United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Jobs – Human Resource Assistant – World Health Organisation (WHO)

Job Title:  Human Resource Assistant (UN Volunteer Jobs)

Organisation: United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Placement Organization: World Health Organisation (WHO)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda


About US:

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. We work with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well-supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and reports to the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board.


About WHO:

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system.  WHO is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.


The WHO’s mandate seeks and includes working worldwide to promote health, keeping the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. It advocates that a billion more people should have: universal health care coverage, engagement with the monitoring of public health risks, coordinating responses to health emergencies, and promoting health and well-being. It provides technical assistance to countries, sets international health standards, and collects data on global health issues.


Job Summary:  Under direct supervision of the Human Resource Officer and the Operations Officer, the incumbent will work closely with Management, to perform a cross-section of all Human Resource related aspects within the jurisdiction of the area office.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Providing relevant HR information and initiating transactions in Global Management System 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, separation actions for a 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 back up to the team members in similar or different positions within the Country Management Support Units (CSU).

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the United Nations Volunteers job should have completed Secondary education
  • Area(s) of expertise: Administration, Communication, Human resources
  • At least three years of experience in Human Resources management/ support with sound knowledge of HR rules, regulation, procedures, and practices as related to the work.
  • Experience in other areas such as data management, HR systems, employee engagement and HR support in emergencies would be an asset.
  • Training in Oracle-based or other ERP systems an asset.
  • Experience in the use of word processing facilities to create, edit and format documents; spreadsheet and visual presentation software; e-mail and scheduling software to improve communications both internally and externally; Oracle/GSM for administrative matters.
  • Age: 27 – 80 years
  • Languages: English, Level: Fluent, Required


Competencies and values

  • Communicating in a credible and effective way
  • Producing results
  • Fosters integration and teamwork


Functional Knowledge and Skills: –

  • 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 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.


How to Apply:

All candidates are encouraged to apply online through the World Health Organization career portal at the link below.


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Deadline: 9th August 2023


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Date Posted 2023-08-01
Valid Through 2023-08-09
Employment Type FULL_TIME
Hiring Organization World Health Organisation (WHO)
Job Location Kampala, Kampala, Kampala, 0256, Uganda