Recruitment Associate, Copenhagen, Denmark

Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)

Country: Denmark

City: Copenhagen

Office: WHO ROE Copenhagen

Grade: G-6

Closing date: Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Recruitment Associate

( 2204392 )

Grade : G6

Contractual Arrangement : Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 12 months

Job Posting: May 10, 2022, 3:28:49 PM

The role of the Division of Business Operations (BOS) ensures the productivity and transparency of the technical programmes and the implementation of the EPW. BOS oversees budgetary and financial accountability with a risk-based approach to support the management of entrusted resources with close attention to value-for-money principles.BOS implements projects to improve EURO’s productivity and ensure financial sustainability of the region’s structures;develop a client-oriented culture among the enabling services; strengthen Country Office capacities; and drive strategic initiatives to enhance staff motivation and productivity. BOS strives to strengthen the capacity of the Regional Office to react in an agile way to external and internal changes.

The purpose of the Human Resources and Talent Management (HRT) unit is to partner with the business adding value to the business process and work of EURO through the provision of tactical and operational advice to staff and managers on workforce planning; Policy & procedural guidance

Efficient and effective sourcing, recruitment & management of human resources; performance management compliance and advice to influence and promote a culture of continuous performance and ensure thatmechanisms for a more inclusive, relevant and supportive performance culture;occupational health and related supports including the staff physician.


The Recruitment Associate is responsible for securing crucial administrative processes to enable the timely completion of EURO recruitment outcomes. This includes primary responsibility for the recruitment of Directors, Professional, WRs, HCOs, NPOs and GS positions as well as and addressing recruitment policy queries. S/healso acts as a back-up to the other members of the recruitment team.

Key duties:

Responsible for all actions relating to organizing the recruitment of GS staff, National Professional Officers, Professional staff, Secondments, Junior Professional Officers, and WHO Country Representatives for both fixed-term andtemporary positions: screens applications for relevant minimum qualifications, reviews all documentation submitted by the Interested Party, arranges and follows-up on each stage of the selection process, including securing all required documentation from candidates. Participates and organizes in interviews,assists in drafting of interview questions, assists in drafting the final selection report. Reviews all requests for recruitment without advertisement, researches and prepares background documentation relevant to such requests, provides first recommendation to supervisor for decisions.

Processes the necessary recruitment actions in the online recruitment tool for all staff contracts and related on-boarding actions.

Maintains data collection on recruitment activities (Stellis, monitoringtools) to support the HRS unit in the provision of statistics required for reports to executive management, Regional Committee, annual reports, etc. Develops ad hoc reports as and when needed.

Reviews all requests for recruitment without advertisement, researchesand prepares background documentation relevant to such requests, provides first recommendation to supervisor for decision.

Participates in discussions of new or revised procedures and practices,suggesting new or improved internal guidelines, provides advice on interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules within areaof recruitment.

Acts as back-up to other team members and provides support to supervisoron ad-hoc recruitment related work assignments; assists other HRS staff asrequired.



Essential: Completion of secondary school or equivalent.

Desirable: Relevant higher education.


Essential: At least 8 years of progressively responsible experience in administrativework, including relevant work experience in human resources related areas.

Desirable: Experience in an international environment or institution. Relevant experiencein WHO or in the UN. Experience in organizing meetings, workshops or similarformal events. Training in human resources, online recruitment tools and/ornegotiation skills.


Management of largedatabases and reporting, strong client relations focus, presentation skills,writing skills, organizational planning skills and diplomatic skills.Ability to identify and manage one’s own emotions, aswell as helping others to do the same.

WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Knowing and managing yourself

Producing results

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French,Russian,Germa.


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 DKK 361,619 (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 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.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

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WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.

WHO has zero tolerance towards sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct (i.e., discrimination, abuse of authority and harassment). All members of the WHO workforce have a role to play in promoting a safe and respectful workplace and should report to WHO any actual or suspected cases of SEA, sexual harassment and other types of abusive conduct. To ensure that individuals with a substantiated history of SEA, sexual harassment or other types of abusive conduct are not hired by the Organization, WHO will conduct a background verification of final candidates.

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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