UN United Nations RSCE Jobs – Human Resources Officer

Organization: United Nations Regional Service Centre
Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Grade: P3
Vacancy Announcement Number: 14-HRE-RSCE-36124-F-ENTEBBE
(M)
Reports to: Service Delivery Manager
About RSCE:
The Regional Service Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making
body for RSCE, in compliance with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations
Secretariat rules and regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations
Headquarters and oversight bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the
Global Field Support Strategy Implementation Coordination Team, as required.
The Regional Service Centre, as approved by the Member States, is
owned, managed and staffed by the regional missions it serves. This framework
reinforces the existing missions’ chain of command structures and lines of
authority in a manner that does not create an additional layer between
Headquarters and the regional missions. It also ensures that staffing for RSCE
will be achieved through the redeployment of resources from the regional
missions it serves.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Within delegated authority, the Human Resources Officer P-3 will be
responsible for the following duties:
1. General:
  • Offers technical advice and support to
    managers and staff on human resources related matters.
  • Compiles and prepares special reports and
    participates and/or leads special human resources project.
  • Stay abreast of developments in various
    areas of human resources.
2. Recruitment and Placement:
  • Identifies upcoming vacancies in
    coordination with client offices.
  • Prepares vacancy announcements, reviews
    applications, and provides a short-list to those offices.
  • Arranges and conducts interviews to select
    candidates.
  • Reviews recommendation on the selection of
    candidate by client offices.
  • The HR Officer will also serve as
    ex-officio in appointment and promotion bodies, examinations boards, and
    prepares and presents cases to these bodies.
  • Prepares job offers for successful
    candidates.
  • Monitors and evaluates recruitment and
    placement related activities of client offices, and recommends changes or
    corrections related to procedures to these offices.
  • Supervises and monitors the work of the
    Human Resources Assistants in carrying out all human resources
    administrative transactions including preparation of personnel actions,
    maintenance of staffing tables, and processing of contracts.
  • Plans, organizes, develops, coordinates
    and administers the National Competitive Examinations, G to P
    Examinations, Language professionals’ examinations and other programmes
    and tests related to recruitment of professional, general service and
    other categories of staff.
3. Administration of Entitlements:
  • Offers guidance on the interpretation and
    application of policies, regulations and rules. Reviews and provides
    advice on possible exceptions to policies, regulation and rules.
  • Administers and provides advice on salary
    and related benefits, travel, and social security entitlements.
  • Determines and recommends benefits and
    entitlements for staff on the basis of contractual status.
  • Reviews policies and procedures and recommends
    changes as required.
  • Reviews and recommends level of
    remuneration for individual contractors and consultants.
4. Staff Development and Career Support:
  • Identifies and analyzes staff development
    and career support needs and designs programmes to meet identified needs.
    Prepares monitoring reports on staff development and career support
    programmes.
  • Provides direction and assistance on
    mobility and career development to staff in all categories.
  • Designs, plans, monitors and provides
    induction orientation programme and briefing to new staff members.
  • Provides performance management advice to
    staff and management. Assists supervisors and staff with understanding and
    using the electronic performance appraisal system (ePerformance).
  • Assesses training needs, identifies,
    designs and delivers training programmes to staff at all levels throughout
    the Organization.
  • Advises and counsels staff in respect of
    rights, responsibilities, code of conduct and difficulties associated with
    work and entitlements.
  • Prepares classification analysis of jobs
    in Professional, Field Service and General Service categories.
  • Provides guidance to programme managers on
    the application of classification policies and procedures
  • Assists in preparing policy papers,
    position papers and briefing notes on HR related matters.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should hold an
    advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human
    resources management, business or public administration, social sciences,
    education or related area. A first-level university degree in combination
    with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in
    lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least five years’ progressively
    responsible experience in human resources management, administration or
    related area.
Languages Proficiency: English and French are the working
languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral
and written English is required. Working knowledge of French is required.
Personal Competencies:          
Professionalism: Knowledge of human resources policies,
practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational
setting. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and
recommendations.  Shows pride in work and
in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject
matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing
deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal
concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges;
remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating
gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in
all areas of work.
Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are
consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and
assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of
time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for
contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as
necessary; uses time efficiently.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are
provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their
trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate
solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’
environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of
progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or
services to client.
How to Apply: 
All suitably qualified and interested candidates for the aforementioned
United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe RSCE Vacancy should Apply Online
by Clicking the link below.
Deadline: 9th July, 2014

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