HR Assistant at WHO, Pretoria, South Africa

Deadline: 3 January 2019

World Health Organization (WHO) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of HR Assistant in Pretoria, South Africa. The duration of this post is 2 years.

The objective of the Human Resources Unit is to deliver the new HR service model in an efficient and timely manner.

The primary role of WHO is to direct and coordinate international health within the United Nations system.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The HR Assistant will perform the following functions:

  • Provide relevant HR information and initiate transactions in the Global Management System (GSM) in the following areas:
    • Initiate position actions (Position classification and reclassification actions).
    • Initiate Hiring and staffing actions and hiring of consultants through the Procurement module.
    • Contract Management (appointments, extension of appointments, separation actions) changes in status actions.
    • Advise on possible reasons of HRAP rejection.
    • 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).
  • Provide advice on position descriptions and ensure all positions are updated and properly classified in the Global Management System (GSM).
  • Perform any other relate dduties/responsibilities as required.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Completion of secondary school or equivalent,and training in personnel/human resources management.
  • At least 8 years of experience in administrative positions, preferably in WHO in functions encompassing personnel matters.
  • Experience in interpreting personnel rules and procedures as well as administration of staff entitlements.
  • An in depth knowledge of WHO Rules and Regulations, WHO Manual, and experience or knowledge of staff entitlements highly desirable.
  • Expert knowledge of English.
  • Intermediate knowledge of French.
  • Nationality of South Africa.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WHO.

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