UNICEF Job Vacancy : Senior Human Resources Assistant

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nations.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Receives short-lists for IP posts, prepares recruitment documentation, administers selection process in the Regional Office, maintains tracking information, coordinating and scheduling of interviews and written tests.
  • Assists in the SSR process for vacant positions in ESAR by preparing candidates files and coordinating/scheduling interviews. Maintains records of all ESARO Job Descriptions, and ensures that they are updated as per the guidelines.
  • Supports the oversight function of the Regional Human Resources Section in reviewing national professional officer recruitment recommendations from country offices, ensuring completeness of documentation and workflow process in e-recruitment system; prepares checklist for review by HR Specialist/Office and approval by the Regional Chief of Human Resources. Maintains tracking records and prepares statistics.
  • Responsible for quality assurance and confirmation of classifications done by country office for GS posts submitted for PBR approval, making appropriate recommendations for final action, including entry actions in VISION.
  • Assists in the preparation of the Regional Office Management Plan by preparing the organization chart and all other annexes.
  • Carries out transactions in VISION pertaining to raising of consultancy contracts, ensuring due process was followed, completeness of supporting documentation, and compliance with relevant policies.
  • Contributes to the review of the Regional Human Resources Management Reporting, by receiving reports from country office, checking accuracy of submissions and cooperating with COs for their completion.
  • Assists with the review of SPAs, confirm eligibility, draft required correspondence and recommendation.
  • Assists in the collection of Frequently Asked Questions for ESARO database and sharing with HR Practitioners in the region.

Essential Requirements:

Education: Completion of secondary education, preferably supplemented by technical or university courses related to the work of the organization.

Experience: A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible human resources, administrative or clerical work experience required. Training on job classification an asset.

Languages: Fluency of English and local language of the duty station required.

Advertised: Nov 14 2016 E. Africa Standard Time

Application close: Nov 28 2016 E. Africa Standard Time

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