Staff Development Assistant (Temporary Job Opening) [Temporary]

New York City

Special Notice

This position is available for four months subject to availability of post.

This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.

Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment Test in English at the United Nations Headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office at Vienna, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; or the United Nations Accounting or Statistical Assistant Examination at the United Nations Headquarters may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.

Org. Setting and Reporting

Under the guidance of the Chief, Learning, Leadership & Organisational Development, the candidate will provide administrative and logistical support in the development, organization and delivery of staff development programmes for staff and managers in the UN Secretariat Offices and Departments, Offices Away from Headquarters and Regional Commissions. The incumbent will report directly to a Staff Development Officer.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Staff Development Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

•Provide support with the administration and coordination of the design, development, delivery and evaluation of Centrally Coordinated Learning Programmes (CCP) delivered by LLODS.
•Serve as Focal Point for staff development programmes by supporting the planning, coordination and marketing of the activities related to the programmes as well as by assisting the coordination and communication with Learners, Vendors, Learning partners , Procurement and other Learning Stakeholders.
•Support the transformation of the Secretariat’s learning approach to online and blended learning through administrating courses via the Secretariat’s online learning platforms.
•Support in the design and implementation of communications and marketing campaigns that increase staff access and awareness of learning opportunities across the Secretariat.
•Utilize data to better coordinate and target learning solutions for Secretariat staff. Overall, these functions support the work of the LLODS Section, all of whose members work together as a team. The function includes a close back up and exchange with the other assistants in the Section to allow business continuity in times of absence or change of responsibilities.
•Supports data collection and administration of Learning Programmes through the UN Learning Management System.

Competencies

•PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of human resources management in a large international organization. Demonstrates use of initiative and makes appropriate linkages in work requirements and anticipates next steps. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.

•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 effectively.

•TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of experience in administration, human resources, information technology, project management or related area is required. Experience in programme management/support, ideally in the area of learning Is required. Experience in administering a learning management system or providing learning via a learning management system (e-Tutoring) is desirable.
Experience in stakeholder communication and marketing is also desirable.
Experience in Microsoft Office is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an asset.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: Office of Human Resources Management
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: GS-5, General Service
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
    • Human Resources
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2017-05-11

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