HR Assistant , WHO , Islamabad

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Job Summary: 

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.


The incumbent will perform the following duties:1. Type post descriptions and forms required for establishment of new positions, update organization charts, initiate related position actions in GSM and liaise with HR Unit and the Global Service Center, finalization of newly established positions and recruitment of professionalstaff.2. Administer the recruitment of staff and non-staff, publish vacancy announcements, screen applicants, and finalize necessary arrangements for tests/interviews, conduct reference checks and initiate necessary appointment actions, finalize contractualarrangements for Special Service Agreements (SSAs), Consultants and Agreements for performance of work (APWs)through the procurement module.3. Monitor expiration of all types of staff and non- staff contracts; initiate extensions, separations and other staffing actions in GSM; attach necessary documents, check availability of funds, and follow up with different stakeholders, timely finalization of actions.4. Administer the attendance system and GSM absence dashboard, update and maintain leave records for staff and non-staff (SSA holders, consultants, etc.), including: verifying leaves claimed in GSM against the records of the Time and Attendance system, alert staff in case of any discrepancy and inform supervisors of excess leaves/absence; submitting leave requests on behalf of absent staff members, and following up with staff to ensure confirmation of leaves in GSM; responding to staff queries related to leave system and coordinating with Global Service Centre (GSC) and Human Resources(HR) to solve any related issues.5. Follow up with concerned units/stakeholders on necessary arrangements regarding, travel, visas, residency permits, security clearances, travel authorizations, UN ID’s, hotel bookings for staff and non-staff. 6. Update and maintain HR confidential files (electronic and hard copies), including performance appraisal records, ensure confidentiality, and provide related statistical information and reports as and when necessary, follow up with staff and non-staff the timely submission of Performance Management reports.7. Liaise with Staff Development and Learning unit the induction and training of staff and non-staff at country office and sub-offices and ensure its timely completion. Brief staff and non-staff on HR related rules/procedures and the use of GSM staff service module



Essential: Completion of secondary education supplemented by administrative and/or HR training.
Desirable: University degree in HR Management, Business Administration with specialty in HR, social sciences or related field is an asset


Essential: At least five years’ progressive experience in the area of administration, including experience in HR management.
Desirable: Relevant experience in the UN system.


Demonstrated knowledge and application of human resources management policies and procedures .Very good time management and stress management skills. Very good analytical skills. Good knowledge of WHO/UN procedures and HR practices as applicable to the administrative level an asset.

WHO Competencies

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

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Local language.
Desirable: 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 PKR 2,530,110 (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 and/or an asynchronous video assessment 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.
  • According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  • Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
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  • WHO also offers wide range of benefits to staff, including parental leave and attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work-life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully.
  • The statutory retirement age for staff appointments is 65 years. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
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REQUIRED EDUCATION: Secondary Education
WORK HOURS: 8 Hours a Day

Islamabad, Pakistan
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