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FAO Jobs: Human Resources Officer 2021

Job Title: Human Resources Officer – P-3/P-4 

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United nations (FAO)

Organizational Unit: Human Resources Division (CSH) Recruitment Branch (CSHR)

Job Type: Staff position

Type of Requisition: Professional

Grade Level: N/A

Primary Location: Italy-Rome

Duration: Inter-Agency Loan – Start date ASAP for an initial period up to December 2021

Post Number: N/A

CCOG Code: 1A06

Closure Date: 09/Jun/2021, 12:59:00 AM

• FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality, background and culture
• Qualified female applicants, qualified nationals of non-and under-represented member nations and person with disabilities are encouraged to apply
• Everyone who works for FAO is required to adhere to the highest standards of integrity and professional conduct, and to uphold our values. FAO has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and FAO, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.  
• All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks
• All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

Organizational Setting

The Human Resources Division (CSH) provides HR strategies, policies, tools, guidance and oversight to FAO clients worldwide to ensure that the Organization attracts, develops and retains a diverse, skilled and highly motivated workforce, delivering on the mandate of the organization. Over the next few years, CSH will focus on developing and implementing a people centered strategy, positioning HR as a strategic partner contributing to the achievement of FAO’s mandate.
The Human Resources Division is composed of 2 main clusters, (i) Integrated Talent Management which provides advice on recruitment, mobility, staff development & training, performance management, social security and post management, and (ii)  HR Strategy and Policy which provides HR strategic guidance, policy and oversight. 
The P-4 and the P-3 loan assignments are with the (i) cluster, in the Recruitment Branch (CSHR).

Reporting Lines
The Human Resources Officer reports to the Senior Human Resources Officer (CSHR) under the overall guidance of the Director, CSH.

Technical Focus
Recruitment and selection, workforce planning, outreach and talent acquisition.

Key Results
Comprehensive HR expertise for the planning and deliver of multi-disciplinary HR programmes, products and services and development of related policies and specialized tools and systems.

HR Officer – P-4 

Key Functions
•    Leads projects and/or work teams, leads and/or participates on Division teams, provides secretariat services and/or professional HR expertise on Organization-wide HR committees and working groups and represents FAO at inter-agency meetings
•    Plans and delivers HR programmes, products and services including related policies, systems and tools to facilitate the effective recruitment, management, development and retirement of the FAO workforce 
•    Analyzes HR requirements, information, data, statistics, relativities, trends, problems, and/or issues to support service delivery, new HR initiatives, and the preparation of plans, strategies, reports, policies and/or other products
•    Provides specialist HR advice and expertise to designated business partners on specific or complex cases, staff requirements, policy interpretation issues, labor relations issues and/or best practices, etc. 
•    Manages special projects and provides guidance to consultants for the development and implementation of new HR products, tools, and systems
•    Develops information, training materials and products to increase understanding of HR programmes, services and policies, promote capacity development and facilitate the introduction of Changes across the Organization
•    Provides information and assistance to management and staff to resolve problems and/or reach agreement on complex issues
•    Develops relevant performance criteria and indicators to evaluate HR programmes, products and services.

Specific Functions
•    Supports and implements the HR Strategic plan and in particular talent acquisition strategies    
•    Contributes to the overall planning and organization of recruitment and selection process, in particular the Professional Staff Selection Committees (PSSCs) and the General Service Staff Selection Committee (GSCC)
•    Identifies, develops and maintains partnerships with FAO divisions/offices/centers and sourcing of qualified candidates in accordance with the mandates on gender and geographic balance
•    Monitors recruitment and selection activities and prepares relevant analytical reports
•    Keeps abreast of best practices and related technological tools in the private and public sectors and participates in the definition of revised or new business requirements for existing recruitment platforms
•    Represents the Division of Human Resources in selection panels as and when required.

HR Officer – P-3 

Key Functions
•    Plans and delivers services in designated human resource field(s)
•    Consults with ‘designated business partners’ on specific HR requests, issues, and problems, and provides advice, policy interpretations, and options on how to proceed
•    Analyzes requirements and researches and analyzes information, data, statistics, and/or trends for the preparation of plans, strategies, reports, policies and/or other product
•    Reviews on-going service delivery, related policies, procedures, systems to recommend changes, develop proposals, and coordinate updates/revisions
•    Collaborates in the development of information/training materials and products to increase understanding of HR services and policies, promote capacity development and facilitate change across the Organization
•    Researches and provides information to management and staff to resolve problems and/or reach agreement on various issues
•    Leads short-term work groups and participates on Organization-wide committees and working groups.

Specific Functions
•    Contributes to and supports the Professional Staff Selection Committees (PSSCs) and the General Service Staff Selection Committee (GSCC) related activities, with specific attention to recruitment targets and other corporately established key performance indicators (KPIs)
•    Reviews complex recruitment-related issues, advises the Head of the Branch and prepares relevant correspondence
•    Liaises with FAO divisions/offices/centers on staffing needs and sourcing of qualified candidates in accordance with the mandates on gender and geographic balance
•    Liaises with hiring managers, advises on, plans and expedites recruitment activities in line with corporate targets
•    Monitors vacant positions, ensures the preparation of monthly reports, including vacancy rates and statistics on gender and geographical balance in collaboration with the Corporate Support Branch (CSHC)
•    Keeps abreast of best practices and related technological tools in the private and public sectors and participates in the definition of revised or new business requirements for existing recruitment platforms
•    Represents the Division of Human Resources in selection panels as and when required.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements
•    Advanced university degree in human resources, management, business administration, organizational development, industrial psychology, law or a related field
•    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 (at P-4 ) or five years of relevant experience in human resources management and administration, including talent acquisition and outreach, recruitment and selection in the United Nations Common System (at P-3)
•    Working knowledge of English is required. Limited knowledge of another FAO official language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is desirable. 

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

Technical/Functional Skills
•    Work experience in more than one location or area of work, particularly in field positions is desirable
•    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 acquisition, recruitment, and selection 
•    Familiarity with automated human resources management systems
•    Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is considered a strong asset.

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

GENERAL INFORMATION
•    FAO reserves the right not to make an appointment.

CONDITIONS OF SERVICE
FAO encourages  a positive workplace culture to increase inclusivity and diversity within its workforce. FAO applies measures in which all staff members contribute equally and in full to the work and development of the Organization. This includes: 
• elements of family-friendly policies
• flexible working arrangements
• standards of conduct.

HOW TO APPLY 

  • To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications and language skills.
  • Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile;
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply and submit your application;
  • Your application will be screened based on the information provided on your online profile;
  • Please note that FAO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/  
  • Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications;
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered;
  • Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered;
  • We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.
  • If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org 

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