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Human Resources Officer, P-3
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:   30 Jul 2012
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   31 May 2012
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   Field Missions Administered by DPKO
DUTY STATION:   Multiple D/S
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:   12-HRE-PMSS-425761-R-MULTIPLE D/S


 
Remuneration
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Responsibilities
The Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties: (These duties are generic, and may not be performed by all Human Resources Officers.) Provide advice and support to managers and staff on human resources related matters. Prepare special reports and participate and/or lead special human resources project. Identify upcoming vacancies in coordination with client offices. Prepare vacancy announcements, review applications, and provide a short-list to those offices. Arrange and conduct interviews to select candidates. Review recommendation on the selection of candidate by client offices. Monitor and evaluate recruitment and placement related activities of client offices, and recommend changes or corrections related to procedures to these offices. Supervise and monitor the work of the Human Resources Assistants in carrying out all human resources administrative transactions including preparation of personnel actions, maintenance of staffing tables, and processing of contracts. Provide advice on interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules. Review and provide advice on exceptions to policies, regulation and rules. Administer and provide advice on salary and related benefits, travel, and social security entitlements. Determine and recommend benefits and entitlements for staff on the basis of contractual status. Review policies and procedures and recommend changes as required. Review and recommend level of remuneration for locally recruited consultants. Identify and analyse staff development and career support needs, Provide advice on mobility and career development to staff, Design, plan, monitor and provide induction orientation programme and briefing to new staff members. Provide performance management advice to staff and management. Assist supervisors and staff with understanding and using the performance appraisal system (PAS). Advise and counsel staff in respect of rights, responsibilities, code of conduct and difficulties associated with work and entitlements. Provide inputs, as required, to salary surveys assessing the labour market in the field to establish salaries and related allowances of locally-recruited staff. Prepare classification analysis of jobs. Provide guidance to Programme Managers on the application of classification policies and procedures. Perform other duties as required.

Competencies
Professionalism - Ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, and recommend solutions; proven analytical skills. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations. Planning and Organising - 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. 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. 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 and supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Commitment to continuous learning: Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the relevant technical field. Willingness to contribute to UN institutional knowledge through active participation in the documentation and sharing of lessons and good practices.



QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Masters 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
Intrinsic knowledge of the subject area with relevant occupational experience/employment for the previous five years or relevant work in Human Resources job family.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English or French; knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage and sometimes a requirement. Fluency in the local language may be essential.

Other Skills


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).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.
  1. To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.

  2. After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.

  3. In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.

  4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

    E-mail: electoralroster@un.org, electoralaffairsOG@un.org

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions, if you encounter problems when applying.