Human Resources Analyst, Programmes, Division for Human Resources, New York, P-2

Level: P-2
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 9 June 2021 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: New York, USA
Job ID: 37569

The Position:

The Human Resources Analyst, Programmes position is part of the UNFPA Young Professionals from Africa and of African Descent programme. The programme is open to qualified candidates who are 32 years of age or younger in 2021, who self-identify as a person of African descent or are a national of an African country. The programme is intended to provide on-the-job training for young professionals who wish to obtain practical experience in international development and have the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles across the organization.

You will report directly to the Human Resources Specialist, Communications and Planning, Division for Human Resources (DHR).

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 new 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. 

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 Human Resources Analyst, Programmes supports technical backstopping and quality control of the Director of the Division for Human Resources’ portfolio, contributes to the preparation and follow up of all the Director’s official travel, events and meetings. He/she supports the liaising with Stakeholders and UN Agencies, Funds, Programmes, Departments, Offices and relevant Units to advance work under the Director’s portfolio, and contributes to the effective monitoring, tracking and reporting of solutions.

Qualifications and Experience


Advanced university degree in a relevant discipline and/or international relations.

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • 2 years of experience in working with international organizations;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely;
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Earlier experience in UN/UNFPA is an asset;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/PowerPoint) and graphic design.


Fluency in English is required and proficiency in French is desirable; knowledge of other official UN languages is an asset.


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