Human Resources Associate

  • Entry-level, Long-term consulting assignment
  • Posted on 3 December 2019

Job Description

Background Information - IPAS

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, the UNOPS Integrated Practice Advice and Support (IPAS)serves all the regions and headquarters, primarily with advice and solutions to everyday implementation challenges. IPAS consists of a diverse team of subject matter experts in the six practice areas of HR, Administration, Legal, Finance, Procurement, Project Management and Infrastructure. IPAS has three main roles:

Support to operations in the field offices: IPAS provides timely advice and supports actively finding of solutions to everyday implementation challenges, based on policy and best practices. It also provides operational support in specific areas.

Business efficiency: IPAS recommends changes to policies, processes and operating standards based on the feedback and experience of the field offices. IPAS also ensures transparent and efficient project implementation, in line with policy and business needs.

Body of knowledge: IPAS contributes to research and coordination within the policy groups and project practitioners. It provides structured knowledge and subject matter expertise which is used across practice areas to provide coherent and tailored advice to the requesting offices.

Functional Responsibilities

Presently comprised of 11 experienced practitioners, IPAS HR is looking for a dynamic and professional colleague to replace a departing team member.

As part of the IPAS HR team, you would be responsible for several diverse and critical corporate HR processes. For instance, you would offer advice to UNOPS colleagues worldwide on performance management policies; field recruitment system (JobsUNOPS) inquiries; coordinate recruitment process reviews; liaise closely with other corporate HR counterparts; and support accurate management of HQ recruitments, appointments, benefits and entitlements. Moreover, you would experience active encouragement to suggest innovative ways to streamline and improve these existing processes.

IPAS HR is looking for someone with a positive attitude, who is a strong communicator, a proven team player, and with a keen sense of client service and prioritization. In addition, you must have strong IT and digital skills, the ability to innovate and demonstrate a passion for systems, processes and data analytics. Flawless English and impeccable writing skills are required. .

UNOPS offers not only an exciting work environment, an attractive remuneration package and flexible working arrangements, but you would also be working in one of the most sustainable buildings in Copenhagen: the UN City.

Education/Experience/Language requirements
  • Secondary education required. A university degree is strongly preferred and can compensate for some of the required years of experience.
  • Fluency in English is essential; fluency in French or Spanish would be a strong asset.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems is an asset.
  • At least 6 years of progressively responsible experience in operations support, preferably supporting a human resources management area is required with a high school diploma. Within these 6 years, at least 1 year of experience managing recruitments and/or using social media/digital tools is required.
  • UN experience or experience from other international organizations or NGOs is highly desirable.
  • International exposure is a strict requirement (candidates must have worked in another country than their home country for a minimum of one year to meet this requirement).
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Local ICA
Contract level: LICA6
Contract duration: open-ended (subject to organizational requirements, satisfactory performance and funding availability)

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About the Organization

Background Information - UNOPS

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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