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Human Resources Consultant - Recruitment

Home Based - May require travel

  • Organization: UNWOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Remote | Home Based - May require travel
  • Grade: Consultancy - International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Human Resources
  • Closing Date: Closed


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 supervision of the Regional Human Resources business Partner, a consultant will be required to provide services in the area of recruitment, particularly in screening of applications

Duties and Responsibilities

The main tasks will include:

  • Screen applications received on-line against the pre-determined selection criteria;
  • Record a brief justification for each applicant, explaining the reason for longlisting/not-longlisting;
  • Submit the longlist for review by the Team Leader for Recruitment and Staffing and/or other HR Business Partner, as appropriate;
  • Source candidates by using databases, social media, and other resources, as applicable;
  • Ensure confidentiality in all procedures and exchanges of information
  • Process the reference checks of the recommended candidates
  • Facilitate interview panels, draft panel reports and obtain the required clearances from the panel members.  


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.

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology, Organizational Development, Public Administration or other relevant social sciences.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • 5 years of experience in recruitment and selection;
  • Development experience and knowledge of the United Nations policies, procedures and practices, particularly those related to human resources and operations preferable;
  • Ability to work in a multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance;
  • A high sense of confidentiality, diplomacy and urgency is required.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in French and English are required. Knowledge of another official UN language is highly desirable (Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).
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