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Business Analyst (Core HR, Benefits, Entitlements), Business Management System (BMS)/Next Generation GSM Project

Geneva (United States of America)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Geneva (United States of America)
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Sustainable trade and development
    • Human Resources
    • Sustainable Business Development
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Border and Customs
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-23

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The Department of Information Management and Technology (IMT) has an operational and strategic role. On the one hand, the Department provides relevant, quality, reliable, and cost-effective IT services for the Organization to achieve its health mandate. On the other hand, it aims to be a strategic enabler for WHO by creating partnerships with business units (administrative and health technical), capturing business needs, establishing and managing projects to address these requirements.

WHO current version of Oracle EBS (12.1.3) and some of its allied systems will have to be replaced as soon as possible. WHO is reviewing the options of replacing the current EBS on premise solution (GSM) with a cloud SaaS based Best-of-Breed and vertical solution - offering a modern set of tools using standard best practice business processes and cutting-edge technology. A new standard solution with minimum customizations will allow WHO to avail of modern technology including mobile access, artificial intelligence and business process automation.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  1. Business Process Optimization - in the area of Core Human Resources, compensation, benefits and entitlements, and in direct collaboration with the vendor, manage and see-through activities related to the standardization, streamlining and automation of business processes, following business process guiding principles.
  2. Promote, encourage and adopt out-of-the-box (standard product) functionality.
  3. Ensure the realisation and achievement of measured improvements in ERP business operations for human capital management.
  4. Serve as focal point for functionalities related to Core HR, compensation and entitlements, and escalate issues raised by relevant stakeholders.
  5. Define requirements, scope and objectives related in particular to Core HR, compensation and entitlements, including cross-cutting areas of work.
  6. Translate business requirements into ERP solutions.
  7. Perform business systems and workflow analysis, and disseminate business requirement communications.
  8. Play a discernible role in the design and prototype, test scenarios and liaison with Training team for allocated projects.
  9. Collaborate with the IMT team, external consultants, end users and other stakeholders.
  10. Provide timely application support to end users and working with other support groups to establish proper integration of business applications.
  11. Conceive, design and create user guides, training curricula and other pertinent documentation for internal and external partners.
  12. Research, troubleshoot and mitigate transactional and other ERP issues.
  13. Perform other duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: An advanced level university degree (Masters level or above) in Business Administration, Management, Human Resources, Finance, or in another related field.
Desirable:

Experience

Essential:

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in human capital management business area, some of which must be at the international level. Relevant experience must include compensation, benefits and entitlements, master data management and contract administration.
  • Experience in analyzing and capturing requirements for human capital management, including reporting tools.
  • Experience working with end-users and business-area process owners to develop requirements for new and enhanced functionality.
  • Experience in translating user requirements into business requirements.
  • Experience in designing and documenting business processes.
  • Experience working within a team environment across business functions.
  • Practical experience in HR back office environment, including contract administration and benefits and entitlements.
  • Experience in providing HR analytic support and in managing HR information systems, data and reporting.

Desirable:

  • Experience with WHO rules and procedures
  • Experience with WHO computing environment

Skills

Essential:

  • Detailed knowledge of the HR business environment and direct business experience, particularly in Core HR, compensation, benefits, entitlements and contract management.
  • Some knowledge of relevant management and business change techniques such as business process modeling and re-engineering.
  • Ability to prioritize workload in a high pressure and time-constrained environment.
  • Quality focused with excellent attention to detail.
  • Analysis skills, with aptitude/sound judgment for creative problem solving.
  • Positive attitude to learning new skills and adapting to new technologies.
  • Proven ability to solicit, gather, and analyze user input and requirements.
  • Proven ability to document user stories and create to-be process flow diagrams.
  • Proven ability to design and document business processes.
  • Ability to focus on user efficiencies, solving business/customer issues, and ensure data accuracy across the system.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to assess a problem and determine an effective course of action.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams.
  • Excellent customer service skills, including a strong ability to determine customer needs and provide appropriate solutions.

Desirable

  • Project Management expertise (Prince 2. PMI or equivalent)
  • Training in Business modeling methodology (BPMN 2.0) or equivalent
  • Knowledge of PMCoE framework and tools
  • Knowledge of ISTM Service management best practices

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Moving forward in a changing environment
  • Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.

REMUNERATION

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 74,913 (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 5450 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • This selection may be subject to special recruitment procedures. Further details of these procedures shall be made available upon request to HQ_bos_recruitment@who.int.
  • This requisition may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level in different locations and for different contract types. 
  • The location of positions may change either before the final selection decision or during the course of an assignment based on business needs. 
  • The GSM Next Generation project is time-limited. (Selected internal candidates who already hold fixed-term or continuing appointments at the time of selection to the GSM Next Generation project will be reassigned at the end of this project.)
  • 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://www.whed.net/. 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://www.who.int.
  • 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://www.who.int/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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