Vacancy announcement
Geneva, Switzerland

Individual Contractor – Human Resources

Vacancy type Consultant/Individual Contractor
Duration of the contract
3 months
Deadline for submission of applications
19 March 2024
Organizational Unit
Human Resources Unit (HRU)
Number of job positions
Area of Specialization/Thematic Areas:

Human Resources, administration

General Objectives of the Contract:

Under the supervision of the Human Resources Assistant, the Individual Contractor will assist in recruitment and contract management, human resources administration, and staff development.

Responsibilities/Description of Professional Services:
  • Assist in smooth functioning of HRU by providing general office support, maintaining files and databases and managing office supplies and equipment;
  • Assist in recruitment by preparing vacancies, reviewing applications, reviewing recommendation on the selection of a candidate;
  • Assist in preparing documentation for panel meetings and arranging logistics;
  • Assist in preparing documentation to the Appointment and Promotion Board;
  • Assist in reviewing contract requests, issuing contracts, affiliating to insurances, processing evaluations for Consultants, Individual Contractor, Trainees, and Collaborators;
  • Assist in purchase orders related issues in ERP system;
  • Prepare attestations/certificates and HR related statistics;
  • Review requests for UN ID cards, UN Laissez-passer and UN certificate in accordance with UN rules and regulations;
  • Assist HR Assistant in all HR-related projects;
  • Assist in other activities in HRU as required.
Measurable outputs/deliverables/schedule of deliverables:
  • Positive feedback from clients regarding services provided
  • Outputs are of high quality
  • Outputs are delivered in a timely fashion
Performance indicators for evaluation of results:
  • Effective delivery of a wide range of administrative and HR support functions under moderate supervision. 
  • Establishment of effective working relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels.
Reporting Structure:

The Individual Contractor reports to the Human Resources Assistant.

Minimum requirements

Education: Bachelor degree in human resources, business management, law, social science, public management, or a related subject.

Language: Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Candidates should also have:

  • Ability to write in a clear and concise manner;
  • Administrative and organizational skills to assist in daily office work;
  • Strong Computer skills (to deal with word processing, excel, power point, internet search, etc.);
  • Ability to pay attention to details;
  • A high level of individual responsibility, commitment and initiative.
Duration and fees:

Duration of contract: 3 months

Fees: CHF 4200/month

How to apply

Please submit your application along with a motive letter as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

Due to high number of expected applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.