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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisor


  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: Mid level - P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Banking and Finance
    • Poverty Reduction
    • Disability Rights
    • Impact investing, Social venture capital
  • Closing Date: Closed

Hosted Entities Stop TB Partnership
Job categories Administration, Human Resources, Leadership, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5007/28378
Level ICS-11
Department/office GPO, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level P4
Application period 18-Jun-2024 to 14-Jul-2024
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Programme and Operations, the incumbent will work under the leadership of Stop TB Partnership and in close coordination with the team leaders as well as the UNOPS. With delegated authority, the following will be the responsibilities:

Promoting Diversity & Equity in staffing within the Partnership:
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on diversity, equity and inclusion to assure visibility and accessibility of tools, training, and inter-organizational dialogue on cultural awareness, diversity, inclusion, and anti-discrimination.
  • Promote and implement diversity and inclusion related policies and strategies of UNOPS and UN System, building on gains and lessons learned from past Stop TB Action Plans and Roadmaps.
  • Train hiring managers and personnel working on human resources on how to select, manage, motivate, evaluate and retain diverse employees.
  • Develop and implement metrics to measure and monitor progress on motivation, diversity, equity and inclusion; evaluate any surveys, advise on findings and follow-up actions. Report annually on relevant KPIs. Provide recommendations and follow up on how to improve the metrics.
Contribute to establishing a safe, equitable and inclusive working environment for all personnel and support Stop TB Board aspiration on DEI
  • Working with the human resource policies of UNOPS to design and promote best practices and strategies for talent and performance management, learning and development and employee engagement.
  • Build capacity of Stop TB Partnership personnel, management and governance bodies on diversity and inclusion by developing and implementing training and other learning opportunities, organizing sessions during Board meetings.
  • Organize regular capacity building sessions, personnel retreat and social events to boost employees’ motivation, well-being and team spirit.
  • Partner with the HR Manager in the Geneva Office to resolve internal conflicts and act as the “go to” person when Stop TB Personnel have concerns related to misconduct, diversity and inclusion.
  • Provide advice on how to improve diversity and inclusion practices at the recruitment, onboarding and developmental stage of STBP personnel.
Consolidate the Stop TB Partnership engagement and talent management initiatives:
  • In collaboration with UNOPS, organize, conduct and disseminate results of periodic staff surveys and implement actions as needed to address the findings and recommendations and contribute to DEI strategy of STBP.
  • Work with the hosting agency to ensure that ample staff support mechanisms are available and accessible to staff and aligned with the STBP strategy.
  • Serve as liaison between staff, team leaders, Deputy Executive Director and Executive Director regarding the organization’s climate, employee well-being, related project updates, proposals, and planning.
  • Implement and contribute to UNOPS policies and strategies related to recruitment, talent management, performance management, developing tailored learning plans and SOPs for Stop TB Secretariat.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education Requirements:
  • An advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in one of the following disciplines: human resources, organizational psychology or relevant field, international relations, political science, business administration, public administration, management, law,  or other relevant field, is required.
  • A University Degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) with additional two (2) years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.

Professional Experience Requirements:

  • A minimum of seven (7) years of experience in talent, people and change management is required
  • At least five (5) years of experience in leading diversity and inclusion efforts in an international setting is required
  • Knowledge and experience of human rights legislation is an asset;
  • Hands-on experience designing staff policies like anti-discrimination and equal employment opportunity is an asset
Language requirements:
  • Excellent working knowledge of English is required
  • Knowledge of another UN offical language is an asset
This vacancy is now closed.