HR Specialist, Performance Management, New York, United States
Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Country: United States
City: New York, USA
Office: UNDP New York, USA
Closing date: Saturday, 21 November 2020
Job ID: 33604
Practice Area - Job Family: Management
Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 21/11/2020
Duty Station: New York, United States
Education & Work Experience: I-Master’s Level Degree - 5 year(s) experience
Vacancy Type: FTA International
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With presence in 170 countries and territories, UNDP endeavors to help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships and institutions so they can sustain their progress. UNDP personnel are united by a common purpose: to help countries and communities across the world pursue peaceful, prosperous lives, lived in harmony with the planet.
Drawing on the diversity of UNDP0‘s client needs and partnerships, the Office of Human Resources (OHR) in the Bureau for Management Services (BMS is the hub for the global HR function for UNDP, providing strategy, policy setting, guidance and oversight. In addition, OHR provides a broad range of HR advisory and talent management services enabling UNDP to deliver fully integrated development solutions at corporate level. In this context, OHR is focused on the implementation of an ambitious and forward-looking three-year strategy, People for 2030, which will progressively transform UNDP’s culture and enable its workforce capacity to deliver more and better results.
Through People for 2030, OHR aims to be at the leading edge of HR in the international development sector by developing high quality and innovative human resources solutions and driving transformation across UNDP.
In this renewed and dynamic framework, OHR is seeking high caliber human resources professionals with a strong HR background, and the capacity, commitment, and attitude needed to generate a culture characterized by innovation, entrepreneurship and a focus on delivering transformative outcomes.
In this context and under the guidance of the Chief of Personnel Performance in the Talent and People Services (TPS), the HR Specialist, Performance Management will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of a mature approach to individual performance management and employee engagement in UNDP. The incumbent of the position will work in close collaboration with other OHR/TPS units, OHR Business Partners and the Policy Team, representatives of Regional and Central Bureaus in order to ascertain requisite integration and action.
Duties and Responsibilities
Individual performance management
Contribute to the design and implementation of the UNDP strategy, policy, systems (platforms), guidance and tools on individual performance management for staff and other personnel, in line with the UNDP competency framework
Monitor the implementation of the UNDP policy, programmes and tools related to individual performance management with a view to ascertain their effectiveness and whether they respond to UNDP organizational needs
Contribute to ensuring requisite linkages with other talent management processes and broader issues of organizational performance, e.g. through talent reviews.
Lead the design and facilitate the implementation of the reward and recognition programmes and initiatives for UNDP
Lead the design of the real time feedback tools for UNDP personnel and contribute to building a culture of continuous dialogue between managers and personnel
Lead the completion of the guides for UNDP managers and personnel on managing under- and non-performance
Act as Secretariat for the corporate Rebuttal Panel and support the resolution of disputes related to performance management, in close collaboration with Business Partners and Legal Office/BMS
Contribute to strengthening the organizational capacity to effectively manage individual performance, with a particular focus on support to leaders/managers
Lead the design and administration of the Global Staff Surveys (GSS)
Lead the identification/design of other tools to engage with personnel and collect feedback on key UNDP strategies, policies, and relevant workplace issues
Lead the development of the resources, learning packages and guides for UNDP offices on follow-up to the GSS and other employee surveys with a few to ensure strong response to their findings.
Ability to make new and useful ideas work
Ability to persuade others to follow
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
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Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
Knowledge of HR strategies, with a focus on talent management, employee engagement and motivation, and performance management
Data and Analytics
Ability to interpret and synthesize data into usable information to inform policy, strategy, and/or action
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
Collaboration and Partnership
Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support. Sets overall direction for the formation and management of strategic relationships contributing to the overall positioning of UNDP.
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree or equivalent in organizational/industrial psychology, human resources management, or related discipline. Specialized knowledge in employee motivation and engagement is an asset
or Bachelors‘ degree with two additional years of relevant work experience.
At least 5 years of relevant experience
Experience within the multilateral organizations, including the UN system, is an asset.
Commitment to the United Nations system’s mission, vision and values; cultural sensitivity and adaptability
Strong motivation and ability to work independently
Membership in/familiarity with the professional networks working on issues of performance management and employee engagement is an asset
Full proficiency in English. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset
Excellent writing skills in English
UNDP does not tolerate harassment, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse, discrimination and abuse of authority. The incumbent of the post will be required to comply with UNDP standards of conduct and relevant policies.
Important information for US Permanent Residents (‚Green Card‘ holders)
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