United Nations RSCE Career Jobs – Human Resources Officer

Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Grade: P3
Job Opening Number:
Report 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 RSC.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Human
Resources Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
1. General:
  • Offers technical advice and support to managers and
    staff on human resources related matters.
  • Prepares special reports and participates and/or
    leads special human resources project.
  • Stays abreast of developments in various areas of
    human resources.
Recruitment and Placement:
  • Identifies upcoming vacancies in coordination with
    client offices.
  • In charge of preparing vacancy announcements, reviews
    applications, and provides a short-list to those offices.
  • Arranges and conducts interviews to select
  • Regularly reviews recommendation on the selection of
    candidate by client offices.
  • Serves as ex-officio in appointment and promotion
    bodies, examinations boards, and prepares and presents cases to these
  • Prepares job offers for successful candidates.
  • Actively monitors and evaluates recruitment and
    placement related activities of client offices, and recommends changes or
    corrections related to procedures to these offices.
  • Mentors, 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.
Administration of Entitlements:
  • Provides advice on interpretation and application of
    policies, regulations and rules. Reviews and provides advice on possible
    exceptions to policies, regulation and rules.
  • In charge of administering and providing guidance 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 advice 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
  • 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
  • Supports in preparing policy papers, position papers
    and briefing notes on HR related matters.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    ideal job holder for the United Nations RSCE Human Resources Officer
    career opportunity 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 of progressively responsible
    experience in human resources management, administration or related area.
  • Past exposure and experience in Human Resources
    systems and processes within the United Nations is desirable.
Languages: English and French are the working
languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English
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 desiring to serve the United Nations Regional Service
Centre at Entebbe (RSCE) as the Human Resource Officer should express their
interest by visiting the UN recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 13th March, 2015

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