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United Nations recruiting Employment and Labour Law Consultant


Yangon, Myanmar, 19 June 2015

Functional Responsibilities

The Portfolio Unit has recently been appointed by the Peace Building Fund (PBF) to oversee the establishment of the Center for Diversity and National Harmony (CDNH) in Yangon over an 18-month period. The project will fund, implement and monitor staff recruitment, procurement and operations in order to establish the CDNH, which is crucial to conceptualise, inform and enhance the debate on social violence and its prevention, ensuring a stable and peaceful Myanmar characterized by sustainable development, human rights, the rule of law, democracy and collaborative security. The rationale for the establishment of the CDNH lies behind the recent outbreaks of violence stemming from the inter-communal conflict in Rakhine state which has made evident the lack of effective early warning mechanisms and the need for a greater understanding of social violence.

In this project United Nations will support the procurement of essential equipment (to be procured by both United Nations and CDNH, depending on value of item) and oversee the recruitment of start-up personnel. United Nations will also act as a conduit for grant funding to the CDNH for activities such as research and training, while employing appropriate monitoring and verification controls. United Nations will thus help establish CDNH and support its initial operations.

In order to support the recruitment activities of the CDNH along with the establishment of HR guidelines, United Nations Myanmar has elected to create a short-term Consultant (Employment and Labour Law) position. Whilst working under United Nations Myanmar, it is expected that 100% of the Consultant (Employment and Labour Law) position will be devoted to implementing United Nations support to CDNH recruitment activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Portfolio Manager, the Consultant (Employment and Labor Law) shall be responsible for performing the following duties:

  • Review the CDNH Recruitment Standard Operating Procedures

  • Ensure the compliance of the Recruitment Standard Operating Procedures with local laws and regulations

  • Amend the Recruitment Standard Operating Procedures as per local requirements and HR good practices

  • Provide possible improvements to the Recruitment Standard Operating Procedures

  • Review the initial CDNH recruitment activities, including the production of Vacancy Announcements, the short-/long-listing and the interview processes as per the final Recruitment Standard Operating Procedures and HR good practices

  • Offering briefing and guidance to partners on the application and interpretation of recruitment policies and procedures

  • Any other task as required by the Portfolio Manager.

The personnel is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of United Nations.

Contract duration: 5 days within 15 July 15 to 31 July 15

Submission Deadline: 1 July 2015

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