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Performance Management & Career Development Consultant

New York City (United States of America)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: New York City (United States of America)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: 2022-02-01

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The PMCD Section of the Division of Human Resources (DHR) is continuing the roll out of its Performance and Career Management Workshops, as well as, the Competency Framework Facilitated Conversations and webinars to support the global culture change programme in UNICEF. The consultant will support a range of work around managing performance, developing careers and providing coaching support for UNICEF staff.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

The PMCD section of the Division of Human Resources (DHR) is continuing to roll out its Performance and Career Management Workshops, as well as the Competency Framework Facilitated Conversations and webinars, to support the global culture change programme in UNICEF. The consultant will support a range of work around managing performance, developing careers and providing coaching support for UNICEF staff. 

How can you make a difference?

PMCD is engaged in the implementation of various projects and consultants enable and empower staff through various approaches, including through coaching and conducting workshops, as outlined below. 

COACHING 

Topics may include but are not limited to: identifying specific areas for growth, 360 debriefs, general coaching, creating goals that are mutually agreed upon and measurable, outlining next steps (timeline and resources), reviewing written applications, conducting mock interviews and guiding staff members through the job search/career transitions. 

WORKSHOPS 

Design and deliver HR programmes for capacity building in various areas of work, including the revised competency framework, managing performance and facilitating the development of careers. 

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

a) Education

-Post Graduate degree in Human Resources Management, Education, Business Administration, International Relations or a relevant field. 

- Certificate in coaching from the ICF or other recognised coach training institution.

-The individual should be highly proficient in a range of PC/web applications, including but not limited to: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook and SharePoint. 

b) Work Experience

- A minimum of 5 years post qualifying experience of delivering coaching at various levels.

-Expertise in Human Resources, Organisational Development and an understanding of Performance Management, Career Development and Adult Learning methodologies.

-Expertise in designing and developing learning materials/resources/guidelines.

-Experience with, or in, multilateral institution, preferably. 

-Knowledge of UN common practices in HR is an added advantage. 

c) Skills 

-Strong organisational, planning and analytical skills.

-Must have excellent written and verbal communication in English. Proficiency in another UN Language is a significant asset.

-Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations.

-Good judgment, initiative, high sense of responsibility, tact, discretion and confidentiality.

-Works effectively on multiple assignments simultaneously and adapts to changing demands and circumstances.

-Demonstrates cultural sensitivity and ability to establish harmonious working relations in a multicultural environment.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA). To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

 

Remarks: 

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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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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