Job Vacancies Office of Human Resources Management
Job Title Project Manager – Inspira Talent Management,P4
Department/ Office OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Duty Station NEW YORK
Closing Date: Sunday, 17 April 2011
Job Opening number 11-PGM-HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT-18495-R-NEW YORK
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
Inspira is the new Talent Management System at the United Nations covering hundreds of thousands of job applicants and over 40.000 staff in head quarters and field missions.
The first phase of the project was launched in April 2010 with the recruitment module replacing the legacy system (Galaxy). During 2011-12 we plan to implement learning management, full performance management, reporting and position management.
The Inspira programme consists of multiple projects within defined business areas (e.g. recruiting, learning management) each owned by a business owner.
This position is located in the Human Resources Information Systems Section, Office of Human Resources Management, Department of Management. The project manager reports directly to a business owner and reports indirectly to the overall Inspira programme coordinator.
Facilitates the definition of project scope and requirements together with business owners in liaison with the Inspira programme coordinator.
Develops project plans in liaison with the Inspira Programme Coordinator including definition of project tasks, resource requirements, goals and deliverables.
Tracks and monitors project progress against plan, requirements, quality measures and standard processes. Reports on project status, including project progress, problems and solutions, to all stakeholders.
Manages project resources and provides leadership and direction to project teams. Follows up continuously on task progress and quality of deliverables.
Complies with Inspira project management standards in project planning and reporting.
Implements and manages project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs. Evaluates project progress and works for continuous improvement in project delivery.
Prepares inputs for and collaborates with the Inspira programme coordinator for the overall Inspira workplan.
Manages all aspects of the project including requirements definition, development, user acceptance testing, training and deployment.
Conducts administrative functions as required including writing job descriptions and general resource management
- Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of Project Management methodologies, standards and tools. Knowledge of IT implementations in large international environment. Thinks logically and analytically in a problem-solving environment. 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; 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. Self-reliant and able to work independently as well as in a team. Knowledge of human resources functions and talent management, preferred. Ability to work collaboratively with all parties.
Planning and Organizing
– Ability to organize, plan and implement work assignments, manage competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment.
- Excellent communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to convey complex concepts both orally and in writing, in a clear concise style. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels, especially in technical support functions, training activities and seminars/demonstrations to executive and senior staff.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Project Management, Business Administration, Information Systems, Information Management, Computer Science, or related field. A first level university degree with a combination of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in project management. Experience in managing enterprise-wide process improvements, change management projects is desirable. Experience in Human Capital/Talent Management systems is desirable.
Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Assessment of qualified applicants for this position may include a written test, followed by a competency-based interview.
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.
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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