Human Resources Assistant Wanted at World Tourism Organization


Title: Human Resources Assistant
Duty Station: Madrid, Spain
Reference: UNWTO/HHRR/CFE/02/HHRR/2017
Start date: As soon as possible
Programme: Human Resources
Duration: 4 months
Contractual Status: Service Contract (Local Recruitment)
Deadline for Applications: 19 February 2017

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism.

UNWTO is currently looking for a Human Resources Assistant for its Human Resources Programme. The Human Resources Programme is responsible for providing services to UNWTO employees: fair, correct and transparent implementation of the UNWTO Staff Regulations and Rules; administration of entitlements and benefits; managing the entire recruitment process; revising and issuing new policies and Rules and Regulations, when needed; addressing any grievances and disciplinary cases and; managing the organizational training.

Under the overall supervision of the Director, Administration and Finance and theday-to-day supervision of the Senior Programme Assistants, Human Resources, the Service Contract holder will perform the following duties:

• Assist in the preparation of contractual formalities and carry out proper follow-up, provide advice on related procedures and liaise with the corresponding UNWTO Programmes to arrange all relevant contractual formalities;
• Assist in providing administrative and logistical support in the recruitment and selection processes and ensure arrangements for interviewing and testing of candidates;
• Assist in providing administrative and logistical support for training activities;
• Update HR databases with relevant data and periodically check the validity of the data kept and generate relevant reports;
• Undertake research, gather and compile information, and draft routine correspondence based on instructions provided by the supervisor or based on background information available on office files and other relevant sources;
• Prepare documents, statistical tables and reports from raw data, forms, hand-written or rough draft material and printed matter;
• Assist with the maintenance of HR files, including the maintenance of confidential files;
• Ensure that the information of the Human Resources section in the UNWTO Intranet and Internet sites is accurate and up to date;
• Screen telephone calls and visitors, provide information and answer queries;
• Perform other duties as required.



• Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by university courses in a field related to the activities of the Programme.
• Experience and basic Minimum of two years of related professional experience in the field of recruitment, staff competencies administration or administrative services.


• Fluency in English;
• Fluency in French would be a strong asset;
• Good working knowledge of another of the official languages of the Organization (Arabic,
• Russian or Spanish) would be an asset.

Computer Skills :

• Computer literacy in Microsoft Office software and Windows 7, specifically Microsoft Word and Excel;
• Good knowledge of research tools;
• Other Skills and Competencies:
• Problem-solving skills;
• Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and multi-task;
• Sense of responsibility and commitment;
• Customer-service orientation;
• Tact, accuracy, discretion and respect for confidentiality;
• Strong oral and written communications skills in the languages required, as indicated above;
• Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural, multiethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
• Knowledge of structures and procedures of international organizations and of national administrations is desirable.

Application Procedure Interested applicants are requested to complete the Online UNWTO (http://www2.unwto.org/webform/UNWTO-HHRR-CFE-02-HHRR-2017) Personal History Form. 
Please note that UNWTO will only accept applications received through our web-based system.
Applications sent by other means (e.g. post, email, etc.) or received after the deadline indicated above, will not be taken into consideration.

Remuneration and Other:

The monthly remuneration of the selected candidate would be in the base range of EUR 1,600
Conditions and EUR 1,800, depending on previous professional experience, skills and competencies. The Service Contract holder will be affiliated to the UNWTO health insurance plan (co-shared scheme in conformity with the Organization’s procedures).

Candidates who do not receive any feedback within three months of the deadline should consider their application as unsuccessful;

Short-listed candidates may be asked to take a competitive exam as part of the final phase of the selection process. These candidates will be contacted directly for this purpose;

There is no guarantee either that the initial contract will be renewed or that a career appointment within UNWTO will subsequently be offered.


Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania Investment Project

Recruitment of Senior Administrative Officer

Project ID: P125728
Borrower/Bid No: TZ-CTF-2647-CS-INDV

Borrower Mdika Shishira (mdikashishira@yahoo.com)

has published a Procurement Notice for Tanzania - P125728 - Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania Investment Project - TZ-CTF-2647-CS-INDV

Country: Tanzania

Project Id: P125728

Project Name: Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania Investment Project

Loan Info.: IDA-57760


• This request for expression of interest follows the General Procurement Notice for this Project that appeared in United Nations Development Business, issue No. OP00039403 of October 6th 2016
• The Government of the United Republic of Tanzania has received financing from the World Bank toward the cost of the Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) and intends to apply part of the proceeds to eligible payments under the contract for an Administration Expert
• The objective of the Catalytic Trust Fund is to provide innovative finances to catalyse private investments associated with developing the agribusiness sector and the strengthening of supply chains encompassing small holder farmers and to assist with initial costs of developing commercially viable agricultural business on the SAGCOT.
• SAGCOT CTF now invites eligible Individual Consultants to express their interest in providing the services. The Individual Consultant should have the following qualifications;

