UN Human Resources Manager Job Careers – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Job Title:        Human
Resources Manager

Organization: United
Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Grade: P4

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 Manager is accountable for
implementing HR services that enhance the capacity of their clients to deliver
on their business goals and objectives. In doing so, the incumbent demonstrates
the ability to anticipate HR-related needs and develop subsequent plans and
solutions that align HR management with business objectives.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Management of the
HR Unit

  • Support the Chief of Section in
    establishing the annual work plan, setting priorities/targets and
    performance measurements.
  • Monitor work progress and ensure results
    are achieved according to schedule and performance standards.
  • Establish clear individual performance
    objectives, goals and timelines; and provide timely guidance to enable the
    team to perform their duties responsibly and efficiently.

Technical HR

  • Provide technical leadership in one or
    more HR specialty areas with responsibility for reviewing the work of
    other Professional and General Service staff for compliance with
    principles and concepts, policies, regulations and rules as well as for
    soundness of judgement and conclusions.
  • Develop, implement and monitor the
    interpretation and application of new human resources policies, practices
    and procedures in area of specialization to meet the evolving needs of the
    organization including formulating the position of the organization on
    policies in area of HR specialization and determining the appropriate
    application of rules and regulations to highly sensitive or contentious
    individual cases having implications for other HR systems and UNICEF as a

Business Partnering

  • Act as the single point of contact for
    his/her client portfolio on advice pertaining to all aspects of the
    employment life cycle
  • Work with clients to help fulfill their
    goals through advising on how to attract, retain and motivate staff of the
    highest caliber.
  • Provide accurate and timely advice to
    clients on HR processes and policies, ensuring the highest level of
  • Proactively advise clients on the
    resolution of human resources issues ensuring equitable and transparent
    solutions that protects both the staff and organizations interests in
    accordance with policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Promote the organizational goals and
    targets for gender equity and cultural diversity.

Strategic Human

  • Liaise with the HQ Divisions, regional
    and country offices to support and contribute to corporate HR strategy
    formulation and global implementation. Provide feedback and make
    recommendations on the establishment and improvement of HR systems,
    policies and processes.
  • Keep abreast, research, benchmark, and
    implement best and cutting-edge practices in HR management and contribute
    to the development of global policies, procedures and introduce innovation
    through sharing of best practices and knowledge learned.
  • Responsible for strategic human
    resources forecasting for his/her clients including identifying future
    human resource requirements in terms of numbers, types and levels of
    staff, and identifying emerging trends in profile requirements.
  • Helps design optimal organizational,
    staffing structures and levels, and, in consultation with senior
    management develops standards and benchmarks staffing norms.

Implementation of
assigned Human Resources Services

  • Offer technical support to various or
    one specific HR occupation (recruitment, job classification, career
    development, performance management, data analytics, learning &
    development etc.) to help their supervisors in implementing efficient
    client services that help either attract, retain and/or motivate staff of
    the highest caliber.
  • When assigned casework in the relevant
    area on either a routine or non-routine basis, analyze and synthesize
    issues and problems, and interpret established, formal guidelines to
    address and recommend solutions or further actions required.

Learning and
Capacity Development

  • Work in close collaboration with
    business owners, design and deliver learning plans for staff to enhance
    their knowledge and build skills in new areas.
  • Contributes to the mapping of
    competencies for all staff in assigned client portfolio, assisting in the
    development of a comprehensive framework in support of the development of
    the talent pipeline.
  • Recommend efficient and cost-effective
    learning products which strengthen staff capacity to contribute
    effectively to business goals.
  • Participate as a resource person in
    capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of
  • Provide orientation briefings to new
  • Provide day-to-day performance and
    talent management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling,
    career development, career conversations, and disciplinary actions)

HR Data Analytics

  • Interpret and analyze HR data to help
    inform strategic decision making on HR processes and strategies.
  • Develop data collection systems to
    optimize data quality.
  • Coordinate with country offices and
    partners to provide assistance in their HR information management.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United
    Nations UNICEF Human Resources Manager job opportunity should hold an
    Advanced University Degree in human resource management, business
    management, international relations, psychology or another related field
    is required.
  • Eight years of professional experience
    in human resource management in an international organization and/or large
    corporation is required.
  • Fluency in English is required.
    Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French,
    Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
  • UNICEF’s Core Values: Commitment, Diversity and Integrity
    and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for
  • Competencies: Leading & Supervising, Formulating
    Strategies and Concepts, Analyzing, Applying technical expertise, Planning
    and organizing (II)

The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment
process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United
Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations in the
aforementioned capacity should express their interest by visiting the UN
recruitment website and clicking Apply Now.

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Deadline: 17th July 2019

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