International Consultant for Human Resources Support Services

BackgroundUN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Ensuring women’s equal rights, access and opportunities for participation and leadership in the economy, society and political decision-making is at the core of UN Women’s work in the region.   

Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities and expected deliverablesUnder the supervision and guidance of the Regional Human Resources Business Partner, the consultant will support in the main stages of the recruitment process for FTA, TA, UNV, SC, SSA and intern contract types as needed.  The consultant will be home-based and support in the above deliverables.Expected Deliverables The following deliverables in the table below are expected from the work under this consultancy agreement. The below number of days are estimates on the length of time expected to be taken to complete related deliverables, to be agreed beforehand by the consultant with the hiring manager. DeliverableDeliverable detailsExpected Length of time(working days)LonglistScreening of all applications received through official UN platforms against minimum education, experience and language requirementsDevelopment of longlisting report generated from the application system indicating met requirements per each candidateConsultations with hiring managersProvide clarifications if necessaryUp to 3 working days (50 applicants: 10 minutes per applicant – length depends on the complexity of the ToR, required application documents, etc.)ShortlistCoordinating the short-list process and finalization of recruitment reports based on scoring and inputs from the evaluation teamUp to 3 working days Written testsPreparation of tests based on inputs from the hiring managerFacilitation of tests and communication with candidatesSupport of evaluation of testsShare scoring table with an evaluation teamConsolidating written scores and finalizing the evaluation reportUp to 10 working days InterviewsConsulting interview questions with hiring unitOrganization and participation in interviewsDraft of interview report based on inputs from panel membersIncorporation of comments from the panel, if anyFinalization of interwiew reportUp to10 working days (3-6 candidates per interview panel).HR support- The consultant may be asked to work on other HR related activities that as permitted by this contract modality in relation to recruitmentCase by case w/days to be confirmed ReportingUnder the overall supervision of the HR Business Partner, and in collaboration with ECARO HR/Operations team, the Consultant will deliver the above listed deliverables in accordance with the indicative timeframe. All deliverables of an acceptable standard and quality should be submitted to the UN Women and in languages as specified above.As this is a retainer contract, UN Women does not warrant/guarantee that the maximum number for which the consultant will be engaged under the terms of this TOR or resulting contract.

Core values:Integrity;Professionalism;Respect for Diversity.Core Competencies:Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;Accountability;Creative Problem Solving;Effective Communication;Inclusive Collaboration;Stakeholder Engagement;Leading by Example.Functional Competencies:Excellent general HR knowledge and expertise with a focus on recruitment and selectionExcellent interpersonal skills;Excellent diplomatic negotiation skills;Excellent written and spoken communication skills;Ability to write and present ideas, concepts and policy positions;Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information;Ability to build and nurture relationships;Strong problem solving and analytical skills;Demonstrated ability to interact with personnel at all levels within the organization, demonstrated negotiating, cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skillsPossesses a high degree of sensitivity and change management abilities to intercultural personnel and organizational dynamicsAbility to plan, organize, and prioritize multiple and simultaneous Human Resources related projects and programs in a changing environment.Strong understanding of UN Staff Regulations and Rules and human resources policies and procedures is an asset.

Required Skills and Experience
EducationA Master`s  Degree in HR, business administration, public administration  or area relevant to the requirements of the TOR. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.ExperienceMinimum of 2 years of relevant experience in HR, administration, and/or programme support;;Experience in recruitment and selection, and contract administration processes are required;Knowledge and experience in HR systems/software applications;Detailed knowledge and experience of UN system Human Resource rules and regulationsHR working experience within UN Women and/or UNDP considered an assetExcellent command of English especially on report writing with analysis.Field experience is an asset;Languages:Fluency in English is required;Knowledge of one of the other UN official working language is an asset.Evaluation of ApplicantsUN Women applies a fair and transparent selection process. Applicants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications/skills and their financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultants whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:Responsive to and compliant with the requirements of the ToR; andHaving received the highest score out of below combined technical and financial criteria.Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation. Evaluation CriteriaTotal PointsMax pointsTECHNICAL EVALUATION (70%)  Language RequirementsFluency in written and spoken EnglishREQUIREDREQUIREDEducationA Master`s  Degree in HR, Business administration, Public administration  or relevant area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. 15    15 Professional ExperienceMinimum of 2 of relevant experience in HR, administration, and/or programme support15150: without relevant experience10: 2 years of relevant experience 15: more than 2 years of relevant experienceSpecialized Knowledge and ExperienceExperience in recruitment and selection and contract administration processes are required; 15150: without experience0-15: Proven relevant experience  Knowledge and experience in HR systems/software applications50: without knowledge & experience5: proven experience Detailed knowledge and experience of UN system Human Resource rules and regulations 10100: without experience0-10: proven relevant experience HR working experience within UN Women and/or UNDP considered an asset 10100: without experience/expertise0-10: Proven relevant experience                                     Evaluation of submitted financial offers will be done based on the following formula: S = Fmin / F * 30S – score received on financial evaluation;Fmin – the lowest financial offer out of all the submitted offers qualified over the technical evaluation round;F – financial offer under the consideration.Duration and remunerationThe consultant will be engaged over the period of 1 to 30 April 2021. Deliverables from the consultant will be reviewed and approved by UN Women before they are considered final. UN Women will process the payment on a monthly basis based on the timesheet and submission of deliverables by the consultant.Application:Interested individual consultants are requested to submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:Short Letter of interest, including financial proposal in USD, indicating a total  daily fee in USD for the delivery as per above description. The letter of interest shall include any links (URLs) for the previous published articles, press releases (and any other relevant) informative notes written by the applicant. Total daily fee should cover professional fees, communications, bills, consumables, etc that could be incurred by the consultant to complete this assignment. In case of travel is requested by UN Women, payment of travel arrangements should be agreed upon in advance between UN Women and the consultant.Completed UN Women Personal History (P11) form, that can be downloaded from Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment.

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Employment Type: Consultancy

Location: Home-based

Category: International Jobs

Deadline: March 10, 2021

Company Name: UN Women