Request from Department of Field Services, Field Personnel Division, Career Development Unit JOB DESCRIPTION INT-151-06-P333-01-V (July 2009) General Information Title: Associate Expert in: Human resources management Duration: 1 year (with possible extension for another year) Date Required: as soon as possible Duty Station (location, sector): New York, Department of Field Services, Field Personnel Division, Career Development Unit Supervision Direct supervision by: Human Resources Officer or/and Chief of Section Title of the supervisor: Human Resources Officer or/and Chief of Section Content and methodology of the supervision: After initial training, the Associate Expert will work as a Human Resources Officer assigned to the Career Development Unit, under direct supervision of a Human Resources Officer and under guidance of the Chief of the Section. Duties, responsibilities and output expectations: Under the supervision of the Chief, Career Development Unit, the incumbent ensures the consistency in the application of Human Resources Management (HRM) rules, policies and procedures in Field Personnel Sections. He/she would be responsible for: Delivering career management support to career peacekeeping staff through the individualized responses to field staff questions on career-related matters; Providing enhanced support to field staff via ongoing development of IT-based career tools, and other career training materials; Coordinating the skills inventory roll-out and assessment of staff members; Developing and enhancing website design and content; Populating and launching the Mobility Roster; Coordinating with the Recruitment and Outreach Unit to ensure the inclusion of staff members in appropriate rosters to facilitate career development opportunities; Carrying out re-profiling activities for specific functions; and, Facilitating career support visits to the field, including workshop delivery, individual consultations and initial assessment of staff members for placement. Qualifications and experience Qualifications: Advanced University degree (Master's degree or equivalent) preferably in public or business administration, or human resources management. Fluency in oral and written English required; knowledge of a second official UN language, preferably French, highly desirable. UN competencies (Refer to OHRM guidelines): Client orientation: Ability to identify clients’ needs and appropriate solutions, ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients. Teamwork – Good interpersonal skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective work relationships with counterparts and client departments. Planning and Organizing –Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those of others. Communication – Ability to communicate links between DPKO’s strategy and the work unit’s goals; and to generate and communicate broad and compelling organizational direction. Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills. Strong drafting skills. Work experience: Experience in human resources management or related area and in staff development is desirable. Experience or knowledge of UN peacekeeping mission or humanitarian field operation is also desirable. Learning Elements After the assignment the Associate Expert will be able to Have a thorough understanding of all aspects of human resources management as applicable to UN Peacekeeping Operations; Understand complex requirements of UN field operations, Interpret and apply relevant UN staff rules and regulations; Advise staff members on career development issues; Advise staff members on career opportunities in Peacekeeping operations; Prepare budget submissions according to UN standards. Background information The mission of the Field Personnel Division is to “recruit and retain high quality personnel for UN peace operations”. In fulfilling this mission, the Field Personnel Division seeks to apply the following key values: responsiveness; effectiveness, accountability; transparency; local ownership; and, diversity.