Job Vacancies Department of Field Support (DFS)
Position Chief of Human Resources Section (recruitment), P5
Department/ Office Department of Field Support
Duty Station NEW YORK
Closing Date: Saturday, 31 March 2012
Job Opening number 12-ADM-DFS-22559-R-NEW YORK (X)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Field Personnel Specialist Support Services (FPSSS), Field Personnel Division (FPD). The Chief of Section reports to the Chief of Service, FPSSS.
Within delegated authority, the Chief of Section (recruitment) will be responsible for the following:
Provides guidance to the Chief of Service on conceptual strategy development and management of the implementation of overall recruitment strategies in the field;
Monitors and analyses human resources trends, with a particular focus on the changing human resources profiles required to optimally staff operations in the context of complex, integrated and evolving mission structures;
Supervises and guides the work of the section in undertaking organizational development efforts, including evaluating and templating organizational structure,building on modules and staffing requirements, benchmarked against identified actual and anticipated HR requirements;
Plans and oversees the management of recruitment activities undertaken by the Section; ensures that substantive work programmes and programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion, coordinating diverse projects in the Section, and, in partnership with other organizations of the United Nations System, donors and agencies as appropriate;
Manages, supervises and carries out the work programme of the Section under his/her responsibility. Co-ordinates the work carried out by the Section; provides programmatic and substantive reviews of drafts prepared by others;
Provides substantive input in the preparation of position papers and reports on recruitment in the field for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, Committee for Programme Coordination, as appropriate;
Contributes to the reporting to intergovernmental bodies on budget/programme performance or on recruitment policies in the field, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports;
Ensures that the outputs produced by the Section maintain high-quality standards; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data. Ensures that all outputs produced by the Section under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates;
Prepares inputs for the work programme of the Section, determining priorities, and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery;
Carries out programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Section, including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring of performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on budget/programme performance, preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting, evaluation of staff performance (ePerformance), interviews of candidates for job openings and evaluation of candidates;
Recruits staff for Section taking due account geographical and gender balance and other institutional values;
Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision;
Fosters teamwork and communication among staff in the Section and across organizational boundaries;
Represents the Division at inter-agency meetings, seminars, etc. on substantive-related issues.
Knowledge of change management in general and of conceptual strategy development and management of the implementation of overall recruitment strategies in the field, more specifically.Ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. 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.
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 AND 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.
Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals; generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction; conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, social sciences or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in administration, budget, finance, human resources, programme management, or related field. Relevant experience in programme management and more particularly change management is desirable. Field experience is also desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised fluency in English both oral and written is required. Knowledge of French is highly desirable. Knowledge of a third UN official language is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified applicants may include assessment exercise, which may be followed by a competency-based interview
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.
- This vacancy is subject to availability of post. Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfill the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover note.
- These posts are financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval. The appointment of staff will also be limited to service on posts financed by the Support Account.
United Nations Considerations
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 non-smoking environment.
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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