Position Title: Human Resources Officer (Strategic Talent Acquisition)
Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 23 December 2022
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.
Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.
For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
- Internal candidates
- Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
Under the overall supervision of the Director, Department of Human Resources Management and direct supervision of the Head, Integrated Talent Management Unit (ITMU), the Human Resources Officer (Strategic Talent Acquisition) provides day-to-day operational supervision and support to Department of Human Resources and Senior Management at Headquarters (HQ) in facilitating the coordination of recruitment priorities of vacancy notices; including follow up and close coordination with MHRO-REC.
The Human Resources Officer (Strategic Talent Acquisition) monitors progress and deadlines to anticipate areas where focused attention/remedial actions may be required.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Manage and coordinate all HQ selections and act as Ex-Officio on Selection Panels, when needed.
- Ensure consistent, fair and transparent application/implementation of recruitment.
- Monitor and track status of recruitment with a particular focus on priority positions.
- Coordinate the Department’s input to regular and ad-hoc reporting to the Executive Office or governmental bodies including Annual Report.
- Oversee and manage targeted social media searches and liaise with executive search companies.
- In coordination with the Recruitment Unit in Manila and Media and Communications Unit, they will conduct branding and outreach activities.
- Actively support the annual rotation process, as well as mobility exercises.
- In close coordination with the Head of ITMU, they will manage staff movements outside of the exercises (internal transfers).
- Provide input to improve efficiency in the system and delivery of recruitment and selection services.
- Monitor succession planning and advise on staffing issues.
- Assist with the design of the new performance management system.
- Perform such other duties as may assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, Social Sciences or Business Administration or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or,
- University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
- At least five years (seven years for bachelor’s degree holders) of working experience in management and administration in all facets of HR, talent acquisition, talent management, administration of staff contracts and entitlements, interpretation and implementation of staff rules and regulations and development of HR guidelines in a complex humanitarian environment; and,
- Previous working experience in an international organization is an advantage.
- Familiarity with the UN common system or similar systems is an advantage;
- A high degree of computer literacy is required; good knowledge of MS Office suite and ERP systems;
- Ability to prepare clear and concise reports;
- Excellent communication and writing skills with the ability to analyses complex problems and identify and convey clear, rapid solutions;
- Proven general analytical skills; and,
- Demonstrated organizational skills.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
For all applicants, fluency in English and French or Spanish is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of any other UN language is an advantage.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
- Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
- Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
- Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
- Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
- Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
- Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
- Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
- Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
- Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
- Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
- Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.
The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.
How to apply
To apply, interested applicants are invited to submit their applications HERE via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 23 December 2022.
IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment
From 09.12.2022 to 23.12.2022
IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.
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