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Talent Acquisition Manager
The post is located in the HR Planning Section of the Human Resources Management Department (HRMD). This Section is responsible for ensuring that WIPO can achieve its mission by having the right people with the right skills and competencies in the right place at the right time through: supporting managers in the design and implementation of HR plans within the results-based management (RBM) framework; recruiting new staff with the skill and abilities that the Organization will need in the future; and sharing accountability with managers in job design and ensuring human resources are used effectively to support the goals of WIPO.(b) Purpose Statement
As the Organization's talent acquisition specialist, the incumbent ensures that WIPO's talent acquisition is aligned with organizational goals and proactively meets the needs of its programs. S/he proposes comprehensive talent acquisition strategies and plans that address all aspects of talent acquisition (to identify and engage the best talent for WIPO. S/he is responsible for ensuring WIPO adopts a creative approach to recruitment through the development of synergies between demand (organizational needs) and supply (skills and competencies) and leveraging social media and new technologies to identify and reach a larger and more diverse pool of suitable candidates. In particular, s/he will support WIPO's diversity initiatives in recruiting and outreach.(c) Reporting Lines
The incumbent works under the supervision of the Head of the HR Planning Section.
Advanced university degree in human resources management, public or business administration, law, social sciences or related field. A first-level university degree with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
At least nine years of relevant professional HR experience, including in full cycle talent acquisition processes and sourcing strategies at the international level.
Experience developing diversity recruitment and sourcing initiatives.
Relevant experience in the public and private sectors.
Experience in workforce planning and job design.
Knowledge and understanding of working in a regulated environment.
Excellent written and spoken knowledge of English.
A good knowledge of French.
Knowledge of talent acquisition techniques, best practices, systems and tools.
Good knowledge of the application of HR policies and commitment to the fair, objective and consistent application of HR rules and procedures.
Knowledge and understanding of recruitment systems/tools and the use of social media in talent acquisition.
Ability to leverage social media to connect with diverse communities and brand and market jobs.
Client orientation with the ability to deliver a high quality client service, improving service execution, delivery and outcomes.
Ability to present and promote the Organization's position on HR matters in a clear, concise and accurate manner.
Ability to lead and work collaboratively in a team, seeking ways to combine efforts to provide integrated services to clients and to achieve common goals.
Proven capability to proactively and urgently address business issues and escalate as needed.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to maintain and build effective partnerships and working relations in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Excellent drafting skills.
Competent user of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel Outlook, PowerPoint), the internet and information systems, with the ability to adapt quickly to new software.
Knowledge of ERP systems and tools in support of planning and recruitment.
Knowledge of workforce planning approaches. Knowledge of a point-based job classification system.
Demonstrated capacity to build an understanding of the work of the organization.
Knowledge of Taleo recruitment system.
Knowledge of developments in the area of new technologies related to talent acquisition.
Project management skills, ability to work projects through implementation to conclusion through experience and drive for results.
Mobility: WIPO staff members are international civil servants subject to the authority of the Director General and may be assigned to any activities, office or duty station of the Organization. Accordingly, the selected candidate may be required to move from time to time to new functions and/or to another duty station.
Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and pension fund deductions) in US dollars and a post adjustment. The post adjustment (cost of living allowance) is variable and subject to change without notice in accordance with the rates as set within the UN Common System for salaries and allowances. The figures quoted below are based on the November 2017 rate of 72.3%
Salaries and allowances are paid in Swiss francs at the official rate of exchange of the United Nations.
Please refer to WIPO's Staff Regulation and Rules for detailed information concerning salaries, benefits and allowances.
* Initial period of two years, renewable, subject to satisfactory performance. No fixed-term appointment or any extension hereof shall carry with it any expectancy of, nor imply any right to, (further) extensions or conversion to a permanent appointment.
This vacancy announcement may be used to fill other posts at the same grade with similar functions in accordance with Staff Rule 4.9.5.
Applications from qualified women as well as from qualified nationals of unrepresented Member States of WIPO and underrepresented geographical regions are encouraged. Please click on the following links for the list of unrepresented Member States and the list of underrepresented regions and the WIPO Member States in these regions.
The Organization reserves the right to make an appointment at a grade lower than that advertised.
By completing an application, candidates understand that any willful misrepresentation made on this web site, or on any other documents submitted to WIPO during the application, may result in disqualification from the recruitment process, or termination of employment with WIPO at a later date, if that employment resulted from such willful misrepresentations.
In the event that your candidature is shortlisted, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of an identification and of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WIPO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and these will be reviewed individually.
Additional testing/interviewing may be used as a form of screening. Initial appointment is subject to satisfactory professional references.
Additional background checks may be required.