People Development Analyst, Copenhagen, Denmark

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: Denmark

City: Copenhagen

Office: UNDP Copenhagen

Closing date: Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Job Identification : 1278

Locations : Copenhagen, Denmark

Posting Date : 10/19/2021, 02:05 PM

Apply Before : 11/03/2021, 02:59 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : P2

Vacancy Type : Fixed Term

Practice Area : Management

Bureau : Bureau for Management Services

Contract Duration : 2 Year with Possibility for extension

Education & Work Experience : Master’s Degree - 2 year(s) experience

Required Languages : English

Desired Languages : French - Spanish

Job Description


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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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, and live in harmony with the planet.

Drawing on the diversity of UNDP’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 calibre 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, the People Development Analyst designs and delivers UNDP-wide approaches, strategies, programmes and initiatives in talent acquisition and development aligned with UNDP’s People for 2030 strategy to enable a transformational change in the skills, knowledge and capabilities of UNDP’s people and capacity to deliver.

The People Development Analyst plays a pivotal role in providing formation and employee experience journeys for various people groups, such as young talent, people managers and senior leaders. This includes onboarding, development and learning programmes for young talent and onboarding to critical leadership roles.

50% of the time of the of position will be allocated to the development and delivery of on-boarding and full cycle development programmes for young professionals, including Junior Professional Officers (JPO), and 50% of the time of the position will be allocated to development and delivery of onboarding to people manager and leadership roles and delivery of leadership development offerings.

The People Development Analyst works in a matrixed arrangement under the direct supervision of the HR Specialist, Talent Acquisition and People Programmes (TAPP) and HR Manager, Leadership Development, Talent Development Unit (TDU).

Duties and Responsibilities

On-boarding and end-to-end development programmes for Young Professionals focusing on achievement of the following results:

Management of learning needs analysis, design, implementation, evaluation and administration of development and learning programmes.

Facilitation of the development of training materials and delivery of development and learning events.

Design and coordination of learning and development programmes based on organizational needs by applying a blended learning approach, including online learning, master classes, support community exchange and virtual/face to face workshop for each of the targeted populations.

Advice to stakeholders on design of learning events, including advising on innovative learning approaches, methodologies, technologies and facilitation.

Coordination of surveys and feedback analysis to monitor the impact of learning and development and evaluate overall programme effectiveness.

Recommendation and coordination of development of appropriate e-learning tools, tool kits, social media and other blended methodologies to facilitate the chosen learning method and to respond to requests from stakeholders.

Coordination of Young Professionals, including Junior Professional Officer/Specialist for Development, on-boarding programmes, including design and continuous development of orientation material, coordination of buddy programme, organization of JPO orientation workshops, and leveraging digital solutions for most effective on-boarding.

Design and coordination of Young Professionals career development support, including masterclasses and mentoring programme. Support to learning and communication events related to JPO learning and development, including mentoring and career development.

Effective project management:

Management of learning project(s) pertaining to Young Professional learning and senior leadership learning activities, in line with UNDP’s corporate standards.

Identification, development and implementation of innovative and digital solutions to enhance UNDP employee experience and skills of employees in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders.

Coordination of renewal / revision of learning activities with various partners which in part calls for enhancing and customizing existing learning products and offerings for target audiences.

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Contribute to the design and delivery of a portfolio of leadership development programmes and initiatives, targeting e.g., UNDP’s Resident Representatives, Deputy Resident Representatives, Directors, Senior Managers, talent pools of aspiring (senior) leaders, current and aspiring women leaders.

Leadership development programmes include custom-made and open-enrollment executive education programmes, individual / team coaching programmes, 360 / pulse feedback initiatives, mentoring, masterclasses etc., collaborating with learning vendors and partners e.g. universities, business schools.

Stay abreast of latest developments in leadership development areas to serve as a subject matter expert and internal consultant regarding critical people and leadership issues.

People Management Development:

Contribute to the design and delivery of a portfolio of people management development programmes and initiatives, targeting people managers at various levels (e.g., mid-level, junior, general service staff).

People management development programmes include custom-made programmes, coaching programmes, 360 and pulse feedback, mentoring, masterclasses etc., collaborating with learning vendors and partners e.g. universities, business schools.

Support the professionalization of people managers through cutting-edge learning resources, certification programmes and other initiatives, as relevant and in line with best practices and new approaches.




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


Talent development

Knowledge of learning and development principles and the ability to apply them to strategic and/or practical situations

Management Systems

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


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 internal and external clients with

Knowledge Management

Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge

Required Skills and Experience


Master level degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Human Resources Management or other related Social Sciences.

A professional certification in learning and capacity development is an asset but not a requirement


Minimum 2 years progressively responsible experience in the area of learning and development and leadership development in either public or private sector or international organizations.

Relevant experience in organizing and delivering corporate people and talent development programmes, including on-boarding programmes.

Demonstrated skills in facilitation of online events to target audiences relevant to the job description and role requirements

Experience and knowledge of digital learning solutions, provision of coaching and mentoring solutions to target audiences relevant to the role and project management are required

Demonstrated experience in working with external vendors and partners for the provision of first-class learning solutions for target audiences spanning from young talent to senior leaders.

Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.


Fluency in English required.

Proficiency in French and/or Spanish is a distinctive asset.


Important information for US Permanent Residents (‚Green Card‘ holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

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