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HR Analyst, Humanitarian. Deployment, Division for Human Resources

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: P-2, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Humanitarian Aid and Coordination
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2020-11-11

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The Position:

As a member of the Humanitarian Cluster in the HR Directorate you will ensure effective and efficient functioning of the UNFPA surge deployment mechanism.

You will report directly to the HR Specialist, Global Humanitarian Coordinator.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. 

A growing number of countries exposed to humanitarian emergencies worldwide are experiencing a further deterioration of their humanitarian situation caused by ongoing and/or worsening conflicts and a variety of natural disasters destroying livelihoods, health services and infrastructure. This development is preoccupying UNFPA’s humanitarian programme, which addresses the reproductive health needs that are often overlooked during humanitarian crises. During and after disasters, UNFPA deploys trained personnel to affected areas to work closely with local governments, United Nations agencies, community organizations and other partners to provide life-saving reproductive health and protection services to millions of women, girls and young people affected by conflict or natural disasters. UNFPA also provides essential hygiene materials, contraception, and obstetric supplies, and trains health personnel to help vulnerable women and young people in crisis.

UNFPA has invested in developing a surge mechanism to enable personnel to be rapidly deployed to support humanitarian response in developing countries affected by acute onset emergencies. That capacity has been expanded in recent years to include, in addition to an internal staff roster, an external roster of independent personnel and standby partner personnel who bring vast humanitarian knowledge, experience and skill sets to UNFPA.

The UNFPA human resources function plays an important role in ensuring that the surge mechanism, associated learning interventions and transition to more protracted operations, as warranted, are governed by HR policies, programs and systems to effectively support these responses. rapid, assessment of technical

Job Purpose:

The HR Analyst, Humanitarian Deployment will be responsible for effective and efficient functioning of the UNFPA surge deployment mechanism. The Analyst supports selection, assessment, recruitment, deployment of surge personnel in emergency situations and maintains the HR information and associated data bases/infrastructure to enhance timely and effective deployment.


Master’s degree in international relations, gender studies, social and behavioral sciences, human resources or other related discipline. 

Knowledge and Experience:

Two years of relevant work experience in roster management, talent management, recruitment or training, preferably in an international development/humanitarian organization;

Proven ability to develop and foster successful partnerships and trusting, productive working relationships with stakeholders in a multicultural environment;

Strong organization skills and proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;

Strong analytical and systems skills;

Ability to communicate clearly, influence effectively and gain commitment;

Extremely flexible working style;

Field experience is an asset.

Experience in facilitation is an asset.


Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.



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