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Under the overall supervision of the Resources Management Officer and direct supervisor of the Human Resources Coordinator, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Responsibilities and Accountabilities
1. Participate in evaluation of staffing needs in the office and assist in coordination of recruitment processes, including but not limited to, providing guidance to hiring managers on preparation of Terms of Reference, drafting and posting Vacancy Notice/Special Vacancy Notice, screening and shortlisting applications, drafting interview protocols, preparing and
administering written tests, taking part in interview panels as assigned, drafting candidates assessment forms, conducting reference checks, preparing job offers, administering
recruitment mailbox, etc.
2. Carry-out and coordinate pre-employment activities such as preparation of Entry on Duty (EOD) documentation and collection of supporting documentation, coordination of EOD
medical exams and follow-up with Health Insurance Medical Service (Manila or Panama) on medical clearance, coordinate enrollment in insurance plans as appropriate, coordination and
delivery of induction sessions, arrangement for security briefing, etc.
3. Perform assigned role(s) in PRISM HR paying special attention to data consistency and accuracy; input, maintain and verify data based on approvals and supporting documentation;
verify eligibility for allowances and other benefits, monitor and follow up on contractual situation and entitlements, and initiate and coordinate prompt actions; generate, edit and
review reports, contract extensions, personnel actions and other related documentation.
4. Monitor attendance and leave administration; generate, edit and analyse leave-related reports; respond to questions concerning leave administration; guide staff on request and approval
procedure in PRISM.
5. Carry-out and monitor a wide range of Human Resource actions including but not limited to preparation of documentation for separation, classification, reclassification, promotion,
disciplinary cases and coordinate with the Regional Office, Administrative Centers and Human Resource Management in Geneva as appropriate.
6. Prepare, coordinate and monitor all reports on personnel matters and submit timely to concerned parties; draft and review routine correspondence, letters, certifications, etc.;
create and maintain a systematic way to archive Human Resources documents (electronic and hard copies). Update and maintain electronic and physical archiving systems in the unit
including personnel files with all supporting documentation, recruitment files, Human Resources policies, regulations, guidelines and manuals, internal controls, etc.
7. Monitor compliance with the Staff Evaluation System and follow-up with staff and supervisor as needed; facilitate compliance by providing technical guidance on the use of the system.
8. Plan and coordinate the organization of Human Resources events including staff development and training activities in coordination with the Staff Development and Learning Unit and
maintain updated records. Participate in assessments of staff training and development needs.
9. Provide information to staff on their entitlements and responsibilities in line with IOM regulations, instructions and procedures. Respond to standard and more complex inquiries
and refer the most sensitive ones as appropriate.
10. Identify areas for improvement and highlight them to the supervisor; provide inputs for new procedures to complement or to adapt existing ones taking into consideration the specific
needs of the office. Assist in analyzing and resolving sensitive cases by collating background information, preparing summaries and sharing best practices. Provides comments on
11. Participate in inter-agency Human Resources related working groups as assigned.
12. Provide guidance and training to and coordinate and monitor work of new/junior staff in the unit.
13. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Requisitos Adicionales:

• High School diploma with six years of relevant experience; or,
• Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology or related field with four years of relevant professional experience.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, E-mail, Outlook; previous experience in SAP is a distinct advantage.
• Attention to detail, ability to organize paperwork in a methodical way.
• Discreet, details and clients-oriented, patient and willingness to learn new things.
• Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage.

• Knowledge and understanding of Human Resources/Administrative best practices and procedures.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, E-mail, Outlook; previous experience in SAP is a distinct advantage;
• Attention to detail, ability to organize paperwork in a methodical way.
• Effective organisational skills.
• Teamworking and interpersonal skills


For all applicants, fluency in English and Spanish is required (oral and written).


The candidate should send his/her application through the following email [email protected] using as Subject “SVN 2023-022 Human Resources
Specialist G6”

The application must include:

• Curriculum with 3 references.
• Letter of interest.
• In case of receiving applications from foreigners living in Costa Rica, they must submit their work permit.