UN Human Resources Manager Job Careers – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title:        Human
Resources Manager
Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About US:
The United Nations
Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is mandated by the UN general assembly to advocate for
the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and expand
their opportunities to reach their full potential. Together with our partners,
we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into
practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and
excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
Job Summary:  The Human Resources Manager is accountable for
implementing HR services that enhance the capacity of their clients to deliver
on their business goals and objectives. In doing so, the incumbent demonstrates
the ability to anticipate HR-related needs and develop subsequent plans and
solutions that align HR management with business objectives.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Management of the
HR Unit
  • Support the Chief of Section in establishing the annual work plan,
    setting priorities/targets and performance measurements.
  • Monitor work progress and ensure results are achieved according to
    schedule and performance standards.
  • Establish clear individual performance objectives, goals and
    timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the team to perform their
    duties responsibly and efficiently.
Technical HR
  • Provide technical leadership in one or more HR specialty areas with
    responsibility for reviewing the work of other Professional and General
    Service staff for compliance with principles and concepts, policies,
    regulations and rules as well as for soundness of judgement and
  • Develop, implement and monitor the interpretation and application of
    new human resources policies, practices and procedures in area of
    specialization to meet the evolving needs of the organization including
    formulating the position of the organization on policies in area of HR
    specialization and determining the appropriate application of rules and
    regulations to highly sensitive or contentious individual cases having implications
    for other HR systems and UNICEF as a whole.
Business Partnering
  • Serve as the single point of contact for his/her client portfolio on
    advice pertaining to all aspects of the employment life cycle
  • Work with clients to help fulfill their goals through advising on
    how to attract, retain and motivate staff of the highest caliber.
  • Provide accurate and timely advice to clients on HR processes and
    policies, ensuring the highest level of client-orientation.
  • Proactively advise clients on the resolution of human resources
    issues ensuring equitable and transparent solutions that protects both the
    staff and organizations interests in accordance with policies, regulations
    and procedures.
  • Promote the organizational goals and targets for gender equity and
    cultural diversity.
Strategic Human
  • Liaise with the HQ Divisions, regional and country offices to
    support and contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation and global
    implementation. Provide feedback and make recommendations on the
    establishment and improvement of HR systems, policies and processes.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and implement best and
    cutting-edge practices in HR management and contribute to the development
    of global policies, procedures and introduce innovation through sharing of
    best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Responsible for strategic human resources forecasting for his/her
    clients including identifying future human resource requirements in terms
    of numbers, types and levels of staff, and identifying emerging trends in
    profile requirements.
  • Helps design optimal organizational, staffing structures and levels,
    and, in consultation with senior management develops standards and
    benchmarks staffing norms.
Implementation of
assigned Human Resources Services
  • Provide support to various or one specific HR occupation
    (recruitment, job classification, career development, performance
    management, data analytics, learning & development etc.) to help their
    supervisors in implementing efficient client services that help either
    attract, retain and/or motivate staff of the highest caliber.
  • When assigned casework in the relevant area on either a routine or
    non-routine basis, analyze and synthesize issues and problems, and
    interpret established, formal guidelines to address and recommend
    solutions or further actions required.
Learning and
Capacity Development
  • Work in close collaboration with business owners, design and deliver
    learning plans for staff to enhance their knowledge and build skills in
    new areas.
  • Contributes to the mapping of competencies for all staff in assigned
    client portfolio, assisting in the development of a comprehensive
    framework in support of the development of the talent pipeline.
  • Recommend efficient and cost-effective learning products which
    strengthen staff capacity to contribute effectively to business goals.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to
    enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders.
  • Provide orientation briefings to new staff.
  • Provide day-to-day performance and talent management guidance to
    line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, career
    conversations, and disciplinary actions)
HR Data Analytics
  • Interpret and analyze HR data to help inform strategic decision
    making on HR processes and strategies.
  • Develop data collection systems to optimize data quality.
  • Coordinate with country offices and partners to provide assistance
    in their HR information management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF Human Resources Manager
    job opportunity should hold an Advanced University Degree in human
    resource management, business management, international relations,
    psychology or another related field
  • Eight years of professional experience in human resource management
    in an international organization and/or large corporation is required.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN
    language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language
    is an asset.
  • UNICEF’s Core Values : Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core
    competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • Competencies: Leading & Supervising, Formulating Strategies and
    Concepts, Analyzing, Applying technical expertise, Planning and organizing
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 in the
aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN
recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.
Deadline: 20th March 2019
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