HR Specialist – Talent Outreach, Copenhagen, Denmark 219 views

The People and Change Group (PCG) is based at the UNOPS Headquarters in Copenhagen. Its mission is to empower effective leadership and high-performing talent as well as to enable business transformation pursuit of organizational excellence and a culture of innovation.

We are bringing together more than 30 experienced professionals in organisational design, recruitment outreach, talent management, learning management, and change management. All of us have a passion for achieving results and building innovation into our way of doing business. In a truly multicultural atmosphere, we work in a dynamic, flexible team based approach and thrive to get things done.

We are recruiting an enthusiastic talent attraction professional to contribute to position UNOPS as an inclusive employer of choice globally and strengthen our capacity to attract the best talent. Specifically, we want to build our brand awareness among targeted talent audiences as well as building talent outreach capacity in the organisation. The role will require to develop key initiatives that will expand UNOPS diverse talent networks. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on the essence of an international hiring organization, to strengthen global talent acquisition strategy within the United Nations family and have an active contribution to UNOPS Strategic Plan.

Under the supervision of the Talent Outreach Advisor, you will be working together with the recruitment outreach team and the broader PCG team to increase recruitment performance and brand awareness that drives diversity. The latter is currently focusing on improving the gender diversity within our workforce as explained in our Gender Parity strategy.

You will mainly work on three (3) functional areas: recruitment outreach, employer branding and capacity building as described below:

  • Drive and initiate recruitment outreach activities, to improve the quality of applications and their diversity. Contribute to source diverse talent on short and medium outlook for senior and positions which are difficult to fill.
  • Implement strategic sourcing strategies for senior leadership and business critical roles across the organisation.
  • Contribute to develop an employer branding strategy to position UNOPS as international and inclusive employer of choice in particular among underrepresented groups.
  • Develop recruitment branding initiatives to build awareness among specific talent audiences in specific job categories (i.e.: leadership, civil engineering, project management, ICT) or even specific groups (i.e.: women, diaspora, talent with disabilities).
  • Contribute to develop the digital talent attraction strategy (i.e.:LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram,)
  • Contribute to develop innovative recruitment campaigns including media, print, web/online content and event promotion.
  • Work closely with internal stakeholders such as strategic talent management, diversity & inclusion teams as well as with corporate communication to contribute to meet organisational priorities.
  • Design, implement and manage employee advocacy programme (i.e.: talent recruitment ambassadors programme)
  • Develop and implement training for personnel, in particular for UNOPS leadership and management, on the use of social medial and relevant networks to attract diverse talent
  • Contribute to develop communication materials and training to brand UNOPS as employer of choice at various networking and industry events
  • Ensure the development of national capacity of HR colleagues on recruitment outreach.
  • Contribute to set a school engagement and job fairs go-to-market strategy and other appropriate channels.
  • Contribute to the development of trainings on employer branding for units / field offices and support their implementation


  • An advanced degree in Communication, Human Resources, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Marketing, or other related field would be desirable.
  • Alternatively, a combination of Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience, may be accepted in lieu of advanced degree.


  • A minimum of 5 years relevant experience in employer branding and/or talent attraction is required.
  • Experience in employer branding initiative including diversity and inclusion is required. (i.e.:diaspora, gender, disabilities, etc)
  • Experience in working on employee engagement programme is required.
  • International experience and /or work experience in the development sector is required.
  • Asian market knowledge on talent attraction is considered as an advantage.


  • Fluency in English.
  • Fluency in French or Spanish is an advantage.

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.

Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).

Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.

Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.

Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.

Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement

Contract level: IICA2

Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.

Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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