Human Resources Officer, P-3
MINUSCA, Bangui - Central African Republic

Posting Title:Human Resources Officer, P3
Department/Office:United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic
Duty Station:BANGUI
Posting Period:05 February 2018 – 19 February 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Human Resources-MINUSCA-85812-R-Bangui (M)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) within the Office of the Police Commissioner. The incumbent reports to the Police Commissioner.


The Human Resources Officer at this level undertakes responsibilities in human resources management including but not limited to assist on advising and applying the Organization’s staff rules and regulations, as well as internal procedures and processes related to human resources planning and management, review of the staffing aspects of the budget, conditions of service, administration and entitlements and benefits, recruitment and selection, performance management and staff development and administration of justice. 
Under the guidance and supervision of the Police Commissioner, the incumbent will be responsible to assist and advise National Police and Gendarmerie in the following:
•Develop and implement new human resources policies, practices and procedures to meet the evolving needs of the national Law Enforcement Entities
•Monitor and ensure the implementation of human resources policies, practices and procedures. 
•Keeps abreast of developments in various areas of human resources.
•Prepares reports and participates and/or leads special human resources project.
•May plan, organize, manage and supervise the work of the Unit/Section assigned.
Recruitment and placement
•Project and monitor vacant posts of assigned level/group and ensures adherence to policies and procedures in filling these posts.
•Recommends guidelines on promotion and placement of staff. 
•Overseeing preparation of recruitment, testing and selection and background/vetting processes, as well as internal transfers, assignments and deployments.
•Reviews recommendation on the selection of candidate by client offices. 
•Preparation of job offers and coordination with training academies for induction of candidates.
•Participates in task forces and working groups identifying issues/problems, formulating policies and guidelines, and establishing new procedures.
•Advises the MINUSCA Police on matters pertinent to discussions with senior government officials on recruitment and other human resources matters of local police and gendarmerie. 
Administration of entitlements
•On the development, modification and implementation of policies and practices on entitlements.
•Review and recommendation on level of remuneration for consultants.
•Interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules. Reviews and provides advice on exceptions to policies, regulations and rules. 
Staff development and career support 
•Identify and analyze staff development and career support needs and designs programs to meet identified needs. Prepares monitoring reports on staff development and career support programs.
•Analyzes staff development and career support plans to ensure that they are consistent with the overall organizations goals, policies on staff development and career support, and the respective mandates. 
•Evaluates effectiveness and impact of staff development and career support programs and recommends ways to enhance effectiveness and impact.
•Develop performance management system. Assists supervisors and staff with understanding and using performance appraisal system (PAS).
•In consultation with the training coordinator, assess training needs, identifies, designs and delivers training programs to staff at all levels throughout the CAR police and gendarmerie. 
•In consultation with the training coordinator, formulate examination policies, and develops and prepares examination questions and papers.
Other duties
•Advice on gender mainstreaming, respect of rights, responsibilities, code of conduct and difficulties associated with work and entitlements.
•Advice on staff welfare and identifies/proposes appropriate programs and remedial action.
•Provide guidance to program officers on policies and procedures.
•Conducts research in preparing policy papers, position papers and briefing notes on issues related to examinations and tests.


– Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
– Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
– Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources management, business or public administration, social sciences, education or other related fields. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Graduation from a certified police academy or other law enforcement training institution is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or a related area.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of English is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

– Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
– Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
– An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. All staff of the Ethics Office are required to submit a financial disclosure statement upon appointment and annually thereafter. 
– This vacancy is subject to availability of post. Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfill the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover note.
– These posts are financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations. Extension of appointment will be subject to budgetary approval.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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