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The following documents shall be required from the applicants:
Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a global organization with more than 20,000 personnel working in approximately 170 offices globally. UNDP works in development and crisis settings with the aim to achieve the eradication of poverty, reduction of inequalities and exclusion, and sustained development results.
Drawing on the diversity of UNDP’s client needs and partnerships, the Office of Human Resources (OHR) in the Bureau for Management Services is focused on the implementation of an ambitious and forward-looking three-year strategy, People for 2030, which will progressively
transform UNDP’s culture and enable its workforce capacity to deliver more and better results.
One of the central elements of UNDP’s promise as an employer is that working with UNDP is not just a job, but part of a rewarding and enriching career in which individuals have opportunities to grow and develop. The expected outcome of the focus area 6 of the People for 2030 strategy “Creating a rewarding career experience” is to ensure that by 2025, people in UNDP are effectively engaged and supported in managing their careers, with career paths aligned to UNDP's priorities and business model.
OHR’s Talent Development Unit (TDU), based in Copenhagen (Denmark) plays an important role in the talent development process including developing frameworks, programmes, tools and partnerships. The selected incumbent will hold a critical role in supporting programmes and initiatives aiming to support and enable rewarding career experiences at UNDP, where all personnel have an opportunity to grow professionally and personally, build new knowledge, skills and experiences, and be able to develop their careers. In addition to other initiatives, the Career Development Analyst will support the UNDP Global Mentoring programme, the Virtual Development Assignment Programme (VDAP) and the SPARK programme, a formal career development programme.
- This post will report to the People Development Specialist, Career Development in the Talent Development Unit (BMS/OHR/TDU), based in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
- Support digitalization of the Career Framework’s Career Paths for key roles and provide guidance on the respective development experiences.
- Support the implementation of a formal career development programmes for different priority target groups: Design and deliver UNDP’s virtual SPARK career development programme to support UNDP Women career development.
- Support the UNDP Global Mentoring Programme by enhancing its communication and contributing to the management of the initiative.
- Support the management of UNDP’s Career Journey site (internal career management portal).
- Support design and management of online / AI platforms related to talent development e.g., to capture current skills and skill gaps (individual and organizational level) related to the employee lifecycle, with the intent to address skill gaps through development.
Research, Evaluation and Operations:
- Conduct assessments and create reports and presentations for various target groups.
- Develop and provide regular reports and presentations for various target groups (e.g. HR, TDU,
HRBPs, management, staff).
- Manage operational tasks as necessary e.g., logistics, collaboration and coordination with vendors, participant management, communications and marketing.
LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
Adapt with Agility:
LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
Act with Determination:
LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
Engage and Partner:
LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion:
LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum Qualifications of the Successful IPSA
Min. Education requirements
Min. years of relevant work experience
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section
Proficient in English, working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable
Project management certifications are a plus
Certifications related to learning and development are a plus