FAO recruits 01 HR Assistant
CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST – VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: 1901955
Closure Date: 22/Aug/2019, 4:59:00 AM
Organizational Unit: RNE
Job Type: Non-staff opportunities
Type of Requisition: Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)
Grade Level: N/A
Primary Location: Egypt-Cairo
Duration: 11 Months
Post Number: N/A
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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality
People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization
The Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa (RNE) is responsible for leading FAO’s response to regional priorities for food security, agriculture and rural development through the identification, planning and implementation of FAO’s priority activities in the region. It ensures a multidisciplinary approach to programmes, identifies priority areas of action for the Organization in the Region and, in collaboration with departments and divisions at Headquarters, develops, promotes and oversees FAO’s strategic response to regional priorities.
RNE also advises on the incorporation of regional priorities into the Organization’s Programme of Work and Budget and implements approved programmes and projects in the region, monitors the level of programme implementation and draws attention to problems and deficiencies. RNE develops and maintains relations with region-wide institutions including the Regional Economic Integration Organizations (REIOs).
The Regional Office supports regional policy dialogue on food security, agriculture and rural development issues, facilitates the emergence of regional partnerships, and supports capacity development and resource mobilization for food security, agriculture and rural development in the region.
Under the overall technical guidance of the Office of Human Resources, the International PSA Subscriber reports to RNE Regional HR Officer.
Tasks and responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the HR Officer of the Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa and in close collaboration with the HR Team of the HR Unit in Cairo, the incumbent will carry out the following duties:
Review, record, distribute and process incoming mail and correspondence for the HR Team.
Respond to HR requests for information within his or her delegated responsibility, or escalate requests to supervisor.
Provide information and assistance to supervisor to resolve problems and/or reach agreement on complex HR matters
Verify and ensure accuracy of HR documents for processing and/or for review by supervisor.
Manage vacancy announcements and prepare consultants’ contracts.
Update HR databases, corrects data, which do not maintain accuracy or integrity. Maintain accurate and updated HR files, both electronic and hard copy.
Under the guidance of the Regional HR Officer, follow-up on pending actions and perform other HR duties as required. .
CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING
University degree in law, social/political science, psychology, business administration, or related area.
At least two years of experience in office support in the area of human resources management.
Working knowledge of English (level C)
Working knowledge of MS Office (Windows, Word, Outlook, Excel) and internet.
Additional Selection criteria
Working experience in the UN System will be considered an asset.
Knowledge of FAO or UN personnel administrative procedures and systems will be considered an asset
Knowledge of another FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) will be considered an asset.
Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
Attention to detail and problem solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational and planning skills and commitment to discretion and confidentiality.
FAO Core Competencies
Building Effective Relationships
Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement
Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency
FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)
Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list
Only language proficiency certificates from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT) will be accepted as proof of the level of knowledge of languages indicated in the online applications
Candidates should upload language certificate/s when submitting their application.
For more information, visit the FAO employment website
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.
We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline
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