Home / Uncategories / Human Resources Officer (Recruitment)
Human Resources Officer (Recruitment)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING AND REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: This position is
located in the Coordination and Response Division (CRD), Office for the
Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The incumbent will report
to the Deputy Director of CRD.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Within limits of delegated authority, the Human
Resources Officer (Recruitment) will be responsible for the following
Monitors and ensures the implementation of human resources policies, practices and procedures.
Keeps abreast of developments in various areas of human resources.
Recruitment and placement
and monitors upcoming vacancies in coordination with the
Regional/Country Offices primarily, but not limited to, in French
speaking countries in the field, and in the Coordination and Response
Division in New York and in Geneva. Prepares vacancy announcements
(multiple-duty station vacancies and single vacancies) in INSPIRA or
Temporary Job Openings, , reviews applications and provides short-lists.
Arranges and conducts interviews for selection of candidates.
Reviews recommendation on the selection of candidate by client offices.
with the Administrative Services Branch (ASB) in Geneva and New York in
processing recommendations and requesting recruitment/reassignment and
Contributes in taking stock of lessons learned and prepares notes/briefing papers for the Management and the staff;
abreast of staffing situation in countries of responsibilities and
Coordination and Response Division and process contract extension and
separation as needed. In conjunction with this, provides advice on
mobility and career development to staff, particularly young
professionals and staff in the General Service and related categories as
Follows up on performance appraisal documents and issues and provides advice as appropriate to staff and management.
and monitors the work of human resources officers and assistants in
undertaking a range of human resource management/recruitment activities.
guidance to programme managers on the application of classification
policies and procedures and by undertaking whole office review.
Assists in preparing policy papers, position papers and briefing notes on issues related to examinations and tests.
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; Sound knowledge and exposure to a
wide range of humanitarian coordination issues, emergency relief and
related human rights issues, including approaches and techniques to
address difficult problems; Good understanding of human resources
management and practices especially in the field of recruitment for
field locations; Ability to conduct research, including the ability to
evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources. Ability to
work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful
TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve
organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas
and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda
before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group
decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own
position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint
responsibility for team shortcomings
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.
Experience: A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible
experience in human resources management, administration or related
area. Experience in recruitment/staffing is required. Experience with
interpretation and application of regulations, rules and procedures for
recruitment and selection of personnel for a large international
organization is required. Field experience is desirable. Experience with
implementation of talent management tools is desirable.
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 two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in
lieu of the advanced university degree.
Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United
Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English and French is
HOW TO APPLY:
The position is intended to fill functions of short-term duration This
temporary position is initially offered for six months with possibility
of extension. All posts are subject to availability of funds.
All applicants are requested to submit a completed personal history profile (PHP) to OCHA CRD Staffing:email@example.com with a copy to:firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate this reference:OCHA/G/136/2015 in the subject of your e-mail.
Documents should be saved as pdf file, with the title formatted as
follows: Doc-type _Given Name FAMILY NAME.pdf. For example: PHP_Joe
Note that applications to United Nations Secretariat positions can be
generated in the new Inspira recruitment system. We encourage you to
create an electronic personal history profile and to apply to these and
other positions for which you are interested and qualified at http://inspira.un.org
Note that applicants’ eligibility cannot be fully assessed if the
personal history profile is not properly completed. Applications
received after the deadline will not be accepted. Potential candidates
under serious consideration will be contacted by the hiring manager
directly. All applications will be treated with the strictest
The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United
Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and
to assignment by him or her; in this context, all staff members are
expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers In
accordance with established rules and procedures.
"The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the
recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing,
training or any other fees). Also, the United Nations does not concern
itself with information on bank accounts."