UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Rte de King Fahd, Dakar, , Sénégal

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Services Rte de King Fahd, Dakar, , Sénégal

Human Resources Associate

  • Lieu de travail Dakar, Sénégal| Sénégal
  • Date d'expiration 18 Septembre
  • Secteur d'activité Services
  • Nombre de postes 01

Duties and Responsibilities

Advisory Functions

  • Act As An Internal Advisor On Matters Relating To Benefits And Allowances, Fostering Partnerships With Internal And External Stakeholders By Briefing And Advising Clients, Personnel, Colleagues And Partners Of The Policies And Guidelines Thereof To Achieve The Following Results

  • Comprehensive HR strategy including benefits and allowances management.
  • Consistent approach in compliance with personnel policies.

  • Client and partner confidence in GSSC RSC HR as a credible HR service administrator.

  • HR policies and guidelines relating to benefits and allowances are reviewed and revised as necessary.


  • The HR Associate Has Approval Authority For Non-discretionary Decisions Under The Applicable Personnel Policies And Within The Financial Level Of Authority, To Achieve The Following Results

  • Administer and certify processing of allowances in full compliance with personnel policies and the Financial Accountability Framework.
  • Equity and transparency in the application of personnel policies.

  • Client understanding and confidence in GSSC HR as a credible HR service administrator.

  • A high quality, timely and accurate service is provided to clients and partners.

  • Accurate employee database for personnel and talent management.


  • Determine And Verify, Verify Financial Benefits Related To Contracts, Including Hires, Life And Organization Events, End Of Service, Ongoing Allowances And Salaries To Achieve The Following Results
  • Accurate determination of financial allowances of personnel transactions.

  • Timely processing and approving financial payments to support personnel policies.

  • Increased efficiency as a result of reduction in recoveries, advances and other exceptional payments.

  • Accurate processing of financial allowances to correct UNDP and third-party funds.

Knowledge Management

  • Recommend, create and maintain knowledge management prescriptive content for benefits and allowances to achieve the following results:
  • HR knowledge management system contains accurate and comprehensive coverage of benefits and allowances matters.

  • Personnel are enabled and empowered through access to GSSC HR knowledge base.

  • Full transparency of the administration of benefits and allowances.

  • Continous learning and development for HR workforce by keeping abreast with HR best practices.

  • Conduct training courses on benefits and allowances.

Streamlining Processes

  • Identify Areas For Improving Processes And HR Policies And Developing Business Requirements To Maximize Efficiency And Simplify Procedures, To Achieve The Following Results
  • Recommendations for improved and new HR policies and guidelines.
  • Streamling payment and entitlement procedures to deliver optimal client service.

  • Enhance work efficiency through constant evaluation and analysis of HR processes.

  • Reduce costs of GSSC HR operations and related costs to clients and partners.

  • Reduce unnecessary paperwork and administrative processes.

  • Provide input and support to further development of and implementation of eServices.

Institutional Arrangement

  • The Human Resource Asociate will be reporting to the G7 HR Associate/Team Lead (GSSC/Local BES) under the substantive guidance of the P3 HR Specialist (GSSC/Local BES) and overall leadership of BES Manager (GSSC).


Core Competencies

  • Achieve Results
  • Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

  • Think Innovatively
  • Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

  • Learn Continuously
  • Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

  • Adapt with Agility
  • Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

  • Act with Determination
  • Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

  • Engage and Partner
  • Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion
  • Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies

  • HR - Compensation/ Remuneration-Managing Compensation And Benefits
  • Ability to design compensation plans which are aligned to current and future organization needs and market conditions; knowledge of and ability to apply the ICSC compensation methodologies and principles.

  • Knowledge of and ability to design benefits-related processes, programmes, and tools, including benefit enrolment and amendments.

  • Business Developmet-Knowledge Generation
  • Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need.

  • Business Management-Change Management
  • Ability to prepare, support, and help individuals and teams in designing and implementing organizational change.

  • Business Management-Communication
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.

  • Business Management-Digital Awareness and Literacy
  • Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt new technologies, either through skilfully grasping their usage or through understanding their impact and empowering others to use them as needed.

  • Business Management-Customer Satisfaction/Client Management
  • Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers' needs.

  • Ability to anticipate client's upcoming needs and concerns.

Required Skills And Experience

Education requirements

  • Secondary education is required.

  • BA/BSc degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Social Sciences, and any other related fields would be desirable but it is not a requirement.

  • Years of relevant work experience : 
  • Minimum six (6) years (with Secondary education), or, minimum three (3) years (with Bachelor Degree) of relevant experience in human resources management services.

Required Skills

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.).

  • Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems.

  • Familiarity with UNDP operating and reporting systems, including experience in the use of an ERP system (i.e. Oracel Cloud, SAP or PeopleSoft) is an added advantage.

Language requirements

  • Fluency in English and French (written and spoken).

  • Working knowledge of other UN language(s) would be an advantage.

Professional Certificates

  • HR Certification from a reputable institution is a distinct advantage.

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