Recruitment Associate (Multiple positions at NPSA6 level), Copenhagen, Denmark
Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Office: UNDP Copenhagen
Closing date: Tuesday, 17 May 2022
Title: Recruitment Associate (Multiple positions at NPSA6 level)
Job ID: 41794
Practice Area - Job Family: Management - RECRUITMENT
Vacancy End Date: (Midnight New York, USA) 17/05/2022
Duty Station: Copenhagen, Denmark
Education & Work Experience: C-HS Graduate or Equivalent - 6 year(s) experience, G-Bachelor’s Level Degree - 3 year(s) experience
Languages: Required: Desired: English
Vacancy Type: National PSA
Posting Type: External
Contract Duration: 1 year with possibility for extension
Multiple positions plus sourcing candidates for roster.
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, as an integral part of its mission to fight poverty and improve the lives of people around the world, is committed to being open, transparent and accountable. In 2015, as part of this commitment UNDP established a Global Shared Service Centre (GSSC) to ensure optimal and consistent provision of operational services in the areas of finance, HR, procurement, administration to UNDP Offices worldwide, and to provide training to UNDP Offices where needed. The Global Shared Service Centre (GSSC) is part of the Bureau for Management Services (BMS).
In the area of Human Resources, the GSSC supports both staff and management in UNDP offices and units, with the full cycle of HR services ranging from recruitment, talent management, learning and development, HR policy and advisory services, benefits and entitlements management, payroll and banking transactions.
In six UNDP Regional Bureau Service Centers (RSCs) - Addis Ababa, Amman, Bangkok, Dakar, Istanbul and Panama - the recruitment and administration of local personnel will be proximity-based and managed by outposted GSSC personnel who report directly to the Global HR Service Centre (GHRSC) in Istanbul and Copenhagen. The Recruitment Unit in the Global Human Resources Regional Service Centre (GHRSC) is responsible for the transparent implementation of the recruitment of locally recruited national staff governed by the UN Staff Rules & Regulations, in country offices in the five Regional Bureau.
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the HR Specialist and Recruitment Associates (RA1), the Recruitment Associate (RA2) supports the transparent implementation of the outposted recruitment of personnel for Country Offices in each Regional Bureau under their responsibility. S/he is accountable for the integrity, transparency and accuracy of recruitment and HR services, assuring full compliance with HR policies and procedures derived from the UN Staff Rules & Regulations. S/he performs a variety of standard administrative processes and services ensuring high quality and accuracy of work and consistency in service delivery. The Recruitment Associate (RA2) supports the team with the provision of advise to internal and external clients and managers on policies, guidelines and services and promotes a collaborative and client-oriented approach, sharing knowledge and best practice, including conducting training courses and coaching. Clients with whom there is direct contact may include UN Agency staff and other personnel in country offices as well as other units in UNDP.
The Recruitment Associate (RA2) advises internal and external clients and managers on policies, guidelines and services and promotes a collaborative and client-oriented approach, sharing knowledge and best practice, including participating in training courses and coaching. Clients with whom there is direct contract may include UN Agency staff and other personnel in country offices as well as other units in UNDP.
The Recruitment Associate (RA2) is jointly responsible for meeting the agreed GHRSC HR work plan deliverables supporting the overall HR Strategy. S/he supports the coordination of the work of the team, in order to meet the work plan deliverables.
Duties and Responsibilities
Administer and implement Recruitment Strategy and Plans in full compliance with UN Staff Rules & Regulations, UNDP HR Policies and Guidelines, to achieve the following results:
Provide support to regular interaction with HR focal points in Country Offices and/or Regional Hubs on consolidated region-wide operationalization of recruitment strategies and plans.
In collaboration with hiring managers in Country Offices and/or Regional Hubs, support the elaboration of recruitment strategies for each recruitment case.
Ensure full compliance of HR activities with UN Rules & Regulations, UNDP policies, procedures and guidelines.
Promote equity, transparency and consistency in the interpretation, determination, implementation and administration of HR recruitment policies, procedures and guidelines applicable to locally recruited national staff and personnel.
