Recruitment and hiring of staff is the single most important human resource management activity.  Each recruitment process and decision represents a major investment of organizational resources, constitutes a long term liability and is a direct reflection on the organization’s reputation.  Each appointment affects the performance of offices and defines UNDP’S credibility with stakeholders. 
All recruitment and selection processes in UNDP are defined by five principles – competition, fairness, professional rigor and objectivity, transparency and accountability. Competency based interviewing is one of the ways UNDP assesses staff to fill vacancies across UNDP. This procedure is designed to ensure a competitive selection process for our rotational vacancies by establishing uniform selection procedures across the organization.
The Human Resource unit within the Bureau for Development Policy of the United Nations Development Programme is looking for 5 consultants for the period of 1- 3 years on a long term basis (3 based in tri-state area: NY, NJ and Connecticut, USA and 2 home-based) to support the interview process, specifically on note taking and writing interview reports.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Takes objective and clear notes for up to 75 interviews per year per each consultant recruited during the contract duration; identifying strengths and weakness of candidates as measured against articulated competencies;
  • In consultation with the Human Resource representative on the interview panel, drafts the interview report in a concise and accurate manner;
  • Prepares the interview report on a standard template the same day, when possible, or by the next day and then circulates to panel members for comments;
  • Coordinates edits/changes to the interview report and submits final report to OHR representative.
Report writers must disclose any perceived or actual conflict of interest on any 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 even under pressure;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and adaptability;
  • Responds positively to feedback.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or   equivalent in Human Resource Management, Public Administration, or related field.
  • At least 2 years of working experience;
  • Excellent listening and writing skills;
  • Ability to draft concisely and accurately discussions during the interview;
  • Familiarity with UN competency-based interviewing desirable;
  • Understanding of the UNDP context a distinct advantage; and Full knowledge of Microsoft suite of products.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of other UN languages an asset;
Evaluation of applicants:      
  • Individual Consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
  • The award of LTA will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
  • a)Responsive / compliant / acceptable
  • b)Having received the highest score out of pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal: p = y (μ/z)
  • p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
  • y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
  • μ = price of the lowest priced proposal
  • z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial evaluation.
Stages of evaluation:
  • Desk review (long listing)
  • Written technical assessment (only long listed candidates will be invited )
  • Competency-based interview (shortlisted candidates only). The following weight will be for each assessment criteria:
  • Communication skills / verbal communication skills (25)
  • Time management skills (25)
  • Competency based framework (20)
Payment Method: Payment will be made based on the number of interview reports produced at the end of the month.
Contract modality: Long term agreement, Individual Contract
How to apply:
Interested candidates should send: