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HR Associate /ODU/OHR
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||22-May-13|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||GS-6|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One Year|
All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.
Internally advertised General Service (GS) fixed-term appointment (FTA) positions located in Headquarters are open to GS staff members currently serving in New York/Washington D.C. who hold a UNDP permanent or FTA who are either US Permanent Residents, US citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.
Externally advertised GS fixed-term appointment and temporary appointment (TA) positions located in New York/Washington D.C. are open to candidates who are either US Permanent Residents, US Citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.
Current UNDP GS staff serving outside of HQ must meet the eligibility criteria stated above prior to their application.
Selected candidates who meet the above mentioned eligibility criteria are responsible for their own travel and/or relocation costs.
Selection to GS fixed-term appointment positions at Headquarters requires passing a UN administered clerical test (ASAT).
Applicants under serious consideration for short-listing of posts requiring accountancy and finance skills, must take the UNDP Accountancy and Finance Test (UNDP AFT) prior to short-listing.
Within the Integrated Talent Management Section, the Organizational Design Unit (ODU) is responsible for management of job evaluation and job classification in UNDP. ODU provides support on HR aspects of change management exercises and development of policy initiatives that enhance managers with workforce composition. ODU also develops the capacity of UNDP HR practitioners on job classification.
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the HR Specialist, ODU, the HR Associate manages all information flows, data research, report generation and administrative support for the Unit. The HR Associate assures quality control, consistency of service and timeliness of all correspondence issued by the Unit including formal classification requests and memos, budget verifications and ATLAS data entry. The HR Associate provides advice to all UNDP HR practitioners and Hiring Managers on the job classification and change management processes. The HR Associate also conducts special assignments related to researching process and technical solutions and tool development related to the information management and work processes of the Unit.
The HR Associate works in close collaboration with ITM colleagues, all OHR Units, Office of Finance and Resource Management (OFRM), HR Advisors, Country Offices (COs) and UNDP HQs staff to exchange information, ensure correctness of classification submissions and ensure consistent service delivery provided by the ODU.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Provides support to the Job Evaluation and Classification process in UNDP focusing on achievement of the following results:
Function/Expected Results: Performs Position Management in Atlas, maintains proper records and performs research focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Function / Expected Results: Supports ODBU in a variety of administrative procedures and processes focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Impact of Results
The results of the work of the HR Associate impacts the efforts of harmonization of functional levels among UN, organization-wide capacity in the field of job evaluation and the strategic positioning of the HR practice. Consistent application of job evaluation impacts on staff morale. Timely advice on HR aspects of organizational design, job evaluation and classification ensures due process, transparency and fairness. Adequate oversight and monitoring activities yield in ensuring adequate management accountability.
Building Strategic Partnerships
Maintaining information and databases
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Basic research and analysis
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures
Promoting Organizational Change and Development
Presentation of information on best practices in organizational change
Design and Implementation of Management Systems
Data gathering and implementation of management systems
Maintains effective client relationships
Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management
Gathering and disseminating information
HR Certification programme
Required Skills and Experience
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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.