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Consultant: Coaching for Career in Transition
|Application Deadline :||28-Oct-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Up to maximum of 100 hours per year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Two years|
The Career Transition Unit (CTU) within the UNDP Office of Human Resources, operates as an integral component of UNDPs overall People Capability Strategy and its renewed focus on people management. Amongst other responsibilities, the (CTU) unit is responsible for the provision of coaching and advising services to UNDP employees who go through the phases of transitioning from the end of an assignment, are between assignments, and/or are returning from secondment or Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP) and seek long-term placement within the organisation.
Career coaching in these phases will provide staff members with additional professional career development support, including career assessment, guidance and coaching as they aim to remain employed within UNDP and the UN system.
Duties and Responsibilities
Upon request of the Human Resources Specialist and Chief of the Career Transitions Unit, the Consultant will provide career coaching for, and job search assistance to, affected staff via group workshops [when appropriate], individual telephone and / or in-person sessions, and dissemination of information related to career assessment, resume preparation, job interviewing, job search strategy, networking, relocating, and managing the stress of career and life transitions.
The Consultant will also provide consultation and case supervision to the Chief of CTU to assure an orderly, smooth process. In support of these activities, the Consultant will research and /or prepare materials where necessary; attend relevant meetings; receive advice and guidance from the HR Specialists on post-reduction policy and procedures; coordinate coaching and referral activities within and outside of OHR; keep track of and report on clients and service delivery
Required Skills and Experience
The consultant and the offer will be evaluated against a combination of technical and financial criteria.
The technical evaluation (70%, or max 70 pts.) will take into account the following criteria:
The financial evaluation (30% or max 30 pts.) will only be made for the technically highest ranked candidates, who are considered to be qualified for the job.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all required documents.
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.