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HR Staff Relations and Welfare Officer (P-3) Human Resources Branch

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The Administration Division manages the OPCW’s day-to-day human resources, finances, and logistical support.


The Budget and Finance Branch applies best practice budgetary and financial support services to the OPCW. The Branch is responsible for developing and managing the OPCW Programme and Budget, supporting the management and reporting of extra-budgetary funding, preparation of the OPCW Financial Statements, collecting assessed State Party contributions and other income, and administering all payments for the organisation.


The Human Resources Branch provides human resources advice and services to the OPCW in relation to human resources planning, sourcing, recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of service, training and staff development programmes, transition support, and individual staff and manager support and separation processes.


The Information Services Branch provides functional oversight of all OPCW information technology (IT) and telecommunication systems.


The Procurement Section, Infrastructure Support Services Section, and Support Services Section are responsible for procuring goods and services; managing the Organisation’s physical inventory and assets; assisting with matters related to insurance, travel, transportation and removal; and ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of facility management services.


General Information

  • Contract Type
    Fixed-term Professional
  • Grade
  • Total Salary (including post adjustment)
    USD 83,603
  • Closing Date


Job Summary

Staff members are the most important asset of the OPCW. Their well-being determines the organisation productivity. The HR Staff Relations and Welfare Officer works at both strategic and operational level to manage various personnel policies that affect people at work and at home, such as resolving human relations problems, promoting employee health and well-being.

Main Responsibilities

Do you have an in-depth theoretical and practical knowledge about identifying potential areas that may affect employee well-being?


Are you motivated in creating a fair, respectful, diverse and high performance culture enabling people to contribute their best?


If yes, we would like to meet you!


The appointed candidate will, in collaboration with relevant offices, provide confidential and impartial prevention and conflict resolution services. The HR Staff Relations and Welfare Officer will provide guidance and will conduct research on best practices as well as developing new ideas to better support OPCW personnel's engagement and productivity. In addition, this post will undertake duties in the area of training by developing and delivering learning sessions/workshops/inductions on relevant issues for managers and staff members.



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Qualifications and Experience


You should have an advanced degree in Human Resource Management, Conflict Resolution, Industrial Relations, Organisational/Industrial Psychology or related field.


Desirable: Diploma/Certificate in Counselling and/or workplace mediation.

Knowledge and Experience

Make sure you have at least 5 years of professional experience of staff relations, human resources management, conflict resolution or social sciences.

  • Experience providing training is required.
  • Experience with working in multicultural groups and an understanding of group dynamics in a multicultural and multilingual work environment is required.

Skills and Competencies

To succeed in this role you will need the following skills and competencies:

  • Broad knowledge of employment relations and alternate dispute and conflict resolution mechanisms;
  • Demonstrated professional competence in conflict resolution, seeking fair and equitable solutions to and prevention of employment related problems;
  • Strong understanding of how implementation of organisational rules and policies affect staff welfare;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, to assess complex problems and to advise staff members;
  • Respect for and understanding of diversity, including its impact on workplace issues and conflict and possible resolution;
  • Ability to work in an international setting and operate effectively across organizational boundaries;
  • Ability to network and maintain excellent relationships with a wide variety of partners and stakeholders;
  • Demonstrable integrity and respect for confidentiality.


Fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of one of the other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.

Additional Information

This fixed-term appointment is for the duration of two years with a six-month probationary period, and is subject to the OPCW Staff Regulations and Interim Staff Rules.

The OPCW is a non-career organisation with limited staff tenure. The total length of service for Professional staff shall not exceed 7 years.

The Director-General retains the discretion to not make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. Several vacancies may be filled.

Only applications submitted before the closing date and through OPCW CandidateSpace will be considered. Only applicants under serious consideration for a post will be contacted.

Applications from qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.

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