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Vacancy for Human Resources Officer

We are in search of a highly organized and self-motivated Human Resources Officer to join our Secretariat, located in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Published: 24 January 2020

The HR Officer will join the Secretariat's Administration Department, forming a close-knit team with the current HR Officer and Coordination Officer.  This is a diverse role, which supports all HR-related functions, including daily administration, processes and strategies concerning staff.


The HR Officer will support the Secretariat (approximately 65 employees) by:

  • acting as first line of support for staff issues
  • assisting line managers to understand and implement policies and procedures as well as analysing needs and plan strategies related to staff resources
  • maintaining relations with relevant stakeholders, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • executing full recruitment process (preparing job adverts, organizing panel, checking applications, shortlisting, interviewing, and orientation)
  • dealing with and promoting staff well-being in the Secretariat
  • working towards the streamlining of administrative processes
  • providing overall administrative support to the General Secretary and Administration team ​

​Qualifications and experience

To be a success in this role, you should have:

  • ​outstanding integrity and professionalism
  • proactive approach to work, continuously seeking ways to help
  • Bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited university
  • at least 5 years' working experience in a field related to human resources
  • excellent communication skills as well as the proven ability to thrive in a team, with colleagues from diverse backgrounds
  • an eye for detail and great organization skills, with an ability to manage several tasks simultaneously
  • excellent working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of applications and familiarity with SharePoint
  • excellent English language skills

​Terms of appointment

The appointment will be full-time (38 hours per week), starting in April 2020 at the latest. 

ICES Secretariat staff enjoy privileges and immunities pursuant to the Host Agreement between the Government of Denmark and ICES. The salaries of ICES staff are exempt from Danish income tax and are based on, but not identical to, the United Nations common salary system.  The salary for this role is situated at the “C6" grade.  A tax-free pension scheme is available, to which both the employee and ICES contribute.

ICES Staff Rules set out the conditions and principles of employment and the responsibilities of the Secretariat staff.


If you feel you have the professional and personal qualities and potential we are looking for, please submit your application (CV and cover letter) directly via e-mail to no later than 9 February 2020. Please mark your email and applications documents “202002 HR Officer".

Questions about this vacancy may be directed to HR & Administration Officer Rachel West Knudsen​

​ICES is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

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