Human Resources Associate UN Jobs – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Job Title:      Human Resources Associate
Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026849
Vacancy Notice: 34/2016
Reports to: Administrative
or Human Resources Officer
Duty Station: Uganda
Post Grade: GL6
About UNHCR:
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was
established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly.
UNHCR’s mandate under the Statute of the Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Refugees is to lead and co-ordinate action for international
protection to refugees; seek permanent solutions for the problems of refugees
and safeguard refugee rights and well-being. UNHCR has an additional mandate
concerning issues of statelessness, as it is given a designated role under
Article 11 of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness.
Job Summary: The Human
Resources Associate will support the Administrative or Human Resources Officer
in personnel administration and other HR related matters of staff under area of
responsibility (AOR), including the process of staffing and budget reviews,
recruitment and appointment of staff, and in the performance management and
staff welfare issues. He/she will assist in coaching and training of junior
support staff. Incumbent will have close working relationship with the
staff-related services in UNHCR, such as the Personnel Administration &
Payroll Section, Medical Service, Staff Welfare and Global Learning Centre.
Key Duties and
  • Prepare HR related documents for the
    annual operations programme review. Provide input in the review of the training
    needs of the staff, making appropriate proposals to meet identified needs.
  • Guide staff members on their rights,
    obligations, benefits and entitlements, and assist them in interpreting
    UN/UNHCR staff rules and regulations.
  • Actively participate in the recruitment of
    local staff including the drafting of vacancy notices and arranging for
    typing, driving and/or other tests on the required skills. Draft
    submissions for the review by the local Assignments Committee (AC).
  • Administer recruitment, assignment and
    reassignment of local staff in the AOR, in accordance with UN/UNHCR rules
    and procedures. Update personnel records in the office, including MSRP
    entries into HR module where this activity has been rolled out from PAPS
    to the respective office.
  • Assist and coach administrative staff
    performing personnel administration related functions, including
    maintenance of the attendance, overtime and leave records.
  • Assist newly-arrived international staff
    with administrative formalities related to their accreditations,
    security/ground passes, submission of completed forms and related
    documents to headquarters, arrangements for their onward travel to the
    field office, if applicable.
  • Administer UNHCR medical insurance plan
    for locally recruited staff. Provide administrative support to staff and
    dependants in case of medical evacuations.
  • Maintain liaison with the counterparts at
    support sections and divisions at headquarters, as well as at the
    respective Bureau, on matters related to the personnel administration
    support, medical and other issues of staff welfare and safety.
  • Perform any other duties as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • The workforce in the AOR is well-informed
    of and understands the organisation human resources policies and
  • UNHCR provides a healthy, safe and
    respectful working environment for its workforce in the AOR.
Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNHCR Human Resources Associate job placement should have completed
    secondary education with post-secondary training/certificate in Business
    Administration, Office Management, Human Resources Management or related
  • At least six years of previous relevant
    professional experience.
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR administrative
    procedures and processes and exposure to provision of support services in
    an international organization.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge
    of another relevant UN language or local language
How to Apply:
All interested Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in the aforementioned capacity are
encouraged to click on the link below and follow the application instructions
after reviewing the job details.
Deadline: 4th
January, 2017
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