HR Specialist - Talent Outreach

  • Mid-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 13 December 2019

Job Description

Functional Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Talent Outreach Advisor, you will be working together with the recruitment outreach team and the broader PCG team to increase recruitment performance and brand awareness that drives diversity. The latter is currently focusing on improving the gender diversity within our workforce as explained in our Gender Parity strategy.

You will mainly work on three (3) functional areas: recruitment outreach, employer branding and capacity building as described below:

  • Drive and initiate recruitment outreach activities, to improve the quality of applications and their diversity. Contribute to source diverse talent on short and medium outlook for senior and positions which are difficult to fill.

  • Implement strategic sourcing strategies for senior leadership and business critical roles across the organisation.

  • Contribute to develop an employer branding strategy to position UNOPS as international and inclusive employer of choice in particular among underrepresented groups.

  • Develop recruitment branding initiatives to build awareness among specific talent audiences in specific job categories (i.e.: leadership, civil engineering, project management, ICT) or even specific groups (i.e.: women, diaspora, talent with disabilities).

  • Contribute to develop the digital talent attraction strategy (i.e.:LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram,)

  • Contribute to develop innovative recruitment campaigns including media, print, web/online content and event promotion.

  • Work closely with internal stakeholders such as strategic talent management, diversity & inclusion teams as well as with corporate communication to contribute to meet organisational priorities.

  • Design, implement and manage employee advocacy programme (i.e.: talent recruitment ambassadors programme)

  • Develop and implement training for personnel, in particular for UNOPS leadership and management, on the use of social medial and relevant networks to attract diverse talent

  • Contribute to develop communication materials and training to brand UNOPS as employer of choice at various networking and industry events

  • Ensure the development of national capacity of HR colleagues on recruitment outreach.

  • Contribute to set a school engagement and job fairs go-to-market strategy and other appropriate channels.

  • Contribute to the development of trainings on employer branding for units / field offices and support their implementation


  • An advanced degree in Communication, Human Resources, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Marketing, or other related field would be desirable.

  • Alternatively, a combination of Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience, may be accepted in lieu of advanced degree.


  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in employer branding and/or talent attraction is required.

  • Experience in employer branding initiative including diversity and inclusion is required. (i.e.:diaspora, gender, disabilities, etc)

  • Experience in working on employee engagement programme is required.

  • International experience and /or work experience in the development sector is required.

  • Asian market knowledge on talent attraction is considered as an advantage.


  • Fluency in English.

  • Fluency in French or Spanish is an advantage.

Contract type and duration

Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level: IICA2
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: Additional Consideration
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

About the Organization

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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