer

Grade : P3

Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointment

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : Two years

Job Posting : Mar 17, 2021, 3 : 44 : 32 AM

The Administration and Finance Division provides administrative and financial services to all the regional activities and programmes to facilitate the achievement of WHO objectives.

The Human Resources Management Unit provides effective HR management support and services to the Region's technical programmes.


Under the supervision of the Regional Human Resources Manager (RHRM), the incumbent implements all activities related to the HR reform across the three HR reform pillars : (1) Attracting Talent, (2) Retaining Talent and (3) Enabling Work Environment.

Attracting Talent

  • Supports the coordination of recruitment and selection processes. Monitors trends in workforce planning and recruitment activities and provides analysis on competitive selection, geographical distribution, gender monitoring and recruitment turn-around-time to support management.
  • Develops outreach initiatives to improve gender / geographical balance of the workforce in the Western Pacific Region (WPRO);
  • Implements standardized recruitment procedures; monitors turnaround time and service delivery and recommends changes to improve overall services;
  • Implements the employer branding elements to enrich the sourcing channels of suitable candidates; and
  • Keeps abreast and safeguards proper implementation of contractual modalities, including those for non-staff.
  • Retaining Talent

  • Succession Planning : Facilitates workforce planning, succession planning and alignment of staffing structure with the evolving needs of the Organization;
  • Mobility : Supports the implementation of the WPRO and global mobility scheme. Compiles all required data in mobility and rotation.
  • Assists RHRM in coordinating Mobility Review Committee meetings;
  • Performance Management Development System (PMDS) : Provides briefing, monitors, administers and analyzes the PMDS and provides periodic statistics therein.
  • Coordinates, reviews and updates the performance award system.

    Enabling Work Environment

  • Supports the RHRM in fostering and implementing formal and informal mechanisms for resolving employment-related disputes and promoting an ethical, respectful and inclusive work environment.
  • Others :

  • Supervises the day-to-day operations and management of the HR Support and Establishment and Selection Teams.
  • Supports RHRM in the provision of advice and guidance on HR matters to the Regional and Country Offices.
  • Acts as RHRM during his / her absence.



    Essential : University degree in HR management, public or business administration, education, psychology or related fields.

    Desirable : Postgraduate specialization in one of the above fields.


    Essential : Experience in HR management of at least five years. Demonstrated expertise in development and / or implementation of HR policies.

    Desirable : Experience in HR management in an international organization (UN preferred).


  • Thorough knowledge of human resources management principles and practices in a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to structure and articulate complex human resources issues;
  • High sense of responsibility and strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure with conflicting priorities;
  • Strong client focus;
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills;
  • Integrity, tack and discretion in dealing with others;
  • Ability to work harmoniously as a member of a team, adapt to diverse educational and cultural backgrounds and maintain a high standard of personal conduct.
  • Teamwork

    Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

    Setting an example

    Creating an empowering and motivating environment

    Use of Language Skills

    Essential : Expert knowledge of written and spoken English.

    Desirable : Working knowledge of French.


    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 62,120 (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, and currently amounts to USD 2495 per month for the duty station indicated above.

    Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


  • 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 : / / / . Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

  • Any appointment / extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • For information on WHO's operations please visit : http : / /
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO's workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link : http : / / / employment / en / . Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.
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