Human Resources Associate (Onboarding and Separation)

Food and Agriculture Organization

Budapest, Hungary

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: HR and Admin

The Human Resources Associate (Onboarding and Separation) undertakes high-level and specialized human resources support activities. He/she coordinates the human resources support work of the unit and ensures quality, transparency and consistency of functions and processes. The job role requires in-depth knowledge and interpretation of human resources policies, procedures and practices. The incumbent provides procedural guidance to managers and staff in and outside the work unit.

Supervision Received/Exercised

  • The Human Resources Associate (Onboarding and Separation) reports to a Human Resources Officer.
  • Work is performed autonomously, showing a high degree of initiative, judgment and liability. Supervision received is focused on facilitating service delivery and on meeting client requirements. The incumbent effectively organizes and supervises other human resources support staff and provides relevant guidance and training.

Working Relationships

  • The Human Resources Associate (Onboarding and Separation) maintains a wide range of contacts with managers and staff within and outside the Organization. He/she works closely with colleagues at a senior level in the human resources team in the handling of specialized processes and the provision of experienced human resources support.

Key Functions/Results

  • Provide and coordinate the delivery of comprehensive human resources support services; ensure compliance with relevant policies and regulations as well as transparency and consistency of transactions and procedures.
  • Coordinate a wide range of personnel actions including appointments, extensions, transfers, etc. as well as affiliate workforce-related actions; process requests and provide advice on entitlements; review, maintain and update confidential personnel information records and files in the area of responsibility.
  • Provide advice to staff members and/or international affiliate workforce including answering queries on benefits and entitlements and personnel-related procedures.
  • Handle non-routine and complex cases; undertake research and analysis of entitlements and employment conditions and/or individual cases and draft correspondence for the Human Resources Officers.
  • Analyse requests and distribute work to more junior colleagues.
  • Research, compile and analyse information and statistics related to staff members and/or international affiliate workforce as well as the Unit's activities including Emergency Response.
  • Assist in drafting of human resources policy papers and in the development and delivery of a range of staff development and training programmes.
  • Draft procedures or amend existing procedures to match HR policies and ensure that Standard Operating Procedures are up to date and in line with HR policies.
  • Take an active lead role in corporate Enterprise Resource Programme (ERP) software (i.e. Taleo) testing to coordinate the testing by HR teams and document issues.
  • Supervise, train and provide guidance to other human resources support staff in the work unit.
  • Recommend improvements to human resources systems and processes.
  • Perform other duties as required

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: Secondary School Education.
  • Experience: Five years of relevant experience in administrative and human resources support work.
  • Languages: Working knowledge (proficient - level C) of English.
  • IT Skills: Very good knowledge of the MS Office applications, Internet and office technology equipment.

Residency: General Service Staff are recruited locally. To be eligible for this position, candidates must be nationals of the country of the duty station or possess an existing visa/work permit and reside within commuting distance of the duty station at the time of the application. "Commuting distance" means the distance within which staff members can travel daily between their place of work and their residence.