UN Jobs in Uganda – Human Resources Officer at United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)


Job Title: Human Resources Officer
Organization: United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda
Grade: P-3
Vacancy Announcement Number: 15-HRE-RSCE-46054-F-ENTEBBE (R)
Reports to: Service Delivery Manager or Service Line Manager

About RSCE:
The Regional Service Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy Implementation Coordination Team, as required.

The Regional Service Centre, as approved by the Member States, is owned, managed and staffed by the regional missions it serves. This framework reinforces the existing missions’ chain of command structures and lines of authority in a manner that does not create an additional layer between Headquarters and the regional missions. It also ensures that staffing for RSCE will be achieved through the redeployment of resources from the regional missions it serves.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Human Resources Officer P-3 will be responsible for the following duties:
1. General:
• Provides guidance and support to managers and staff on human resources related matters.
• Prepares special reports and participates and/or leads special human resources project.
• Stays abreast with developments in various areas of human resources.
2. Recruitment and Placement:
• The incumbent will be tasked with preparing job offers for successful candidates at the UN Regional centre.
• Actively monitors and evaluates recruitment and placement related activities of client offices, and recommends changes or corrections related to procedures to these offices.
• Supervises and monitors the work of the Human Resources Assistants in carrying out all human resources administrative transactions including preparation of personnel actions, maintenance of staffing tables, and processing of contracts.
• Plans, organizes, develops, coordinates and administers the National Competitive Examinations, G to P Examinations, Language professionals’ examinations and other programmes and tests related to recruitment of professional, general service and other categories of staff.
3. Administration of Entitlements:
• The incumbent provides support in the interpretation and application of policies, regulations and rules. Reviews and provides advice on possible exceptions to policies, regulation and rules.
• Administers and provides advice on salary and related benefits, travel, and social security entitlements.
• Determines and recommends benefits and entitlements for staff on the basis of contractual status.
• Regularly reviews policies and procedures and recommends changes as required.
• Reviews and recommends level of remuneration for individual contractors and consultants.
4. Staff Development and Career Support:
• Identifies and analyzes staff development and career support needs and designs programmes to meet identified needs. Prepares monitoring reports on staff development and career support programmes.
• Renders support on mobility and career development to staff in all categories.
• Designs, plans, monitor and provides induction orientation programme and briefing to new staff members.
• Provides performance management advice to staff and management. Supports supervisors and staff with understanding and using the electronic performance appraisal system (ePerformance).
• Assesses training needs, identifies, designs and delivers training programmes to staff at all levels throughout the Organization.
• Guides and counsels staff in respect of rights, responsibilities, code of conduct and difficulties associated with work and entitlements.
• Prepares classification analysis of jobs in Professional, Field Service and General Service categories.
• Provides guidance to programme managers on the application of classification policies and procedures
• Supports in preparing policy papers, position papers and briefing notes on HR related matters.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• The ideal candidate for the aforementioned United Nations RSCE Human Resources Officer should hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in human resources management, business or public administration, education or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
• At least five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration or related area.
• Prior experience in Human Resources systems and processes within the United Nations is highly desirable.
• Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required.

Personal Competencies:
• Professionalism: Knowledge of human resources policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
• Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

NB: 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 who wish to join the United Nations Regional Service Centre (RSCE) in the aforementioned capacity should Apply Online at the web link below.

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Deadline: 31st August, 2015