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Administrative jobs at United Nations, New York

Administrative jobs at United Nations, New York

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City: New York
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Administrative jobs at United Nations, New York

Position: Staff Development Officer under the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Office of Human Resources

Duties and responsibilities

In addition to the reporting to the Chief or a senior Officer, the Staff Development Officer performs the following specifications

  • Develops and implements new human resources policies, practices and procedures to meet the evolving needs of the Organization.
  •  Monitors and ensures the implementation of human resources policies, practices and procedures related to learning, career development, and performance management.
  •  Supports strategic projects by analyzing complex situations, developing recommendations, preparing implementation plans and collaborating across teams to drive implementation.
  •  Develops and oversee creative, organization-wide communication plans for strategic initiatives. Similarly, develops executive-level deliverables with limited lead time to improve decision making and gain buy-in for key initiatives.
  •  Keeps abreast of developments in the area of learning, career development, and performance management.
  •  Prepares reports and participates and/or leads special human resources project as well as develops and implements project plans involving multiple stakeholders.
  •  May plan, organize, manage and supervise the work of the Unit/Section assigned.
  •  Identifies and analyzes staff development, career support and performance management needs, and designs programs to meet identified needs.
  •  Also, prepares monitoring reports on staff development, career support programs, and performance management.


  • Analyzes career support strategies, approaches, and tools to ensure that they are consistent with the overall organization’s goals, policies on staff development, career support, and performance management and the respective mandates.
  •  Evaluates effectiveness and impact of staff development, career support and performance management programs and recommends ways to enhance effectiveness and impact. Similarly, provides advice on career development and performance management.
  •  Assesses career development needs, identifies and designs career development and performance management solutions for staff at all levels throughout the Organization.
  •  Likewise, supervises and monitors the work of junior human resources officers and assistants in undertaking the full range of human resource management activities.
  •  Conducts research in preparing policy papers, position papers and briefing notes on issues related to career development and performance management.
  •  In addition to that, performs other duties as required.


  • Advanced university degree in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or related field. However, candidates with a bachelor degree with two years of additional work experience can also apply.
  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, covering learning and career development, performance management, administration, coordination, and communications.

Additional experiences

  •  Project management experience involving multiple stakeholders and partners.
  • Experience in designing and executing 360-degree feedback programs in international organizations.
  • Advising senior management on human resources related matters as well as in developing communication strategies and products in the context of implementing initiatives or projects.
  • Experience in working with executive leadership as clients within an organization.
  •  Experience in programs supporting career development, growth and progression in an international organization. Similarly, prior experience in change management in a large organization.


Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline20 July,2019
Company NameUnited Nations
CityNew York



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