Job Opening

Posting Title: Project Management/Research Assistant for Anti-Racism Initiatives (Separation Administration)
Department/Office: Department of Operational Support
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 30 August 2022 - 17 September 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Department of Operational Support-189901-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Support to project manager in project management, research and documentation

Work Location

homebased

Expected duration

4 months with potential option to extend subject to available funding

Duties and Responsibilities

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 Non-staff Capacities Unit (NSCU) provides advisory services in the area of non-staff personnel and serves as the focal point for former staff and non-staff after their separation from the Organization.
In accordance with the Secretary-General's efforts on anti-racism, NSCU is seeking to enhance administrative separation processes, including exit surveys. In recognition of previous studies conducted within the Secretariat, highlighting the need to improve anti-racism efforts across administrative processes, NSCU aims at:
- Reviewing the complete separation process, including final payroll and pension benefits processing:
- Reviewing prior separation process improvement projects, documenting their results and measuring their effectiveness;
- Reviewing current separation statistics and processing timelines with a view to potential bias;
- Reviewing the current exit survey with a view to measuring potential bias and incorporating questions regarding racism as well as diversity, equity and inclusion.

The assignment will be carried out under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Chief Non-Staff Capacities Unit, who serves as the project manager for the implementation. The Research Assistant/Project Support will work with the project manager to specifically support the data gathering, documentation of prior project, review of the exit survey. He/she will work with the project team on business process improvement and provide data analysis support and support for communication activities and client engagement.

Interested individuals should familiarize themselves with the Strategic Action Plan Report of the Secretary-General’s Task Force on Addressing Racism and Promoting Dignity for All in the United Nations Secretariat (Addressing racism and promoting dignity for all in the United Nations Secretariat).

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: University Degree in programme management, business administration, human resources management, communications or business analytics/statistics, political affairs or similar.
Experience: At least one year of experience in project management, business process improvement, consulting or research and analysis. Experience in human resources management or strategic communications is desirable. Experience in anti-racism, diversity and inclusion is desirable.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English (i.e. oral and written proficiency and excellent drafting skills) is required. Knowledge of French is an asset.

No Fee

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