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HR Associate NPSA-7

New York City

  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: Administrative support - NPSA-7, National Personnel Services Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2023-12-07
[The vacancy is used to fill three positions]

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

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 partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. UNDP is on the ground in 177 countries and territories, offering global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
UNDP’s Office of Human Resources (OHR), which is part of the Bureau for Management Services (BMS), is committed to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of its online programs and operations policies, guidelines and documents. OHR supports UNDP in achieving its vision and objectives by enabling the organization to attract, manage, and retain staff with relevant technical expertise, competencies, and skills, by providing strategic HR advice and creating an inclusive working environment where staff is engaged, continuously develop professionally, and perform at their best. 
The Central Recruitment Unit (CRU) is responsible for the provision of efficient and effective recruitment services for UNDP Headquarters.

Scope of Work
  • Post vacancy announcements.
  • Screen and longlist applicants against eligibility criteria;
  • Organize and evaluate candidate applications; administer written tests, video interviews and other forms of assessments.
  • Manage the verification of academic credentials, employment history and references as applicable; 
  • Coordinate and organize interviews, facilitate the interview process, takes notes and produce interview reports as needed.
  • The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

Institutional Arrangement

The NPSA shall report to the Head of the Central Recruitment in OHR



  • Achieve Results/LEVEL 1/Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline 
  • Think Innovatively/LEVEL 1/Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements  
  • Learn Continuously/LEVEL 1/Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback 
  • Adapt with Agility/LEVEL 1/Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
  • Act with Determination/LEVEL 1/Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident 
  • Engage and Partner/LEVEL 1/Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships 
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion/LEVEL 1/Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination  

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 Management   
    Communication | 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 | Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels
  • Business Management   
    Customer Satisfaction/Client Management | Ability to respond timely and appropriate 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. | Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy. | Look for ways to add value beyond clients' immediate requests. | Ability to anticipate client's upcoming needs and concerns.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Prior experience and knowledge of Human Resources Management particularly in recruitment and selection. 

Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

  • Demonstrated experience of ability to think creatively and work both independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, collegial environment.  
  • Proven experience of ability to work independently and under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working in the UN or similar organization will be an asset.
  • Experience in handling of web based management systems and ERP systems
  • Secondary Education is required or 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, Administration, HR, or  related fields will be given due consideration, but it is not a requirement.
  • Minimum seven (7) years with Secondary Education or four (4) years with Bachelor’s Degree of relevant experience in HR, e-recruitment and related areas is required. 


Candidates must meet one of the following conditions to be eligible for the post:

  • Staff members currently serving in the United States holding a valid G4 visa on account of their employment in the US (excluding detail assignments) under a Fixed Term Appointment/Continuing Appointment/Permanent Appointment in the UN system;
  • Holder of a G4 visa that is a derivative of a G4 visa held by a staff member that is currently serving on a G4 visa on account of their employment under a FTA/CA/PA in the UN system;
  • US Citizen;
  • US Permanent Residents
Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. 
UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.
Applicant information about UNDP rosters
Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  
UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. 
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