Several No Experience UN Youth Volunteer Job Opportunities – United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Organisation: United
Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Duty Station: Kampala,
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:
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.
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.
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.
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;
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.
the coordination of the implementation of the Mission’s Staff Evaluation System
performance management advice to staff and management
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
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
the separation process for National and International Staff.
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
any other related duties as required.
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
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);
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:
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
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:
Code        UGAR000616-2903
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and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink.
select the special call to which you would like to apply.
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first update your profile at Then go to
‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special
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Deadline: 3rd September 2018
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