Executive Associate (Staff Development & Learning), New Delhi, India 195 views

Executive Associate (Staff Development & Learning)

( 1905307 )

Grade : G7

Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointment

Contract duration : Two years

Job Posting: Nov 18, 2019, 11:31:31 AM

Schedule: Full-time


The Department of Administration and Finance is responsible for providing efficient and effective support services to all programmes and activities of the Organization in the South-East Asia Region in respect of human resources management, administration, budget and finance, procurement, conference, IT services, staff security and staff medical services. The objective of HRM unit in SEARO is to recruit the best qualified personnel in a timely manner; deliver effective and efficient HR services to clients in the Regional Office and Country Offices; implement learning programmes which meet staff and organizational needs; promote a culture of staff well-being and development; and guide staff and managers through the provision of expert advice on human resources-related matters.


Under the broad guidance of the Director, Administration and Finance and the direct supervision of the Regional HR Manager (HR), the incumbent performs the following duties:

  • Facilitates implementation of SDL training activities in SEAR including its systematic monitoring and evaluation;
  • Proactively searches for available training opportunities and resources to meet regional learning needs; proposes local training providers, including providing operational support in conducting planned SDL activities for different categories of SEAR Staff;
  • Updates and maintains inventory of training activities undertaken and prepares various reports required by governing bodies including specific reports measuring impact of SDL activities in relation to SDL Workplan Objectives;
  • Guides staff in the development of individual training plans based on job evaluations, office workplans and assists organizing training programmes on HR issues;
  • Coordinates orientation/briefing/debriefing programmes for SEAR staff including monitoring and reporting on the SEARO induction programme;
  • Undertakes initiatives with the guidance of supervisor in popularizing e-platforms like iLearn, Sharepoint;
  • Supports preparation of workplans and budget statements regarding resource requirements for learning and develops appropriate cost-based proposals;
  • Provide administrative support in recruitment of Consultants under non-staff contractual mechanisms and management of the Internship programme in SEAR;
  • Performs any other duties, as required.



  • Essential: Completion of secondary education
  • Desirable: University degree would be an asset. Training/specialization in staff development and learning /human resources management


  • Essential: At least 10 years of experience in administrative work in an International Organization
  • Desirable: Relevant experience in WHO or another UN agency would be an asset.


  • Ability to understand and interpret Staff Regulations and Rules and e-Manual provisions including Administrative procedures. -Understanding of organizational development and human resources management.- Ability to draft reports succinctly and precisely-Ability to interact with staff and external partners

WHO Competencies

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

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


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 INR 1,367,639 (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.
  • Please note applications should be submitted through WHO’s online recruitment portal. Please visit www.who.int/careers to complete an online profile and to apply to this vacancy.
  • A written test may be used as a form of screening.
  • The written test for shortlisted candidates will tentatively be held during the week of 16 December 2019. Candidates are advised to make themselves available during that period.
  • 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: http://www.whed.net/. 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.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
  • 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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