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Associate Programme Management and Human Resources Officer


  • Organization: UNOV - United Nations Office at Vienna
  • Location: Vienna
  • Grade: Junior level - P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2024-04-27

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Office of the Chief (OC), Human Resources Management Service (HRMS), Division for Management (DM), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Vienna, Austria. The Associate Programme Management and Human Resources Officer will work under the direct supervision of the Chief, HRMS. For information on UNOV, visit
The incumbent will contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of delegated authorities, through inter alia, the Human Resources Management Dashboard, Service Level Agreements, and the Senior Managers' Compact, Delegation of Authority Platform. Within assigned authority, the Associate Programme Management and Human Resources Officer will be responsible for the following specific duties: • In close cooperation with HR senior management assist in reviewing, examining and evaluating the Service’s objectives, structure, procedures, policies and management systems. • Assist in evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational programmes by applying techniques such as management and organizational analysis, methods and procedures studies. • Assist in planning and conducting analyses of programme and budget proposals ensuring conformity with organization’s programme and budgetary objectives. • Contribute to preparing reports to management summarizing findings and recommending changes based on those analyses. • Assist with coordinating HR activities, including programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports. • Contribute to the preparation of related documents and reports, such as work HR programmes, etc.. • Assist with the preparation and implementation of the Service’s work programme, by conducting regular reviews and identifying deviations from plans, proposing corrective measures as needed. • Contribute to monitoring HR work programme implementation and participate in the preparation of statements, reports and other materials requiring a consolidated response from the HRMS. • Assist in the preparation of briefings on strategic human resources topics and figures as well as other important HR matters. • Act as focal point for collecting inputs and analysing information on HR issues, liaising with the relevant teams internally and externally. • Assist in conducting research, analyses information from diverse sources, and present findings on human resources-related issues. Undertake survey initiatives; design data collection tools; review, analyze and interpret responses, identify problems/issues and prepare conclusions. • Assist HR management with the development of HRMS communication strategies and communication activities, streamlining communications with clients and providing consistent guidance, including identifying mechanisms to make published information readily accessible. • Provide support in measuring the impact of communication by undertaking survey initiatives, design data collection tools, etc.. • Contribute to the collection and analysis of data as well as identification of trends or patterns, correlations and outliers, develop data models and provide draft insights through graphs, charts, tables, analytical dashboards and reports using data visualization tools and methods for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting. • Prepare various written outputs, such as draft background papers, analysis, inputs to reports and studies, and publications. • Perform other work-related duties as required.
Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to programme and human resources management specifically related to communication and analytics. Has knowledge of administrative policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. Has strong organisational and time management abilities, with attention to details and accuracy. Is able to conduct data analysis using various methods. Has ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. Has strong conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis. Has ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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 women and men in all areas of work. Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Planning and Organizing: 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.
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, human resources, information management, communications, international studies or another related field, is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A first-level university degree and no experience will be accepted for candidates who have passed the Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P).
Job - Specific Qualification
Not available.
Work Experience
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible professional experience in programme and human resources management, administration, communications or related area OR the successful completion of the Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations National Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the General Service to Professional Examination (G to P), is required. Experience with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, e. g. SAP/Umoja is desirable. Work experience in either change management and/or communications is desirable. Experience within the United Nations system or similar international organizations is desirable. Experience in conducting outreach and communication efforts including website management, is desirable. Experience in data analytics and preparation of data visualisation tools, including Office 365 and Power BI or related area 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 other United Nations official languages is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise and a competency-based interview.
Special Notice
This position is funded from extra budgetary resources. Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment will be subject to the availability of funding. 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. Applicants, who successfully go through a competitive recruitment process and are recommended for selection and/or inclusion in the roster of pre-approved candidates for subsequent job openings at the same level and with similar functions, may have their application information and roster status shared with other UN Organizations. Such applicants may be contacted by other UN Organizations for similar job openings, subject to the confirmation of their interest. Placement on the roster is no guarantee of a future selection. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. Vienna is classified as a H and family duty station.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
No Fee
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