UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UNDP, as an integral part of its mission to fight poverty and improve the lives of people around the world, is committed to being open, transparent and accountable. As part of this commitment, UNDP adopted International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and established a Global Shared Service Unit (GSSU) to provide IPSAS transactional recording (in the areas of revenue, expenses and fixed assets), procurement, advisory and support services to UNDP Offices worldwide, and to provide training to UNDP Offices where needed. Human Resources services within the GSSU was set up earlier in 2003 in Copenhagen and it provides customized service packages to more than 40,000 UN personnel from agencies, funds and programmes across the UN System. GSSU/HR in Copenhagen has established a legacy as a major Human Resources administration center within the United Nations and is recognized as a center of excellence. The Global Shared Service Unit (GSSU) is part of the Bureau for Management Services (BMS).
In the area of Human Resources, the GSSU supports both personnel and management in UNDP offices and units, with the full cycle of HR services ranging from recruitment, talent management, learning and development, HR policy and advisory services, management of benefits and allowances, payroll and banking transactions.
In six UNDP Regional Bureau Service Centers (RSCs) – Addis Ababa, Amman, Bangkok, Dakar, Istanbul and Panama – the recruitment and administration of local personnel will be proximity-based and managed by outposted GSSU personnel who report directly to the Global HR Service Centers (GHRSC) in Istanbul and Copenhagen.
Under the local operational guidance of the most senior representative of the GSSU RSC and the substantive overall guidance and supervision of the P3 HR Specialist in Istanbul, the HR Associate in the GSSU RSC is accountable for ensuring transparency, accuracy and assuring full compliance the outposted HR administration of allowances for Service Contract holders (SC) for country offices in the Regional Bureau. S/he performs a variety of standard HR administrative processes and services ensuring high quality and accuracy of work and consistency in service delivery. The HR Associate provides support to internal and external clients and managers on policies, guidelines and services and promotes a collaborative and client-oriented approach, sharing knowledge and best practice, including conducting training courses and coaching. Clients with whom there is direct contact may include UN Agency staff and other personnel in country offices or regional service centres as well as other units in UNDP such as OHR and OFRM in BMS as well as HR focal points in UNDP country offices worldwide and other UN entities such as UN Payroll, UN Insuranceand other entities as applicable.
Duties and Responsibilities
Advisory / Expected Results
Act as an internal advisor on matters relating to benefits and allowances, fostering partnerships with internal and external stakeholders by briefing and advising clients, service contract holders, colleagues and partners of the policies and guidelines thereof to achieve the following results:
Administration / Expected Results
Administer and certify processing of allowances in full compliance with Service Contract Holder policies and the Financial Accountability Framework. The HR Associate has approval authority for non-discretionary decisions under the applicable Service Contract Holder policies and within the financial level of authority, to achieve the following results:
Payments / Expected Results
Determine and verify, verify financial benefits related to contracts, including hires, life and organization events, end of service, ongoing allowances and salaries to achieve the following results:
Knowledge Management / Expected Results
Recommend, create and maintain knowledge management prescriptive content for benefits and allowances to achieve the following results:
Streamlining Processes / Expected Results
Identify areas for improving processes and HR policies and developing business requirements to maximize efficiency and simplify procedures, to achieve the following results:
Building Strategic Partnerships
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Strategic Alignment of Management Practice (HQ & RSCs)
Design and Implementation of Management Systems
Promoting Accountability and Results-Based Management
Required Skills and Experience
Important applicant information
All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment.
Applicant information about UNDP rosters
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