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Technical Officer (HR & Service Procurement)

Dhaka (Bangladesh)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Dhaka (Bangladesh)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Procurement
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-17

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The objective of the Progrmame is to deliver WHO corefunctions at the country level, with particular focus of the Organization'sdirecting and coordinating role for international work. Within this framework, activities includesupport to the Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation ofnational health policies, strategies and plans, and development and managementof WHO technical cooperation progammres at the country level. The immediate objective to lead a team ofnational staff and manage the HR programme for WCO-Bangladesh. This wouldinclude providing training and monitoring staff performance management andstaff learning and development, carrying out recruitments and other staffingand HR actions by liaising with the concerned authorities in the RegionalOffice as well as GSC, initiating and managing all APW, Consultant and SSA contracts, and performing all other tasks required for human resource andservice procurement management in the Country Office.


Specific duties to be carried out by the incumbent are as follows:

  1. Support to performance management and staff development:
  1. monitor, facilitate and follow up on the compliance of the performance appraisals for measuring against the KPIs and reporting;
  2. b-problem solving on related matters as required;
  3. c-prepare appropriate reports to management;
  4. d-monitor status of the training implementation plan and provide feedback to recommend actions as needed.
  1. Recruitment :

  1. support in writing effective position descriptions as per directions; assist in organizing short-term recruitment processes including: creation of positions, classification, review of vacancy notices, screening of candidates CVs, tests, interviews and drafting selection reports;
  2. interface with the Human Resources Management (HRM), Planning Unit (PPC) and Budget Units at WHO-SEARO and Global Service Centre as needed to follow up on recruitments and contract renewals in a timely manner;
  3. coordinate induction training for staff by the key Units in the Office including Management Unit.
  1. Contracts :

  1. management and entitlements: keep track of the contract status of all staff; alert managers on required decisions and follow up as needed;

  1. facilitate all actions related to contract management such as appointments, confirmations, extensions, separations and management of entitlements with Personnel and HR Units in WHO-SEARO and the Global Service Centre, technical units and others as required;
  2. prepare regular and periodic HR reports for management decisions and monitor actions taken.
  3. Assist in planning, drafting ToRs and recruitment of personnel for SSA and Consultant contracts as required;
  4. Assist in preparing and implementation of policy changes, as required, for such non-staff contracts;
  5. Monitoring and reporting on SSA and Consultant contracts.
  6. Support to management of service procurements (APWs) of all technical programmes for the Country Office by doing the following:.
  1. Assisting Technical Units to prepareservice procurement (APW) proposals for implementation;
  2. Monitoring and routinely reporting the status of the implementation of all APWs and TSAs,
  3. Support CCRC meetings and other meetings to negotiate terms and prices and resolution of problems with vendors,etc. as required by documenting decisions related to APWs,
  4. Following up and resolving problems inoff-line and GSM approval process during implementation of APWs and TSAs without loss of time.

  1. General HR Admin:
  1. provide back-up for the Administrative Officer as needed;
  2. draft HR related communications, status reports, updates, position descriptions, terms of references, organogram updates, memos for the HR Unit in WCO,

5. Any other tasked assigned by the supervisor.

6. Submit an assignment report at the end of assignment (mandatory).



Essential: University degree in human resources management, public or business administration, law or other relevant social sciences.
Desirable: Masters degree in human resources management, public or business administration, law or other relevant fields.


Essential: At least two years' experience in human resourcesmanagement and in managing service contracts at international level.

Desirable: -Good knowledge and understanding of WHO policies and practices particularly in the area of recruitment and selection, performance management, staff development and HR contract/entitlements administration and in managing service procurements. -Experience in supporting grant project and portfolio teams and professionals. -Some experience working in the areas of performance management, staff development and staff entitlements of the UN system of organizations.


Ability to lead a team dealing with HR and Procurement works and liaise with all Units in an Office.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Producing results
Ensuring the effective use of resources

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


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 48,805 (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 1777 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.
  • The written test for shortlisted candidates will be tentatively be held in week starting 4 October 2021– 8 October 2021. Candidates are advised to make themselves available during that period
  • 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.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • 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: 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.
  • For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.

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