Within delegated authority, the Human Resources Assistant will be responsible for the following duties :
Recruitment and placement
Administration of entitlements
Staff development and career support training
Undertakes research on a range of HR related issues and assists in the preparation of notes / reports supporting more senior staff in their work on process improvement mechanisms
Professionalism : Knowledge of human resources policies, procedures and practices and ability to interpret and apply them in an organizational setting.
Demonstrates use of initiative and makes appropriate linkages in work requirements and anticipates next steps. Uses analytical skills and experience to assist in organizing, managing, and disseminating of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Client orientation : 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.
Commitment to continuous learning : Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation / profession. Actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally.
Contributes to the learning of colleagues and subordinates. Shows willingness to learn from others. Seeks feedback to learn and improve.
Vision : Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks. Clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals.
Generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction.
Conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.
High school diploma or equivalent is required.
NOTE : For positions in the General Service category, candidates are required to clearly indicate in their Applicant Profile (AP) relevant information confirming completion of High School.
Seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administrative services or related area are required.
Experience using ERP systems, such as PeopleSoft, SAP or other, to manage HR processes is desirable.
Experience in maintaining and supporting the creations reports, information management, or related area is desirable.
Experience providing training to client offices is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat; and Spanish is a working language of ECLAC.
For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required; and fluency in Spanish is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
NOTE : Fluency’’ equals a rating of ’fluent’’ in all four areas (speak, read, write, and understand).
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.