Job Opening

Posting Title: CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER, P5
Job Code Title: SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
Duty Station: BAMAKO
Posting Period: 22 June 2017 - 31 July 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Human Resources-MINUSMA-81441-R-Bamako (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds. 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.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This post is located in Bamako, the headquarters of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). The Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) reports to the Deputy Director of Mission Support.

Responsibilities

S/he is responsible for strategic HR planning;
• S/he provides advice on interpretation and application of United Nations policies, regulations and rules;
• S/he manages the selection and appointment process in a transparent and consistent manner complying with HR policies;
• S/he works in close collaboration with Regional Service Center in Entebbe (RSCE) to ensure all HR transactions are processed in the RSCE within the required quality and timelines;
• Within the mission, s/he monitors and evaluates the implementation of Human Resources Management delegated authorities and maintains an active dialogue with service centers
•S/he participates in the budget development process of the entire mission and provides advice to the Senior Management Team on the human resources requirements, staffing table and the organizational structure
• S/he ensures compliance with the UN staff performance management system as promulgated under ST/AI/2010/5 and adequate training opportunities are provided to staff in performance management skills, supervisory skills and relevant procedures and policies; s/he counsels staff and managers in cases of underperformance and facilitates the implementation of a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) or other remedial measures, when required.
• S/he counsels civilian staff members about career and training opportunities and development needs within peace operations and UN System in close
collaboration with headquarters;
• S/he works with interested parties such as the Staff Association(s) and the mission's Conduct and Discipline component, Chief of Staff and/or DMS and addresses and mitigates staff grievances; in coordination with FPD, s/he coordinates the mission's responses to formal and informal requests coming from different entities under the Administration of Justice (AoJ) system and implement decisions applicable to the mission;
• S/he develops and maintains an "open door" dialogue between the management and international and national staff unions (Field Staff Union and National Staff Committee respectively), usually meeting with the staff unions at least bi-monthly to address issues affecting the staff and coordinate the quarterly meetings with the Head of the Mission and Director of Mission Support;
• S/he maintains open communication with UN Country Team for efficient coordination in conducting national staff salary surveys, DSA/cost of living surveys, establishing common policies on other in-country entitlements for staff.
• In consultation with the mission Chief Security Advisor, the Staff Counselor and the Welfare Officers, s/he works on the mission's response to a natural disaster/incident with focus on
anticipating, planning and coordinating the overall HR response in coordination with FPD

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 complex 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.

• 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

• 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.

• BUILDING TRUST: Provides an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion; manages in a deliberate and predictable way; operates with transparency; has no hidden agenda; places confidences in colleagues, staff members and clients; gives proper credit to theirs; follows through on agreed upon actions; treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately.

• JUDGEMENT/DECISION-MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or related area. 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 ten years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administrative services or related area is required. Practical experience with the planning
and delivery of human resources services in complex, volatile and/or conflict and post-conflict environments is required. Experience working with United Nations common systems human resources and/or administrative procedures and/or platforms is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required.

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.

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No Fee

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