Application Deadline :07-Jan-13
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :One-year retainer to work on as needed basis


Effective Recruitment is a critical enabler of corporate performance as it enhances the organization’s ability to deliver results and respond flexibly and promptly to emerging development challenges and opportunities. Each recruitment process and decision represents a major investment of organizational resources and is a direct reflection on the organization’s reputation.  Each appointment affects the performance of offices and defines UNDP’S credibility with stakeholders. 
Competency based interviewing is one of the ways UNDP assesses staff to fill vacancies across the organization. This procedure is designed to ensure a competitive selection process and a uniform approach to selection within UNDP.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Takes objective and clear notes for up to 3-4 interviews per day identifying strengths and weakness of candidates as measured against articulated competencies;
  • In consultation with the OHR representative on the interview panel, drafts the interview report in a concise and fluent manner;
  • Prepares the interview report on a standard template the same day, when possible and edits the interview report as required in consultation with the Human Resources focal point within the hiring unit;
  • Other duties as assigned.
Report writers must disclose any perceived or actual conflict of interest on any interview panel they are assisting with.


  • Plans, prioritizes, coordinates and delivers tasks on time
  • Remains impartial and fully confidential at all times
  • Displays cultural and gender sensitivity
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored under pressure
  • Demonstrates adaptability
  • Responds positively to feedback

Required Skills and Experience


  • Bachelors degree in relevant discipline.  Masters degree an asset.


  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Familiarity with UN competency-based interviewing highly desirable.
  • Understanding of the UN context a distinct advantage.
  • Full working knowledge of Microsoft word.


  • Full fluency in written and spoken English.

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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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