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

Job Title:             Human Resources Officer
Organization: United Nations
Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda
Job Opening Number: 66283
Reports to: 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 RSC.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Within delegated authority, the Human Resources Officer will be responsible
for the following duties:
Monitoring, Reporting and Internal Communication:
·        
Significantly contribute to the monitoring and
evaluation of the implementation of delegated authorities, through, inter-alia,
the Human Resources Management Scorecard (HRM-S), Service Level Agreements,
HRM-S indicators, and the Senior Managers’ Compact.
·        
Develop and implement practices and procedures
based on HR policies to meet the evolving needs of the Service Line.
·        
In charge of monitoring the implementation of
human resources policies, practices and procedures in the Service Line.
·        
Actively participates in the preparation of
special reports, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and information
circulars and participate and/or lead special human resources projects.
Administration of entitlements:
·        
Responsible for providing advice on the
application of policies, regulations and rules. Review and provide advice on
exceptions to policies, regulation and rules.
·        
Determine and recommend benefits and entitlements
for staff on the basis of contractual status.
·        
Keenly review policies and procedures and
recommends changes as required.
·        
Review and recommend the level of remuneration
for consultants.
·        
Supervise and monitor the work of the Human
Resources Assistants in carrying out all human resources administrative
transactions including preparation of personnel actions and extensions of
contracts.
·        
Monitor and follow up on separations with
colleagues in New York, with Payroll and with the UNJSPF in relation to
payments of final benefits.
·        
Provide data on staff separations on a regular
basis.
Recruitment and Placement:
·        
Responsible for identifying upcoming vacancies
in coordination with client offices; preparing job openings; review
applications for eligibility; arranging and conducting interviews; reviewing
recommendations on the selection of a candidates by client offices; serving as
ex-officio in interview panels; and preparing/presenting cases to review
boards.
·        
Prepare job offers for successful candidates; monitor
and evaluate recruitment and placement-related activities of client offices;
and recommend changes or corrections related to procedures to these offices.
·        
Plan, organize, develop and coordinate
assessments related to recruitment of professional, general service and other
categories of staff, if needed.
·        
Perform any other duties as required.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The ideal candidate for the United Nations RSCE
Human Resources Officer career opportunity should hold a High school diploma or
equivalent. Technical or vocational certificate in human resources management,
business or public administration, education or related area is required.
·        
At least ten years of progressively responsible
experience in human resources management, administrative services or a related
area. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to five (5) years for
candidates who possess a first level university degree.
·        
Previous experience in the application of Human
Resource Management Systems (for example: Inspira, Umoja, or related) is
required. Experience working in a post-conflict environment outside home
country is required. Supervisory experience is desirable.
·        
Languages: Fluency in oral and
written English is required.
Personal Competencies:
·        
Professionalism: Knowledge of
administrative, budgetary, financial and human resources policies and
procedures. Demonstrated in-depth technical knowledge of all aspects of
administration with proven analytical skills. Ability to apply various United
Nations administrative rules and regulations in work situations. Conceptual
analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis.
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.
·        
Communication: Speaks and writes
clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from
others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits
interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and
format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and
keeping people informed.
·        
Planning & 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 desiring to serve the
United Nations Regional Service Centre at Entebbe (RSCE) in the aforementioned
capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website
and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 14th
September 2016
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