Human Resources Business Partner- Humanitarian and Special Projects, Division for Human Resources, New York, P-4

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This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 171,387 USD and 220,969 USD.

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The Position:

The position of Human Resources Business Partner, Humanitarian and Special Projects is located at Division for Human Resources, at UNFPA Headquarters in New York. You will manage the interface between the Humanitarian Response Division, business units and the Division for Human Resources by providing strategic HR Client services and driving HR programmes and initiatives in your client area.

You will report to the Deputy Director and Chief, Strategic Partner.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan (2022-2025), reaffirms the relevance of the current strategic direction of UNFPA and focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. These results capture our strategic commitments on accelerating progress towards realizing the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Decade of Action leading up to 2030. Our strategic plan calls upon UN Member States, organizations and individuals to “build forward better”, while addressing the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on women’s and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights, recover lost gains and realize our goals.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The HR Business Partner (HRBP) is a key member of the global HR team and facilitates the identification and meeting of the Human Resource needs and objectives of the organization in the client area (Region/HQ) supporting the effective implementation of the Human Resources aspects of the UNFPA Strategic Plan. The HRBP maintains an effective level of business acumen and aligns HR initiatives and programs to support the clients’ business objectives. The HRBP manages the business- HR interface and guides client managers in applying HR policies and practices effectively and equitably, also invites them to contribute to development of policies and HR initiatives in support of new and evolving ways of doing business. The HRBP will ensure delivery of timely, client focused HR support in a spirit of partnership with the business. In close collaboration with the Chief of Career

Development & Talent Mobility, you will lead and coordinate the efficient, consistent implementation of key HR processes in the above Regions. You will strengthen the team's ability to provide value-adding advice to managers and staff regarding policy application in all areas of Human Resources.

Together with the Deputy Director, Client Services the HR Business Partner will be responsible for ensuring that the delivery of HR services globally meets clients' expectations with regard to efficiency and consistency. The HRBP works with Client managers, including Directors and Representatives or equivalent level, and staff at all levels in the country offices and in New York, and participates in Regional/Division leadership/management teams. You will also work closely with other DHR Units, the Humanitarian Response Division, Legal, Staff Association, the Ombuds Office, and the Ethics Office, as well as other relevant networks within the UN system and other major international organizations to find synergies, benchmark and promote the progress in modernizing HR policies and practices.

The position is a rotational and roster post.


Qualifications and Experience


An advanced university degree from an accredited university in Human Resources, Business Administration, Public Administration, Organizational Development or related discipline.

Knowledge and Experience:

● Seven years of progressively relevant experience in HR management of which three years at international level and three years in a similar role are required;

● Experience in a supervisory/managerial role is required;

● Proven ability to deliver effective solutions to complex HR challenges in a multicultural environment;

● Strategic mindset coupled with strong analytical skills and a proven ability to handle big picture perspectives, as well as day to day operational matters;

● Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and project management skills;

● Ability to handle confidential information and gain trust;

● Experience working in an advisory capacity with a team remotely is an asset;

● Strong communication, collaboration and team skills;

● Excellent understanding of the UN Staff Rules and Regulations and UNFPA HR Policies is an asset;

● Field experience is an asset;

● Experience with the United Nations, Fund or Programme is an asset;

● Consulting experience related to organizational development and change management, is desirable.


Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.

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