The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in research, postgraduate teaching and dissemination of knowledge in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. We are inviting experienced and qualified applicants to fill the following position based at UNU Centre’s Office of Administration in Kuala Lumpur.


Key Responsibilities:
- Act as a general point of contact for the overall management, coordination and execution of HR operations for all staff members with a reporting line to the Chief of Human Resources;
- Execute human resources projects, policies and procedures, including providing advice, screening and analysis of requests from managers and staff, taking into account the needs, current policies and practices;
- Handle day-to-day HR operations like recruitment, contracts monitoring, performance evaluation, HR administration, job classification, salary survey and other deliverables;
- Assist in identification and analysis of staff training, development and career support needs, including preparation and coordination of training programmes;
- Assist in advising and counseling staff in respect of rights, responsibilities, code of conduct, work and entitlements and provide advice on HR policies, rules and regulations;

Key Requirements:
- A Malaysian citizen with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Social Science, Psychology, International Relations or a related field of study;
- At least 7 years of progressively responsible professional working experience in human resources management, preferably in an international environment;
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to work under minimal supervision;
- Ability to establish priorities, work within tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent activities;
- Excellent communication skills with fluency in spoken and written English;
- Knowledge of a second United Nations official language is an advantage;
- Good team player with strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity andrespect for diversity;
- Proficient in MS Office applications and experience with using PeopleSoft, Oracle or SAP ERP system is advantageous.

Go to to view full job description and application procedures. Application by email is highly encouraged.

This is a locally recruited position. The post carries the standard set of United Nations benefits/entitlements for National Professional Officer category (NO-A level) in the United Nations Common System. Details on the remuneration, benefits and entitlements are available on:

Closing date: 20 MARCH 2011 (Only short-listed candidates will be norified). Advertisement