UNDP Human Resources Specialist Jobs 2023 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs

UNDP Human Resources Specialist Jobs 2023 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs.

UNDP Ethiopia looking for “Human Resources Specialist”.

Applicants with a Bachelor’s Degree may apply on or before December 02, 2023.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a United Nations agency tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. The UNDP emphasizes developing local capacity towards long-term self-sufficiency and prosperity. Based at United Nations Headquarters in New York City, it is the largest UN development aid agency, with offices in 177 countries. The UNDP is funded entirely by voluntary contributions from UN member states.

UNDP Human Resources Specialist Jobs 2023

The UNDP has published a job vacancy announcement on 20th November, 2023 for qualified Ethiopians to fill in the vacant post of Human Resources Specialist to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Recruiter United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Position Human Resources Specialist
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Country Ethiopia
Total Vacant Post N/A
Qualification Bachelor’s Degree
Experience Required Minimum Five (05) year’s
Application Deadline December 02, 2023

UNDP Job Vacancy 2023

Duties and Responsibilities:


Ensure effective implementation of HR strategies, policies, internal controls, and a well-functioning HR management system in the Peace support programme.

  • Ensure full compliance of HR activities with UN rules and regulations, and UNDP policies, procedures, and strategies. Interpret HR policies and regulations accurately and advise PSP senior managers on their applications, in considering the needs of the Programme.
  • Continuously analyze corporate HR strategy and policies, assess the impact of changes, and make recommendations on their implementation at the CO level. Continuously research policy matters related to conditions of service, salaries, allowances, etc.
  • Elaborate and introduce HR measurement indicators; and monitor and report on achievement of HR results.
  • Implement, in coordination with Management and relevant units, corporate targets, including gender indicators.
  • Advise PSP Management on new HR policies and practices and their implementation, including recommendation of solutions to complex HR cases.
  • Lead the advocacy for the implementation, monitoring and compliance of HR policies and corporate programmes including UNDP mandatory courses, gender, diversity, prevention of harassment, career development and knowledge management in peace support programme.
  • Lead implementation of a strategic approach to the full range of HR interventions in Peace support programme that include recruitment, proper use of contractual modalities, change management, workforce planning, position management, job classification, performance management, personnel needs and wellbeing, and career development, in line with the relevant policies, roles and procedures.
  • Align workforce/HR plan and business unit strategies/resource needs.
  • Elaborate and implement, in coordination with Management, HR strategy on audit recommendations.
  • Advise on and facilitate staff-management relations in the office. Facilitate information to all personnel on access to corporate resources on grievance and support mechanisms.
  • Oversee the risk management of Peace support programme HR activities by proactively managing and mitigating the risk.

Ensure effective management of HR services, including recruitment, staffing and entitlements in peace support programme:

  • Manage transparent and competitive recruitment and selection processes in coordination with GSSC and Hiring Managers that includes updating job descriptions, proper job classification, preparing vacancy announcements, screening candidates, organizing, and chairing interview panels, designing recruitment strategies, and establishing recruitment monitoring system, submission of compliance review cases, to peace support programme.
  • Oversee HR clustered services and facilitate and/or escalate cases as needed.
  • Participate in advising the CO management on contract modalities and contract guidelines pertaining to staffing compliance.
  • Ensure all national and international personnel contractual actions are taken in a timely manner, in close consultation with supervisors and management and coordination with GSSC.
  • Manage international and local personnel entitlements and position funding delegated to the peace support programme Unit, in consultation with budget owners. Maintain close communication with GSSC focal points pertaining to the correct administration of personnel entitlements and benefits.
  • Maintain close communication with local Government institutions to facilitate international staff-related issues.

Ensure proper personnel performance management, talent management, and career development in peace support programme.

  • Coordinate performance management and recognition programmes of the peace support programme through its stages, ensuring monitoring and completion of milestones. Elaborate performance evaluation indicators in consultation with the peace support Senior Management and unit supervisors.
  • Oversee performance management reporting, monitoring, and compliance in peace support programme.
  • Play a key role in organizing formal peace support programme management groups responsible for collectively reviewing and discussing performance and talent management/career development of CO personnel; and follow up on implementation of their recommendations.
  • Implement effective interventions for the performance evaluation process that includes training supervisors on effective use of career management/development systems and tools, goals creation, and career conversations. Provide advice to personnel on performance management policies, including review and rebuttal processes.
  • Advise Management and Personnel on peace support programme work plan and performance management cycles.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of a peace support programme learning plan and budget, including learning mapping and needs assessment as well as facilitate development and implementation of individual learning plans in collaboration with the
  • Senior Management to ensure effective learning management.
  • Advise office peace support program staff on personnel competency, career management/development, and training needs through the PMD and Talent Review processes, as applicable.
  • Provide effective counseling to staff on career management, development needs, and learning possibilities, in coordination and communication with supervisors as appropriate.

Position in Organization:

  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Job Identification: 14749
  • Locations: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Posting Date: 17/11/2023, 15:37
  • Apply Before: 02/12/2023, 10:29
  • Job Schedule: Full time
  • Agency: UNDP
  • Grade: NPSA-10
  • Vacancy Type: National Personnel Service Agreement
  • Practice Area: Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions
  • Bureau: Regional Bureau for Africa
  • Contract Duration: 1 Year
  • Vacancy Timeline: 2 Weeks

Minimum Requirements:


  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration, or related field is required; or
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • Minimum 5 years (with master’s degree) or 7 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing HR advisory services and/or managing staff and operational systems.
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advanced knowledge of web-based management systems such as ERP.

Required Language(s)

  • Fluency in English and local language of the duty station is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

How to Apply UNDP Human Resources Specialist Jobs 2023

Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.

Then to apply, go to https://estm.fa.em2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_1/requisitions/job/14749

The Closing Date: December 02, 2023.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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