HR Specialist, Cultural Diversity and Engagement, Division for Human Resources, New York, P-3

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 20 November 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: New York, USA
Job ID: 33605

The Position:

As the institutional Focal Point for Diversity and Inclusion you will coordinate the institution’s efforts to improve its workforce diversity in all its dimensions and to remove barriers to inclusion so that every employee will be fully engaged and able to contribute to the organization’s results as their authentic selves and to their fullest potential.

You will report directly to the Chief, Career Development and Talent Mobility.

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. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

These results capture our strategic commitments to accelerating progress towards realizing the ICPD and SDGs in the Decade of Action. In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The HR Specialist, Culture, Diversity and Engagement will coordinate UNFPA’s continued efforts to build a diverse and inclusive workplace that reflects the populations it serves, a workplace that fosters belonging, inclusion and engagement of all its employees. The HR Specialist will facilitate the removal of institutional obstacles to inclusion to ensure that everyone is accepted, treated equitably and offered the same opportunities to fully contribute to the success of the organization as their authentic selves.


Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administrations, Training, Education or related discipline.  

Knowledge and Experience: 

Five years of relevant progressively responsible experience in generalist human resources management, D&I KPI monitoring & evaluation Talent Reviews and Talent Management administered  at an international level;  

Demonstrated professional competence and success in the delivery of innovative programs and interventions related to diversity and inclusion in a complex multicultural environment; 

Excellent analytical skills; 

Strong Coaching skills;

Demonstrated ability to build partnerships coupled with strong collaboration and team skills;

Ability to influence effectively and gain commitment;

Superb oral and written communication skills;

Proven skills in group facilitation and presentation. 


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


We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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