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

Job Title:        Human Resources Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Position No.: 10028844
Vacancy Notice: 013/2018
Reports to: Assistant Administrative/Finance Officer
Duty Station: Kampala, 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 be
supporting the Assistant Administrative/Finance 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. The incumbent will also provide support 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
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • 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).
  • The Human Resources
    Associate will also 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
  • Assist and coach
    administrative staff performing personnel administration related
    functions, including maintenance of the attendance, overtime and leave
  • Support the
    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
  • Perform other duties
    as required.
Key Performance Indicators:
  • The workforce in the
    AOR is well-informed of and understands the organisation human resources
    policies and practices.
  • UNHCR provides a
    healthy, safe and respectful working environment for its workforce in the

 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate
    for the United Nations UNHCR Human Resources Associate job opportunity
    should have completed secondary education with post-secondary
    training/certificate in Business Administration, Office Management, Human
    Resources Management or related field.
  • At least six years of
    previous relevant professional experience.
  • Extensive 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: 15th March 2018
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