Job Vacancies United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Position: Emergency human resources specialist (e-GWR)
Location: United States of America ( The ), New York
Closing Date: Friday, 15 June 2012
Purpose of the Position
The purpose of this announcement is to attract suitable candidates to be included on UNICEF’s e-Global Web Roster (e-GWR). The e-GWR is used by UNICEF to identify candidates to deploy to countries in emergencies on short term assignments. Therefore, it is not a regular vacancy announcement but rather an outreach campaign to attract candidates interested in short term
emergency assignments. Candidates with suitable emergency profiles will be placed on the e-Global Web Roster to be considered for short term emergency assignments worldwide. Candidates will be responsible for periodically updating their profiles so that recruiters may view candidates’ most recent work experience.
In case of emergency in any of the UNICEF program countries, candidates considered for emergency assignments will receive e-mail queries of interest and availability from UNICEF DHR Emergency Unit. Candidates will:
be expected to deploy within 1 to 2 weeks from confirming to UNICEF DHR Emergency Unit their interest and availability;
be deployed on 2 to 6 month assignments on a Temporary Appointment (TA) or consultancy (SSA) contracts (for external applicants);
or be deployed on 1 to 3 month missions (for internal applicants).
EXPERTISE AND WORK EXPERIENCE IN AT LEAST ONE OF AREAS SUCH AS:
1. HR – Benefits/Entitlements and Allowances
2. HR – Recruitment
Key Expected Results
Within the delegated authority and under the given organizational set-up, the incumbent may be assigned the primarily, shared, or contributory accountabilities for all or part of the following areas of major duties and key end-results.
1. Recruitment, Selection and Placement.
Support, implement and administer the effective and timely recruitment processes in the hiring, developing and retaining the best talents available to support the strategic human recourses needs of the office and the organization. Promote equity, transparency, and consistency in the selection and placement of staff.
Support the office’s human resources needs for national professional officers, general service, and temporary employees by implementing proper and expedient recruitment procedures. Ensure organizational human resources targets are met while ensuring the recruitment and retention of a diverse body of staff of the highest calibre.
Work to establish a targeted approach to recruit specialized talent, with particular focus on MTSP areas, to fill posts requiring specialized expertise, at the global, regional, or local level.
Establish and implement results-oriented action plans and sound budgets to coordinate targeted recruitment efforts with identified need at UNICEF in the short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term.
2. Policy Implementation and HR Administration
Establish and maintain 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.
Ensure timely, equitable, transparent and systematic administration of all HR benefits, entitlements, contracts renewal and termination, performance management, promotions and other HR activities.
Identify opportunities for the country office to support UNICEF’s global HR priorities, campaigns and partnerships, and lead, advise or recommend new initiatives to adopt in the office.
In close coordination with the Regional Office and DHR, implement and administer the equitable, transparent and efficient GS job classification system in compliance with the established job classification policy, guidelines, procedures and related requirements.
3. Capacity Building and Career Development
Opportunities to develop and support capacity among country HR staff, other colleagues and other relevant partners are regularly identified and addressed as appropriate.
In coordination with the relevant partners, the Regional HR Development Committee and DHR, implement timely and effective staff learning and development programs and briefing on career management to all staff in the office in order to strengthen their capacity building and advance career development planning.
Support and utilize a database on staff development activities and training contracts and take follow-up actions for processing of external collaborator contracts and implementation of planned training activities.
4. Strategic HR Planning and Management
Provide ongoing guidance, interpretation and technical support to management of the country offices in the area of HR management. Provide accurate and sound technical analysis to the management and HR planning process in the office as it relates to budget planning, staffing, organization design, and change management.
Liaise with the HQ Divisions to support and contribute to corporate HR strategy formulation and local implementation; advise on the applicability of new strategy and guidelines to country office HR plans and activities. Provide feedback and make recommendations from a field perspective on the establishment and improvement of systems and internal controls, planning and change management and resolution of HR issues and problems.
Participate in or support Country Programme Strategy Review and Regional Management Team Meetings to identify new trends, priorities and requirements. Participate in Global workshops and meetings for the strategic planning of Operations/Human Resources / Information Technology / Supply.
5. Management Excellence in the Office
Promote management excellence in the office by ensuring accountability in HR and by demonstrating a high level of skills in the management of staff resources including staff selection (based on merit and the needs of the organization), staff counselling, systematic and equitable performance management, and staff development and learning activities.
Effectively manage the human and financial resources (budget planning, management and monitoring) of the office and ensure both are optimally utilized.
Monitor compliance with all systems and procedures and ensure management integrity and accountability with high quality standards in all activities in HR; ensure the implementation of agreed audit recommendations; advise on corrective measures to be taken and establish relevant internal controls.
6. Staff and Management Relationship Management. Monitor staff/management issues and support/advise management and staff as appropriate to improve the relations and resolve the issues. Provide administrative support to the staff-management bodies in the capacity of HR focal point in the office.
7. Inter-agency Cooperation, Networking and Partnerships
Ensure active coordination of HR initiatives with other agencies. Maintain effective and steady communication or working relations with UN agencies to seek harmonization. Support common strategies and approaches for enhancement of the HR reform within the UN Common system.
Collaborate with UN/UNICEF HR colleagues in the region, cooperate with partners in the locality, including Government and NGOs to identify and explore the ‘best practices’ in HR area. Participate in the inter-agency coordination, conferences and other forums to improve HR planning, implementation, staff learning and development, recruitment, etc.
8. Emergency and Staff Security. In coordination with management and the staff, plan and ensure effective emergency preparedness and rapid responses in case of emergency.
Properly and promptly investigate and respond to emergencies affecting staff, including immediate actions, and if necessary, coordination with UN agencies and other parties concerned, in accordance with the UN and UNICEF emergency and security policy and guidelines.
Qualifications of Successful Candidate
1. Education. Advanced university degree or equivalent backgrounds, in Human Resources, Business Administration, International Relations, Social Sciences, Psychology or related areas.
2. Work Experience. At least 3 to 8 years of relevant professional work experience in human resources within UNICEF and/or the UN System. At least 2 years of substantive relevant experience in emergency countries dealing with major natural and/or humanitarian emergencies (ex. Afghanistan, Haiti, Pakistan, Somalia, Sudan, DR Congo etc.).
3. Language Proficiency: Fluency in English (oral and written) is required, and a second UN language is desired.
4. UNICEF and/or UN System experience in Human Resources is required.
Competencies of Successful Candidate
- Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking
Consistently achieves high-level results, managing and delivering projects on-time and on-budget
Creates and encourages a climate of team-working and collaboration in a multi-cultural environment
Analyzes and integrates potentially conflicting numerical, verbal and other data from a number of sources
Adjusts team or department’s approach to embrace changing circumstances
Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization
Creates organization-wide processes to help ensure that all adhere to procedures and policies
Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives
Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear
NOTE: This is not a regular FT, TA or SSA position.
The purpose of this advertisement is to build and expand UNICEF’s Global Web Roster of potential candidates suitable for short-term emergency assignments.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.
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