Position: Human Resource Consultant

Unit: Human Resources

Duty Station: Home-based

Duration: 6 months with probability of extension


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 Human Resources (HR) section is responsible for the timely, accurate, equitable, effective and efficient delivery of all HR management services, i.e., strategic staff planning, recruitment, staff administration, organizational design, workplace relations, performance management and learning and career development. The HR section is also responsible for the continuous development and improvement in HR operations, policies, and methods that ensure the alignment with UN Women evolving business needs. UN Women also provides advisory support to the Executive Director in the formulation and implementation of UN Women's overall mission, strategy and plans of actions.

Reporting to the Human Resource Associate, the HR Consultant will work on advising clients under the designated portfolio, on consultant recruitment processes and provide support on administrative and transactional operations-related-matters. The consultant will work closely with relevant members of the HR Team on maintaining data and handling clients’ requests during surge periods.


Devoirs et responsabilités

(Current Consultant Portfolio)

  • Review submissions inclusive of TORs and provide assessment of recruitment criteria;
  • Draft contracts and payment forms;
  • Provide recruitment guidance to hiring managers and focal persons;
  • Provide support to HRBPs/Regional OMs for consultant contract issuance/review and assist with troubleshooting when required;
  • Compile, analyze and report on data on the affiliate personnel and other HR related reporting;
  • Maintain consultant Intranet page in compliance with the recommendations set forth in by the internal audit to ensure up to date information and seamless use by clients;
  • Maintain existing dashboards and visualize data for the Intranet and for internal communications and varied HR reports;


  • Develop and draft the contents of the HR consultant Management Intranet page
  • Maintain dashboard matrixes and produce reports for data management
  • Timely review and feedback to clients on submissions for consultant contracts to ensure comprehensive and complete
  • Produce contracts and payment forms during expected surge periods  



Core values:

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Respect for Diversity

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies:

  • Digital content creation skills (e.g.; slides, flowchart, etc.)
  • Basic proficiency of the components of common web technology
  • Familiar with social software and other web-based technologies
  • Strong interpersonal skills; high adaptability
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations with diplomacy
  • Strong analytical skills; data-driven mindset
  • Strong knowledge and professional background in human resources and organizations
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills; working knowledge of other UN languages is a distinct advantage

Qualifications et expériences requises

  • Completion of a secondary degree is required, a first-level university degree in Administration, Human Resources or other related area preferred.
  • Experience in drafting/interpreting HR-related policies
  • At least 6 years of experience working as an HR professional in international organizations/corporate settings
  • Experience in managing recruitment processes in a large-scale international organization is a plus
  • Experience working in the UN system is an asset
  • Experience working with UN Consultant portfolio highly desirable