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HR Officer

Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
  • Grade: NO-A, National Professional Officer - Locally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-28

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The WHO Global Service Centre (GSC) provides administrative services to all staff and all WHO offices and partner entities worldwide in respect of human resources, payroll, procurement, accounts payable and support of specific corporate IT applications. The aim of this Centre is to serve as the global platform for the swift and reliable delivery of a comprehensive array of products and services covering all these fields. The Global Human Resources (GHR) team within the GSC focuses on the execution of HR Operations in a reliable, efficient, and consistent manner and to serve as a one-stop-shop for all staff in WHO and partner agencies.


As one of the HR Officers within the Global Human Resources (GHR) Team, and under the direct supervision of a Human Resources Officer/Manager, the incumbent will lead a sub-unit within GHR. He/she will provide guidance and advice to the team members in contract issuance and maintenance as well as in administration of specific entitlements. He/she will also provide support to developmental activities to improve performance where necessary.

The duties to be performed by the incumbent will cover, but are not limited to the following:

- Provide a variety of specialized HR Operations in the areas of contract or entitlements administration, including verification of letters and other official documents, and authorization of entitlements (within the delegated authority);

- Support the supervisor in setting and monitoring objectives and priorities for the sub-team;

- Plan and organize the work of the sub-team;

- Ensure that HR Operations are correctly implemented in the Global Management System (GSM);

- Motivate team members to provide high-quality, client-oriented services;

- Monitor compliance with the Service Level Agreements (SLAs) and Special Operations Procedures (SOPs) and draw attention to deviations and errors so that corrective actions can be taken;

- Provide guidance and train team members on the correct application of rules and in the processing of HR Operations, encouraging them to bring to his/ her attention any complex cases and/or issues;

- Evaluate performance of team members and provide regular feedback;

- Bring to the attention of the supervisor cases that warrant special attention or detailed analysis;

- Prepare background information and a recommendation to facilitate the decision making process;

- Propose process improvements as necessary;

- Provide guidance to clients on correct application of Staff Rules, HR policies and procedures;

- Provide effective support to GSM users on HR Modules;

- Assist the supervisor in GSM/Technical/System Management and GSM Quality Assurance;

- Perform other duties as required.




- University degree from a recognized university with specialization in Human Resources Management, business administration, behavioral sciences or any other related field.



- A minimum of one year of relevant experience in the area of human resources operations/administration in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.

- Experience in leading a team.

- Experience in the application of HR policies and procedures.

- Experience in working in a Shared Service Centre.

- Experience in Oracle or another ERP system such as SAP or People Soft



- Knowledge of HR management concepts and applications in a larger Organizational context;

- Ability to lead and motivate a group of team members to achieve the unit's goal;

- Ability to work under pressure and prioritize the workload;

- Ability to multi-task while paying attention to detail;

- Sound judgment, integrity and tact when dealing with others;

- Ability to plan and manage projects;

- Good analytical and general organizational skills;

- Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;

- Able to impart knowledge to others.


- Ability to identify issues, conduct rigorous research, and make conclusions and recommendations;

WHO Competencies

  1. Teamwork
  2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  3. Communication
  4. Ensuring the effective use of resources
  5. Producing results
  6. Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills


- Expert knowledge of English.

- Intermediate knowledge of French.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at MYR 96,606 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.


  • This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level including those of a temporary nature.
  • 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: 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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
  • This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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