Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The International Solar Alliance is an inter-governmental organization headquartered in
Gurgaon, India. The vision and mission of the International Solar Alliance is to provide a
dedicated platform for cooperation among solar resource rich countries where the global
community, including bilateral and multilateral organizations, corporates, industry, and other
stakeholders, can make a positive contribution to assist and help achieve the common goals of
increasing the use of solar energy in meeting energy needs of ISA Member Countries in a safe,
convenient, affordable, equitable and sustainable manner.
The Director, Human Resources and Coordination will report directly to the Director-General
and lead a small team of professional and administrative staff members. The Director will be
responsible for providing expert advice, developing policies and leading the Human
Resources, governing body meeting services/support, ICT and Procurement for the Organization.
Duties and Responsibilities. The Director, Human Resources and Coordination will help in conceptualizing, planning,
designing administrative services for ISA, drawing on global best practices.
The incumbent is responsible for:
Lead the implementation of and further development of ISA Staff
Regulations, Rules and Procedures for managing the ISA secretariat's human resources
related matters such as:
Review and provide advice on exceptions to policies regulation and rules; Provide
advice and support to the Director-General on human resources related matters;
Assess workforce requirements, map available competencies and skills, and identifies
capacity gaps; Prepare classification analysis of jobs in Professional and General Service
and related categories. Implementation of end-to-end recruitment processes which
includes initiating the hiring process, recruitment planning, advising managers in the
preparation of Job Openings and reviewing recommendations on the selection of
candidates by ISA secretariat hiring managers.
Procurement and Logistical Services Management:
Lead the implementation and further development of IS's procurement regulations and procedures and manage the ISA secretariat's procurement related matters such as:
Conduct of Assembly and Standing Committees:
Ensures forward-looking information and communications technology management and supervision of ICT team focusing on achievement of the following results:
Administration & Coordination:
Contribute with Director of Finance to Resource mobilization and project formulation Competencies
Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional
competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting
commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather
than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; able to interact with senior
government and private sector leadership; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from
others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having
two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience;
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed; ability to
disseminate information through online platforms, social media and traditional methods.
Leadership: Proven ability to lead teams of diverse staff; training and develop staff; successful
counsel and conduct performance management; provide vision and direction to a team and
lead the team to undertake innovative work.
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input
by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team
agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision,
even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team
accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates
appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for
contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent or higher) in human
resources, business administration, public administration, financial management, economics
or related discipline required.
A minimum of 12 years of professional work experience for P4 level or 15 years for
P5 level in the management of multiple support/administrative functions relevant for this
position, including, financial management, human resources, IT and procurement. Preference
will be given to candidates who have between five and seven years of international experience.
Strong experience in human resources management in the United Nations or International
setting strongly desired. Experience with major ERP systems desirable. Responsible experience
in budget, finance, administration, business administration or related area is required.
Experience in managing or (supporting) supervising multi- disciplinary teams is required.
Language and IT skills:
The role demands substantial writing and verbal communications skills.
As English is the official and working language of the Organization, excellent command of both
written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of other languages (e.g. French, Spanish
and Arabic) would be an advantage. Satisfactory skills in Outlook, MS Office products, and
various ERP systems is highly desirable.