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Human Resources Assistant (Temporary Position)

Closing: Jun 26, 2024

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Published: Jun 19, 2024 (25 days ago)

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Education

  • Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Supplemental training and certification in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is desirable.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administrative services or related area is required.
  • The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five (5) years for candidates who possess a first-level University degree.    
  • Experience in the application of Human Resources rules and regulations in the area of staff administration of entitlements and benefits in the UN Common system or a similar international organization is required.  
  • Experience in administering a broad range of personnel actions, entitlements and benefits using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is desirable.    
  • Work experience of one (1) year or more in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.  
  • NOTE: "fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and " Knowledge of" equals a rating of " confident" in two of the four areas.

Assessment

  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

  • This is a Temporary Job Opening. Appointment against this position is until 31 December 2024, a limited duration, and does not carry any expectancy, legal or otherwise, of renewal.  
  • This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules.
  • All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country.
  • A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
  • External candidates will be considered only when no suitable internal candidate from the duty station is identified.
  • The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred to take up the appointment.  
  • The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving a 50/50 gender balance in its staff.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Internal Applicants – when completing the PHP, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date.
  • This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.  
  • At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity.
  • All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs.
  • The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect.
  • The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.
  • Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.  
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.
  • Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.
  • If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgment within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need Help?" link.

United Nations Considerations

  • According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.
  • Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
  • The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.  
  • The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship.  
  • Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.  
  • Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  • The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.
  • The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.  
  • Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.  
  • By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c).  Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised.  
  • This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions.
  • Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage.  
  • The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.
  • Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.  
  • Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

  • THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS. RESOURCES ASSISTANT


Responsibilities

Education

  • Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Supplemental training and certification in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is desirable.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administrative services or related area is required.
  • The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five (5) years for candidates who possess a first-level University degree.    
  • Experience in the application of Human Resources rules and regulations in the area of staff administration of entitlements and benefits in the UN Common system or a similar international organization is required.  
  • Experience in administering a broad range of personnel actions, entitlements and benefits using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is desirable.    
  • Work experience of one (1) year or more in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.  
  • NOTE: "fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and " Knowledge of" equals a rating of " confident" in two of the four areas.

Assessment

  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

  • This is a Temporary Job Opening. Appointment against this position is until 31 December 2024, a limited duration, and does not carry any expectancy, legal or otherwise, of renewal.  
  • This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules.
  • All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country.
  • A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
  • External candidates will be considered only when no suitable internal candidate from the duty station is identified.
  • The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred to take up the appointment.  
  • The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving a 50/50 gender balance in its staff.
  • Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
  • Internal Applicants – when completing the PHP, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date.
  • This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.  
  • At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity.
  • All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs.
  • The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect.
  • The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.
  • Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.  
  • All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.
  • Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.
  • If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgment within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need Help?" link.

United Nations Considerations

  • According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.
  • Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
  • The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.  
  • The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship.  
  • Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.  
  • Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  • The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.
  • The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.  
  • Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process.  
  • By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c).  Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised.  
  • This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions.
  • Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage.  
  • The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.
  • Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted.
  • Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.  
  • Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

  • THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS. RESOURCES ASSISTANT


  • Carries out onboarding processes of selected candidates, processes personnel action (PA), issues Letter of Appointment, and conducts orientation training; monitors contract expiration dates and processes requests and actions contract extension; conducts eligibility review of staff for contract conversation.
  • Processes temporary and permanent staff movements and related administrative actions including those related to inter-agency agreements.
  • Processes staff benefits and entitlements.
  • Processes off-boarding and related separation personnel actions.
  • Reviews and prepares submission of documentation to the Pension fund relating to enrollment, award for disability benefit.
  • Advises staff on entitlements and benefits, processes them in the system.
  • Maintains family status of staff members and administers respective dependency entitlements.
  • Reviews and approves time and attendance requests (maternity leave, paternity leave, certifies sick leave, special leave without pay (SLWOP); Rest and Recuperation (R&R) etc.
  • Monitors implementation and compliance with existing regulations through review of personnel actions processed in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and monitors Enterprise Core Component (ECC) reports and staffing tables for a variety of human resources activities.
  • Assists with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.
  • Assists with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.
  • Ensures that requirements and background information used for data analysis are documented.
  • Performs other relevant duties as required.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM:

  • Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative and human resources rules and regulations in work situations.
  • Ability to perform a broad range of administrative/personnel actions, entitlements and benefits.
  • Ability to identify issues, apply good judgement and formulate opinions/recommendation and conclusion.
  • Demonstrates use of initiative and makes appropriate linkages in work requirements and anticipates next steps.
  • The ability to perform analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making.
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter.
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.
  • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
  • Remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

COMMUNICATION:

  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.
  • Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.
  • Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience.
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.  

CLIENT ORIENTATION:

  • Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view.
  • Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions.
  • Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems.
  • Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.


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