UN Jobs – Human Resources Officer at United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Organization: United Nations
Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Grade: P-3
Vacancy Announcement Number: 15-HRE-RSCE-46054-F-ENTEBBE
(R)
Reports to: Service
Delivery Manager or Service Line 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:
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Provides guidance and support to managers and staff
on human resources related matters.
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Prepares special reports and participates and/or
leads special human resources project.
·        
Stays abreast with developments in various areas of
human resources.
2.
Recruitment and Placement:
·        
The incumbent will be tasked with preparing job offers
for successful candidates at the UN Regional centre.
·        
Actively 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:
·        
The incumbent provides support in 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.
·        
Regularly 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:
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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.
·        
Renders support on mobility and career development to
staff in all categories.
·        
Designs, plans, monitor and provides induction
orientation programme and briefing to new staff members.
·        
Provides performance management advice to staff and
management. Supports 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.
·        
Guides 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
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Supports in preparing policy papers, position papers
and briefing notes on HR related matters.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
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The ideal candidate for the aforementioned United
Nations RSCE Human Resources Officer should hold an advanced university degree
(Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources management, business or
public administration, 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.
·        
Prior experience in Human Resources systems and
processes within the United Nations is highly desirable.
·        
Languages: English and
French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this
position, fluency in English is required.
Personal Competencies:
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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.
           
NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any
stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing,
or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on
applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United Nations
Regional Service Centre (RSCE) in the aforementioned capacity should Apply
Online at the web link below.
Deadline: 31st August, 2015

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