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    Human Resources Officer
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    Internal Controls Analysts
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Roster-Ausschreibung für P5-Stellen im Personalbereich in Friedensmissionen (Frist: 11.11.2015)
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Job Opening

Posting Title:                CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Duty Station:                Field Locations
Posting Period:             12 October 2015 - 11 November 2015
Job Opening Number:    49209


United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Special Notice

The United Nations Secretariat maintains rosters of qualified and available candidates to fill anticipated job openings in peacekeeping operations, special political missions, and other field operations.

The purpose of this job opening is to generate a list of qualified candidates for inclusion in the roster.

The entire assessment process takes an average of six months; all applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application (whether successful or unsuccessful) within 14 days of the conclusion of the process. Successful candidates will be placed on the roster and subsequently will be invited to apply for field mission vacancies open only to roster members. Roster membership does not guarantee selection.

Org. Setting and Reporting

These positions are located in Peacekeeping Missions and Special Political Missions. Applicants will be expected to serve in hardship duty stations with difficult working and living conditions. An updated list of missions and additional information on working in the field can be found at http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/about/dfs/

Within delegated authority, the Chief Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Strategic Planning

• Actively participates in the mission planning process throughout the mission lifecycle and plays a critical role in determining the staffing requirements and structures.
• Advises the Senior Management Team on emerging capacity gaps in accordance with the evolution of the mission mandate.
• Advises Senior Mission Leadership on workforce planning, including implementation of succession planning and forecasting of human resources requirements during the start-up and draw down, including closely coordinating with FPD to manage the drawdown and retrenchment of staff and working with individual staff to advise them on potential future placements within UN field operations and beyond.
• In coordination with all mission components, develops coherent staffing strategies to support the implementation of the Mission’s mandate including developing recruitment and deployment plans for all civilian positions;
• He/she is also responsible for conducting systematic assessment of the workforce per function, skill, level, category, occupational group, gender and geography and for identifying the gap and determining what actions to be taken to respond to the needs taking into account existing vacancies, projected changes due to retirements, returns to parent duty station and turnover rates;
• Advises and guides mission leadership on the implementation of Organization-wide change initiatives especially those related to and have impact on the human resources;
Budget Process
• Participates substantively in the entire budget development process and provides advice to the Senior Management Team on the human resources requirements, staffing table and organizational structure of all sections based on the FPD guidelines on budget review.
• Coordinates with FPD on the review of the staffing aspects of the mission’s budget as well as preparation of documentation for classification of posts and the implementation of classification result.
• Ensures that expenditures related to staffing are within the budgeted staffing costs, coordinating with the Finance and Budget Units at both the mission and Headquarters levels to ensure availability of funds;
• Ensures the integrity of the staffing table as approved in the budget without discrepancy in sections and locations.
• Advises hiring managers on loaning of posts between sections and movement of posts and staff between locations based on the SOP on Staffing table and Post Management
Recruitment and staff selection
• Manages the selection and appointment process of highly competent candidates by advising managers on organizational policies and SOPs on the staff selection process, and ensuring compliance and required level of skill to conduct and document competency based interviews for position specific job openings, if required.
• Facilitates the mission’s participation in expert panels to evaluate applicants to generic job openings;
• Manages recruitment and selection related process in a transparent, consistent, merit-based and fair manner, complying with policies related to gender balance, geographic diversity, as well as enhancing the management and staff awareness of these policies.

Human Resources Management Advisory and Monitoring

• Acts as the functional advisor to Senior Management and staff on Human Resources policies and practices and provides direction and coherence to all HR activities and systems in the mission.
• Acts as the primary conduit between Senior Mission Management and staff regarding all human resources issues through developing close and substantive ties with Senior Management across the Mission spectrum.
• Supervises the process of knowledge/awareness building amongst programme managers, senior management and staff members with regard to the staff rules and regulations, and related guidelines in the administration of entitlements and their strict application by the HR Section, including consistent implementation of delegated authority;
• Provides direction and advice on interpretation and application of policies, staff regulations and rules.
• Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of related guidelines, staff rules and regulations, practices and procedures, and recommends revisions to FPD, where necessary.
• Responsible for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of delegated authorities through inter-alia, the Human Resources Management Scorecard (HRM-S), Service Level Agreements, HRM-S indicators, and the Senior Managers’ Compact;
• Represents Senior Mission Management on a variety of joint staff-management advisory bodies in an ex officio advisory or active capacity, as appropriate;
• Serves as primary interface regarding cross-cutting HR issues between the Head of Mission and DFS, with a key proactive role of open communications, advisory services, and collaborative problem resolution.
Performance Management
• Ensures compliance with the UN staff performance management system by supporting the mission in its implementation and monitoring its compliance, and providing guidance and substantive support to mission components on standards for the development of service, section, unit and individual work plans.
• Coordinates with the Integrated Mission Training Center to organize training/orientation programmes in performance management and supervisory skills and relevant policies and procedures as well as work plans.
• Ensures full-compliance of ePerformance and provides input to the establishment of Management Review Committee and Joint Monitoring Committee and Rebuttal Panel and acts as their facilitator and ex-offico member.
• Counsels staff and managers in cases of underperformance and facilitates the implementation of a Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) or other remedial measures, when required

