Human Resources Associate UN Jobs - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)


Job Title:        Human Resources Associate
Organisation: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Position No.: 10028844
Vacancy Notice: 013/2018
Reports to: Assistant Administrative/Finance Officer
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Post Grade: GL6

About UNHCR:
The Office of the 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.

Job Summary: The Human Resources Associate will be supporting the Assistant Administrative/Finance Officer in personnel administration and other HR related matters of staff under area of responsibility (AOR), including the process of staffing and budget reviews, recruitment and appointment of staff, and in the performance management and staff welfare issues. The incumbent will also provide support in coaching and training of junior support staff. Incumbent will have close working relationship with the staff-related services in UNHCR, such as the Personnel Administration & Payroll Section, Medical Service, Staff Welfare and Global Learning Centre.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Prepare HR related documents for the annual operations programme review. Provide input in the review of the training needs of the staff, making appropriate proposals to meet identified needs.
  • Guide staff members on their rights, obligations, benefits and entitlements, and assist them in interpreting UN/UNHCR staff rules and regulations.
  • Actively participate in the recruitment of local staff including the drafting of vacancy notices and arranging for typing, driving and/or other tests on the required skills. Draft submissions for the review by the local Assignments Committee (AC).
  • The Human Resources Associate will also administer recruitment, assignment and reassignment of local staff in the AOR, in accordance with UN/UNHCR rules and procedures. Update personnel records in the office, including MSRP entries into HR module where this activity has been rolled out from PAPS to the respective office.
  • Assist and coach administrative staff performing personnel administration related functions, including maintenance of the attendance, overtime and leave records.
  • Support the newly-arrived international staff with administrative formalities related to their accreditations, security/ground passes, submission of completed forms and related documents to headquarters, arrangements for their onward travel to the field office, if applicable.
  • Administer UNHCR medical insurance plan for locally recruited staff. Provide administrative support to staff and dependants in case of medical evacuations.
  • Maintain liaison with the counterparts at support sections and divisions at headquarters, as well as at the respective Bureau, on matters related to the personnel administration support, medical and other issues of staff welfare and safety.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Key Performance Indicators:
  • The workforce in the AOR is well-informed of and understands the organisation human resources policies and practices.
  • UNHCR provides a healthy, safe and respectful working environment for its workforce in the AOR.


 Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations UNHCR Human Resources Associate job opportunity should have completed secondary education with post-secondary training/certificate in Business Administration, Office Management, Human Resources Management or related field.
  • At least six years of previous relevant professional experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of UNHCR administrative procedures and processes and exposure to provision of support services in an international organization.
  • Fluency in English and working knowledge of another relevant UN language or local language

How to Apply:
All interested 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 details.


Deadline: 15th March 2018

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