Background

Under the guidance and supervision of the DCD (O) and direct supervisor, the HR Associate ensures execution of transparent and efficient HR services in CO. The HR Associate promotes a collaborative, client-oriented approach and supports to the maintenance of high staff morale.

The HR Associate can supervise clerical and support staff of the HR Unit. The HR Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects’ staff in the CO and UNDP HQs staff for resolving complex HR-related issues and information exchange.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Administration and implementation of HR strategies and policies;
  • Provision of HR services;
  • Staff performance management and career development;
  • Conduct of UN-related surveys;
  • Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

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

  • Full compliance of records and reports with UN rules, regulations, UNDP policies, procedures and strategies; effective implementation of the internal control framework;
  • CO HR 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, control of workloads of the supervised staff;
  • Provision of information to the management and staff on strategies, rules and regulations.

Provides effective HR services  focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Implementation of recruitment processes including drafting job description, provision of input to job classification process, vacancy announcement, screening of candidates, participation in interview panels;
  • Creation/update of positions in UNDP Atlas System, 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 (fixed-term, TAs, SSAs, SCs) and recurring Pos in Atlas. Timely follow up with Finance staff on Global payroll issues.
  • Input and tracking of all transactions related to positions, recruitment, benefits, earnings/deductions, retroactivities, recoveries, adjustments and separations through Atlas;
  • Maintenance of the CO staffing table;
  • Preparation of submissions to the Compliance Review Panel (CRP);
  • Provision of information on benefits/entitlements to National and International Staff and Experts;
  • Maintenance of the rosters including e-rosters;
  • Validation of cost-recovery charges in UNDP Atlas System for HR services provided by UNDP to other Agencies.
  • Effectively monitor absence and record it correctly in Atlas.

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

  • Provision of background information and maintenance of the related data acting as Secretary of TMRG;
  • Participation in preparation of Whole Office Learning plan and individual learning plans in consultation with the Senior Management, HR Specialist and Learning Manager.

Ensures conduct of UN-related surveys 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.

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.

 


Competencies

Functional Competencies:    

Building Strategic Partnerships:

Maintaining information and databases

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

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

  • Basic research and analysis;
  • Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things;
  • Documents innovative strategies and new approaches.

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise:

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:

Presentation of information on best practices in organizational change

  • Documents ‘best practices’ in organizational change and development within and outside the UN system;
  • Demonstrates ability to identify problems and proposes solutions.

Design and Implementation of Management Systems:

Data gathering and implementation of management systems

  • Uses information/databases/other management systems;
  • Provides inputs to the development of simple system components.

Client Orientation:

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;
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients;
  • Responds to client needs promptly.

Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management:

Gathering and disseminating information

  • Gathers and disseminates information on best practice in accountability and results-based management systems;
  • Prepares timely inputs to reports;
  • Maintains databases.

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Self-development, initiative-taking;
  • Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
  • Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
  • Creating synergies through self-control;
  • Managing conflict;
  • Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others;
  • Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
  • Informed and transparent decision making.

 


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Secondary Education with specialized certification in Human Resources;
  • University Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration would be desirable, but it is not a requirement;
  • HR Certification programme.

Experience:

  • 6 years of progressively responsible HR and/or administrative experience is required at the national or international level;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc), experience in handling of web based management systems and demonstrated leave management experience;
  • Experience working with the UN ERP systems e.g. ATLAS is an added advantages but not a requirement.

Language:

  • Fluency in English and national language of the duty station.

 

 
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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