Job Opening

Posting Title: Human Resources Officer, P4 [Filled from Roster]
Job Code Title: HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Department/Office: Department of Field Support
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 09 January 2018 - 22 February 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Human Resources-DFS-90563-R-New York (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Department of Field Support (DFS) is mandated to provide strategic support for the administrative, logistics and technology requirements of all United Nations field missions, including peacekeeping operations and political offices.

This post is located in the Guidance Unit (GU), Quality Assurance and Information Management Section (QUAIMS), Field Personnel Division (FPD), Department of Field Support (DFS).

QUAIMS encompasses three units: the Quality Assurance Unit (QUA); the Information Management and Performance Compliance Monitoring Unit (IMPCU); as well as the Guidance Unit (GU).

The incumbent for this post will be under the direct supervision of the Chief, QUAIMS.

Responsibilities

Within limits of delegated authority, the Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

General:

•Develops and 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 and/or leads special human resources project.

Administration of entitlements:

•Advises the Head of the Section or Senior Human Resources Officers on the development, modification and implementation of United Nations policies and practices on entitlements.
•Provides advice on the interpretation and application of staff regulations and rules, including the review of administrative decisions; prepares draft amendments to the staff regulations and rules;
prepares draft administrative issuances or amendments thereto and verifies their consistency with the existing staff regulations and rules; prepares analyses and evaluations of human resources policies and practices; 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.
•Participates in task forces and working groups identifying issues/problems, formulating policies and guidelines, and establishing new procedures

Other duties:

•Provides advice on HR matters and procedural questions of considerable complexity, which may include those related to administration and management
•Advises and counsels staff in respect of rights, responsibilities, code of conduct and difficulties associated with work and entitlements.
•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
•Coordinates duty station classification and subsistence allowance surveys.
•Provides support and advice on staff management relations.

Competencies

•Professionalism: Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. 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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education, law or related area. 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 seven years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administrative services or related area is required. Experience in drafting and implementing HR policies is required. Experience in providing human resources support to field operations in an international context is desirable. Experience in policy development, analysis, implementation and guidance in an international context is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a 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 post is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations for a finite period of one year. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

Applicants from troop- and police-contributing countries who are found most suitable and recommended for selection will be given due consideration for positions in a peacekeeping operation or Headquarters support account funded positions in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations and the Department of Field Support, taking into account their contribution to United Nations peacekeeping, in accordance with General Assembly resolutions 66/265 and 67/287.

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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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 Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The 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 according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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 reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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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