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HR Specialist (Administrative Law) (multiple positions)

Budapest

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : Within the Human Resources Management Department, the Human Resources Policy and Administration of Justice unit (HPJ) is responsible for the development of WHO's human resource management policies reflecting organizational needs and best practice. HPJ also provides advisory services to the Organization, with a view to ensuring consistent and equitable policy application. In the immediate area of work, the sub-unit provides advisory services and legal input in order to ensure the consistent and equitable application of the Organization's human resources policies, procedures and activities.The HR Specialist (Administrative Law) is to provide legal support in the operation and implementation of legally sound, fair and effective human resources management across all three levels of the Organization, particularly with respect to the Administration's response to requests for administrative review and appeals before the Global Board of Appeal, and in the development and application of human resources polices, processes and statutory provisions. Description of duties: Specifically the incumbent:1. Prepares the Organization's response to: i. requests for Administrative Review; and ii. Appeals to the Global Board of Appeal (GBA). In this area of responsibility, the incumbent:i. Reviews the applicability of legal precedents from the ILOAT jurisprudence, and related case law from the GBA (and former Headquarters Board of Appeal), on the implementation of the Organization's policies and procedures, and conducts other legal research to provide input on proposed legal actions. ii. Reviews complex issues to determine compliance by the Organization to its rules and procedures, mitigating the risks and benefits to the Organization in pursuing alternative mechanisms for the settlement of issues, providing guidance for the resolution of claims, representing the Organization in negotiations with staff members or their representatives with a view to resolving issues under review. 2. Provides input on the implementation and application of the Organization's Staff Regulations and Staff Rules and related human resources policies across the three levels of the Organization.3. Contributes to the development and revision of Staff Regulations and Staff Rules, eManual provisions and other information or regulatory tools, in order to reflect changes in the Organization's statutory and policy framework. 4. As requested, attends conferences and meetings on behalf of WHO/HRD related to human resources and legal issues and reports back to WHO/HRD on critical developments.5. Works in other areas of human resources and performs all other related duties as required. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education:Essential:A university degree in Law.Desirable:An advanced university degree in Law or Human Resources Management.Admittance to Bar of a Member State or an equivalent qualification to practice law in a Member State.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 these will be reviewed individually. Skills: Knowledge of the general principles of law, and their unique application in international organizations; ability to instil confidence, negotiate, and persuade both senior management and staff; analytical skills, effective communication skills to present information clearly and logically (including legal issues and impacts of policies to non-lawyers) orally and in writing; ability to develop innovative solutions which are fair to staff and support managerial responsibilities; interpersonal skills to work with people across the Organization, including in the regions; tact and high degree of discretion and confidentiality; ability to provide leadership and also work in team settings. Knowledge of human resources management theories and principles of staff management an advantage.Knowledge of WHO's internal justice system is an asset.Other skills:Good knowledge and application of commonly used software applications.WHO competencies:Communicating in a credible and effective wayMoving forward in a changing environmentFostering integration and teamworkProducing resultsRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Experience: Essential:At least five years' experience in the application of legal principles and concepts, and in the analysis and application of rules and regulations. Experience in grievance and appeals systems, and in an international setting and multicultural environment.Desirable:Experience in the management of human resources an asset. Languages: Essential:Expert knowledge of English.Desirable:Intermediate knowledge of French and another official UN language. Additional Information: WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel, education grant for dependent children, pension plan and medical insurance. Please visit the following websites for detailed information on working with WHO:http://www.who.int (To learn more about WHO's operations )http://icsc.un.org Click on: Quick Links > Salary Scales > by dateCandidates 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.This vacancy is published in English only. Post Adjustment: 19.9 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation. This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level. A written test may be used as a form of screening Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures. All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. WHO is committed to workforce diversity. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. Currently accepting applications
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  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Budapest
  • Grade: P-3, International Professional - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Human Resources
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-06-17
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