HR Senior Analyst

United Nations Office for Project Services

Copenhagen, Denmark

Experience: 0 to 3 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

The HR Senior Analyst will own various tasks as outlined and assigned in PS’s annual work plan, ensuring timely delivery of tasks and reporting on progress against the work plan. More specially, the functions will include inter alia:

Support to the UNOPS organisational readiness:

  • Survey the needs of the UNOPS Global Portfolio based on the regional business plans and priorities, notably using the UNOPS expert indicators, expertise area, and the engagement data.
  • Analyze the gaps against various key indicators and identify the priority areas for the building / expansion of the retainer pool.
  • Analyze the data from new engagements or engagements being developed and identify possible opportunities for retainer engagement.
  • Contribute to the improvement of the processes related to the use of retainers, in close collaboration with the relevant HQ practice unit and field stakeholders.
  • Generate, maintain and analyze data on trends, risks and opportunities in relation to the use of the retainers; notably taking into consideration gender, diversity and social inclusion aspects.
  • Present and report on data findings; Develop/maintain dashboards or other data visualization tools to facilitate the reporting to management.
  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of the retainer management tool, in close collaboration with the various stakeholders, so it serves both the corporate reporting needs and field offices operational needs. 
  • Contribute to assessing annually the impact of the retainer resources at the corporate level.
  • Increase visibility of corporate retainers in all UNOPS regions and country offices following the communication strategy and plan developed in collaboration with the IPS Communications Officer.

Management of the retainer pools:

  • In close collaboration with the IPAS HR team and the technical supervisors, coordinate the recruitment processes to replenish and/or expand the pool of retainers. Coordinate/support the drafting of terms of reference at the desired level and contribute to identify the outreach channels.
  • Ensure that the retainers’ profiles are regularly updated and shared within the organisation. 
  • Act as a focal point for the retainer hiring process and overall management of the pool. 
  • Review the hiring requests and ensure that the retainer profile selected matches with the requester needs; propose alternate profiles and other resource options as deemed necessary.
  • Ensure that the hiring requests are completed and that the assignment may start within the agreed timeframe. Assist with travel arrangements, where applicable.
  • Ensure that feedback is obtained after each assignment, from the requester and from the retainer; act upon negative feedback to help improve the retainer’s performance for his/her next assignment.
  • Coordinate the engagement and performance management of the retainers, including contributing aspects such as on-boarding, completion of mandatory learning activities, sharing regular updates to the retainers on the organisation strategies, policies, guidance and tools, and fostering the relationship between the technical supervisors and the retainer personnel encouraging dialogue and two-way constructive feedback.
  • Contribute to the regular review of the retainers’ terms of references to ensure they are fit for purpose.
  • Coordinate and actively contribute to the promotion of the use of the retainers across the organisation.

Knowledge building and knowledge sharing:

  • Organize, facilitate and/or deliver training and learning initiatives for personnel on areas of expertise.
  • Provide sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice by synthesizing lessons learnt and disseminating best practices in his/her area of work.
  • Collect feedback, ideas, and internal knowledge about processes and best practices and put to use productively.
  • Undertake research on a range of issues related to portfolio support and provide content for notes/reports including quarterly and year-end reports for monitoring, statistical and review purposes by management. 

Education/Experience/Language requirements:


  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Human Resources Management, Business Administration, social or behavioral sciences, or other relevant discipline related to data analytics is required.
  • A first level University degree with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant past experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.

Work experience: 


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in human resources management are required.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience with data analysis is required (this may overlap with the human resources management experience).


  • Previous experience in managing and maintaining a consultant pool or/and roster is desirable.
  • Experience in business statistics, data management, visualization and modeling is desirable, ideally with a focus on one or more of the functional areas for UNOPS (e.g. infrastructure, procurement, project management, human resources, financial management, and other management services)
  • Experience in the development sector or working with UN system organizations is desirable. 
  • Knowledge of the infrastructure and/or project management and/or procurement sectors is desirable.
  • Experience using google suite is a strong asset.
  • Experience working on gender, diversity and social inclusion aspects is an asset.
  • Experience in multicultural environments, including in developing countries is an advantage.


  • Fluency in English is a requirement. 
  • Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish and/or Arabic is an advantage.