Human Resources Assistant

Posted 1 year ago

Country Management Support Units (CSUs) have been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules, and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

Description Of Duties

The Human Resources Assistant reports to the Operations Officer, and performs the following GSM duties :-

He/she assists in providing relevant HR information and initiating transactions in GSM in the following areas:
Initiate position actions (Position classification and reclassification actions);
Initiate Hiring and staffing actions, including requesting vacancy notices and hiring of consultants and APWs to individuals through the Procurement module;
Contract Management (appointments, extension of appointments, separation actions) changes in status actions;
Advise on possible reasons of HRAP rejections;
Provide support to Staff in initiating TRs for statutory travels (Processing of staff entitlements);
Provide support to Staff in the use of the staff self-service module (GSM end-users).
Monitoring and Reporting of HR Actions:
Through regular reporting, he/she will monitor transactions initiated, appointments coming to an end and that need to be extended, and separation actions for timely action on the part of managers and staff.
He/she will liaise with HR counterparts in HRM/AFRO and GHR to ensure a proper follow-up on actions initiated at the RSU level;
Leave Administration;
The incumbent will serve as backup to the team members in similar or different positions within the RSU.

Educational Qualifications


Essential: Work requires completion of secondary school. Knowledge of general administrative and HR Policy theory and procedures.

Desirable: Training in UN/HR systems is an advantage. Proven skills in drafting and editing are required.


Essential:- At least 5 years of experience in Human Resources and preferably with several years’ experience in WHO in an administrative cluster to have a sound knowledge of its rules, regulation, procedures and practices as related to the work.

Desirable:- 8 years of experience in Human Resources and preferably with several years’ experience in WHO in an administrative cluster to have a sound knowledge of its rules, regulation, procedures and practices as related to the work.


Sound knowledge of WHO rules, regulations, and procedures especially regarding recruitments Computer literacy especially proficiency in MS Word and MS Excel supplemented by GSM and reporting writing skills. Ability to develop and maintain good relations with people of different nationalities at various levels.

WHO Competencies*

Knowing and managing yourself
2. Producing results
3. Fosters integration and teamwork
Moving forward in a changing environment
Respecting and Promoting individual and cultural differences

Use Of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English language


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at Rands 318,950 (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: 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.
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WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment, and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority, and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment, and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment, or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.
WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
This is a national 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.





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