Human Resources Officer, Amman, Jordan 316 views

Human Resources Officer

( 1905315 )

Grade : P4

Contractual Arrangement : Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract duration : 1 Year (subject to availability of funds, satisfactory performance and continuing need for the position)

Job Posting: Nov 19, 2019, 11:02:15 AM

To ensure that effective WHO country presence is established to implement WHO country cooperation strategies that are aligned with Member State’s health and development agendas, and harmonized with the United Nations country teams.


  • Provide specialized advice and expertise to the Head of Country Office in respect to human resources and work force planning for the Office and manage and supervise the HR unit ensuring that the HR team functions, transparently, efficiently and effectively.
  • In liaison and consultation with HR headquarters and the regional office develop new or adapt existing policies and procedures in the area of HR relevant for the field level.
  • Provide advice on interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules; advise on benefits and entitlements for staff on the basis of contractual status; advise and counsels staff in respect of responsibilities, code of conduct as well as rights.
  • Coordinate and manage recruitment and outreach of local staff.
  • Oversee HR planning, staffing and position management of the office and serve as focal point for the implementation and monitoring of the WHO ‘s ERP system with respect to its HR- component.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance across the office on the timely implementation of the performance appraisal system.
  • Develop and provide training/orientation programmes in HR operation at country level.
  • Counsel staff members about career and talent development opportunities and needs.
  • Provide HR advice and guidance in the programme and budget development process of the Office.
  • Act as focal point for the continuous dialogue between the management and staff representatives.
  • Represent WHO at meetings and participate in the salary surveys, DSA/cost of living surveys and provide feedback to counterparts at the regional office and headquarters.



  • Essential: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources management, business or public administration, law, social science, education or related field.
  • Desirable: Knowledge of HR policies and practices in the UN Common System.


  • Essential: At least seven years of combined national and international progressively responsible professional experience in human resources management including selection and recruitment, contract administration and entitlements.

Experience in the strategic and operational application of human resources management policies/practices and knowledge and in particular the staff selection process, talent management and administration of benefits and entitlements is essential.


  • Sound Knowledge of human resources management policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in the country office setting.
  • Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.
  • Proven experience to demonstrate professional competence and mastery of key HR subject matters.
  • Excellent drafting and communication skills.
  • Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
  • Team spirit and team leadership skills and time management skills.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork.
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences.
  • Communication.
  • Creating an empowering and motivating environment.

Use of Language Skills

  • Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
  • Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 72,637 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2760 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


  • 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.
  • Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
  • For information on WHO’s operations please visit:
  • 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.
  • WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
  • Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

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