Functional Analyst (HR and Payroll), Budapest, Hungary

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Country: Hungary

City: Budapest

Office: FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia

Closing date: Friday, 6 May 2022


Functional Analyst (HR and Payroll)

Job Posting: 14/Apr/2022

Closure Date: 06/May/2022, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : CSLCD

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Hungary-Budapest

Duration : 11 months

Post Number : N/A

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture.

Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented Members and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply;
Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold FAO’s values

FAO, as a Specialized Agency of the United Nations, has a zero-tolerance policy for conduct that is incompatible with its status, objectives and mandate, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination

All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

The post is located in the Shared Services Centre. The Shared Services Centre (SSC) recommends and administers process management and procedures that need to be executed effectively; ensure the management of quality assurance activities associated with the transactional processes and implementation of service delivery; continuously improve the satisfaction of its customers, internal or external, while pursuing a continuous improvement agenda that will drive up service excellence while driving down the costs of service delivery through process standardization, process automation and self-service capabilities

Reporting Lines

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Continuous Improvement Unit, the Functional Analyst leads the business requirements gathering process, details business process flows, and develops implementation plans with the business units of FAO.

Technical Focus

The functional analyst will be required to work across multiple operational and technology groups and clients. The functional analyst will document the business requirements, and lead the business analysis activity to align the business processes of FAO to selected system solutions, document business processes and determine the optimal configuration for the identified Oracle HR, and Payroll modules.

Tasks and responsibilities

Work closely with the head of the Payroll and HR units to further improve the use of the payroll capabilities and well as self-service functions

Work closely with the Payroll and HR unit heads to see if customizations or controls can be aligned to standard functionality reducing the technical work to port custom applications as part of the R12.2 upgrade.

Lead detailed design, implementation, configuration and testing of various modules in HR and Payroll area, in Oracle eBusiness Suite (eBS) R12.2.10 (HRMS, Oracle Payroll ad Oracle Advanced Benefits (OAB), Oracle Time & Labor (OTL)) and HCM Cloud and Taleo.

Coordinate collection, analysis of data utilizing a variety of techniques to gather information about the current state, best practices standards, and desired future processes.

Identify opportunities for improvement and recommend solutions and work with process owners and other subject matter experts to identify scope of processes to be examined, define business requirements, establish success criteria, etc.

Identify improvements and develop recommendations/solutions that allow senior management and process owners to make decisions about new best practices to ensure realization of improvements.

Coordinate with the Business Process Owners and other key stakeholders to develop project plans to improve key areas such as Oracle HR, and/or Payroll.

Proactively monitor project statuses and intermediate deliverables and escalate issues to management and stakeholders.

Coordinate creation of process maps - current/future - with insights from cross-functional team members, to identify opportunities/dependencies, and then use this data to make recommendations to improve processes.

Prepare testing plans for functional requirements and coordinate testing activities with stakeholders and concerned business units and collects information on validation of results.

Facilitate communications and change management.

Perform other related duties as required.


Minimum Requirements

University degree in business administration, project management, computer science, IT systems management, or other related field;
Oracle certification(s) (e.g. Certified Implementation Specialist) or track record of Oracle E-Business suite large scale implementation.

Minimum of 8 years of Oracle support/ development experience;
Working knowledge (C level) of English and limited knowledge (B level) of a second UN language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian) required. For PSA.SBS working knowledge of English will be sufficient.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Experience in supporting/developing Oracle HR, and/or Payroll solutions and technical design documents from business requirements;
Experience of Oracle 12.2.10 version Upgrade and Patching will be of added advantage;
Strong ERP and systems design experience is desired;
Experience with Oracle Business Intelligence development tools would be an asset (OBIEE 11/12c, Answers, BI Publisher)

Experience with Microsoft Power BI is desired;
Experience in working with multicultural teams in business transformation efforts;
Understanding of the United Nations is essential, and previous experience in FAO or other UN Agencies preferred.

Knowledge/Experience highly desirable to have:

Cross-functional knowledge of "Hire-to-Separate" and Payroll processes in the context of complex ERP systems

Experience with Workflow Management applications (including third-party) and their system/platform integration with Oracle EBS or Cloud infrastructure in the area of HR, and/or Payroll.

Experience with application of artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics and digital process automation

Knowledge of best practices in the area of UN systems

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list

Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at

For more information, visit the FAO employment website

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required. Vaccination status will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.


To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications, and language skills

Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile

Once your profile is completed, please apply, and submit your application

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