Human Resources Specialist (Talent management, Staffing & Recruitment)

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Application deadline 25 days ago: Thursday 8 Sep 2022 at 21:59 UTC

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Organizational Setting

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) contributes to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda through FAO’s Strategic Framework by supporting the transformation to More efficient, inclusive, resilient and sustainable agri-food systems, for Better production, Better nutrition, a Better environment and a Better life, leaving no one behind. The Human Resources Division is composed of 2 main clusters, (i) the Integrated Talent Management unit, which provides advice guidance on position management, recruitment, mobility, training & development, performance management, social security, HR reporting and business analytics, and (ii) the HR Strategy and Policy unit, which provides HR strategic guidance, policy and oversight. We are seeking HR Consultants (HR Specialists) for several assignments in the Human Resources Division –under the cluster (i) Integrated Talent Management unit, within the Recruitment & Staffing Team (CSHR).

Reporting Lines

The HR Specialist will work under the guidance of the Senior HR Officer/Head of Recruitment.

Technical Focus

Talent Management: recruitment, selection, staffing, mobility, competency-based assessment(s), outreach

Tasks and responsibilities

• Plan and facilitate the effective recruitment and selection of FAO workforce; • Act as HR Business Partners to support FAO’s hiring managers on staffing needs, recruitment and talent management, specifically assisting offices with a high vacancy rate • Contribute to the overall planning and organization of recruitment and selection process for FAO Offices at HQ, or in Country Offices • Analyse HR requirements, information, data, statistics, and/or issues to support service delivery, new HR initiatives, and the preparation of plans, strategies, reports, procedures; • Provide specialist HR advice and expertise to designated hiring manager, on specific or complex recruitment cases, policy and procedures applied to recruitment and staffing matters, best practices, etc.; • Review and identify staffing needs and provide advice and guidance to hiring managers on outreach and sourcing of qualified candidates in accordance with the target on gender and geographic balance • Monitor recruitment and selection activities and prepare relevant analytical reports • Represent FAO at inter-agency meetings as and when required; • Assist FAO Offices at HQ, in selection panels as and when required; • Produce reports on assigned work, provide data analysis and staffing reports;


Minimum Requirements

• University degree in human resources, management, business administration, organizational development, industrial psychology, law or a related field. • At least seven years of relevant experience in human resources management, including development and implementation of talent acquisition and outreach, recruitment and selection in the United Nations Common System • Working knowledge (proficient - level C) of English

FAO Core Competencies

• Results Focus • Teamwork • Communication • Building Effective Relationships • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills (for OER assignments)

• Demonstrated ability to identify issues, proactively formulate advice and analysis, draw conclusions and recommendations on a wide range of policy, operational, management and administrative HR-related matters; • Extent and relevance of experience in human resources planning and management, including talent management, talent acquisition and outreach, recruitment and selection • Knowledge of automated human resources management system; familiarity with Enterprise Resource Planning systems is required • Ability to coordinate the work of others • Knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is desirable

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