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  • Posted on: 17 November, 2014 Deadline: 26 November, 2014
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    To establish AFP surveillance for monitoring wild poliovirus transmission. To interrupt wild poliovirus transmission and achieve polio eradication in Nigeria. To strengthen routine immunization and reduce morbidity and mortality from vaccine preventable diseases. To achieve accelerated disease control through supplemental activities e.g. measles SIAs. To Strengthen integrated disease surveillance and response (IDSR).

    Human Resources Officer


    Description of duties:
    Advise and facilitate programme planning and implementation through HR planning, staffing and administration of staff entitlements and staff relations in the performance of the following HR functions, Job design and Staffing:

    Perform HR planning and organizational design functions;
    manage selections and recruitments, transfers and reassignments of temporary internationally recruited professionals, consultants and all other staff categories subject to local recruitment;
    classify and create post/positions subject to local recruitment (professional and GS).

    Benefits & Compensation Management:
    Administer staff benefits and entitlements of all professional, GS and NPO staff both internationally and locally recruited;
    manage the renewal process of temporary appointments both internationally and locally recruited.

    Staff Relations & Policy:
    Advise staff on HR issues and matters;
    after consulting with the RO and HQ/HRS/LEG take decisions on disciplinary measures on cases of 1 degree and administer professional conflicts (Appeals, terminations, etc.);
    Implement HR strategies defined for the Region, within the framework of the local environment;
    develop, review and evaluate HR policies, strategies and procedures in consultation with the regional office;
    provide support/advise to Management in the Staffing Review of WCO;
    facilitate Organizational changes (Contract Reform, Global Management System,.);
    manage performance of the HR functions within the country.

    Staff Development:
    Disseminate HR policies through presentations and written communications to staff in the WCO sub-offices;
    coordinate an induction programme for new staff members and ongoing orientation on WHO HR policies to all other staff members develop and implement learning and development of WCO staff in consultation with the RPO.

    Score of authority and management
    Authority to grant exceptions with no financial consequences;
    supervise and coordinate HR activities conducted in WCO.

    Degree in Human Resources management, business or public administration, administrative law or social sciences.
    Ability to interpret Staff Rules and personnel policies and determine staff entitlements. Ability to counsel and communicate effectively.Excellent staff relations with staff of different nationalities and cultures.

    WHO Competencies
    1) Producing results
    2) Fostering integration and teamwork 
    3) Communicating in a credible and effective way.
    4) Ensuring the effective use of resources
    5) Promoting innovation and organizational learning
    Five years' experience in human resources management at national level and at some years in an international organization.
    Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of French or Portuguese would be an asset.

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