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Posting Title:Human Resources Associate – UNDP
Job Location: Nepal
Skill Required: HR And Admin,
Preferred Experience: 7 - 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 28th Nov, 2020

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Job Description

UNDP has been supporting the Nepalese people in their struggle against poverty since it opened an in-country office in 1963. Much of this support has gone to building up the capacity of government agencies, civil society, and community groups to fight poverty, and to bringing these groups and Nepal’s donors together to design and implement successful poverty alleviation projects.
In parallel to the roll-out of its new Country Programme, 2018-2022, UNDP Nepal is reorganizing internally and moving towards strategically repositioning UNDP’s global contributions in support of the Sustainable Development Goals and collaboration with national development partners. Nepal is accelerating its agenda of federalization while reconciling aspects of its Constitution which have implications for how UNDP engages with central and local level authorities. Meanwhile, Nepal’s GNI continues to grow, making graduation from LDC status a scenario for which UNDP needs to begin planning and adapting to different models of development cooperation.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Human Resources Analyst, the Human Resources Associate ensures the execution of transparent and efficient HR services in CO. The HR Associate promotes a collaborative, client-oriented approach and supports the maintenance of high staff morale.
The HR Associate can supervise clerical and support staff of the HR Unit. The HR Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, program, and projects’ staff in the CO and UNDP HQs staff for resolving complex HR-related issues and information exchange.

  •  ​Ensures administration and implementation of HR strategies and policies focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Full compliance of records and reports with UN rules, regulations, UNDP policies, procedures, and strategies; effective implementation of the internal control framework.
  • CO HR business processes mapping and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in HR management in consultation with the direct supervisor and office management, control of workloads of the supervised staff.
  • Provision of information to the management and staff on strategies, rules, and regulations.
  •  ​Provides HR services focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Implementation of recruitment processes including drafting job description, provision of input to job classification process, vacancy announcement, screening of candidates, participation in interview panels.
  • Creation/update of positions in Atlas, an association of positions to chart fields (COAs), an update of COA information, setting up vendor, performing the functions of Admin.HR, Position Administrator, and Absence Processor in Atlas. Preparation of contracts (fixed-term, TA, and SCs) in Atlas. Timely follow up with Finance staff on Global payroll issues.
  • Input and track of all transactions related to positions, recruitment, benefits, earnings/deductions, retroactivities, recoveries, adjustments, and separations through Atlas.
  • Maintenance of the CO staffing table.
  • Preparation of submissions to the Compliance Review Panel.
  • Provision of information on benefits/entitlements to the International Staff.
  • Maintenance of the rosters including e-rosters.
  • Validation of cost-recovery charges in Atlas for HR services provided by UNDP to other Agencies.
  •  Ensures proper staff performance management and career development focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Provision of background information and maintenance of the related data acting as Secretary of TMRG.
  • Participation in preparation of the Whole Office Learning plan and individual learning plans in consultation with the Senior Management, HR Analyst, and Learning Manager.
  • Ensures conduct of UN-related surveys focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Collection of information and preparation of reports for comprehensive and interim local salary, hardship, and place-to-place surveys. Participation in the work of LSSC.
  • Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the CO focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Organization of training for the operations/ projects staff on HR issues.
  • Synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in HR.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.


  • Secondary Education or Bachelor’s degree in HR Management, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a related field.


  • Secondary education with 6 years or Bachelors with 3 years of progressively responsible experience at the national or international level in providing HR services.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Experience in handling web-based management systems and ERP HR module experience, especially PeopleSoft (Atlas).
  • HR certification from a reputable institution is a distinct advantage
  • Language Requirements:
  • Proficiency in English and Nepali


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