Fresher United Nations Jobs – Human Resources Analyst at UNDP

Organization: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Post Level: NOB-ICS9
Reports to: DCD/Operations
About UNDP:
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations’
global development network.  UNDP
advocates for change and connects countries to knowledge, experience and
resources to help people build a better life. The UNDP provides expert advice,
training, grant support to developing countries including Uganda with
increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries.
Job Summary: The UNDP Human Resources Analyst will be
responsible for transparent implementation of HR strategies in Uganda CO,
effective delivery of HR services and management of the CO HR Unit. He/she
analyses, interprets and applies HR policies, rules and regulations,
establishes internal procedures and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of
complex HR issues. The HR Analyst promotes a collaborative, client-oriented
approach and contributes to the maintenance of high staff morale. The incumbent
supervises and manages the staff of the HR Unit or is a team member of the HR Unit.
The HR Analyst works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and
project teams in the CO and UNDP HQs staff ensuring successful CO performance
in HR management.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Ensures implementation of
HR strategies and policies focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Ensure compliance of HR activities with UN
    rules and regulations, UNDP policies, procedures and strategies; effective
    implementation of the internal control, proper design and functioning of the
    HR management system.
  • Responsible for continuous analysis of
    corporate HR strategies and policies, assessing the impact of changes and
    making recommendations on their implementation in the CO. Continuous
    research of the matters related to conditions of service, salaries,
    allowances and other policy matters. Elaboration and introduction of
    measurement indicators, monitoring and reporting on achievement of
  • In charge of CO HR business processes
    mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating
    Procedures (SOPs) in HR management, control of the workflows in the HR
  • Responsible for the implementation of the
    strategic approach to recruitment in the CO, proper use of contractual
    modalities, forecast of the staffing needs, performance evaluation and
    staff career development management.
2. Ensures effective human
resources management focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Responsible for the management of
    recruitment processes including job descriptions, job classification,
    vacancy announcement, screening of candidates, chairing interview panels,
    making recommendations on recruitment. Oversight of recruitment under UNDP
  • Regularly review and certification of
    submissions to the Compliance Review Panel (CRP)
  • Management of contracts in and outside
    Atlas. Monitoring and tracking of all transactions related to positions,
    recruitment, HR data, benefits, earnings/deductions, retroactivity,
    recoveries, adjustments and separations through Atlas. Upon delegation of
    responsibility, performs HR Manager functions in Atlas.
  • In charge of the management of
    International staff entitlements and position funding delegated to the HR
  • Responsible for the development and
    management of rosters.
  • In charge of the validation of cost-recovery
    charges in Atlas for HR services provided by UNDP to other Agencies.
3.  Ensures proper staff performance management
and career development focusing on achievement of the following  results:
  • Elaboration and implementation of the
    protocol for performance appraisal process, facilitation of the process,
    elaboration of performance evaluation indicators in consultation with the
    Senior Management.
  • Technically support effective learning
    management including establishment of the Whole Office Learning plan and
    individual learning plans in collaboration with the Senior Management and
    Learning Manager.
  • In charge of the implementation of the
    Universal Access strategy ensuring access to role appropriate learning
  • Provision of effective counseling to staff
    on career advancement, development needs, learning possibilities.
  • Implementation of strategic staffing
    policies in line with career development.
4.  Ensures conduct of UN-related surveys
focusing on achievement of the following results:
Organization and
coordination of comprehensive and interim local salary, hardship and
place-to-place surveys in coordination with the DCD/Operations.
5. Ensures facilitation of
knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on achievement of
the following results:
  • Responsible for the organization of
    trainings for operations/ programme staff on HR issues.
  • Synthesis of lessons learnt and best
    practices in HR.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks
    and communities of practice.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNDP Human Resource Analyst should hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent in
    HR, Business Administration, Public Administration or related field.
  • At least two years’ relevant experience at
    the national or international level in providing HR advisory services
    and/or managing staff and operational systems.
  • Past experience in the usage of computers
    and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and experience in
    handling of web based management systems.
Language and IT Skills:
Fluency in the UN language and national language of the duty station.
Personal Competencies:
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the
    UN’s values and ethical standardsƒá
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and
    strategic goals of UNDP
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race,
    nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without
Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and
  • Shares knowledge and experience and
    contributes to UNDP practice areas
  • Encourages office staff to share knowledge
    and contribute to UNDP Practice Areas
  • Develops deep understanding in HR
  • Promotes a learning environment in the
  • Demonstrates strong coaching/mentoring
    skills, regularly providing helpful feedback and advice to others in the
  • Actively works towards continuing personal
    learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning
    plan and applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational
  • Possess the ability to lead recruitment,
    contracts management, performance appraisal, career development
    management, build teams, maintain high staff morale
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to implement new systems (business
    side) and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
Management and Leadership
  • Focuses on impact and result for the
  • Leads teams effectively and shows conflict
    resolution skills
  • Consistently approaches work with energy
    and a positive, constructive attitude
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written
    communication skills
  • Builds strong relationships with clients
    and external actors
  • Remains calm, in control and good humored
    even under pressure
  • Demonstrates openness to change and
    ability to manage complexities
  • HR Certification programme
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender,
nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups
and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications
will be treated with the strictest confidence.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates who so desire to join
the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in the aforementioned capacity
should endeavor to Apply Online by Clicking on the link below. Please further
review job requirements and if competent Click Apply Now.
Deadline: 27th April 2015
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