Job Opening

Posting Title: Human Resources Officer, P3
Job Code Title: HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Department/Office: Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Office of Human Resources
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 12 August 2021 - 25 September 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Human Resources-DMSPC OHR-160548-R-New York (G)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Strategic Workforce Planning Section, Strategic Talent Management Service, Global Strategy and Policy Division, Office of Human Resources, Department for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance, New York. The Human Resources Officer reports to the Chief of Section.

The Global Strategy and Policy Division serves as the central strategic authority for all matters pertaining to the management of human resources. It ensures that the Organization has the strategies, policies, frameworks and tools to attract, develop and retain a talented and diverse global workforce. It nurtures a culture of engagement, leadership and results. It provides policy, strategic and thought leadership, innovations and solutions for the end-to-end management of talent: from strategic workforce planning; talent acquisition; organizational and staff development and growth; performance management; including Organization-wide mobility and appropriate duty of care, for all Secretariat staff.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Strategic Workforce Planning

• Contributes to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. guidelines and training materials to ensure a cohesive approach to strategic workforce planning throughout the Organization; prepares, updates and maintains related documentation, etc.
• Provides guidance to internal stakeholders on substantive issues relating to strategic workforce planning.
• Prepares organization-wide, or entity-specific information, relevant for strategic workforce planning.
• Contributes to developing and implementing innovative and insightful solutions for strategic workforce planning and the future of workforce that will be applied across the Organization, and pillars, such as sustainable development, humanitarian affairs, peace and security, human rights and operations and support.
• Contributes to the strategic workforce planning activities to support planning and budget processes, and to facilitate action plans for talent acquisition, outreach and development to meet strategic workforce planning organizational goals.
• Carries out research on current workforce matters throughout Organization, as well as, on external factors impacting future workforce, and provides input to strategic workforce planning through collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources.
• Liaises with external stakeholders, i.e. Member States and other agencies from the United Nations System, on strategic workforce planning matters as directed by the Chief of Section.
• Supports the work of the Section in the maintenance and development of knowledge management practices in strategic workforce planning, coordinates the dissemination of information among internal and external stakeholders.
• Performs other duties as required.

Strategic workforce reporting and workforce analytics

• Prepares and contributes reports to legislative bodies, including the Secretary-General’s report the composition of staff and non-staff, the desirable ranges report and provides analysis of related workforce data to legislative bodies.
• Prepares reports on strategic workforce planning matters to other audiences than legislative bodies.
• Develops various communication products to communicate workforce analysis.
• Provides substantive support to legislative bodies and committees (e.g. ACABQ, Fifth Committee) on strategic workforce planning and workforce analytics matters.
• Coordinates data collection of various HR related data to support strategic workforce planning analytics and reporting to legislative bodies as required.
• Contributes to the provision of workforce data to online-platforms.
• Collect and analyze data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.

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.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources management, industrial/organizational psychology, data science, business or public administration, social sciences, statistics or related area is required. A first-level university degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, programme management, statistics or related area is required.
Experience in data analysis and reporting, analysis of large datasets, strategic planning, ERP systems, organizational management, business intelligence and management reporting is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Fluency in French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

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

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 April 2021, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, 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, Namibia, 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, Somalia, South Sudan, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

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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