Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
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.
The Senior Human Resources Assistant will function under direct supervision of
the Administrative or Human Resources Officer, assisting him/her 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).
in the recruitment, assignment, reassignment and separation of local general
service staff. Prepare documents for the interview panel for the recruitment of
local staff members’ contracts, entitlements and benefits in accordance with
Staff Rules and established HR procedures.
personnel related information in MSRP/HR module where this activity has been
rolled out from PAPS to the respective office.
staff members on their rights, obligations, benefits and entitlements, and
assist them in interpreting UN/UNHCR staff rules and regulations.
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
with shipment of their personal effects in coordination with the logistics
UNHCR medical insurance plan for locally recruited staff. Provide
administrative support to staff and dependants in case of medical evacuations,
as well as security evacuations/relocations. Maintain daily tracking record of
staff and families to provide accurate information in case of emergency.
personnel records in the office, including maintenance of the attendance,
overtime and leave records.
other related duties as required.
ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Senior Human Resources Assistant
job placement should have completed secondary education with certificates in
secretarial and administrative training
five years of previous relevant work experience is required.
knowledge of UNHCR administrative procedures and processes and exposure to
provision of support services in an international organization is required.
in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local
language is required.
knowledge of other UN language(s) is desirable.
experience with UNHCR and/or with other humanitarian organizations is
affinity and working experience of PeopleSoft/MSRP is desirable
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
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