Human Resources Policy Specialist, Division for Human Resources

Level: P-4
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 28 February 2018 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: New York, USA
Job ID: 14471

Job Summary

UNFPA delivers a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s goal is to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health, realize reproductive rights, and reduce maternal mortality to accelerate progress on the ICPD agenda, to improve the lives of adolescents and youth, and women, enabled by population dynamics, human rights, and gender equality.  

The Human Resources (HR) Policy Specialist post is located in the Governance Branch of the Division for Human Resources (DHR).  The HR Policy Specialist reports to the Director/DHR and works in close collaboration with DHR Management and across DHR.

Job Purpose

The HR Policy Specialist oversees the entire HR policy landscape at UNFPA and is the organization’s interface with other UN common system organizations and entities on matters pertaining to trends, developments and decisions affecting HR Policy. The HR Policy Specialist supports management to embed UNFPA’s organisational values and reinforce UNFPA’s commitment to human rights.

Qualifications and Experience

Advanced university degree in Human Resources Management or Behavioral Science, Public Administration, Law, or one of the other social sciences.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least seven years of progressively responsible experience in HR management, some of which preferably in an international setting;
  •  Knowledge of HR theory, organizational analytics, and curious about latest thinking and approaches to HR management with a practical orientation on implementation within the context of UNFPA HR environment;
  • Capable of political sensitivity and tact.


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