UN Women: HR Manager – Learning and Development

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Localidad : New York, Estados Unidos de América
Fecha límite de postulación :10-Feb-19 (Medianoche Nueva York, Estados Unidos)
Tipo de contrato :FTA International
Nivel de puesto :P-4
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Duración del contrato inicial :1 year


Please read the following notice before you proceed with your application:

UN Women is transitioning to a new E-recruitment system. This vacancy is also posted in the new system. 

All applications for this vacancy must be submitted at https://unwomen.taleo.net/careersection/unw_external/jobdetail.ftl?job=19000004&tz=GMT-05%3A00. 

Applications received through other sources/sites will be treated as incomplete and WILL NOT be considered for further assessment.

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 Resource Section is responsible for the timely, accurate, equitable, effective and efficient delivery of all human resources management services, i.e. strategic staff planning, recruitment, staff administration, organizational design and learning/career development. The Human Resource Section is also responsible for the continuous development and improvement in human resource operations, policies, and methods to align with UN Women evolving business needs and for providing advisory support to the Executive Director in the formulation and implementation of UN Women's overall mission, strategy and plans of actions.

Under the guidance of the HR Director, the HR Manager - Learning and Development is responsible for the development, management and oversight of the learning and development strategic plans, products and services provided to the workforce.  These duties include the identification of organizational learning and development needs and priorities of the UN Women workforce, the development of plans and programmes, the coordination of learning events globally, the management of internal and external partnerships, advisory services and the oversight of the quality assurance of the learning and development services. 

Deberes y responsabilidades

Develop and oversee the implementation of the UN Women Human Resources (HR) Learning and Development strategic framework, policy and operating procedures:

  • Develop, review and implement organization wide, global learning and development strategic plans, policies and programmes related to the capacity development of the workforce and its career development;  
  • Conduct periodic organizational learning needs assessments and propose innovative solutions, including face-to-face traditional training, self-paced and guided instruction, e-learning and webinars, blended and modular solutions;
  • Guide the organization in prioritizing and developing learning plans and curricula with available resources, in coordination with stakeholders, and aligning with organizational strategic priorities.

Manage the implementation of the UN Women Human Resources (HR) learning and development strategy and all global learning and talent development programmes:

  • Develop and facilitate HR corporate learning and development programmes based on the global learning and development plans and policies;
  • Coordinate and manage the development of e-learning materials and ensure learner and focal point access to the global e-learning platform, including global access to mandatory courses and orientation programme;
  • Manage, monitor and report on UN Women mandatory course completion compliance;
  • Manage the development and facilitation of leadership and management development portfolio including the emerging leadership programme, the mentoring and coaching programme, and relevant training and talent development initiatives.

Provide guidance and advisory services to internal partners:

  • Actively encourage the development of a learning culture and the creation of learning environments that empower the workforce to exchange knowledge and develop skills;
  • Advise HR Business partners, managers and Learning Focal Points on learning and development best practices and internal initiatives globally, as well as updates on the implementation of learning and development initiatives, including career development for staff;
  • Manage and develop skills and capacity of HR Business Partners, and internal regional and HQ learning focal points for improved facilitation skills and use of learning resources;
  • Provide technical guidance to subject matter experts, the programme management support team and other offices in the design and development of corporate learning and development programmes;
  • Ensure learning and development opportunities for all staff are widely known using outreach traditional and innovative communication platforms including the intranet, internet, external and internal working groups, and UN Women newsletters;
  • Work closely with the knowledge management section and the UN Women Training Center on Gender Equality to ensure synergies and leveraging of resources.

Develop and manage external partnerships:

  • Develop and maintain inter-agency partnerships by attending and contributing to inter-agency working groups on policy development and best practices related to training and development;
  • Actively develop external partnerships with the public, private, and academic sectors to ensure cost effective solutions, innovation and leveraging of resources;
  • Manage requests for interest, proposals, quotations for the outsourcing and contracting of learning services from external sources, and oversee related contract management.

Report on and monitor learning and development activities:

  • Ensure quality control of learning and development programme initiatives; monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of learning and development programmes and staff development;
  • Provide input and outcome data on learning impact regularly in reports to management and partners;
  • Keep abreast of best practices of professional networks, research, and international organizations learning and development benchmarks.

Perform any other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely development and implementation of quality policies, guidelines, programmes for learning and development;
  • Timely implementation of learning needs assessments;
  • Regular development and identification of learning and development materials and services for UN Women;
  • Timely implementation of corporate learning programmes;
  • Regular global communication on new training and development initiatives;
  • Effective collaboration and coordination with other offices;
  • Timely and accurate provision of advice to supervisors and staff.


Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

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

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong knowledge and expertise in the field of learning and development related to talent management, best practices and methodology;
  • Strong facilitation skills;
  • Familiarity with e-learning platforms and reporting;
  • Demonstrated negotiating, cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills;
  • Strong interpersonal, written and spoken communication and presentation skills;
  • Good problem-solving and decision-making skills;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Team-player;
  • Strong planning, goal-setting and prioritization and organizational skills;
  • Ability to write and present ideas, concepts and policy positions;
  • Discretion in managing sensitive and confidential information;
  • Good understanding of UN Staff Regulations and Rules and human resources policies and procedures is an advantage.

Habilidades y experiencia requeridas


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Psychology, Organisational Development, Adult Education, Learning and Development, MBA or MPA or other relevant social sciences;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in human resource management, learning, training or related area, with a focus on learning and development;
  • Experience in designing, developing and implementing learning and development materials, both online and offline;
  • Experience in project management is an advantage.


  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of one of the other UN official working language is an asset.


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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