Job Opening

Posting Title: Human Resources Officer
Job Code Title: HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Department/Office: FIELD MISSIONS ADMINISTERED BY DPKO
Duty Station: MOGADISHU
Posting Period: 21 June 2016 - 05 July 2016
Job Opening Number: 16-Human Resources-FMADPKO-62400-F-Mogadishu (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the United Nations Support Office in Somalia (UNSOS) based in Mogadishu. The Human Resources Officer reports to the Chief Human Resources Officer. The Human Resources Officer will be responsible for leading a team of HR professionals in providing advice to Mission clients on a range of Human Resources issues.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
RECRUITMENT AND PLACEMENT:
•Projects and monitors vacant posts of assigned level/group, Secretariat or mission-wide and ensures adherence to policies and procedures in filling these posts.
•Oversees preparation of vacancy announcements, reviews applications and provides short-lists to substantive offices.
•Arranges and conducts interviews for selection of candidates.
•Reviews recommendation on the selection of candidate by client offices.
•Supervision of the National Recruitment Unit; providing day to day guidance and monitoring.
•Participates in task forces and working groups identifying issues/problems, formulating policies and guidelines, and establishing new procedures.

ADMINISTRATION OF ENTITLEMENTS:
•Advises the Head of the Unit or Senior Human Resources Officers on the development, modification and implementation of United Nations policies and practices on entitlements.
•Reviews and recommends level of remuneration for consultants.
•Provides advice on interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules. Reviews and provides advice on exceptions to policies, regulations and rules.
•Represents the office in joint bodies and working groups relating to salaries and other conditions of service.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND CAREER SUPPORT:
•Identifies and analyzes staff development and career support needs and designs programmes to meet identified needs. Prepares monitoring reports on staff development and career support programmes.
•Analyzes staff development and career support plans to ensure that they are consistent with the overall organizations goals, policies on staff development and career support, and the respective mandates.
•Evaluates effectiveness and impact of staff development and career support programmes and recommends ways to enhance effectiveness and impact.
•Provides advice on mobility and career development to staff at all levels in all categories.
•Provides performance management advice to staff and management. Assists supervisors and staff with understanding and using the performance appraisal system (PAS).
•Assesses training needs, identifies, designs and delivers training programmes to staff at all levels throughout the Organization.

OTHER DUTIES:
•Implements new human resources policies, practices and procedures to meet the evolving needs of the Organization.
•Monitors and ensures the implementation of human resources policies, practices and procedures.
•Keeps abreast of developments in various areas of human resources.
•Prepares reports and participates in human resources project.
•May plan, organize, manage and supervise the work of the Unit/Section assigned.
•Supervises and monitors the work of the junior human resources officers in undertaking the full range of human resource management activities.
•Represents the management in classification appeal cases.
•Conducts and coordinates salary surveys assessing the labour market at Headquarters and in the field and establishes salaries and related allowances of locally-recruited staff.
•Prepares classification analysis of jobs in Professional and General Service and related categories.
•Provides guidance to programme managers on the application of classification policies and procedures and by undertaking whole office review.
•Coordinates duty station classification and subsistence allowance surveys.

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. Demonstrable expert knowledge of inspira staff selection processes and in staffing HRM databases. 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 & 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

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

Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority. Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member. Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills. Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines. Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff. Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative. Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff. Appraises performance fairly.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or related field is required. Minimum three years experience in recruitment and Inspira Staffing (Selection and Offer Management) is required. Knowledge and experience in supporting Hiring Managers with Staff Selection process required. Experience in Performance Management, Quality Assurance desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of a second 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.

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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

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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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