HR Specialist


Background information – IPAS and the role

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, the UNOPS Integrated Practice Advice and Support (IPAS) serves all the regions and headquarters, primarily with advice and solutions to everyday implementation challenges. IPAS consists of a diverse team of subject matter experts in the six practice areas of HR, Administration, Legal, Finance, Procurement, Project Management and Infrastructure.

The IPAS HR Specialist reports to the IPAS HR Team Lead and is responsible for delivering on the three areas of supporting operations, business efficiency and knowledge management. For IPAS HR this translates into daily interactions with country offices and regional offices to provide sound and accurate advice and support on HR matters.

Functional responsibilities

  1. Advisory Support on HR policies and Processes
  2. Business advisory – Engagement reviews
  3. Support to policy development and implementation
  4. Knowledge Building and Knowledge Sharing


Advanced University degree preferably in Human Resources management, Business Administration, Communication, Social or Behavioral sciences.

A First University degree in related fields with 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.


  • A minimum of 5 years of professional-level human resources experience, including HR advisory services, in a major area of human resources management in an international, public or corporate organization.
  • Within these 5 years, a minimum of two years of experience providing advice on HR policies is required.
  • Field experience will be a strong asset.
  • UN or NGO experience will be an asset.
  • International exposure is required.
  • Proficiency in the usage of computers and office software packages as well as web-based management systems is required.

Languages Fluency in English is required, as well as fluency in either French or Spanish.

How to apply

In order to apply please follow this link.

Deadline: 19 Mar 2023