Executive Associate – Human Resources

World Health Organization

The objective of the WHO Nepal Country Office is to implement the Country Cooperation Strategy by supporting the Nepal Government in the formulation, implementation and evaluation of national health policies, strategies and plans and developing and managing WHO's technical cooperation programmes at the country level. WHO provides guidance and technical support in organizing the humanitarian health response and in revitalizing…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Lalitpur
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Rupees 1709119 / Yearly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 10 Years
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    Job Category UN | United Nations
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    Job Qualification : Bachelor
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    Posted Date : Nov 14, 2020

Job Description

Under the overall guidance of the WHO Representative (WR) and direct supervision of the Administrative Officer (AO), the incumbent as HR Focal Point will provide HR functional support offline and online to the WHO Country Office for Nepal by performing the following duties:

  • Be the primary focal point responsible for all Human Resource matters offline and online, including daily correspondences at the country level, SEARO & GSC, Leave and PMDS administrators, processing entitlements of both active staff and retired staff, coordinating with staff for making arrangement of entry/exit, periodic examinations and separation from services.
  • Be the primary focal point responsible for the whole process of staff recruitments and contract extensions offline and online in line with the relevant HR policy and procedures.
  • Assist the Selection Committee for the recruitment process of FT/TA/SSA/Consultant in arranging the Committee Meetings, written tests and interviews, preparing and compiling selection documentations.
  • To act as key person for verifying completeness and accuracy of personal documents submitted by selected candidates.
  • Advise Hiring Units for raising IPOs for recruitment of SSA/Consultants, including providing the Hiring Units with operational advice, screening proposals for accuracy and completeness, preparing submission documents for obtaining offline approval at SEARO and follow up if necessary.
  • Be responsible for internal HR quality control by performing compliance check on policies and procedures of the Organization for recruiting staff, retired staff, SSAs, and Consultants, ePMDS, leaves, overtime and medical/hospitalization entitlements.
  • Assist AO/WR in handling staff grievances & conflict according to WHO policies.
  • Liaise with staff members, SSA holders, supervisors, Head of Hiring Units and other Units relating to HR matters. Liaise with HRM/SEARO and GSC as well as with UN system at the country.
  • Preparation and monitoring of HR Workplan and Salary Workplan, periodically reviews the HR/Salary Plan as well as on-going contracts of staff, take timely action for new recruitments, contract extension/termination, in close coordination with HRM/SEARO and GSC.
  • Follow-up with the Government/national authorities for government concurrence for International Professional Officers/International Consultants.
  • Be the primary focal point responsible for the WHO Internship Programme, processing WHO Internship request including providing the Programme Units with operational advice for accuracy and completeness of documents.
  • To maintain confidentiality and safekeeping of personnel files for all categories of staff and non-staff. Ensure confidentiality of selection related documentation when under process as well as recruitment decisions.
  • Coordinate with Staff Development Learning Committee (SDL) to arrange Career and Staff development prograrmme as well as learning/training activity for the staff.
  • Take actions to assist staff/dependents in medical emergencies/hospitalization through SHI/SEARO.
  • Assist Administrative Officer (AO) in compilation of Risk Register Table and Internal Control Self-Assessment Check list for country office.
  • Represent WHO to the UN LSSC (Local Salary Survey Committee), UN HR Task Force (housing survey, place to place survey etc.), UN Cares, UNLPE examinations, UN Examining Physicians, UN Traineeship Programme.
  • Represent WHO to the Operation Management Team (OMT) and other Ad-hoc meetings in absence of Administrative Officer (AO).
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Required Qualification & Experience


Essential: Completion of secondary school education.

Desirable: Training certificates and/or courses in personnel administration and recruitment. University degree would be an asset.


Essential: At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in administrative positions.

Desirable: Experience in human resources would be an asset.


  • Thorough knowledge of WHO HR Rules, Regulations and procedures and GSM usage in HR Modules.
  • Good knowledge of computer applications and software including MS Office applications (specifically excel, word and ppt).
  • Ability to draft reports/correspondence concisely and clearly, etc.
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships.

WHO Competencies

  1. Teamwork
  2. Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  3. Communication
  4. Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Nepalese.


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 NPR 1,709,119 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.

Additional Information

  • 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: 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.
  • WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
  • 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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