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Senior Human Resources Officer, New York

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Closing date: Monday, 12 December 2016



Department/ Office: Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Duty Station: NEW YORK

Posting Period: 14 October 2016-12 December 2016

Job Opening number: 16-HRE-DESA-68293-R-NEW YORK(G)

Staffing Exercise ID: N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Special Notice

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfill the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover note.

Organizational Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Personnel Section, Executive and Programme Support Office, of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). The Executive and Programme Support Office provides human resources, finance and budget, logistics and general administrative support to the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA), Office of the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States (OHRLLS), Chief Executives Board (CEB), and Regional Commissions New York Office (RCNYO). Further information on DESA is available on the following website: http://www.un.org/en/development/desa/index.html. The Senior Human Resources Officer reports to the Executive Officer of DESA.


Within delegated authority, the Senior Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Plans, organizes, manages and supervises the work of the Professional and General Service staff of the Personnel Section.

Acts for the Executive Officer in his/her absence.

Represents the Department at task forces on administrative and personnel matters, as required.

Ensures the implementation of human resources policies, practices and procedures centrally-led by OHRM, in the Department.

Advises senior management on all aspects of human resources policies, procedures and strategies including succession planning, career development, talent management.

Represents the Organization in negotiations with staff, staff representatives. Provides support to the Head of Department in staff management relations.

Accepts resignations from service on behalf of the Head of the Department.

Reviews recommendations for Special Post Allowance (SPAs) for presentation to Departmental Panel of SPA.

Certifies all common staff travel and other travel on entitlements.

Assists the Executive Officer in managing the departmental staffing tables and providing support to the Head of Department on the use of post resources.

Oversees the preparation of HR reports and HR statistical data.

Identifies recruitment needs and priorities, develops and implements recruitment strategies.

Monitors and ensures timely filling of posts in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Reviews job openings for submission to the Office of Human Resources Management.

Oversees and clears recruitment, submissions of staff selection cases to Central Review bodies.

Manages the UNHQ Internship Programme for the Department.

Monitors and ensures the implementation of staff development and career support programmes.

Provides advice on mobility and career development to programme managers and staff.

Provides performance management advice to staff and management. Assists the Head of Department/Offices with the implementation of the performance appraisal system .

Provides overall support to the programme managers in appraising the staff in accordance with applicable procedures and makes necessary arrangements regarding rebuttal cases.

Advises staff in respect of rights, responsibilities, code of conduct and difficulties associated with work and entitlements.

Monitors, advises and acts on disciplinary matters in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Mediates conflict, grievance and harassment cases.

Advises the Head of Department and Programme Managers and coordinates responses on litigation cases.

Reviews requests for classification of jobs initiated by the substantive offices for submission to the Office of Human Resources Management.

Career Development Change Management Developed Countries Developing Countries Gender perspective Human Resources Human Resources Management Human Rights Humanitarian Law Information Management Internship Landlocked Developing Countries Least Developed Countries Logistics Performance Appraisal Performance Management Public Administration Regional Commissions Social Sciences Special Post Allowance Statistical Data Task Forces


PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting.

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