UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Rte de King Fahd, Dakar, , Sénégal

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Services Rte de King Fahd, Dakar, , Sénégal

Recruitment Associate

  • Lieu de travail Dakar, Sénégal| Sénégal
  • Date d'expiration 13 Juillet
  • Secteur d'activité Services
  • Nombre de postes 01

Administer And Implement Recruitment Strategy And Plans In Full Compliance With Staff Rules & Regulations, UNDP HR Policies And Guidelines, To Achieve The Following Results

  • Ensure regular interaction with HR Focal Points in Country Offices on consolidated region-wide operationalization of recruitment strategies and plans.

  • In collaboration with hiring managers in Country Offices, elaborate recruitment strategies for each recruitment case.

  • Ensure full compliance of HR activities with UN Rules & Regulations, UNDP policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Responsible for effective implementation of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in support of transparent and competitive recruitment, selection and placement processes, including but not limited to the classification/validation of terms of reference for personnel positions, vacancy announcements, screening of candidates, organization of interview panels, finalization of candidate selection/approvals and handover of completed recruitment cases to respective GSSC HR Teams for hiring, onboarding and contract management.

  • Promote equity, transparency and consistency in the interpretation, determination, implementation and administration of HR recruitment policies, procedures and guidelines applicable to locally recruited project personnel.

  • Ensure delivery of a high quality, timely and accurate recruitment service to enhance client understanding and confidence in GSSC HR as a credible HR service provider.

  • Ensure accurate data management in Quantum.

  • Contribute to the elaboration and maintenance of SOPs on candidate roster management for local/regional job vacancies and encourage the use of rosters for fast-track recruitments.

  • In close cooperation with country offices, organize periodic calls for rosters for selected levels and typologies of expertise.

  • Act as a coordinator of the workload of the Team to ensure that work plan deliverables are met :
  • Optimal use of workforce resources within the Dakar Recruitment Team.

  • Ensures that team members meet their learning plan and results planning.

  • Team members are motivated and empowered to perform their functions.

  • Support Team members to meet the goals of the Dakar Recruitment Team.

  • Provide advice of the reduction of costs of operations and related costs to clients and partners.

  • Assist Country Offices with the validation and timely recovery of charges related to recruitment services provided to projects and/or other UN Agencies

  • Recommend, support and maintain knowledge management prescriptive content for recruitment, selection, and placement to achieve the following results:
  • HR knowledge management distribution/ system contains accurate and comprehensive coverage of Recruitment, Selection and Placement matters.

  • Identify the need for new and/or modified policies and practices and initiate or propose actions required. Actively liaise with relevant UNDP/UN entities to seek policy clarifications and/or identify agreed solutions.

  • Conduct periodic training courses on local recruitments for Country Offices and the Regional Hub.

  • Enable and empower the team through access to GSSC HR knowledge base and by sharing own knowledge.

  • Regularly analyze the typology of job profiles required for projects at the Country Office level.

  • Continuous learning and development for HR staff by pursuing own development and acquire new knowledge with HR best practices.


Core Competencies

  • Achieve Results
  • Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work

  • Think Innovatively
  • Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking

  • Learn Continuously
  • Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning

  • Adapt with Agility
  • Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process

  • Act with Determination
  • Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously

  • Engage and Partner
  • Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships

  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion
  • Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making

  • Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

HR - Recruitment/Recruitment design and management

  • Knowledge of, ability to design and manage end to end recruitment processes

HR - Recruitment/Assessment and selection

  • Knowledge and ability to apply various candidate assessment and selection methodologies, tools and platforms; ability to effectively align them with specific recruitment needs

  • Business Development/Knowledge Facilitation
  • Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share, particularly externally.

  • 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 skillfully 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


  • Secondary Education with at least seven (7) years relevant work experience, or Bachelors’ degree in Human Resources, Business or Public Administration, with relevant work experience of at least four (4) years.

  • Specialized certification in HR is highly desirable.

Experience, Knowledge, And Skills

  • Minimum 4-7 years of relevant HR experience is required at the national or international level, including experience specifically in recruitment.

  • Experience in other areas of human resources management, such as benefits and entitlements administration, is highly desirable.

  • Familiarity with interpretation and application of UN/UNDP policies, rules and regulations is highly desirable.

  • Experience in the usage of computers and MS Office packages (MS Word, Excel etc.). Demonstrated knowledge of integrated HR management systems would be an asset.

  • Experience with talent acquisition software and platforms is meritorious.

  • Essential knowledge and skills required for entry into position.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English and French (both written and verbal) is required

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


  • Familiarity with HR module in Oracle-based Enterprise Resources (ERP) is desirable.

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