Job Vacancies Office of Human Resources Management
Position Staff Development Officer, P3
Department/ Office OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT
Duty Station NEW YORK
Closing Date: Saturday, 30 July 2011
Job Opening number 11-HRE-HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT-19758-R-NEW YORK
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Learning, Leadership and Organizational Development Section (LLODS), Learning Development and HR Services Division (LDSD), Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM), Department of Management (DM). The incumbent reports directly to the Chief, LLODS/LDSD.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Learning, Leadership and Organizational Development Section (LLODS), the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
Staff Development and Career Support:
Identifies and analyzes staff development and career support needs and designs programmes to meet identified needs. Prepares monitoring reports on staff development and career support programmes.
Manages the delivery of a range of centrally coordinated management, communication and other learning programmes for staff at HQ, Offices away from HQ and, in coordination with DPKO/DFS, Field Missions.
Manages sabbatical/external study schemes.
Designs, plans, monitors and provides orientation programmes and briefing to new staff members.
Assesses training needs, identifies, designs and delivers a range of staff development and training programmes to staff at all levels throughout the Organization.
Provides advice and support to managers and staff on staff development related matters.
Prepares special reports and participates and/or leads special staff development projects.
Keeps abreast of developments in the various areas of human resources.
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.
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.
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.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in public or business administration, human resources management, education, social science or related area. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management. Experience in programme management and related areas in the field of human resources, including in an international environment. Familiarity with human resources information technology systems as used by the United Nations, such as IMIS, and Inspira, 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. Working knowledge of French is an advantage.
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.
Candidates may be requested to take a written test, which may be followed by a competency-based interview, depending on the results.
-Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
- Priority consideration for vacancies at the P3 level will be given to internal candidates and candidates who have passed a competitive examination.
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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