HR Specialist, Personnel Relations

Job categories Human Resources
Vacancy code VA/2024/B0042/27748
Level ICS-10
Department/office MP, PCG, People and Culture Group
Duty station Copenhagen, Denmark
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Open-ended
Application period 18-Mar-2024 to 05-Apr-2024

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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People and Culture Group

The People and Culture Group (PCG) drives the right culture and working environment in UNOPS by enabling UNOPS to deliver on its strategic intention through:

  • embedding of UN core values and standards;

  • developing fit-for-purpose People & Culture standards, policies, systems and platforms; and,

  • creating an optimal working environment in which personnel are able to flourish and perform at the highest level to achieve UNOPS’ mission.

The Role

The HR Specialist, Personnel Relations reports to the Deputy Director, People and Culture, and is the focal point in PCG on all personnel relations and representation matters. 

S/he is responsible for advising internal stakeholders - including personnel (staff and individual contractors), staff and personnel associations, and management - on the interpretation and application of UNOPS’s HR/people policies.

The HR Specialist assists the Deputy Director in developing and implementing systems, policies and procedures to foster and mature UNOPS’s personnel relations architecture while providing relevant training and support to personnel, staff and personnel associations, and management on these systems, policies and procedures.

S/he ensures that personnel relations practices are well embedded across UNOPS and reinforce the organization’s culture - aligned to UN core values, enhancing accountability, and promoting transparency and communication.

In performing their role, the HR Specialist, Personnel Relations applies strategic thinking, demonstrates high levels of discretion in handling sensitive topics,  and manages communications with stakeholders effectively.

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UNOPS – an operational arm of the United Nations – supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by successfully implementing its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.

Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development.

We are proud of our people. The UNOPS family brings together approximately 160 nationalities, represented by over 5,000 UNOPS personnel as well as some 7,800 personnel recruited on behalf on our partners. Spread across 80 countries, our workforce is rich in diversity and culture – with inclusion at its core.

We understand the importance of balancing professional and personal demands and offer several flexible working options.

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