HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER Role in New York apply now

Human resource officer role in New York apply now

Take the lead in the HR role at the Department of Safety and Security in New York.

As a P-4 grade position, you’ll be at the forefront of shaping HR strategies and supporting global security initiatives.

Join UNDSS, a global leader in security risk management, and contribute to the United Nations Security Management System.

Human resource officer role in New York apply now

Don’t miss the chance to elevate your HR career. Apply by December 28, 2023


Within limits of delegated authority, the Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties

  •  Develops and implements new human resources policies, practices and procedures to meet the evolving needs of the Organization.

  •  Monitors and ensures the implementation of human resources policies, practices and procedures.
  •  Keeps abreast of developments in various areas of human resources.

  •  Prepares reports and participates and/or leads special human resources project.

  •  Plan, organize, manage and supervise the work of the Unit assigned.


  •  Manages, plans, organizes, develops, coordinates and administers the work of the recruitment team.

  •  Projects and monitors vacant posts for the Department, ensures adherence to policies and procedures in filling these posts in a timely and consistent manner.

  •  Takes the lead in workforce planning and keeps abreast of best practices.

  •  Provides advise, support, guidance, and training/briefing sessions to hiring managers on recruitment processes, classification standards and prepares standard operating procedures and other guidance material.



  • 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 in all areas of work.


  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments,adjusts priorities as required, 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; uses time efficiently.


  • 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.


  • Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making .

  • authority makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills.

  • monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative.

  • actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.


Advanced university degree in human resources management, business or public administration, law, social sciences, education or related field.

A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in line of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or related area, preferably at the international level is required.

Experience in the complete cycle for recruitment and selection process of the UN or other similar international organization is required.

Experience in using Inspira or similar recruitment platforms as a Human Resources practitioner for the purposes of recruitment and talent management is required.

Experience in using ERP systems for staff administration purposes is desirable.

Experience in the administration of technical assessments , and coordination of interviews with substantive subject matter experts is desirable.

Experience in data analytics in relation to recruitment and vacancy management reporting is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

For the position advertised, fluency in English (oral and written) is required.

Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

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