Staff Development

• Advises on training opportunities for HR staff as well as staff in general, giving particular attention to developing and implementing career development paths for national staff members.
• Provides regular information on global vacancies and opportunities for the generic rostering system.
• Coordinates with FPD as a conduit for headquarters initiatives and as the initiator of individual career advice and counseling, which includes the planning and shaping the progression and movement of staff both within and among missions as part of the global secretariat.

Capacity Building

• Continuously assesses the skill, expertise and knowledge of the HROs and HRAs, ensuring participation of human resources staff in relevant training programmes and designing individual on-the-job and group training programmes on specific subject matters in the area of human resources management, including in the use of HR IT systems (IMIS, Nucleus, Inspira, ERP etc.).

Administration of Justice

• In coordination with interested parties such as the Staff Association(s) and the mission’s Conduct and Discipline component, Chief of Staff and/or CMS/DMS, the CHRO will address and mitigate staff grievances with the purpose of resolving them at the lowest practical level.
• Develops preventive activities such as training and sharing best practices and recent jurisprudence related to human resources management.
• In consultation with FPD, coordinates the mission’s responses to formal and informal requests coming from different entities under the Administration of Justice (AoJ) system and implements decisions applicable to the mission.
Staff and Management Relations
• Develops an “open door” dialogue between the management and international and national staff unions (Field Staff Union and National Staff Committee respectively) to discuss HR matters and related staff issues;
• Meets frequently with staff representatives to address issues affecting the staff and coordinates the quarterly meetings with the Head of the Mission and Director/Chief of Mission Support;
• Organizes, as necessary, general or specific meetings for the staff on issues such as HR aspects of mandate implementation, status of HR reforms and other organizational change initiatives.

Coordination with Operations of UN Country Team

• Maintains open communication with UN Country Team for efficient coordination in conducting national staff salary surveys, DSA/cost of living surveys, and establishing common policies on other in-country entitlements for staff.


• Develops and implements a communication strategy. This should include a dedicated intranet page on HR issues, which is updated on a regular basis, regular formal (town halls, meetings with program managers) and informal meetings with staff at all levels to clarify and communicate policy and staff administration issues.

Emergency preparedness and crisis management

• In consultation with the mission Chief Security Advisor, the Staff Counselor and the Welfare Officers, the CHRO works on the mission’s response to a natural disaster/incident with focus on anticipating, planning and coordinating the overall HR response in consultation with FPD. The CHRO involves in all the three phases of a) emergency preparedness, b) crisis response and c) the long term follow-up to the needs of affected staff members.

Change Management plan:

• Develops a set of actionable and targeted change management plans, including communication, coaching and training plans in order to implement these responsibilities and the evolving directives due to the change in policies, processes, systems and structures in the HR Section and reports on the implementation of the change management process by identifying gaps and risks and recommends corrective action



Professionalism: 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 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.

Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly.

Judgment/Decision-Making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; Gathers relevant information before making a decision; Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; Checks assumptions against facts; Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; Makes tough decisions when necessary.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or a related area. Experience in UN field missions is desirable. Experience in broad range of human resources matters is desirable. Experience with UMOJA and Inspira platforms is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English or French (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

Assessment Method

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

United Nations Considerations

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of inspira account-holder homepage.

Applications are pre-screened by the system according to the published requirements of the job opening on the basis of the information provided in the application. In relation to the requirements of the job opening, applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their qualifications, including their education, work experience, and language skills. Each applicant must bear in mind that submission of incomplete or inaccurate applications may render that applicant ineligible for consideration for the job opening. Initial screening and evaluation of applications will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted. Applications cannot be amended following submission. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

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