Human Resources Assistant

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This is a G-5 contract. This kind of contract is known as General Service and related categories. It is normally only for nationals. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be more than 3,727 USD.

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The role of the Division of Business Operations (BOS) ensures the productivity and transparency of the technical programmes and the implementation of the EPW. BOS oversees budgetary and financial accountability with a risk-based approach to support the management of entrusted resources with close attention to value-for-money principles. BOS implements projects to improve Euro’s productivity and ensure financial sustainability of the region's structures; develop a client-oriented culture among the enabling services; strengthen Country Office capacities; and drive strategic initiatives to enhance staff motivation and productivity. BOS strives to strengthen the capacity of the Regional Office to react in an agile way to external and internal changes. The purpose of the Human Resources and Talent Management (HRT) unit is to partner with the business adding value to the business process and work of EURO through the provision of tactical and operational advice to staff and managers on workforce planning; Policy & procedural guidance - Efficient and effective sourcing, recruitment & management of human resources; performance management compliance and advice to influence and promote a culture of continuous performance and ensure that mechanisms for a more inclusive, relevant and supportive performance culture; occupational health and related supports including the staff physician.


To provide a range of human resources administrative assistance in support of the day-to-day activities of the Unit, with a focus on background checks, selections, recruitment, roster management, and onboarding.

Key duties:

1. Assist the responsible Officer(s) and Associate(s) in activities and processes related to the recruitment of Fixed-term and Temporary staff (all categories), and Consultants:

a. Drafts and ensures accuracy of vacancy notices and posts them on the Intra/Internet, via standard distribution. Drafts appropriate screening questions, based on the existing job description.

b. Generates preliminary screening of applicants based on agreed criteria; generates spreadsheets using the on-line recruitment system to facilitate review by the HR officer, hiring manager and subsequent selection panels.

c. Ensures all arrangements for interviewing and testing of prospective staff including preparing recruitment panel files, scheduling interviews, arranging for video conferencing facilities and monitoring offsetting.

d. Conducts reference searches and other background checks, such as e.g. Clear Check;

e. Initiates preliminary version of selection panel reports (by inserting posting and screening information) and prepares selection background for submission to approving authority.

2. Provides assistance to staff members and/or applicants under selection or under reassignment and ensures that support and accurate and complete information is provided in a timely manner.

3. Upon request from the responsible Officer(s) and Associates, liaises with the Global Service Centre to provide information and obtain clarification on specific staffing cases, particularly in relation to queries from candidates on entitlements and benefits, and during the on-boarding and separation processes.

4. Maintains an updated and efficient tracking system to ensure cases are efficiently managed within the allocated timeframe and in the most effective way; maintains all necessary records, databases and statistics to allow comprehensive filing, tracking and analysis.

5. Drafts reports and messages; prepares formal Correspondence to both staff members and managers.

6. Organizes meetings, teleconferences, and selection panels, including all related logistics; ensure completeness of all documentation and information for the meeting.7. Acts as the focal point for Clear Check. 8. Perform all other related duties as assigned.



Essential: Completion of secondary school or equivalent. Desirable: Relevant higher education.


Essential: At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources and/or the secretarial/administrative field. Desirable: Experience in an international environment or institution. Relevant experience in WHO or in the UN.


Demonstrated excellent communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge of human resources. Ability to identify and manage one's own emotions, aswell as helping others to do the same.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Knowing and managing yourself Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French,Russian,German.


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 DKK 325,785 (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.

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  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

  • WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.

  • 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 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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