Human Resource Assistant

Localidad : Dakar, Senegal
Fecha límite de postulación :26-Jun-18 (Medianoche Nueva York, Estados Unidos)
Categoría adicional :Gestión
Tipo de contrato :FTA Local
Nivel de puesto :GS-5
Idiomas requeridos :
Inglés   Francés  
Fecha de comienzo del contrato :
(Fecha en que se espera que comience el candidato seleccionado)
Duración del contrato inicial :1 year renewable
Duración esperada del puesto :1 year renewable


Under the general supervision of UNODC’s Regional Representative and the direct supervision of the Head of operations, the Human Resources Assistant (HRA) would be responsible for a full range of activities in relation to personnel administration as well as the recruitment and appointment of local staff in accordance with the UNDP/UNODC Staff Rules and Regulations.

Deberes y responsabilidades

The HR Assistant provides Human Resource services ensuring high quality, accuracy and consistency of work. The HR Assistant promotes a client-oriented and consistent with rules and regulations approach in the Unit.

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Implementation of HR strategies
  • Implementation of HR services
  • Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing

Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible as follows:

Ensures implementation of HR strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Full compliance of HR processes and records with UNDP/UNODC rules, regulations, policies and strategies,
  • Input to the CO business processes mapping and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in HR management in consultation with the direct supervisor and office management,

Implements HR services focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Obtain background information and Terms of Reference (ToR) from project coordinators or Head of sections in relation to vacant position to be filled and prepare the necessary administrative documentation (post description, request for vacancy announcements or publication, etc.),
  • Assist in the preliminary screening of candidates according to selection criteria and in the preparation of final evaluation tables. Prepare minutes and reports (Process Verbale) related to the selection committee’s recommendations. Maintaining electronic records and hardcopy files of such documentation for project auditing purposes,
  • Assist in the preparation of contract letters for local staff and consultants and ensure their timely submission to UNDP for approval,
  • Monitor and maintain the Field Office Staff Information (FOSI) module and ensure that personnel data are up-to-date,
  • Monitor the contractual status of project personnel and advise on timely action required for contract extension or renewal,
  • Maintain a separate staffing list which could be used as a monitoring tool against information contained in FOSI as well as enhancing management decision on human resources planning,
  • Assist the Budget and Finance Specialist in clarifying and reconciling monthly UNDP payroll EOIVs against information contained in FOSI or staff contracts,
  • Organize orientation and induction programs or meetings for newly recruited staff (both local and international) in relation to the operation of the organization, locating  the Security and safety team (UNDSS), canteen, finding accommodation in the case of international staff,etc,
  • Ensure new and existing staff are accordingly briefed or informed on new HR rules and regulations from both UNODC HQ and UNDP Country Offices,
  • Preparation of documentation of a broad variety of personnel actions (i.e. separation, promotion, contract extension, salary increments etc.) and ensure proper filing of personnel records by project and individual staff,
  • Review of Performance Evaluation Reports for correctness with regard to proper procedures being followed,
  • Ensuring a proper and efficient staff attendance system and be the focal point for all leave requests,
  • Maintaining a personnel trending file on a monthly/yearly basis which could be used to monitor the movement of staff over specific period,
  • Maintain a register of training undertaken during the year and in consultation with the Head of Operations conduct periodic analysis of training needs,
  • Act as the liaison staff between UNDP/UNODC HQ and ROSEN in relation to personnel administration,
  • Conduct exit interviews for separating staff members and assist them with clearance and separation formalities,

Supports knowledge building and knowledge sharing focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Participation in the trainings for the operations/projects staff on HR,
  • Contribution to knowledge networks and communities of practice.

Carryout any additional tasks assigned by supervisor.

Impact of Results:

The key results have an impact on the execution of the HR services in terms of quality and accuracy of work completed. Accurate data entry and presentation of financial information and client-oriented approach enhances ONUDC capability in the HR management.


Competencies and Critical Success Factors:


Building Strategic Partnerships

Level 1.1: Maintaining information and databases

  • Analyses general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

Level 1.1: Basic research and analysis

  • Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

Level 1.1: Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures

  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments

Promoting Organizational Change and Development

Level 1.1: Presentation of information on best practices in organizational change

  • Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions

Design and Implementation of Management Systems

Level 1.1: Data gathering and implementation of management systems

  • Uses information/databases/other management systems

Client Orientation

Level 1.1:  Maintains effective client relationships

  • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines

Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management

Level 1.1:  Gathering and disseminating information

  • Gathers and disseminates information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems


  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills,
  • Ability to work in a team,
  • Good Customer service skills,
  • Ability to work with people of different nationalities, cultures, etc,
  • Good analytical, organisational and drafting skills,
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.

Habilidades y experiencia requeridas


  • Secondary Education with specialized certification in HR or supplemented by training in personnel or general administration work.
  • University degree in Public Administration, Finance, Economics, Sociology and Political Sciences is desirable but not required.


  • Minimum 5 (five) years of experience in human resources administration in a multicultural environment of any other large organisation with established HR systems, policies and procedures.
  • Experience with United Nations and a knowledge un Umoja system will be desirable.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and experience in handling of web based management systems.


  • Fluency in both English and French is required

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