Holder of a Masters Degree in Business Administration, Human Resource Management or any other field from a recognized University;
At least five (5) years experience in relevant field in Public and / or Private Sector;
Must be computer literate;
Good communication and Interpersonal skills;
Ability to supervise, train and coach staff in relevant skills;
Self Motivated with integrity and high level of confidentiality

5. Interested Individual Consultant must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services by submitting latest CVs indicating qualifications, relevant experience and capability to carry out the assignment.

6. An Individual Consultant will be selected in accordance with the procedures set out in the World Bank’s Guidelines – Selection and Employment of Consultants by the World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 (Revised July 2014). The attention of interested Individual Consultants is drawn to paragraph 1.9 of the World Bank’s Guidelines – Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by the World Bank Borrowers dated January 2011 (Revised July 2015), setting forth the World Bank’s policy on conflict of interest.

7. The Interested Individual Consultants may obtain further information including detailed Terms of Reference from the office of the Executive Secretary, Palm Residency, 3rd Floor, Tel. +255222924143/4, Email: info@sagcotctf.org; Chimara road from 8. 00 am to 15.00 pm local time, Monday to Friday except on public holiday

8. Expressions of Interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail, or by fax, or by e-mail by 1st March 2017.

Executive Secretary,
3rd Floor, Wing-E, Palm Residency,
Ocean View, Chimara Road,
PO Box 10977,
E-mail: info@sagcotctf.org;

For more details:

Board of Trustees Wanted at World Agroforestry Centre

Our Mission
To harness the multiple benefits trees provide for agriculture, livelihoods, resilience and the future of our planet, from farmers’ fields through to continental scales.
About our organization
The World Agroforestry Centre (also known as ICRAF) is a centre of scientific excellence with the world’s largest breadth of agroforestry: expertise; published literature; methods; data; databases; partnership networks; and tree germplasm collections. Focusing on rural landscapes and livelihoods, we work with cross-sectoral and transdisciplinary approaches around Resilient Livelihood Systems, Greening Tree Crop Landscapes, Tree Productivity and Diversity, and Land Health Decisions
The Centre’s headquarters are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and research is conducted in more than 30 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We are a member of the CGIAR and receive funding from over 40 different donors. We offer a collegial, diverse, inclusive and gender-sensitive environment, and we strongly encourage applications from qualified women.
To learn more about our organization, please visit our website: www.worldagroforestry.org
Scope of the position
The Board of Trustees of the World Agroforestry Centre intends to appoint up to three Trustees to enable better representation of Asia, Africa and North America.
Primary duties of the Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees is the ultimate decision-making body of the Centre with the Trustees responsible for appointing the Director General and approving the Centre’s strategy. The Trustees approve the annual programme of work and budget; monitor the Centre’s progress towards achieving its objectives; ensure financial integrity and accountability; approve policies; and monitor the legal implications of the World Agroforestry Centre’s activities as well as monitor the performance of the board as a whole and that of its individual members.
Principal responsibilities of a Trustee 
  • Provide governance oversight in ensuring the Centre functions to the highest standard to execute its mission.
  • Function as a part of the Board of Trustees team with care and diligence to ensure that individual actions reflect the policy and consensus of the Board as the governing body.
  • Act in the best interests of the Centre and to avoid situations involving either real or perceived conflict of interest.
  • Acknowledge that the responsibilities of the Board as a whole, extend in all respects to individual members of the Board and its committees. In particular, it is expected that Board members shall seek every opportunity to act as emissaries of the Centre with donors, governments and partners.
  • Ensure that the Centre follows objectives, programmes and plans that are consistent with its aims and with the goals and purposes of the CGIAR System, of which it is a member.
  • Ensure that the Centre is managed effectively by the Director General in harmony with the agreed objectives, programmes, budgets, policies and procedures and in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Undertake an annual self-evaluation to ensure that the Board is functioning at the highest level.
Requirements and background of prospective nominees
  • Background in agriculture and natural resources, with expertise and experience in value chain management, forestry management, research, policy making, or social science.
  • Background in economics, fundraising, management or organizational change.
  • Work experience in public or private sector, NGO or academia.
  • Preference will be given to nominees from East and Central Asia, South East Asia, North America and Africa.
Terms of offer
  • All Trustees are appointed for a three-year term subject to renewal upon mutual agreement.
  • This is an unpaid position with travel and related expenses covered including a small honorarium for meetings.
  • Trustees are required to spend an average of 15 days per year on Board business including two face-to-face meetings in April and November of each year.
Applications and nominations
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae.
Nominations of suitable candidates are also encouraged and may be done by sharing the name, affiliation and contact details of a nominated candidate. The nominated candidate will then be contacted and requested to submit a letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae.
For consideration in this round of vacancies, please submit applications/nominations to icraf-board-secretary@cgiar.org  by 5th March 2017. Applications and nominations after the deadline are also encouraged and will be kept for consideration as vacancies open.


