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HR Assistant (Open to PNG Nationals ONLY)

Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

Under the general guidance of Operations Manager, the Human Resources (HR) Assistant is responsible for administratively and logistically supporting the recruitment and placement, administration of benefits and entitlements of staff and local external contractors, other HR administration issues and separation of personnel. 

The HR Assistant works in close collaboration with operations unit and project staff in the UN WOMEN Papua New Guinea Country Office (CO) to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery. The HR Assistant promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UN WOMEN rules and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Administer and implement HR strategies and policies;
  • Provide HR administrative and logistical services;
  • Facilitate and coordinate recruitment processes;
  • Provide administrative support to staff performance management and learning;
  • Maintain data in relation to HR;
  • Support to knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

Administer and implement HR strategies and policies in CO in full compliance with UN Women rules, regulations, and HR policies and guidelines:

  • Provide general, standard information to the management and staff on HR strategies, rules and regulations;
  • Identify ways in which the administrative needs can be met within existing policies; interpret processes and procedures, anticipate and manage operational requirements;
  • Prepare written response to queries concerning HR related matters.

Provide HR administrative and logistical services to CO and region in full compliance with UN Women rules, regulations, and HR policies and guidelines:

  • Process, draft, edit, proofread and finalize for approval a variety of correspondence and other communications, maintain files/records, monitor deadlines;
  • Provide administrative coordination in the extension of contracts, processing of national benefits and allowances, and entitlements, and renewal of UNLPs and visas;
  • Input and track all transactions related to positions, recruitment, benefits, earnings/deductions, retroactivities, recoveries, adjustments and separations through Atlas;
  • Facilitate responses to audit findings and recommendations;
  • Assume overall responsibility for leave management; record management;
  • Process payment, and administer entitlements for international staff as delegated; validate and coordinate local payroll and related issues;
  • Facilitate staff separation process;
  • Create/update entries of vendors, PO and Receipts in ATLAS system.

Facilitate and coordinate recruitment processes in full compliance with UN Women rules, regulations, and HR policies and guidelines:

  • Draft job descriptions and vacancy announcements; assist in reviewing and processing requests for classification;
  • Screen candidates and facilitate and participate in interview panels as necessary;
  • Prepare recruitment recommendations/supporting documentation for the Central Review Board (CRB);
  • Prepare position establishment, liaise with headquarters and assure that action is completed;
  • Provide regular recruitment status reports;
  • Provide advice to local recruitment in programmes/projects when necessary.

Provide administrative support to staff performance management and learning and development in full compliance with UN Women rules, regulations, and HR policies and guidelines:

  • Monitor compliance with the performance appraisal review in the office and staff learning and development;
  • Facilitate the preparation of Office learning plan and individual learning plans in consultation with the Staff at the CO.

Maintain data in relation to HR in full compliance with UN Women rules, regulations, and HR policies and guidelines:

  • Maintain and update internal database and files on administrative HR matters in a confidential and secure manner;
  • Generate a variety of standard and non-standard statistical and other reports from various databases;
  • Update position data in Atlas, association of positions to chart fields (CoAs), update of CoA information and setting up vendors.

Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing globally:

  • Organize training courses, workshops, information sessions, orientations and consultations for staff;
  • Provide a synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in HR administration;
  • Liaise with HR headquarters in HR administration and staffing to disseminate information on a variety of HR matters.

Support other operations related activities as may be needed and requested by Supervisor.

Competencies

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely and accurate HR administration;
  • Timely and accurate organization of recruitments;
  • Timely and accurate information provision to staff on HR administrative and benefit and entitlement issues;
  • Timely administrative service delivery to the CO in the region;
  • Up-to-date and secure databases, files and records.

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies

  • Strong knowledge of HR administration, processes and policies;
  • Ability to administer and execute administrative processes and transactions;
  • Ability to handle information of a confidential nature;
  • Ability to provide inputs to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new systems;
  • Good quantitative skills; ability to produce reports;
  • Strong IT skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Secondary Education is required;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or Public Administration or related fields, with combination of additional years of qualifying experience is desirable and can be accepted in lieu of the Secondary Education requirement;
  • Specialized certification in HR is an asset.

Experience:

  • A minimum five (5) years (with Secondary Education), or minimum of two (2) years (with Bachelor’s Degree) of progressive Human Resources experience at the national and/or international organizations;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and experience in handling of web-based management systems;
  • Knowledge of Atlas or other ERP system would be a distinct advantage.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English as well as in local language (Tok-Pisin) is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea)
  • Grade: SB-3, Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Human Resources
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2018-08-31

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