22 June 2017

Fresher UN Human Resources Officer Job Opportunities - United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title:        Human Resources Officer
Organization: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: HR Manager
Job No: 505266
Grade: NO-2

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 Officer will oversee all human resource activities including the supervision of human resource staff in the small-medium size country office in accordance with the HR work plan, consistent with the Country Programme Management Plan.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • The jobholder will promote equity, transparency and consistency in the interpretation, determination, implementation and administration of HR policy, procedures and guidelines on all HR related matters applicable to the staff in the office.
  • The incumbent will also ensure timely, equitable, transparent and systematic administration of all HR benefits, entitlements, contracts renewal and termination, performance management, promotions and other HR activities.
  • Support, implement and administer the effective and timely recruitment processes in the hiring and retaining the best talents available to support the strategic human resources needs of the office.
  • Implement and administer the equitable, transparent and efficient GS job classification system in compliance with the established classification policy, guidelines, procedures and related requirements.
  • Conduct timely and effective training programmes and briefing on career management to all staff in the office in order to support the capacity building and career development of all staff.
  • Regularly monitor staff/management issues and support/advise management and staff as appropriate to improve and resolve the issues. Provide administrative support to the staff-management bodies in the capacity of HR focal point in the office.
  • Provides technical analysis and support to the management and planning process in the office as it relates to budget planning, staffing, organization design and other HR planning and development deliberations. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNICEF Human Resources Officer job placement University degree in social sciences or other relevant disciplines (human resources, business administration, employee relations, organizational behavior etc.).  Additional professional training is an advantage. 
  • At least two years of relevant professional experience in Human Resources  Management (talent management, learning & development, career development, organizational development, job analysis, employees relations, contract administration etc.) in a large organisation.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • Core Values (Required): Commitment; Diversity and Integrity
  • Core Competencies: Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results
  • Functional Competencies: Analyzing, Applying Technical Expertise, Following Instructions and Procedures, Planning and Organizing, Relating and Networking

NB: UNICEF is committed to gender equality in its mandate and its staff; qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. UNICEF is a smoke free environment.

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan Nationals who wish to join the United Nations UNICEF in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the link below.


Deadline: 29th June 2017

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