Human Resources Analyst Kabul, Afghanistan

Website United Nations Development Programme

Job Description


Afghanistan is at a difficult turning point and the situation continues to be extremely complex and fluid due to the recent violence, chaos and uncertainty compound forty years of war, chronic poverty, droughts, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The HR team in Afghanistan will also be going through a difficult transition in the coming weeks, with the HR Analyst (NO-A) and HR Associate (GS-6) heading for temporary assignments with GSSU for one year and TAPP six months respectively. During this difficult period and in the absence of the FTA HR Analyst, the support of a Human Resources Analyst under Temporary Appointment is urgently required to fill the gap and assist the Head of HR Unit in providing effective delivery of HR services and management of the CO HR Unit.

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Under the direct supervision of the Human Resources Specialist, the HR Analyst ensures effective delivery of HR services in the Country Office. He/she interprets and applies HR policies, rules and regulations, implements internal procedures and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex HR issues. The HR Analyst promotes a collaborative, client-oriented approach and contributes to the maintenance of high staff morale.

The HR Analyst works in close collaboration with the Business Development, Programme, Operations and project teams in the CO and UNDP HQ staff ensuring successful CO performance in HR management.


Provides support to the implementation of HR strategies and policies focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Full compliance of HR activities with UN rules and regulations, UNDP policies, procedures and strategies; effective implementation of the internal control, analysis of parameters in support of proper design and functioning of the HR management system.
  • CO HR business processes mapping and elaboration/establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in HR management.
  • Analysis and elaboration of proposals on the strategic approach to recruitment in the CO, proper use of contractual modalities, forecast of the staffing needs, performance evaluation and staff career development management.
  • Provide HR orientation documents and conduct orientation programme for new recruits.

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Provides support to effective human resources management focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Liaise and coordinate with GSSU Recruitment clustering team on management of recruitment processes.
  • Liaise and coordinate with GSSU Local BES team on management of contracts, monitoring and tracking of all transactions related to positions, recruitment, HR data, benefits, earnings/deductions, retroactivity, recoveries, adjustments and separations.
  • Liaise and coordinate with GSSU on management of International staff entitlements and position funding delegated to the HR Unit.
  • Development and management of rosters.
  • Leave management and monitoring.


  • Knowledge of recruiting issues, procedures, and principles and the ability to apply them to strategic and/or practical situations to secure quality candidates



  • Master’s degree in HR Management, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field. In lieu of a Master’s degree, a Bachelor degree with 4 years in related fields may be considered.

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  • Minimum of 2 years (Masters) or 4 years (Bachelors) of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing HR advisory services and/or managing staff and operational systems
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel etc.)
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems and ERP HR module experience, especially PeopleSoft (Atlas) is desirable.
  • HR certification from a reputable institution is a distinct advantage.

Language Requirements

  • English proficiency.
  • Second UN language is desirable.