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Regional Human Resources and Talent Manager

Brazzaville (Congo Republic)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Brazzaville (Congo Republic)
  • Grade: P-6, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-12

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The objectives of the Human Resources and Talent Management Unit are to carry out in an efficient and timely manner, for the WHO Regional Office for Africa (AFR) and offices and sub/offices in 47 countries in the African region, all activities related to both strategic and operational workforce planning, staff/management relations, the development, implementation and assessment of integrated talent management strategies and practices that support the achievements of short, medium and long-term objectives as set out in the MTSP and operational work plans.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

The purpose of the Regional Human Resources and Talent Manager position is to provide leadership for the Human Resource and Talent Management Function in the African Region, that enables the Organization to optimally plan its workforce (currently approx. 2700 people), to acquire, engage, develop, deploy and retain the talents needed to deliver public health outcomes agreed to and/or expected by Members States and other stakeholders. The incumbent supports managers to build a high-quality and engaged workforce and staff to develop in a highly stimulating and motivating workplace.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

Organizational architect - The Regional Human Resources and Talent Manager will coordinate the organizational development-related activities in the African Region. The incumbent will also act as a key advisor to the Regional Director in developing and implementing his/her vision, long term strategic goals, policies and systems to meet the Region's current and future staffing needs. Workforce Strategist - The Regional Human Resources and Talent Manager will assist managers in the Regional Office, the Inter-Country Supports Teams, WHO hubs and the WHO Country Offices to translate their business strategies into people strategies and relevant HR actions, in order to build a workforce capable of delivering tangible results related to strategic objectives. Talent Advisor - The Regional Human Resources and Talent Manager will develop and drive recruitment strategies, outreach, talent management programmes, succession plans and standards that ensure a robust selection process. The incumbent will be the source of authoritative advice on recruitment-related functions, represent the Region at inter-agency, international and national meetings as and when appropriate and provide advice on talent acquisition opportunities, practices and policies to managers, staff members, potential candidates, officials from Members States, donors and other external stakeholders. Organizational learning and Performance Catalyst - Through effective communication, mentoring, coaching and staff development, the Regional Human Resources and Talent Manager will build strong partnerships with the Regional Office's Senior Management, Coordinators of Inter-Country Supports Teams, Hub Managers and WRs and their teams, in order to create a positive attitude to people issues, and to increase organizational capabilities and performances. The incumbent will ensure that the staff performance management system is understood and, fairly, timely and uniformly implemented across the Region. He/she will also lead regional initiatives on staff development and learning strategies and programmes, in conjunction with senior management and counterparts at WHO/HQ, in order to expose staff across the African Region to best thinking and available best practices. HR Services Delivery Owner - In the context of the Global Management System (GSM), the Regional Human Resources and Talent Manager will manage HR operations for the African Region, in collaboration with the Global Service Center. Through the HR teams in the Regional Office and the Country Support Center, the incumbent will plan, direct, assess, monitor and coordinate the provision of HR services (including staff occupational health) to managers and staff across the Region. Compliance Regulator - In the context of a model based on decentralized administrative functions to managers and the use of GSM, the Regional Human Resources and Talent Manager will provide consistent administrative oversight on HR-related issues across the Region, in accordance with the Organization's Policies, Rules and regulations. The incumbent will also coordinate legal matters related to human resources, in collaboration with the Human Resources and Talent Management Department and the Office of the Legal Counsel at WHO/HQ, and will be responsible for industrial relations. In this regard, he/she will be a partner of the Staff Association. HR Transformation Guide - The Regional Human Resources and Talent Manager will develop and lead the implementation of new approaches, working methods, refined processes and programmes needed to support new ways of working and a paradigm shift that enables the HR team to create efficiency and add real value for business clients and staff.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: Advanced university degree in human resources management or industrial relations or public/business administration, or law or other related areas.

Desirable: A highest level academic background (at Ph.D. level) or specialized post-graduate training or professional certification.

Experience

Essential: At least 15 years of relevant and progressive experience in people management issues, including at least 5 years working in managerial position.

Desirable: Relevant experience in developing countries, and experience in working in an HR capacity in the private sector and within the UN System.

Skills

Excellent knowledge of human resources management theories and practices; best approaches in talent management; strong abilities in strategic thinking and formulation of Strategies and Concepts; ability to persuade and influence Business Clients and Staff, and to lead, motivate and empower team members.

Excellent knowledge of human resources management theories and practices; best approaches in talent management; strong abilities in strategic thinking and formulation of Strategies and Concepts; ability to persuade and influence Business Clients and Staff, and to lead, motivate and empower team members.

WHO Competencies

  1. Teamwork
  2. Respecting and Promoting individual and cultural differences
  3. Communication
  4. Moving forward in a changing environment

5. Promoting innovation and organizational learning

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Excellent knowledge of French or English with a good working knowledge of the other.
Desirable: Knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset.

REMUNERATION

WHO offers staff in the Professional Category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at 96,865 US Dollars (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

· 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://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.

· For information on WHO's operations please visit: http://www.who.int.

· WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

· 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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