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UN Women: Director, Human Resources
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||27-Feb-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||D-1|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
The global workforce of UN Women is around 3,000 of which about 1,000 staff in 80 countries spread out in HQ in New York, Regional Offices, Multi-Country Offices and Country Offices. The majority of the HR team is situated in HQ and work in close collaboration with both UN Women and UNDP HR practitioners located in the field.
Within the framework of the UN Common System and UN Staff Regulations and Rules, the Human Resources Management Division directs and supports the delivery of responsive and quality human resource management services, ensuring integration and synergy in the development of a comprehensive human resources management framework. It leads and facilitates organizational change and development and advises the organization on strategies to attract, retain, develop and motivate human talent across the range of specialized occupations critical to the delivery of the organization’s mandate through the following sub-areas:
Under the supervision of the Deputy Executive Director, Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships, the Director, Human Resources, is responsible for directing and managing the Human Resources (HR) function, including the development and implementation of the overall corporate human resources strategy, and ensuring its alignment with the vision and goals of the Organization.
He/she provides leadership and strategic direction on HR issues and ensures best-practice delivery of human resources services. Specifically, he/she will lead and manage a HR team responsible for strategy and service delivery in the specialized areas of HR Planning, Organizational Design and Job Classification, Policy Development and Interpretation, Recruitment, Talent Management and Staff Development, Contracts and Entitlements and Staff Wellness.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
The Director of Human Resources Management carries out the following key functions:
The work of the incumbent will impact substantially on the proper sourcing, deployment, empowerment, and development of the most critical resource within UN Women, namely the human resource. Failure to carry out this job effectively would have significant effect on the ability of UN Women to deliver its mandate. Failure in the post would result in substantial negative impact globally on UN Women’s image and credibility among all stakeholders, especially donors.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
Required Skills and Experience
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
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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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.