Human Resources Assistant, GS-5, UNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen (Temporary Appointment)

  • Added Date: Friday, 15 February 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 22 February 2019

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Human Resources Assistant, GS-5 levelUNICEF Supply Division, Copenhagen Temporary position until mid-February 2020 UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child and has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world. Supplies are essential to fulfil children’s rights. UNICEF procures and supplies over 5,000 products to address the needs of children. Supporting child survival and development programmes around the world, UNICEF-procured supplies are critical in providing for children’s health, education and protecting them from abuse, exploitation and neglect.

For every child, commitment Currently, UNICEF Supply Division is looking for a Human Resources Assistant to support the Services Unit within the Human Resources Centre. Under the supervision of the Senior HR Assistant, the incumbent will primarily be providing support in the HR Services Unit to some 200 staff members in the area of benefits & entitlements and support the unit’s planning and organizing of specific project activities.

How can you make a difference?

The key areas of work are:

•Provide client service to some 200 SD staff members on a range of HR service activities related to benefits and entitlements •Provide guidance and interpretation of UNICEF staff rules & regulations, administrative instructions and guidelines •Support on-boarding and off-boarding of international and local staff members •Support Time Management activities related to attendance and absences (including flexible work arrangements, extended sick leave and parental leave). •Supports HR administration related to Job Classification activities •Other duties and/or projects as discussed with the supervisor

When required, the HR Assistant will also be supporting onboarding/off-boarding for interns and volunteers.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Requirements: •Completion of secondary education•Minimum 5 years of experience in human resources, including experience in HR services and systems •Experience in dealing with confidential and sensitive cases•Fluency in English •Valid residency and valid work permits for Denmark

Desirables: •University courses or diploma in human resources, administration or similar •Proficiency in Danish•Working experience from the UN •Experience with HR administration in a multicultural environment•Experience in supporting recruitment activities

For every Child, you demonstrate… Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results. In addition, the following functional competencies will be required for these positions: •Planning and Organising•Following Instructions & Procedures•Learning and Researching•Analyzing

To view our competency framework, please click here:


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 organisation.The closing date of this position is Friday, 22nd February 2019.

Please be informed that all applications to UNICEF are handled via UNICEF's online recruiting system. You can apply to the above position by creating your profile, and application at our web site: Kindly note that all applications should be in English and that applications outside of the online recruiting system will not be accepted. Kindly also note that diversity and gender balance are factors in the selection process. Queries can be directed to Lilia Winkel-Petersen at Visit us at

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