Career Coach

UNOPS, Karnali, Nepal
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Job Summary

Job Description

The Career Coach is responsible for supporting key UNOPS Nepal Hub personnel in defining and achieving their career goals and in improving their productivity. He/she is expected to contribute to UNOPS' Gender Parity Strategy by creating an enabling work environment for women and supporting their professional growth in the organisation.

Functional Responsibilities

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The Career Coach will be responsible for the following tasks:

Career coaching

  • Assist UNOPS Nepal personnel in defining career objectives.

  • Assist UNOPS Nepal personnel in defining productivity objectives.

  • Ensure regular follow-up of coachees' personal development plans.

Applicant support

  • Offer specific guidance to personnel seeking career growth within the organisation.

  • Offer specific guidance to personnel finishing short-term contracts.

  • Provide feedback on internal applicants' CV, online recruitment profile and cover letter.

  • Assist internal applicants with interview skills, focusing on competency-based interviews.

Leadership skills development

  • Organise collective training sessions for UNOPS Nepal personnel in leadership skills (public speaking, assertiveness etc.)

  • Plan and host networking and/or motivational events with inspirational speakers.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

The Career Coach is expected to maintain a register of coaching sessions for the Nepal Office, which will be reviewed monthly.

The Career Coach is expected to prepare and maintain a training and event calendar.

The Career Coach's performance will be evaluated through an annual feedback survey for the participants of the coaching and leadership programmes.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

A. Education

● Advanced University Degree in Human Resources, Psychology, Counseling, Business or other relevant discipline.

● University Degree (bachelor’s degree / first level) with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant professional experience in Human Resources, Psychology, Counseling, Business or other relevant discipline may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

● Graduation from an International Coaching Federation (ICF)- accredited institution or similar international accreditation is highly desirable.

B. Work Experience

● Five years (or more based on academic credentials) of progressive experience in career counseling and/or coaching in either public or private sector organizations is required.

● Experience in change management is desirable.

● Experience working with international organisations is desirable.

● Experience in change management is desirable.

● Experience in women's empowerment activities is desirable.

C. Language:

● Full working knowledge of English is essential

*Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA)
Contract level: I-ICA 2
Contract duration:Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance
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Additional Considerations

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • *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. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.*
    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.*