* Leadership and People Development Analyst, Copenhagen, Denmark At UNDP – United Nations Development Programme

Closing date: Tuesday, 25 July 2023

Job Identification : 11990

Locations : Copenhagen, Denmark

Posting Date : 07/10/2023, 06:01 AM

Apply Before : 07/25/2023, 03:59 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : IPSA-8

Vacancy Type : International Personnel Service Agreement

Practice Area : Innovation

Bureau : HQ

Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education & Work Experience : Master’s Degree

Other Criteria : Minimum of 2 years with Bachelor´s degree of relevant experience in learning and talent development is required.

Required Languages : Fluency in spoken and written English is required

Desired Languages : Working knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Job Description


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP: we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The Talent Development Unit (TDU)/Office of Human Resources (OHR) is a centre of expertise that designs and delivers state of the art learning and development solutions to UNDP staff worldwide. Through the delivery of large-scale leadership development programmes tailored for key leadership roles, an extensive offering of high-quality online courses on UNDP’s core business and professional certification programmes, as well as customised development planning and career management tools, OHR/TDU enables and supports UNDP staff to build skills with a growth mindset, leveraging the power of learning across all areas of work.

UNDP’s Leadership and People Development portfolios are targeted to prepare and build the competencies of rising and senior leaders as well as wider personnel in the organization. To facilitate the management and administration of these portfolios, OHR’s Talent Development Unit is seeking to hire a Leadership and People Development Analyst to support in various leadership, people management and people development initiatives. Under the supervision of the HR Manager in the unit, the incumbent will provide the following support (excerpt): Duties and Responsibilities The selected candidate will have the following key functions:

  •  Provide programme management support to UNDP’s global Leadership Development, People Management and Capability Development portfolios.
  •  Facilitate operational support, logistics and administrative work related to the portfolio.

Specific Duties across these portfolios will include:

  •  Provide programme management support to leadership and people development programmes and initiatives in connection with preparation, design, enrollment, delivery, data management, reporting, and evaluation. We partner with a range of business schools, universities and online learning providers. The portfolios include, for example:
  •  Leadership development / executive education for e.g. Resident Representatives, Deputy Resident Representatives and Senior Managers
  •  Personal and Team Impact Programme (360° feedback and coaching)
  •  People Management Development Programmes
  •  Key functional programmes, such as HR for 2030 for HR capability building
  •  Manage training related tasks e.g. communication and marketing, participant management, logistics, coordination with vendors.
  •  Provide support in communicating effectively with programme participants throughout the learning process (emails, social platforms, etc.).

Institutional Arrangement

  •  The incumbent will report to the HR Manager – Leadership Development, TDU/Office of Human Resources. The consultant will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables / outputs as specified above.


Core Competencies

  •  Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
  •  Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
  •  Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
  •  Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
  •  Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
  •  Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
  •  Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

  •  Technical/Functional HR Learning & Development – Leadership Development
    •  Knowledge of the leadership development theories, concepts and methodologies; ability to apply them in the design and implementation of the leadership development strategies and programmes; ability to advise leaders on their development needs and related strategies
  •  Cross-Functional: Business Management – Communication
    •  Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience
    •  Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels
  •  Cross-Functional: Business Management – Project Management
    •  Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals
  •  Cross-Functional: Business Management – Customer Satisfaction / Client Management
    •  Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers’ needs.

Required Skills and Experience


  •  Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field is required or
  •  A first University degree (Bachelor´s degree) in Human Resources, Psychology, Business Administration, Project Management in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  •  Master´s degree or minimum of 2 years with Bachelor´s degree of relevant experience in learning and talent development is required.
  •  Experience working in UNDP/UN agencies funds and programmes is desirable.


  •  Fluency in spoken and written English is required;
  •  Working knowledge of another UN language is an asset

Required Skills and Competencies:

  •  A high level of experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling large sets of data in excel, creating Power Point presentations in Microsoft Office and working with web-based management systems is required


  •  No travel is expected with the duration of this contract.

The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

  •  Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.
  •  A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.
  •  Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.


Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.


UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.

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