UNICEF works in some of the world s toughest places, to reach the world s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.
And we never give up.
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential to the benefit of a better world.
The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children's rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism.
For every child, Hope
How can you make a difference?
Under the supervision of the Chief of Operations/HR Manager, manage all human resource activities including the supervision of human resource staff in the small-medium size country office in accordance with the HR work plan, consistent with the Country Programme Management Plan.
Summary of key accountabilities:
1.Promote equity, transparency and consistency in the interpretation, determination and administration of international and local conditions of service, terms of employment, benefits and allowances in accordance with UNIUNICEF regulations and rules. Advise management and staff on correct interpretation and application of HR policies and procedures and provide counselling as required. Coordinate with relevant Government ministries and other appropriate local institutions to ensure the processing of international staff conditions of service, entitlements and privileges in country.
2. Support the office's administrative and technical needs for professional officers, general service and temporary staff by implementing and administering effective and speedy recruitment procedures. Ensure organizational targets (geographic distribution, gender, etc.) are met while not compromising on the recruitment and retention of national staff of the highest calibre. Team with supervisors in the recruitment process to ensure integrity and merit in all selection procedures while supporting the needs of managers and goals of diversity. Promote equity, transparency and consistency in the selection and placement of staff. Organizational targets (geographic distribution, gender, etc.) are met while not compromising on the recruitment and retention of national staff of the highest calibre. Team with supervisors in the recruitment process to ensure integrity and merit in all selection procedures while supporting the needs of managers and goals of diversity. Promote equity, transparency and consistency in the selection and placement of staff.
3. Ensure appropriate and timely actions for renewals of contracts, promotions, within-grade increments, and performance evaluations. Develop and implement plans, including timetables, for contract reviews, renewals and terminations; ensures timely notice to staff.
4. Implement and administer the fair, equitable and systematic GS classification in compliance with the established standards and procedures as well as the classification principle of equal pay for work of equal value by ensuring all job descriptions are current and duly classified. Make recommendations on the organizational structure of the office and effective utilization of human resources (HR).
5. Enhance staff job performance by supporting the identification of training needs, preparation of training proposals and arranging for implementation and evaluation of training. Provide HR training and support as required in country, including at sub-office locations. Provide orientation briefing to newly arrived staff Promote a rational and attainable career management system to meet the office's current and future needs.
6. Monitor potential staff management issues; provide advice to managers/supervisors on appropriate approach to be used in sound performance management and in counselling staff. Serve as technical resource and provide administrative support to staff- management bodies such as SAP, APC, JCP, and JCC.
7. Contribute to the budget preparation and review process through an analysis of staffing pattern and needs of the office. Participate in management meetings affecting HR planning and management
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have
University degree in social sciences or other relevant disciplines (human resources, business administration, international relations, psychology, etc). Additional professional training an advantage.
Two years of relevant professional work experience. Developing country work experience (for IP) or field work experience (for NO)
Background/familiarity with Emergency.
Fluency in English and another UN language. Fluency in the national language of the duty station an asset.
For every Child, you demonstrate
UNICEF s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Industry Type :
NGO / Social Services / Community Services / Non-Profit
Functional Area :
HR / Human Relations / Industrial Relations