UN Human Resources Officer Job Opportunities – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Job Title:      Human Resources Officer
Organization: United Nations Regional Service
Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Chief of Unit
Job Opening Number: 20-Human
Resources-RSCE-130523-J-Entebbe (M)
About US:
The Regional Service Centre Steering Committee is the
decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance with General Assembly resolutions,
United Nations Secretariat rules and regulations, strategic guidance from
United Nations Headquarters and oversight bodies. The Steering Committee
consults with the Global Field Support Strategy Implementation Coordination
Team, as required.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within
delegated authority, the Human Resources Officer will carry out the following
Provides guidance and direction to the Allowance
& Payments or Benefits & Entitlements Service Delivery area consisting
of 12 Service Lines.
Provides advice and support to managers and
staff on human resources related matters.
Prepares special reports and participates and/
or leads special human resources projects.
Keeps abreast of developments in various areas
of human resources.
Provides advice on interpretation and
application of policies, regulations and rules. Reviews and provides advice on
exceptions to policies, regulations and rules.
Administers and provides advice on salary and
related benefits, travel and social security entitlements in full compliance
with the staff rules and regulations.
Determines and recommends benefits and
entitlements for staff based on the contractual status.
Reviews policies and procedures and recommends
changes as required.
Reviews and recommends level of remuneration of
Supervises and monitors the work of the Human
Resources Assistants in carrying out all human resources administrative
transactions, including preparation of personnel actions, maintenance of
staffing tables and processing of contracts.
Processes the entitlements, benefits and payroll
for international staff on behalf of the Client Missions and / or RSCE, as well
as claims for official travel and expense reimbursements.
Manages the Service Line as appropriate in the
business processes related to payroll, leave entitlements, contract extensions,
other entitlements, separations and final payments for
International staff.
Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of
related guidelines, staff rules, HR rules and regulations, practices and
procedures, and makes recommendations through the Service Line Manager where
Ensures accurate processing of entitlements and
benefits of international staff members in the RSCE, such as Personnel
Administration of contracts, Personnel administration of movements, Time
management and Separations.
Provides advice to internal and external clients
on benefits and entitlements, Staff rules and regulations and HR guidelines and
promotes a collaborative and client-oriented approach.
Determines, certifies and processes financial
entitlements related to appointments, reassignments, ongoing entitlements and
Ensures accurate and complete submission of
claims and entitlements.
Reviews and recommends revision to HR policy
guidelines relating to benefits and entitlements as deemed necessary.
Performs HR administration of benefits and
entitlements in Umoja in line with the delegation of authority.
Measures performance against established Key
Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Prepares and issues Letters of Appointment (LoA)
and PAs; Coordinate clearances with HQ and Civilian Pre-deployment Training
(CPT) with Entebbe.
Processes contract extensions, leave, salary
entitlements and allowances for international civilian staff.
Advises staff on responsibilities, code of
conduct and procedures associated with entitlements.
Provides general office support services; drafts
and/ or processes a variety of correspondence and other communications.
Sets up and maintains reference files/ records
(electronic and paper).
Undertakes research on a range of HR related
issues and assists in the preparation of notes/reports.
Maintains automated database containing HR
related statistics and prepares periodic reports.
Assists in the preparation of necessary
documentation for distribution to the Service Line and the Client Missions.
Performs other duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
The ideal candidate for the United Nations
Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE) Human Resources Officer job must hold an
advanced University Degree, preferably in the field of Human Resources
Management, Business or Public Administration, Finance, Social Sciences,
Education or in a related field is required. An additional recognized
certificate or diploma in Human Resources Management is a requirement. A
first-level university degree in combination with an additional two (2) years
of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university
An additional recognized certificate or diploma
in Human Resources Management is a required.
For holders of a Master’s Degree, at least five
(5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in human
resources management, administration or related area within a national and / or
an international Organization is required. In case of a Bachelor’s Degree a
minimum of seven (7) years progressively relevant professional experience in
human resources management, administration or related area within a national
and / or an international Organization is required.
Experience working in human resources management
within an international organization or non-governmental organization – in a
conflict or post-conflict setting is desirable.
Experience with human resources systems and
management in an international setting is desirable.
Experience in a shared service center is
Experience with Human Resources Enterprise
Resource Planning System e.g. Umoja or equivalent is required.
Languages: Fluency in English, both
oral and written, is required; knowledge of the other is desirable.
Professionalism: Knowledge of human
resources policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in the
Service Line. Knowledge of Staff Rules and Regulations, respective administrative
instructions and information, human resources policies, process pre-requisites,
standard operating procedures. Shows pride in work and in achievements;
demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is
conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and
achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns;
shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains
calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender
perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in
all areas of work.
Planning & Organizing: Develops
clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority
activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates
appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and
allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions
as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Client Orientation: Considers all
those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see
things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive
partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies
clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing
developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and
anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in
projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send
their applications through the United Nations online portal at the link below.
NB: 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.
Deadline:  29th January 2020
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