Human Resources and Administration Officer

World Federation of United Nations Associations
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 15

Position description

The World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA) is a global nonprofit organization working for a stronger and more effective United Nations. Established in 1946, WFUNA represents and coordinates a membership of over 100 national United Nations Associations (UNAs) and their thousands of members. WFUNA is the largest international network of people supporting and engaging with the United Nations. WFUNA’s vision is to see a United Nations that is a powerful force in meeting common global challenges and opportunities. WFUNA has offices at UN Headquarters in Geneva, New York and Seoul. 


Human Resources 

  • Prepare employment, consulting, or internship agreements including relevant tax forms for Finance Officer
  • Look into necessary HR policies
  • Manage onboarding and communicate organization’s policies
  • Handle employee terminations, grievance and other difficult situations in a sensitive, fair and respectful manner
  • Work closely with legal counsel and management to write employee manual, employment agreements and benefits as required
  • Maintain system of tracking attendance and leave
  • Manage Worker’s Compensation Insurance for NY office
  • Oversee Harassment Policy
  • Benefits Administration
  • Prepare visa applications – including L, H1B, E, J1 – as necessary
  • Other duties as assigned by the Secretary-General


  • Liaise with relevant UN entities and building management with regard to office maintenance and upkeep
  • Maintain legal agreements across all offices and coordinate with in country staff as appropriate
  • Responsible for all open legal issues involving the organization – Primary contact with legal services, and UN OLA
  • Recruit pro-bono legal services as necessary
  • Manage insurance policies for the organization, including but not limited to DNO, Medical, Dental, vision, and Medical Benefits Abroad
  • Maintain charitable status of each registered Secretariat Office
  • Ensure that the Organization complies with all legal and regulatory requirements in countries of operation 
  • Manage UN Accreditations and Affiliations including registration and reporting to ECOSOC, DGC and other UN entities
  • Maintain a system of knowledge management for all formal documents across all offices and programs
  • NY Office Maintenance – including supplies, equipment, and work stations
  • Prepare for Executive Committee meetings as well as relevant portions of the Plenary Assembly
  • Manage incoming communication to general phone line in NY and to [email protected] and other relevant accounts
  • Schedule, organize and take minutes of monthly staff meetings
  • Respond to general inquiries by member Associations
  • Participate in shared duties with regard to Membership issues
  • Other duties as assigned by the Secretary-General


  • Degree in Human Resource Management or Nonprofit Management 
  • SHRM certification preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (French and Spanish is a plus)
  • 5+ years of human resources experience in a non-profit, academic, or inter-governmental organization
  • Knowledge of the United Nations, UN entities and stakeholder
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Salesforce or other similar database

Personal Characteristics

  • High-energy; results-oriented; thrives in a multi-faceted, fast-paced environment
  • Ability to involve and motivate key stakeholders, including WFUNA staff and interns
  • Enjoys working with persons of diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Works well in a small office environment
  • Well-organized and detail-oriented
  • Adaptable and flexible

Application instructions

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until position is filled. Your application material should be submitted in English. Please indicate “Human Resources and Administration Officer” in the subject line of your email and consolidate your resume and cover letter into one document. Due to the volume of applications received, please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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