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Entry Level UN Youth Volunteer Job Opportunities - United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Organisation: United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

About US:
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities. In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.

Job Summary:  The UN Volunteer will be based in Kampala within the Department of Human Resources. Working under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Resource Management Officer, and in close collaboration with the Panama Administrative Centre (PAC) and the Regional Office in Nairobi, the UN Volunteer will be assist in human resources activities, including recruitment and related recommendations, retention, promotion, separation, and other associated administrative actions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:   Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Resource Management Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
·         Support the Human Resources Department in ensuring that IOM Kampala and field offices operate in accordance with the Organization's policies, procedures and practices and make recommendations for process improvement where appropriate.
·         Assist in recruitment processes for national staff and support the recruitment of the international staff. Advise on staffing issues, including vacancies and use of temporary assistance to meet exceptional work requirements. Support the induction/ orientation programme and briefing to new staff members.
·         Support the Department in determining entitlements and benefits for locally recruited staff; support in the review of the contractual status of staff and assist in the preparation of the monthly payroll for employees in Uganda. Contribute to IOM Uganda's Human Resources database being up to date.
·         Assist in reviewing, planning and organizing staff Development and Training in close collaboration with HRM/SDT, including the establishment of staff Development and Training priorities and plans;
·         Assist in the coordination of the promotion/ demotion/ reclassification of National positions and the process for International positions as required. Assist the Department to provide guidance to programme managers on classification processes; and ensure internal grade consistency by undertaking periodic review of positions within the mission.
·         Support the coordination of the implementation of the Mission’s Staff Evaluation System (SES);
·         Provide performance management advice to staff and management
·         Supervise, monitor and guide the work of the staff attached to the unit in carrying out all human resources administrative transactions including maintenance of staffing tables, contract management, maintenance of personal files and attendance monitoring
·         Provide support to the Mission on administrative actions, and coordinate as required with Panama Administrative Centre and Legal Department in Geneva;
·         As part of the HR team, advise and counsel managers & staff in respect of rights, responsibilities, code of conduct and difficulties associated with work and entitlements; assist in evaluating causes of problems or constraints and propose solutions: analyze and make recommendations for atypical and/or unprecedented situations involving new interpretation of HR policies and practices
·         Support the separation process for National and International Staff.
·         Support IOM Uganda in intra- and inter-agency committees, working groups and other groupings on human resource matters as required; Manage the relationship with IOM Health Service Provider and liaise with IOM Panama Administrative Centre as appropriate;
·         Perform any other related duties as required.
·         Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:- Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day)- Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country- Provide annual and end of assignment reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities using UNV’s Volunteer Reporting Application- Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.- Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers- Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Key Results/Expected Outputs
·         The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counterparts, including Implementing Partners (IPs);
·         Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment
·         A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·         The applicant for the UN Youth Volunteer in Human Resources job placement should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resource Management or related field
·         Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in development, human resources management or administration
·         Area of Expertise: Other finance, economics and administration related experience
·         Language Skills: English (Mandatory)

How to Apply:
Application Code        UGAR000616-2903

Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
·         Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink.
·         Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.
Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
·         Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Deadline: 5th August 2018

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