12 May 2021

Human Resources Associate at UNDP

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Job Description

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Operations Analyst, the HR Associate provides leadership in execution of the full range of CO HR services ensuring their transparency and integrity. The HR Associate promotes a collaborative, client-oriented approach and promotes the maintenance of high staff morale.

The HR Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and project teams in the CO and UNDP HQs staff for resolving complex HR-related issues and information delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities


Ensures administration and implementation of HR strategies and policies, adapts processes and procedures focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Full compliance of HR recording and reporting systems with UN rules and regulations, UNDP policies, procedures and strategies; effective implementation of the internal control framework, proper functioning of the HR management system.
  • Provision of advice and information on corporate strategies, changes in rules and regulations, implementation of personnel rules, strategic use of contractual modalities, application of entitlements, change management processes.
  • CO HR business processes mapping and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in HR management.
  • Maintain the CO organogram to ensure that it is updated periodically.


Ensures effective administration of human resources focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Organization of recruitment processes including drafting job description, provision of input to job classification process, vacancy announcement, screening of candidates, participation in interview panels. Provision of advice on recruitment in UNDP projects.
  • Creation/update of positions in Atlas, association of positions to chart fields (COAs), update of COA information, setting up vendor, performing the functions of Admin.HR, Position Administrator and Absence Processor in Atlas. Preparation of contracts (FTA/TA SCs/N-PSA). Timely follow up with Finance staff on Global payroll issues.
  • Monitoring and tracking of all transactions related to positions, recruitment, benefits, earnings/deductions, retroactivity, recoveries, adjustments and separations through Atlas.
  • Maintenance of the CO staffing table.
  • Preparation or review of submissions to the Compliance Review Panel (CRP).
  • Administration of delegated International staff entitlements and position funding delegated to COs.
  • Validation of cost-recovery charges in Atlas for HR services provided by UNDP to other Agencies.
  • Coordinating of the CO payroll every month by ensuring that all payroll related transactions are completed timely in ATLAS and payroll templated is sign and submitted to GSSU Payroll at the agreed cut of date.

3. Ensures proper staff performance management and career development focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Facilitation of the performance management process and maintenance of the related data acting as Secretary of TRG.
  • Participation in preparation of the Whole Office Learning plan and individual learning plans in consultation with the Learning Manager.
  • Perform PMD Administrator function
  • Support supervisors in ensuring that all staff have completed mandatory courses

4. Support to the UN System focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Collection of information and preparation of reports for comprehensive and interim local salary, hardship and place-to-place surveys. Participation in the work of LSSC.
  • Actively participate in the OMT HR Working group.

5. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on HR issues.
  • Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in HR.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.



Ability to make new and useful ideas work


Ability to persuade others to follow

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction


Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform


Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement


Human Resource Management

Knowledge of HR management issues and principles and the ability to apply them to strategic and/or practical situations

Learning and Development

Knowledge of enterprise learning and development issues, concepts, and principles, and ability to apply them to enhance the fulfillment and performance of employees


Knowledge of recruiting issues, procedures, and principles and the ability to apply them to strategic and/or practical situations to secure quality candidates

Stakeholder Management

Ability to manage multiple stakeholders and balance often contradictory expectations, building and maintaining relationships


Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of professionals towards common goals


Ability to effectively communicate intensions and requirements to internal and external stakeholders

Case Management

Ability to organize, record, and manage employee interactions with HR including but not limited to terminations, separations, visa management, vacancy management, HR crises


Knowledge of diversity HR issues and principles and the ability to apply them to strategic and/or practical situations

Required Skills and Experience


  • Secondary Education with specialized certification in HR. University Degree in HR, Business or Public Administration would be desirable, but it is not a requirement.


  • 7 years of progressively responsible HR and/or administrative experience is required at the national or international level.
  • Experience with a UN organization or other international organization is an asset
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc
  • Experience in handling of web-based management system is highly desirable
  • Good communication skills being able to convey complex matters to a diversity of clients

Language Requirements:

  • Proficiency in English. Working knowledge of other UN language desirable


Important applicant information

All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

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Closing Date : 21 May, 2021

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