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Job Identification



Syrian Arab Republic

Posting Date

08/17/2022, 01:40 PM

Apply Before

08/31/2022, 01:40 PM

Job Schedule

Full time



Vacancy Type

Fixed Term

Rotational/Non Rotational


Contract Duration

1 Year

Education & Work Experience

Bachelor's Degree - 3 year(s) experience OR High School certificate- 6 year(s) experience

Required Languages

English and Arabic

Job Category


Job Description


The Position:

The position is located in Damascus Country Office.

The Human Recourses Associate will be working Under the Direct supervision of the National Operations Manager.


Human Resources Associate can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in Programme results.


Job Purpose:

The Human Recourses Associate ensures the effective functioning of Human Resources unit in support of the Programme and office management. The Human Recourses Associate delivers quality services in Human Resources, and provides HR services ensuring accuracy and consistency of work.  The Human Recourses Associate promotes a client-oriented and consistent with rules and regulations approach in the Unit and works in close collaboration with the operations, Programme and projects’ staff.


Human Resources Associate will be responsible for:

  • Ensures implementation of HR strategies focusing on Full compliance of HR processes and records with UNFPA rules, regulations, policies and strategies;
  • Implements HR services focusing on achievement of the following results:
  • Preparation of draft job descriptions/ terms of reference for staff in consultation with the respective technical staff ensuring compliance with UNFPA procedure.  Preparing and disseminating vacancy announcements, compiling matrixes, performing functions of Secretary in interview panels;
  • Creation/update of vacancy announcements, communicate of positions to chart fields (COAs), update of COA information, setting, position Administrator.
  • Tracking of all transactions related to positions, recruitment, extensions, adjustments and separations;
  • Support the NOM in maintenance of the CO staffing table; and the office vacancy rate, by communicating al approved actions with HQ focal point.   
  • Maintenance of proper filing system for HR records and documents;
  • Manages the recruitment and selection process via e-recruiting and applying best practice HR tools and mechanisms, advices and briefs managers and project personnel on different types of contracting modalities HR policies and benefits.
  • Communicate to UNDP on monthly basis monthly annual leave record in respect of national staff and inform UNDP HR of any deduction of Danger pay.
  • Communicate with the Regional Office and DHR on approved position creation, Classification, cancellation and Job adverts in the Atlas HRMS module.
  • Coordinate the recruitment process for Individual Consultants in coordination with the requesting unit making sure that they are compliance to the Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Prepare all needed onboarding stages to the newly recruited staff including induction and introduction Programme.


Qualifications and Experience

Education and Experience: 


  • Bachelor’s degree in business Administrations. Public administration, Human Resources, economics or related field is preferable with 3 years of relevant experience in Human Resource, Administration and other related field.
  • Or High School degree with 6 years of relevant experience in Human Resource, Administration and other related field.



  • Previous experience with UN is an advantage.
  • Proficiency in current office software applications. 



Fluency in both written and spoken English and Arabic is required.


Required Competencies


  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change


Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
  • Communicating for impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Results-based Programme development and management Managing data
  • Innovation and marketing of new approaches.
  • Advocacy/ advancing a policy oriented agenda.
  • Resource mobilization


Compensation and Benefits

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus cost of health insurance and other benefits as applicable.



UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment