Job Vacancies Office of Human Resources Management
Position Human Resources Officer, P3
Department/ Office Office Of Human Resources Management
Duty Station NEW YORK
Closing Date: Monday, 20 February 2012
Job Opening number 11-HRE-HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT-22185-R-NEW YORK(G)
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located at the Department of Management/Office of Human Resources Management . The incumbent will be reporting to the Chief of the Examinations and Tests Section of the Strategic Plannng and Staffing Division.
Under the supervision of the Chief of the Examinations and Tests Section, Staffing Service, Strategic Planning and Staffing Division in the Office of Human Resources Management , the Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
(a) Plan, organize, develop, coordinate and administer the Young Professionals Programme (YPP) examinations, the G to P examinations, Language examinations, Language Proficiency Examinations and other programmes and tests related to recruitment of professional, general service and other categories of staff;
(b) Arrange and conduct interviews to select candidates;
(c) Serve as ex officio in examinations boards, and prepare and present cases to these boards, and liaise with Member States in matters related to YPP and Language examinations;
(d) Identify upcoming vacancies in coordination with client offices;
(e) Provide advice and support to managers and staff on human resources related matters;
(f) Assist in preparing policy papers, position papers and briefing notes on issues related to examinations and tests;
(g) Prepare special reports and participate and/or lead special human resources project;
(h) Keep abreast of developments in various areas of human resources; and
(i) Advise and counsel staff in respect of eligibility to take examinations and tests.
Ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, and recommend solutions in the area of human resources management; knowledge of statistics, evaluation methodologies, job analysis and interviewing techniques; proven analytical skills. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspective s and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Planning and organizing:
Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision;
Ability to identify clients’ needs and appropriate solutions; ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in public or business administration, human resources management or related area. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or related area. Experience in the staffing/recruitment is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of a second official United Nations language, particularly French, is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified applicants may include a substantive assessment, which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
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
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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