Job Opening

Posting Title: Subject Matter Expert (Learning on Anti-Racism) - Consultancy
Department/Office: Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Office of Human Resources
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 10 August 2022 - 25 August 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Office of Human Resources-187959-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

A learning framework and suite of learning products tailored to start from a basic understanding to progressive change and application of diversity management principles for the various roles in the Organization. These will contribute to the development of increased Secretariat-wide acumen regarding race, racism, racial discrimination, and anti-racism.

Work Location

Remote

Expected duration

4 months

Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships: This consultancy is located in the Strategic Talent Management Service (STMS) in the Global Strategy and Policy Division (GSPD) of the Office of Human Resources (OHR), Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC). The consultant will report to one of the Co-Chiefs of the Organizational Development Section (ODS).

The Secretary-General is committed to zero tolerance and organizational action to address racism and racial discrimination and the equal treatment and full inclusion of all United Nations personnel in the work of the Organization. He has therefore launched a Strategic Action Plan on Addressing Racism and Promoting Dignity for All in the United Nations Secretariat (hereafter the "strategic action plan") to tackle this abhorrent behaviour.

ODS is responsible for designing approaches to build a working environment that embraces the widest possible spectrum of diversity and provides an enabling and gender-sensitive workplace. It also builds a culture of engagement, leadership, accountability and result-orientation, based on the organizational values and competencies. With this organization-wide mandate, ODS plays a key role in implementing a wide-breadth of strategic action plan recommendations proposed to shift the culture, policies, accountability mechanism, and practices of the UN Secretariat to address racism and racial discrimination and augment racial diversity and inclusion.

Responsibilities: Within limits of delegated authority, the Subject Matter Expert (Learning on Anti-Racism) will be responsible for the following duties:

• Establishment of a UN System Anti-Racism learning focal points
• Carry out gap analysis based on available learning and identified learning requirements
• In collaboration with an instructional designer, lead the development of anti-racism learning content and comprehensive training frameworks for UN Secretariat personnel, leadership, managers, staff counselors/ support, and newly hired personnel.
• Develop learning evaluation tools to accompany the developed learning products
• Coordinate & liaise with relevant learning and development counterparts to co-produce anti-racism learning & training curricula and tools that are relevant to UN Secretariat personnel.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: Expert-level understanding of, interest in, and ability to communicate about the global dynamics and manifestations of race, racism, and racial discrimination.
Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social sciences, education or related field. A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in anti-racism strategic development; learning and curriculum development; organizational culture shift praxis; diversity, equity, & inclusion coordination; or related area is required.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Fluency in French (both oral and written) is desirable.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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