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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 27 October 2020 Recruitment Completed

Human Resources Officer


Geneva, Switzerland

To be determined

Fixed-term - 2 years

Human Resources (HR) Section, Legal Counsel and Administration (LCA)
Governance Services Department
WMO is committed to achieving diversity and a balanced workforce. Applications are welcome from qualified women and men, including those with disabilities. The statutory retirement age after 1 January 2014 is 65. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.

Under the supervision of the Chief, Human Resources Section, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

- Contribute to the effective working of the Human Resources Section in the areas of talent outreach, learning, and performance management;
- Prepare reports and participate and lead projects on talent outreach and the use of technology in human resources and specifically to learning;
- Identify training and development needs of internal clients and prepare appropriate learning and training plans and/or programmes, including the development of electronic and printed material;
- Carry out surveys, assessment, and feedback analysis to monitor the impact of the learning activities and to evaluate the overall programme effectiveness;
- Organize group trainings and learning activities, either by delivering them personally or by drafting terms of reference for training providers, participating in tender/bidding processes, liaising with training providers and handling administrative details;
- Identify sources for relevant talent and proposes targeted outreach activities;
- Contribute to the development, update and review of organizational policies in relevant fields including the Junior Professional Officer and internship programmes;
- Keep abreast of developments in learning/training, performance management and talent outreach;
- Work with managers and staff to strengthen understanding of the performance management system, with the goal to promote a culture of high performance, continuous learning and development across the Organization;
- Assist managers and staff with understanding and using workforce planning;
- Provide advice on interpretation, application and, where necessary, exceptions of policies, regulations and rules;
- Assist in preparing policy papers, position papers and briefing notes on a variety of human resources issues;
- Carry out other relevant duties, as required.

Master's degree or equivalent in human resources management, business or public administration, social or political sciences, international relations, economics, law, or related area.

A minimum of five years of professional experience in human resources and particularly in the areas of talent outreach, learning and performance management, administration, finance, governance management or related field, preferably in the United Nations system. Experience guiding support staff. Thorough knowledge in various areas of human resources, especially talent management, learning, performance management. Thorough knowledge of the UN Staff Regulations and Rules. Experience working with Oracle or an ERP system.

Other requirements
Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. Ability to identify issues, analyse and formulate opinions. Ability to defend and explain difficult issues with respect to key decisions and positions to staff. Excellent writing skills and demonstrated ability to draft reports and documents and to express ideas clearly, concisely and meaningful. Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications. Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. Willingness to place team agenda before personal agenda and to share credit for team accomplishments and accept joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to foster diversity and team spirit.

Excellent knowledge of English (both oral and written). Knowledge of other official languages of the WMO would be an advantage.

(Note: The official languages of the Organization are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.)
Possibility of renewal subject to the availability of funds and pending satisfactory performance after an initial probationary period of one year which can be extended up to a maximum of two years.

Annual net base salary on initial appointment is: US$ 64121

Annual post adjustment on initial salary is: US$ 51938 (in addition to the net base salary)

Additional Information:
Only applicants in whom WMO has a further interest will be contacted.
Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit a written assessment and/or an interview.
Date of issue of vacancy notice: 29 September 2020

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