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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.


Office/Unit/Project Description   


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.

Institutional Arrangement


  • 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


Career Development:

  • 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).


Capability Development:

  • 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.






Achieve Results:

LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:

LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously:

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

Thematic Area



Business Management 


Project Management 


Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures, and protocols to achieve specific goals 


Business Development 

Knowledge Generation 


Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need 

Business Management 




  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience 
  • Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media, and other appropriate channels 

Digital & Innovation 

Digital learning & development 

Knowledge of digital learning methods and ability to design and develop digital learning programmes. 

Digital & Innovation 


Experience design 


Knowledge of experience design methodologies and ability to design end-to-end experiences that meet user and business needs 

Digital & Innovation 


Agile' methodologies and practices 


  • Ability to manage projects and processes through continuous iteration, learning and improvement.  
  • Ability to manage self-organizing cross-functional teams, foster a team culture of curiosity and learning.
  • Being nimble and being able to improvise and quickly adjust to unforeseen events or changes in conditions or context. 

HR - Learning and development 


L&D design 


  • Knowledge of adult learning principles, instructional design, learning styles, and learning programmes delivery modalities;
  • Ability to identify and design effective learning paths, programmes and initiatives 



Required Skills and Experience

Minimum Qualifications of the Successful IPSA


Min. Education requirements

  • Master level degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources Management or other related Social Sciences  
  • Alternatively, Bachelor level degree in combination with minimum 2 years of relevant experience.  

Min. years of relevant work experience

  • Bachelors with additional 2 years of experience of relevant experience in the public or private sectors with increasing level of responsibility in capability development and creation of a learning organization. 
  • Demonstrated experience and success in designing and implementing innovative best in class talent development programmes. 

Required skills

  • Project management of learning initiatives 
  • Coordination of stakeholders for the design and delivery of learning interventions 
  • Learning design and delivery – with a focus on online learning 
  • Writing and editing of a variety of documents  
  • Strong working experience of knowledge management and social learning / communities of practice 

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

  • Agile project management of learning initiatives 
  • Broad knowledge of UNDP and/or the UN system in general is highly desirable 
  • Video recording & video editing 
  • Podcast recording & podcast recording
  • Monitoring and evaluation of learning programmes 

Required Language(s)

Proficient in English, working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable 

Professional Certificates

Project management certifications are a plus 

Certifications related to learning and development are a plus