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

Organisation: United Nations
High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10026727
Vacancy Notice: 32/2016
Reports to: Human Resources
Duty Station: Kampala,
Post Grade: GL5
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 Senior
Human Resources Assistant will be supporting the Human Resources Officer in
personnel administration and other HR related matters, including the process of
recruitment and appointment of staff, and in the performance management and
welfare issues of staff under area of responsibility (AOR).
Key Duties and
  • Offer support in the recruitment,
    assignment and reassignment of local general service staff. Prepare
    documents for the interview panel for the recruitment of local staff.
  • Process local staff members’ contracts,
    entitlements and benefits in accordance with Staff Rules and established
    HR procedures.
  • Update personnel related information in
    MSRP/HR module where this activity has been rolled out from PAPS to the
    respective office.
  • Guide staff members on their rights,
    obligations, benefits and entitlements, and assist them in interpreting
    UN/UNHCR staff rules and regulations.
  • Assist newly-arrived international staff
    with administrative formalities related to their accreditations,
    security/ground passes, submission of completed forms and related
    documents to headquarters, arrange travel and hotel reservations
  • Offer support in the shipment of their
    personal effects in coordination with the logistics section.
  • Administer UNHCR medical insurance plan
    for locally recruited staff. Provide administrative support to staff and
    dependants in case of medical evacuations.
  • Maintain personnel records in the office,
    including maintenance of the attendance, overtime and leave records.
  • Perform other duties as required. 
Key Performance Indicators:
  • The workforce in the AOR is well-informed
    of the organisation’s human resources policies and practices.
  • 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 Senior Human Resources Assistant career placement should have
    completed secondary education with certificates in secretarial and
    administrative training.
  • At least five years of previous relevant
    work 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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