Job Opening

Posting Title: Human Resources Officer, P3
Job Code Title: HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Department/Office: Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Duty Station: BANGKOK
Posting Period: 28 December 2020 - 11 January 2021
Job Opening Number: 20-Human Resources-ESCAP-147376-R-Bangkok (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The mandate of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is to promote sustainable and inclusive development and regional connectivity in the Asian and Pacific region. ESCAP’s role as a regional development arm of the United Nations Secretariat is to support its membership with policy oriented research and analysis, normative support and technical assistance and capacity building, to respond to the development priorities and changing needs of the Asian and Pacific region.

While this position is located in the Staff Advisory Unit of the Human Resources Management Section, Division of Administration and the incumbent reports directly to the Chief of the Staff Advisory Unit, the incumbent is tasked with the administration of national and international staff of the United Nations Assistance to Khmer Rouge Trials (UNAKRT).

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the Chief of the Staff Advisory Unit and general supervision of the Chief of Human Resources Management Section, the Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

General
•Provides advice and support to managers and staff on human resources related matters including processing of contracts and preparation of personnel actions including home leave, education grant, family visit, personal status, time management, entitlement monitoring, etc.
•Prepares special reports on the analysis of cost for staff administration and staff advisory service and participates and/or leads special human resources project, such as monitoring of entitlements and HR reporting requirements.
•Keeps abreast of developments in various areas of human resources.

Administration of entitlements
•Provides advice on interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules. Reviews and provides advice on exceptions to policies, regulation and rules and justice cases pertaining to decisions made by ESCAP relating to the administration of the international and national personnel.
•Administers and provides advice on salary and related benefits, travel, and social security entitlements including onboarding, contract management to UNAKRT national and international staff (judges and translators).
•Determines and recommends benefits and entitlements for staff on the basis of contractual status.
•Reviews policies and procedures and recommends the organizational change management and operational aspects of a downsizing entity.
•Reviews and recommends level of remuneration for consultants.
•Provides advice on mobility and career development to staff in a downsizing entity and supports them during separation proceedings.
•Designs and provides induction orientation programme and briefing to new staff members in areas related to administration of contracts and entitlements.

Other duties
•Advises and counsels staff in respect of rights, responsibilities, code of conduct and difficulties associated with work and entitlements.
•Conducts and coordinates salary surveys assessing salaries and related allowances of locally-recruited staff, housing living of international-recruited staff.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
•Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
•Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or related area. A first-level university degree in the above fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification in Prince 2 foundation is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or related area is required.
Experience in staff advisory service in the United Nations Common System is desirable.
Experience in implementing and managing use of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system related to human resources is desirable.
Supervisory experience is desirable.
Experience with management of benefits and entitlements of both national staff and international staff including judges, and translators/interpreters and UN senior officials is desirable.
Experience working with and servicing an UN Tribunal is desirable.
Experience in managing HR support for downsizing entities is highly desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Assessment

Qualified applicants may be evaluated through a competency-based interview and/or other assessment methods.

Special Notice

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 June 2020, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

This post is funded from extra budgetary resources .Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year and renewal therefore is subject to the availability of funds and the continued need for technical assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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