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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/22/FT50 Title: Associate, Human Resources, RST Asia and Pacific Grade: G6 Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment Duration of contract: Two years
Date: 23 June 2022 Application Deadline: 9 July 2022 Organization unit: AI/RSB Regional Support Team, Asia and Pacific (AI/RSB) Office of the Regional Support Team Duty station: Bangkok Thailand
About UNAIDS: Serving communities and Countries to End Inequalities and AIDS We, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, lead the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. By placing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to reduction of inequalities at the heart of our work, we lead the global response to AIDS by: (i) maximizing equitable and equal access to HIV services, (ii) breaking down barriers to achieving HIV outcomes, and (iii) integrating efficient HIV responses into wider health and protection systems. We are committed to creating an equal, safe, and empowering workplace culture where all people in all their diversity thrive. We live our values of Commitment to the AIDS Response, Integrity, and Respect for Diversity. You can access the full UNAIDS Competency Framework at (link)
MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT: The Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific provides leadership and coordinates support for an expanded UN system response to ending the AIDS epidemic at regional and country level. It steers, promotes, and supports regional and national partners and the UN system towards ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Using an equity and equality lens as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Regional Office promotes effective use of strategic information of the epidemic trends and the status of its response and provides technical leadership on people-centered HIV prevention and response in the region focused on key populations and locations most at risk.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position: Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Human Resources Business Partner, the Associate, Human Resources, proactively provides technical and transactional assistance and support in all areas of Human Resources Management such as : administration of staff and their entitlements, workforce planning, staff development and performance management, selection and recruitment processes, reassignment, job design, the preparation of reports and statistics and the briefing of staff on Human Resources procedures and policies. The incumbent has the following key responsibilities: 1) Administration of contracts and entitlements/benefits a-Administer and brief managers and staff on issues related to contract administration and HR rules and procedures linked to entitlements, appointments, reassignment, and separations including induction and separation briefings. b-Conduct research on precedents, policy rulings and procedures, as well as provide advice on the interpretation and application of the policies, regulation, and staff rules. c-Liaise closely with the WHO Global Service Centre (GSC) on HR transactional matters and payroll. d-Ensure timely submission, monitoring, and validation of Human Resources actions through the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System and monitor the implementation by WHO/GSC. Approval of HR actions in ERP under the guidance of HRBP. e-Maintain and update relevant documents and records in the centrally organized archiving system.
2) Staff Selection a-Support the selection and recruitment process from creation and classification of positions in ERP, drafting vacancy notices, screening questions, organizing the logistics of interviews, and keeping panel members and candidates abreast of developments in the process. b-Ensure actions necessary for post creation, classification, maintenance of vacancy list and logs. c-Conduct induction briefings of new staff and staff on reassignments
3) Workforce planning a-Assist Regional Support Teams (RST), and Country Offices on workforce planning initiatives linked to monitoring position establishment reviews and providing reports accordingly. b-Monitor a staffing table and keep managers and HRBP updated on foreseeable staffing gap.
4) Staff development and performance management a-Monitor the learning and development plan and executions by RST and Country Offices according to the workplan. b-Ensure the performance management actions and records are up-to-date and follow up with managers for compliance.
5) Reporting a-Manage a range of reports and statistic, including mobility, the e-recruitment system, staffing and position tables, while making effective use of ERP and other systems and ensuring tracking tools are consolidated, consistent and up to date.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: EDUCATION Essential: Post-secondary paraprofessional training or certification in the area related to Human Resources. Desirable: First university degree in Human Resources, Management, Public Administration, Business Administration, Social Sciences and/or in the relevant field.
Competencies: UNAIDS Values: – Commitment to the AIDS response. – Integrity – Respect for diversity
Core competencies: – Working in teams – Communicating with impact – Applying expertise – Delivering results – Driving change and innovation – Being account
Managerial competencies: – Leading teams – Building relationships and networks – Developing and empowering others – Managing performance and resources – Vision and strategic thinking – Exercising sound judgement
Experience: Essential: A minimum of six years of progressively responsible professional experience in operational Human Resources functions, including recruitment, benefits and entitlements, and contract administration. In-depth knowledge of Human Resources processes of United Nations and/or international organizations with administrative systems of comparable complexity. Desirable: Knowledge of and experience with UNAIDS or WHO Human Resources policies.
Languages: Essential: Proficiency in English and in Thai. Desirable: Knowledge of additional UN official languages.
Additional Information: Please note that for this vacancy, only nationals of Thailand and legal residents holding a valid residence or work permit are eligible to apply. A valid passport will be requested. You are required to reside within reasonable commuting distance of the UNAIDS office located in Bangkok. Furthermore, only online applications will be accepted. Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
Annual salary: (Net of tax) 860771 Baht at single rate
Applicants will be required to take a test. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.
Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome. Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are particularly encouraged.
Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to the Staff Regulations and Rules of the World Health Organization (WHO) adjusted, as necessary, to take into account the particular operational needs of UNAIDS, and any subsequent amendments. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
Note: The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer or promotion of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. The medical criterion for recruitment is fitness to work in the particular post. The United Nations HIV/AIDS Personnel Policy clearly stipulates that no staff and/or potential candidates shall be discriminated against on the basis of real or perceived HIV status. HIV infection, in itself, does not constitute lack of fitness to work. There is no obligation to disclose HIV-related personal information.
Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable UNAIDS to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit UNAIDS’s e-Recruitment website at: (link) The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.