Human Resources Associate

Job categories Human Resources
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5416/25349
Department/office LCR, PAMCO, Costa Rica
Duty station San José, Costa Rica
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-6
Duration Ongoing ICA –subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
Application period 07-Feb-2023 to 21-Feb-2023

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.

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian, and development projects around the world. Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement, and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors, and United Nations organizations. With more than 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, 

Our mission is to help people improve their lives and countries achieve peace and sustainable development. UNOPS's three priority areas correspond to:

(i) Sustainable Infrastructure: UNOPS designs, builds, repairs, and maintains infrastructure in some of the world's most challenging environments. Its activities focus on transport, education, and health infrastructure development, among other areas.

ii) Public Procurement: UNOPS is a central procurement resource for the United Nations system and governments. It emphasizes efficient, transparent, and sustainable delivery of goods and services.

(iii) Project management: UNOPS manages more than one thousand humanitarian, development and peacebuilding projects per year for different partners, ensuring quality, efficiency, and results that meet the highest standards. 

UNOPS in Costa Rica, Panama, and the English and Dutch-speaking Caribbean (Multi-Country Office, PAMCO) develops initiatives in strategic sectors such as road infrastructure, water, and sanitation infrastructure projects, vertical infrastructure, procurement projects, among others, providing its capabilities in the management of complex projects, technical advice, and procurement, with a focus on sustainability and resilience. In all cases, applying the human rights approach and gender perspective, where UNOPS has been expanding its planning, implementation, and monitoring of Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Under the direct supervision of the Human Resources Senior Associate, and the ov...

Education: Completion of Secondary education is required.  ...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement  Contract level:...

Please note that UNOPS does not accept unsolicited resumes. Applic...
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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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