WHOClosing Date : 2017-01-20
Duty Station : Brazzaville, Congo
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Vacancy Notice No:AFRO/16/FT840
Title: Career Transition Advisor
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract: Two (2) years
Date:30 December 2016
Application Deadline:20 January 2017
(20 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications
Duty Station:Brazzaville, Congo
Organization unit:AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/ORD Office of the Regional Director (AF/ORD)

The Functional review of WCOs in the African Region is aimed at strengthening capacities for enhanced effectiveness in the work of WHO at the country level. This is linked with the ongoing efforts of Transformation Agenda which has seen restructuring of the Cluster Units at the Regional Office. The next phase is focused on country offices and ISTs. The implementation plan of the functional review will be led by the Steering Committee that will oversee the transformation process and managed by a core team composed of Change Management Specialist, Organization Design Specialist, Project Management Officer and Restructuring Officers that will implement the plans and monitor progress.

Description of duties:
Extensive Travel required.
Within the scope defined by the Functional Review implementation guidelines and project objectives, the incumbent is responsible for providing counselling and career support during implementation of country office review liaising closely with the implementation team, the HR team, the Staff Association Representatives and the management.
As a member of the Core Team, the incumbent's tasks will be as follows:
1. Draw on expertise in career counselling and knowledge of WHO AFRO to manage the professional development of WCO staff;
2. Provide individual career transition advice and guidance to WCO staff members undergoing separation or re-allocation;
3. Liaise closely with the Organizational Design Specialist and Restructuring Officers to ensure an optimal balance between the professional development of staff and the staffing needs of WCOs following the implementation of the transformation strategy;
4. Facilitate workshops and training sessions to staff to support their professional development;
5. Collects statistics on staff assistance provided and documents successes and lessons learnt.


Essential: First university degree in Organizational training, Career counselling, Human Resource Management or Social Sciences.
Desirable: Training in Organizational Psychology or Psychology.
Verification of Educational qualifications:
"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 these will be reviewed individually".

- Strong counselling skills
- Ability to use various tools to support staff through transitions and career changes.
WHO Competencies:
1) Communicating in a credible and effective way;
2) Moving forward in a changing environment; 3) Respecting & promoting cultural differences;
4) Producing Results.
Other Skills (e.g. IT):
Good level of computer literacy and the ability to analyze and manage electronic information.

Essential: Minimum of 7 years experience in career counselling, Human Resource Management or Social Sciences. Experience in developing and delivering workshops and counselling sessions.

Excellent knowledge of English and/or French with a good working knowledge of the other.

Additional Information:
WHO's salaries are calculated in US dollars. They consist of a base salary and a post adjustment (for international positions only) which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station and exchange rates. Other benefits include: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, home travel (for international positions only), education grant for dependent children (for international positions only), pension plan and medical insurance.
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Mobility (for international positions only):
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.

Annual salary:(Net of tax)
USD 69032 at single rate
USD 74130 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment:49.4 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable WHO to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit WHO's e-Recruitment website at: www.who.int/employment. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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