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Human Resources Job at UN, Switzerland

Human Resources Job at UN, Switzerland

Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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Human Resources Job at the UN, Switzerland

Position: Human Resources Officer at the United Nations Office at Geneva


The Human Resources Officer will do the following job at the UN Office in Geneva

  • Provides advice and support to managers and staff on human resources related matters.
  • Prepares special reports and participates and/or leads special human resources project.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in various areas of human resources as well as identifies upcoming vacancies in coordination with client offices.
  • Prepares vacancy announcements, reviews applications, and provides a short-list to those offices. S/he will also arrange and conduct interviews to select candidates.
  • Review recommendations on the selection of the candidate by client offices.
  • Serves as ex-officio in interview panels and also prepares job offers for successful candidates.
  • Monitors and evaluates recruitment and placement related activities of client offices, and recommends changes or corrections related to procedures to these offices.
  • Supervises and monitors the work of the Human Resources Assistants in carrying out all human resources administrative transactions including preparation of personnel actions, maintenance of staffing tables, and processing of contracts.
  • Provides advice on interpretation and application of policies, regulations, and rules. Similarly, reviews and provides advice on exceptions to policies, regulations, and rules.
  • Reviews policies and procedures and recommends changes as well as reviews and recommends the level of remuneration for consultants.

Additional duties 

  • Provides advice on mobility and career development to staff, particularly young professionals and staff in the General Service and related categories
  • Assesses training needs, identifies, designs and delivers training programs to staff at all levels throughout the Organization.
  • Advises and counsels staff in respect of rights, responsibilities, code of conduct and difficulties associated with work and entitlements.
  • Prepares classification analysis of jobs in Professional and General Service and related categories.
  • Provides guidance to program managers on the application of classification policies and procedures and by undertaking whole office review.
  • Furthermore, assists in preparing policy papers, position papers and briefing notes on issues related to a variety of HR issues.


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications

  • Advanced university degree in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or related area. However, Bachelor degree holders with two additional years of qualifying experience can also apply.
  • In addition to that, a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or related area is necessary.
  • Experience using SAP, PeopleSoft or similar Enterprise Resource Planning system (ERP) is also necessary.
  • Experience with talent management and as an HR business partner is desirable. Similarly, experience in job evaluation and classification analysis within the UN Common system is desirable.
  • For the position advertised, fluency in both English and French is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline31 December,2019
Company NameUnited Nations



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