Vacancy Details

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Vacancy code VA/2015/B5506/8334
Position title Human Resources Associate
Department/office AR, MMOH, Myanmar
Duty station Yangon, Myanmar
Contract type Local ICA Support
Contract level LICA-6
Duration 6 months (with possible extension)
Application period 23-Nov-2015 to 15-Dec-2015
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
This vacancy is closed.
Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.
Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian and peacebuilding contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations.
We employ more than 6,000 personnel and on behalf of our partners create thousands more work opportunities in local communities. Through our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and a network of offices, we oversee activities in more than 80 countries.
Background Information - Myanmar

UNOPS Myanmar is under the UNOPS Asia, Europe and Middle East Regional Office and was established to support, develop and oversee UNOPS’ portfolio of programmes and projects in Myanmar which focus on health programmes and livelihoods and rural development. UNOPS Myanmar ensures that synergies between programmes and projects are effectively developed.

The UNOPS Myanmar portfolio currently includes fund management of the multi-donor Three Millennium Development Goals Fund (3MDG) and the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT). In addition, UNOPS is the Principal Recipient of The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grants to Myanmar (PR-GFATM), as well as the Regional Artemisinin Resistance Containment Initiative (RAI). UNOPS is also expanding its infrastructure and procurement services in Myanmar, including advisory services in these areas.

UNOPS Myanmar plays a critical role in ensuring quality services to UNOPS’ partners that meet stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness. It is also responsible for liaison with Government counterparts, Donors, NGOs and UN Agencies.

Background Information - Job-specific

To strengthen Human Resources Management functions, UNOPS is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Human Resources Associate to support to HR services: recruitment and selection of staff, administration of contracts, benefits and entitlements; HR-related administration, staff development initiatives and support to HR policy development.

Human Resources Associate provides the administration of human resources and its related services in terms of quality, timely and properly recorded/documented recruitment processes and accuracy of work completed. The Human Resource Associate strengthens the capacity of the office in the provision of suitable and excellent human resource recruitment and administration.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Support Serices and direct supervision of the Human Resources Officer, the Human Resources Associate shall be responsible for performing the following duties:
  • Ensure full compliance of HR processes and records with UNOPS rules, regulations, policies and strategies
  • Provide input to the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in HR management in consultation with the direct supervisor.
  • Assist the supervisor of the recruitment cycle which included coordination of advertisements, obtaining budgetary and classification clearance, required documentation, short listing and interview qualified candidates, and review of formal review body submission for compliance with guidelines.
  • Assist the supervisor to ensure all submissions are complete, and take independent and timely decisions to meet objectives.
  • Contribute to development and implementation of the recruitment system and tools for vacancy management, and the maintenance of standards, skills inventory, interview procedures and protocols.
  • Assist the supervisor for tracking and reporting on recruitment issues and trends.
  • Review of Requests for Personnel Action (RPA) forms to ensure correct budget allocation, and for separating staff, verification that no financial obligations are due to UNOPS.
  • Maintain the updated rosters for consultant
  • Monitor and track transactions to ensure timely, consistent and equitable provision of services with a client focus.
  • Assist in the research of precedents and analysis of merits of specific requests and presentation of recommendations/solutions to supervisor.
  • Draft letters and memos of HR related matters.
  • Provide briefing to staff on the conditions of service related to contracts and/or appointments/transfers.
  • Ensure necessary documentation related to allowances, appointments and contracts are completed for all recruitment.
  • Supervise to maintain and update human resource related records, such as, staff list, eligible staff and dependents for UN dispensary, roster of consultants’ curriculum vitas etc.
  • Monitor and follow-up to ensure timely completion of Performance Evaluation Reports for all staff (FT and ICA holders)
  • Assist in planning, organizing and making logistical arrangements for workshops, corporate meetings and retreats
  • Coordinate and collect feedback on learning events and presentation of results for review purposes.
  • Design presentation of training materials and course outlines.
  • Track UNOPS mandatory training requirements. Compile learning plans and list of staff who have completed mandatory e-learning courses.
  • Supervise and distribute assignments to HR Assistant.
  • Participate in the trainings for the operations/ projects staff on HR.

Professionalism – Ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identify issues, and recommend solutions; proven analytical skills. Familiarity with UN and UNOPS human resources and administrative rules, regulations and policies.

Planning and organizing - Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision.

Problem solving - Ability to interpret, analyze the situation and resolve the problems

Result-oriented - Ability to focus on the result for the clients and respond positively to feedback

Client orientation - Ability to identify clients' needs and appropriate solutions; ability to establish and maintain productive partnerships with clients.

Communication - Proven ability to write in a clear and concise manner and to communicate effectively orally.

Teamwork - Strong interpersonal skills and; ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Commitment to continuous learning - Willingness to keep abreast of new developments in the relevant technical field. Willingness to contribute to UN institutional knowledge through active participation in the documentation and sharing of lessons and good practices.

Self- reliant - Ability to remain calm and work effectively under stress in severe condition.

Technological awareness - Solid computer skills in Microsoft office


Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Secondary Education is required. A Bachelor's Degree or a Master's Degree may substitute required years of work experience.
  • Specialized certification in HR would be an asset. 


  • Minimum 6 years of progressive experience in supporting a human resource management area is required.
  • Direct experience in managing staff, operational systems, support services and working directly with clients is significantly preferred.
  • Knowledge of Atlas or HR information system is desirable.
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems would be an asset.
  • Experience with UN is highly desirable.


  • Fluency in written and oral English and Myanmar language is required.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type:            Local Individual Contractor Agreement
Contract level:            LICA-6
Contract duration:       One year with possibility of extension subject to fund availability and satisfactory performance 

This is a local position therefore it is open to Myanmar National.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: 

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET)
  • 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.
  • For staff positions 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.

This vacancy is closed.