Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
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.
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.
- Support the Chief of Section in
establishing the annual work plan, setting priorities/targets and
- 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.
- 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 conclusions.
- 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
- Act 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
- Provide accurate and timely advice to
clients on HR processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of
- 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.
- 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.
assigned Human Resources Services
- Offer technical 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.
- 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
- Provide orientation briefings to new
- Provide day-to-day performance and
talent management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling,
career development, career conversations, and disciplinary actions)
- 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.
- 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
- Competencies: Leading & Supervising, Formulating
Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Applying technical expertise, Planning
and organizing (II)
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.
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.
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