Dedicated to providing quality health care to its beneficiaries
The National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) is a statutory Health Insurance Scheme established by the NHIF Act, Cap 395 so as to undertake the responsibility of insuring medical care services to its members. The Fund is dedicated to providing support to its beneficiaries to access quality social health services through a wide network of accredited health facilities throughout Tanzania. The NHIF envisions on becoming the leading Social Health Insurance Scheme of choice in the sub-Saharan region.

The NHIF Board of Directors invites qualified Tanzanians to apply for the post of Director General of the Fund.

a) An applicant must be:
 A citizen of Tanzania
 Fluent in written and spoken Kiswahili and English languages.
 Below the age of 50
 Computer literate
 A person with high level of integrity proven by a good track record
 Experienced in leadership position in a reputable organization
 Experienced in social security or health financing or heath care systems
 Not an interested party in any health care institution.
b) NHIF is an equal opportunity employer.
c) Qualified women are encouraged to apply.

JOB TITLE: Director General
TERMS OF ENGAGEMENT: Five (5) years contract renewable.
REPORTS TO: The Board of Directors

The Director General is the Chief Executive Officer of the Fund and is responsible for general conduct of operations and management functions of the Fund.

1. Formulates policies, regulations and manuals for sound administration of operational and administrative functions of the Fund.
2. Formulates and presents to the Board the Fund’s corporate plan, annual budgets and ensures that activities of the Fund conform as much as possible to the corporate plan and annual budgets.
3. Ensures the preparation of financial statements, progress reports of the Fund and presents them to the Board of Directors.
4. Serves as Secretary to the Board of Directors and in that capacity facilitates the work of the Board and of any other committee that the Board may choose to create.
5. Ensures that there are adequate means and arrangements in regard to safe custody of the Fund’s assets.
6. Ensures that the Fund maximizes its income and in that process maximizes its members’ benefits.
7. Provides leadership and promotes discipline, integrity and professionalism on the entire body of staff.
8. Makes key decisions on the overall management of the Fund.
9. Ensures compliance with the relevant laws, rules and regulations in the execution of all Fund activities.
10. Makes contacts and maintains rapport with local and international stakeholders of the Fund.
11. Acts as the Chief Spokesperson and representative of the Fund.
12. Gives periodic feedback to the Board of Directors regarding the Fund’s performance.
13. Performs such other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the Board from time to time.

Academic and Professional Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Business Administration, Management, Economics, Corporate Management, Social Sciences preferably Social Security Administration, Insurance or any other equivalent qualifications. Training in Social Health Insurance or health financing will be an added advantage.

Work Experience:
At least ten (10) years working experience, six (6) of which in senior management position in a reputable organization

Desirable Skills and competencies: Good working knowledge of ICT Applications, Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing, good analytical and problem solving skills.

Desirable Personal Attributes: The aspirant for this post should be a person who leads by examples, demonstrates integrity, inspires others, encourages risk taking, fosters team work, leverages diversity, focuses on results, discovers and pursues opportunities, is persistent and able to lead change.

This position carries an attractive remuneration package in accordance with NHIF Schemes of Service and Staff Regulations.

Interested persons who meet the qualifications stated above are invited to submit their well written application letters attached with certified copies of academic and professional certificates, detailed CV, and one current coloured passport size photograph of applicant attached on the upper right hand side of the first page of the CV.

Applicant should provide in the CV three names of his/her referees, indicating their telephone numbers, e-mails, postal and physical addresses. One referee must be from the current/ latest employer.

Deadline of application
Deadline of application is Monday 6th March 2017, 4.00 pm

Application address
Application shall be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked on top “RECRUITMENT” by post or physically to the following address:

The Board Chairperson,
Attention: Recruitment Committee,
National Health Insurance Fund,
Kurasini Bendera Tatu,
P. O. Box 11360,
NB: This advertisement is also available at our website: www.nhif.or.tz

Source: Mwananchi 14 February 2017
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