Support delivery of a high quality, timely and accurate recruitment service to enhance client understanding and confidence in GSSC HR as a credible HR service provider.
Ensure accurate data management in official databases.
Contribute to the elaboration and maintenance of SOPs on candidate roster management for locally recruited national staff job vacancies and encourage the use of rosters for fast-track recruitments.
In close cooperation with country offices, organize periodic calls for rosters for selected levels and typologies of expertise.
Provides Recruitment Services focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Implementation of recruitment processes including drafting terms of reference, provision of inputs to the grading/validation of terms of reference, vacancy announcements, screening of applicants, evaluation of candidate applications, gathering of candidate references, support to the organization of interview panels, finalization of candidate selection/approvals, and handover of completed recruitment cases to the GHRSC Benefits & Entitlements Team for hiring, onboarding and contract management.
Coordinate job classification with the classification unit and external consultants.
Manage communication with candidates as it relates to the outcome of their applications.
Input and tracking of all transactions related to recruitment processes.
Contribute to the production of insightful recruitment analytics reports with regard to critical vacancies taking into account UNDP’s corporate priorities of gender parity and workforce diversity.
Maintain and update recruitment measurements and tracking systems.
Maintain and update candidate rosters.
Support team members to meet the goals of the Team and the GHRSC.
Provide advice of the reduction of costs of operations and recovery of charges related to recruitment services provided to Country Offices and/or other UN Agencies.
Recommend, support and maintain knowledge management prescriptive content for recruitment, selection and placement to achieve the following results:
HR knowledge management distribution/system contains accurate and comprehensive coverage of recruitment, selection and placement matters.
Identify the need for new and/or modified policies and practices and initiate or propose actions required. Actively liaise with relevant UNDP/UN entities to seek policy clarifications and/or identify agreed solutions.
Conduct/participate in periodic training courses on local recruitments for Country Offices and Regional Hubs.
Enable and empower the team through access to the GSSC HR knowledge base and by sharing own knowledge.
Regularly analyze the typology of job profiles required for country offices.
Accurate determination of financial entitlements of personnel transactions.
Recruitment Associate (R2) will be reporting to HR Associate (R1) under the overall leadership of HR Specialist.
Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work
Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking
Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning
Adapt with Agility
Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process
Act with Determination
Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously
Engage and Partner
Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion
Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making
Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies
HR - Recruitment/Recruitment design and management
Knowledge of, ability to design and manage end to end recruitment processes
HR - Recruitment/Assessment and selection
Knowledge and ability to apply various candidate assessment and selection methodologies, tools and platforms; ability to effectively align them with specific recruitment needs
Business Developmet/Knowledge Generation
Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need.
Business Management/Change Management
Ability to prepare, support, and help individuals and teams in designing and implementing organizational change.
Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.
Business Management/Digital Awareness and Literacy
Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies, either through skilfully grasping their usage or through understanding their impact and empowering others to use them as needed
Business Management/Customer Satisfaction & Client Management
Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers‘ needs.
Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.
Required Skills and Experience
Secondary Education with at least six (6) years relevant work experience, or Bachelors‘ degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Social Sciences, International Relations, Public Administration and any other related fields, with relevant work experience of at least three (3) years.
Relevant work experience
Minimum six (6) years (with Secondary Education), or, minimum three (3) years (with Bachelor’s Degree) of relevant HR experience is required at the national or international level, including experience in talent acquisition.
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.).
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section
Experience in other areas of human resources management, such as recruitment or talent management, is highly desirable.
Demonstrated knowledge of integrated HR management systems would be an asset
Proficiency in using collaboration tools, as well as familiarity with digital platforms and new technologies would be highly desirable
Familiarity with UNDP operating and reporting systems, including experience in the use of an ERP system (i.e. Oracle Cloud, SAP or PeopleSoft) is an added advantage.
Experience with talent acquisition software and platforms is meritorious.
Fluency in English
Fluency in French or Spanish is required
Working knowledge of other UN language is an asset
Specialized certification in HR is highly desirable.
Important applicant information
All posts in the NPSA categories are subject to local recruitment.
Only short-listed candidates will be notified.
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