Admin HR Associate

United Nations Population Fund

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

You will be responsible for delivering quality administrative and logistical support services to the Country Office staff, mastering all relevant administrative rules, guidelines and processes, and applying established systems and procedures. You will be expected to demonstrate strong client and results orientation in service of the country programme.

You would be responsible for:

Human Resource Management

Ensures administration and implementation of HR strategies and policies, adapts processes and procedures:

  • Ensure full compliance of HR recording and reporting systems with UN rules and regulations, UNFPA policies, procedures and strategies; effective implementation of the internal control framework, proper functioning of the HR management system.
  • Provide advice and information on corporate strategies, changes in rules and regulations, implementation of personnel rules, strategic use of contractual modalities, application of entitlements, change management processes.
  • Provide advice to staff on all aspects of UN/UNFPA personnel and administrative rules and regulations, and the ERP (Atlas)/ HR modules.
  • Liaise and provide technical and administrative support to the Country Office in the recruitment of staff, consultants and HR matters.
  • Develop and recommend improvement of HR Management process through SOPs

Ensures effective administration of human resources:

  • Organize recruitment processes including drafting job description, provision of input to job classification process, vacancy announcement, screening of candidates, participation in interview panels. Provision of advice on recruitment in the UNFPA office.
  • Monitoring and tracking of all Service Contracts, Individual Consultant and Special transactions related to positions, recruitment, benefits, earnings/deductions, retroactivity, recoveries, adjustments and separations through Atlas.
  • Review of the office staffing table in alignment to approve position
  • Preparation for review of submissions to the Local CRP.
  • Administration of the office attendance register.
  • Validation of HR recurrent personal management services provided by UNDP to UNFPA

Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the office:

  • Organize trainings for staff on HR and other issues and maintain database of certificates.
  • Participation in preparation of the office Learning plan and individual learning plans
  • Maintain effective HR networking with other UN agencies and communities best practice.
  • Synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices in HR.
  • Identify ways in which the CO’s HR needs can be met within existing policies and adapt processes and procedures.

Ensure optimal communication flows within the country office including the Regional Office and Headquarters where appropriate as well as external counterparts, through effective use of written, verbal and electronic communication:

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date personnel status files in a confidential and    secure manner.
  • Implement tools and mechanisms for effective and efficient monitoring of personnel activities  in support of the operations.               
  • Active in the day-to-day HR operations, especially with regards to recruitment, learning and development, performance management, and employee relations.                         
  • Prepare personnel related reports and analyses, research and draft responses to enquiries for clearance.
  • Conduct reference check process in place and done correctly in line with prevailing procedure.
  • Any other relevant activities/responsibilities as assigned by the Supervisor, and Senior Management.

Qualifications and Experience: 


  • Minimum High School Education, a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field is an asset

Knowledge and Experience: 

  • At least 6 years of relevant experience in experience in Admin, thorough knowledge of modern office procedures or general office management is required.
  • Experience with UN Agencies is an asset
  • Excellent minute-taking and writing skills;
  • Proficiency in current office software applications.


  • Fluency in English is required and knowledge of Tok Pisin is desireable.