Job Opening

Posting Title: Human Resources Officer, P3 [Filled from Roster]
Department/Office: Office of Human Resources Management
Duty Station: BANGKOK
Posting Period: 15 January 2018 - 28 February 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Human Resources-DM OHRM-91151-R-Bangkok (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Bangkok office of the Compensation and Classification Section, Human Resources Policy Service, Office of Human Resources Management, Department of Management. The Human Resources Officer reports to the Chief of the Section.


Within limits of delegated authority, and under the guidance of the Chief of Section, Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

•Conducts and coordinates salary surveys assessing the labour market and establishes salaries and related allowances for locally- recruited staff;
•Keeps abreast of developments in compensation;
•Assists in preparation of reports and participates in special human resources projects on compensation;
•Develops, updates and maintains IT tools used to analyse salary data and the reports that are generated.

Administration of Entitlements:
•Advises the Chief of the Section on the development, modification and implementation of United Nations policies and practices on salaries;
•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;
•Determines and recommends benefits and entitlements for staff on the basis of contractual status.

•Prepares classification analysis of jobs in Professional and higher categories, the Field Service category, and the General Service and related categories;
•Provides guidance to programme managers on the application of the classification policies and procedures.

Other Duties:
•Assists in preparing technical reports, policy papers, position papers and briefings notes on compensation and classification matters.


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.

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.

TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.


Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in human resources management, management, finance, business administration, public administration, social sciences, education, or a related area. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two 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 or related area, at least three of which should have been gained in an international environment, is required. Experience in the development and administration of salary and compensation systems is desirable. Experience in collecting, analysing and processing large volumes of quantitative data is desirable (e.g. in a financial, statistical environment).


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


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

Special Notice

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.

This post is funded with extra-budgetary resources. Appointment and extension of appointment is subject to the availability and approval of funding.

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.

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.

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