Human Resources Officer vacancy , UN’s Department of Operational Support in New York

Human Resources Officer vacancy , UN’s Department of Operational Support in New York

The Department of Operational Support (DOS) is seeking a dynamic professional to join as a Human Resources Officer in New York.

Human Resources Officer vacancy , UN’s Department of Operational Support in New York

This P-3 role, based in the Executive Office of Headquarters Client Support Service, provides a key opportunity to shape human capital strategies within the United Nations.

The package comes with a suitable and flexible working conditions.


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

  •  Provides advice and support to managers and staff on human resources related matters.
  •  Prepares special reports and participates and/or leads special human resources project.

  •  Keeps abreast of developments in the field of conduct and discipline to ensure compliance with UN standards Recruitment and placement

  •  Identifies upcoming vacancies in coordination with client offices.

  •  Prepares job openings, reviews applications, and provides a short-list to those offices.

  •  Arranges and conducts interviews to select candidates.

  •  Reviews recommendation on the selection of candidate by client offices.

  •  Prepares and present cases to the CR bodies.

  •  Monitors the work of the Human Resources Assistants in carrying out all human resources administrative transactions including preparation of personnel actions, maintenance of staffing tables, and processing of contracts. Administration of entitlements

  •  Provides advice on interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules. Reviews and provides advice on exceptions to policies, regulation and rules



Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.

Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.

Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges , remains calm in stressful situations.

Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of all areas of work.

Client orientation

Ability to identify clients’ needs and propose appropriate solutions; ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients.

Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view.

Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect.

Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems.

Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Planning & Organizing

Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments.

Adjusts priorities as required from time to time.

Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work.

Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary and uses time efficiently

Work Experience

  •  A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, social science, administration or related area is required.

  •  Experience in providing advice to clients on the interpretation and application of HR policies, regulations and rules is required.

  •  Experience working in a human resources module of an Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) system, such as Umoja (SAP) or similar, is required.

  •  Experience with talent management software such as Inspira or similar, is desirable.

  •  Experience in reviewing conduct and discipline cases, is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

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