Job Opening

Posting Title: Human Resources Officer, P3
Job Code Title: HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Department/Office: Department of Operational Support
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 20 September 2022 - 03 November 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Human Resources-DOS-188611-R-New York (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Department of Operational Support (DOS) was established to provide end-to-end operational support, advisory services and other solutions to operating entities across the Secretariat, including departments, offices away from headquarters, peace operations, and regional commissions.

The Human Resources Services Division (HRSD) provides dedicated services in support of human resources requirements of client entities, from process development through service delivery. The Division establishes and manages rosters across all job families, organizes testing and examinations, provides operational support and other advisory service for clients for the full spectrum of their delegated authorities, and supports managers and business partners in the use of non-staff personnel.

The Staffing Service (SS) offers expertise in the areas of talent acquisition and innovation, testing and examinations, operational workforce planning and organizational design across UN Secretariat entities.

The Operational Staffing Design Section (OSDS) facilitates a holistic approach to operational workforce planning with client entities during budget cycles, and provides a methodology to meet the gap analysis between the staffing demand and supply, in particular, by forecasting the future needs in term of rosters.

The position is located in the Operational Staffing Design Section (OSDS), Staffing Service (SS) in the Human Resources Services Division (HRSD), Office of Support Operations (OSO), Department of Operational Support (DOS). The Human Resources Officer will report to the Human Resources Officer, supervisor of the position.

Responsibilities

General Management
• Produces business intelligence and analytical reports and talking points/briefing notes for the attention of senior managers regarding the status of the performance of human resources functions, both internally within the Section and for supported entities.
• Promotes staff development and career support programmes within the supervised office.
• Maintains collaborative relationships with all relevant internal and external partners.

Operational Support Services in Workforce Planning and Organizational Design
• Provides guidance and participates in working groups to support entities in conducting staffing reviews, workforce planning, organizational design activities as well as the development of entity-specific workforce plans, including talent acquisition, classification, reprofiling of positions, skills gap analysis scenario planning and other HR related issues.
• Participates in the development of generic and entity specific operational guidance and tools to support entities in workforce planning and organizational design.
• Provides advice on the appropriate usage of all types of staff categories and non-staff capacities throughout the Secretariat in the context of operational workforce planning.
• Conducts data analysis to identify trends in staffing and anticipates future talent needs by contributing to the roster analysis to support acquisition of a diverse workforce.
• Contributes to operationalizing the key workforce capabilities identified by Strategic Workforce Planning.
• Participates in the development of briefing materials and conducts presentations on workforce planning, talent acquisition and organizational design.
• Assists entities in meeting critical human resources management strategic and operational indicators by identifying best practices and lessons learned and advising on their application and suitability to local contexts.

Business Process Improvement
• Provides feedback on continuous process improvements and adaptation to policies and processes based on operational requirements and trends.
• Contributes to the revision of pain points in business processes with a view to eliminating them while advocating for related improvements to policies, processes and systems and while proactively looking to fill gaps in processes.

Knowledge Management
• Contributes to the sections knowledge management maintenance, and utilization of knowledge and/or information
management systems related to human resources.
• Manages the operational workforce planning and organizational design network and communities of practice and capture of best practices
• Coordinates events, socializes and advocates WFP/OD initiatives, activities.
• Develops communications related to the operational workforce planning and organizational design network.
• Prepares and coordinates the development of communications of WFP/OD products and content across different platforms.

Competencies

• Professionalism: Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. Ability to identify issues, analyze and formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations on human resources policy and development issues. 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

• Planning & 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.

Education

An Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying 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, administration, programme management, or a related area is required.

Experience in an international organization is required.

Experience in the area of workforce planning and organizational design is required.

Experience in analyzing data in human resources processes is required.

Experience in managing Microsoft teams and SharePoint sites is desirable.

Experience in managing knowledge management platforms and communities of practice is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

Assessment

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

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.

This position will be available for an initial period of one year. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

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.

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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