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United Nations Department of Management

Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) is responsible for implementing the vision of the Secretary-General for an integrated Global Secretariat, with a multi-skilled, versatile, high-performing and mobile workforce that operates across disciplines to fulfil the Organization’s complex and interrelated mandates in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

The Office of Human Resources Management (OHRM) plays a strategic role in helping the Organization to align its human resources capacity to meet those demands. Attracting, developing and retaining highly motivated staff is critical to the success of United Nations programmes.

The primary objective of OHRM is to provide a modern human resources service that supports a high-performing workforce for a more productive, flexible and results-oriented Organization. The Office develops and maintains the human resources management infrastructure through policy and system development. It provides advice, monitors performance, and develops the skills and potential of staff in line with the mandates of the United Nations.

OHRM is headed by Assistant-Secretary-General, Ms. Carole Wamuyu Wainaina.

Reform Initiatives

The comprehensive human resources management reform has made significant progress in bringing about change in 10 key areas: human resources planning; streamlined rules and procedures; recruitment, placement and promotion; mobility; competencies and continuous learning; performance management; career development; conditions of service; contractual arrangements; and administration of justice.

Explore a career with the United Nations

If you are looking for a rewarding international career, the United Nations provides an opportunity to serve in a dynamic multicultural environment in a variety of jobs in the support of global causes.

The United Nations welcomes applications from nationals of all Member States and strongly encourages women to apply.  Applicants with disabilities are considered by the United Nations for employment under all types of contracts in full compliance with the United Nations Charter.