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HR Assistant

Brazzaville (Congo Republic)

  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Brazzaville (Congo Republic)
  • Grade: GS-5, General Service - No need for Higher Education - Locally recruited position - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-30

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The objectives of the Human Resources 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.


Provides logistical support to the planning and delivery of training through the:--> Administration of learning activities in ilearn--> Creation of WebEx sessions --> Room booking--> Management of attendance in ilearn--> Reporting on attendance and evaluationContributes to the monthly SDL newsletterProvides adhoc ilearn support to staffInitiates SDL related memos in DocuShareBriefs staff of the use of ePMDS on an adhoc basisReports on ePMDS completion at Begin Year, Mid Year and Year End periods of the cycle by Country Office and Regional Office Technical Cluster. Provides ePMDS information to all new staff at the beginning of the probation period by email. Monitors completion of probationary period ePMDS. Submits probationary period ePMDS for approval and confirmation. Provides adhoc information, as requested, on PMDS completion and ratings.Follows up on the granting of WIGIs based on PMDS ratings (including liaising with the GSC and managers Performs other duties as required.



Essential: Completion of secondary school.
Desirable: Specific education in Human Resources and / or Learning and Development


Essential: Five years of experience in Human Resources in a learning and development role or event coordination role with knowledge of general administrative and HR Policy theory and procedures.
Desirable: Experience administering Learning Management Systems


Work requires maintaining up to date knowledge on any changes to Staff Regulations and Rules as well as standard operating procedures. The incumbent is also expected to maintain computer skills including skills expertise in the Global Management System, to the standard of the Organization by self-study or in-house training. Knowledge of WHO rules, regulations, policies and practices would be an asset.

WHO Competencies

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

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Intermediate knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of French.
The above language requirements are interchangeable.


WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at XAF 10,063,000 (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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.
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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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