HR Specialist at UNOPS, Accra, Ghana


Deadline: 27 May 2019

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of HR Specialist in Accra, Ghana.

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HR Specialist supports the business unit in the management, implementation and oversight of HR service lines and initiatives to meet client needs, i.e. including recruitment, contract administration, interpretation and guidance, learning and personnel re-alignment exercises in consultation with HQ.

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

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The HR Specialist will perform the following functions:

  • Support to Policy development and implementation.
    • Contribute to HR policy development and corporate HR initiatives by providing data on trends, risks and opportunities and sharing local HR best practices.
    • Maintain an effective level of business literacy about the office/program/unit’s objectives and plans, and in consultation with Management, take the lead on the implementation of the corporate HR strategy and initiatives.
    • Design and lead projects in support of HR initiatives for attainment of business objectives in line with the corporate HR strategy.
  • Advisory Services
    • Provide guidance on HR policy application for personnel management, assessing and anticipating HR needs to provide value-added consultative service to management on human resource-related issues.
    • Define, develop, model and deliver HR services, programs, and communications to add value for prospective and current personnel, and UNOPS partners.
  • Talent Acquisition and Administration
    • Oversee the application and implementation of talent acquisition and management policies and processes covering Recruitment, Onboarding, Position Management, Performance Management, Learning and Development, Change Management, Job Classification, Salary and benefits administration, Contract Administration, Succession Planning and Out-processing.
    • Under the guidance of IPAS HR, coordinate the efficient administration of contractual modalities, loans, exchanges, and secondments in the given geography, including oversight of engagement with relevant partners.
  • Team Management
    • Facilitate the engagement and provision of high quality results and services of the team supervised through effective recruitment, work planning, performance management, coaching, and promotion of learning and development.
    • Provide oversight, ensuring compliance by team members with existing policies and best practices.
  • Knowledge building and knowledge sharing
    • Organize, facilitate and/or deliver training and learning initiatives for personnel on HR-related topics.
    • Lead, approve and conduct initiatives on capacity development and knowledge building for HR personnel, including network development, plans, learning plans and activities, HR practice information and best practice benchmarking.
    • Oversee team’s contributions to HR knowledge networks and communities of practice including collaborative synthesis of lessons learnt and dissemination of best practices in human resources management.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, Social or Behavioural Science or relevant discipline /field is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related n additional 2 years of relevant work experience will be considered in lieu of the Advance Degree.
  • Minimum 5 years of professional-level human resources experience, including HR advisory services, in a major area(s) of human resources management:
    • HR Contract Administration,
    • HR Reporting,
    • Recruitment or
    • Organizational Design in an international, public or corporate organization at the national and/or international level is required.
  • Relevant experience in a multicultural setting is desirable.
  • Some experience in UN system organizations preferably in a developing country is desirable.
  • At least 2 years of experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Office) as well as web-based management systems is required.
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another, official UN languages is desirable.
  • Nationality of Ghana.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit at UNOPS.

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